FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EESTOR CAPACITOR TECHNOLOGY EXPECTED TO DISRUPT PRICING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET
EEStor Materials Expected to Allow Licensees to Produce Smaller and Cheaper Capacitors
(Toronto, Ontario/Austin, Texas, May 11, 2018) — EEStor Corporation (TSXV:ESU) (“EEStor” or the “Company”) has developed a hybrid capacitor dielectric material (glass-CMBT) that is shown in independent third party testing to provide higher permittivity at a significantly reduced cost to existing capacitor technologies, and is anticipated to benefit the US$2.3 billion plastic film capacitor industry. Licensees of the technology would have access to these proprietary materials to manufacture capacitors for the next generation infrastructure, power supply, propulsion, wind, solar, wave and geothermal energy markets. Market Research Future projects the global film capacitor market to increase to US$2.7 billion by 2023.
Ceramic capacitors produced using EEStor materials have the same capacitance as commercially available plastic film capacitors, yet are up to 92 percent smaller. A reduction in size translates to a reduction in cost as less raw material is required for manufacturing and ceramic dielectric materials are less expensive than metallized plastic film to produce. Independent testing found that material costs were up to 1,195% more for commercial film capacitors than for the EEStor CMBT-glass capacitors.
According to EEStor Founder and CEO Ian Clifford, “We expect the development of this new dielectric material to revolutionize the pricing structure of the green energy market and give licensees of our technology a significant competitive advantage in producing materials for the emerging high-tech economy.”
Film capacitors are used in power grid distribution systems, the green energy sector in solar, wind, and wave energy generation systems, and in electric and hybrid vehicles. EEStor has published a Market Report outlining the key benefits of its technology in these emerging renewable markets.
EEStor is in the process of establishing licensee relationships to pursue multiple vertical market opportunities. Licensees will gain access to EEStor’s intellectual property for the purpose of designing and building commercial capacitors using EEStor’s patented CMBT dielectrics and its associated manufacturing and assembly know-how and expertise.
EEStor has tested its capacitors made of Composite Modified Barium Titanate (CMBT) dielectric materials extensively using three independent companies – Intertek, Radiant Technologies and MRA Laboratories. Additional testing was conducted in side-by-side comparisons of competitive products and confirmed the findings of the reduced size and cost of EEStor capacitors.
EEStor is a developer of high energy density solid-state capacitor technology utilizing the Company’s patented Composition Modified Barium Titanate (CMBT) material. The Company is focused on licensing opportunities for its technology across a broad spectrum of industries and applications.
The Company’s success depends on the commercialization of its technology. There is no assurance that EEStor will be successful in the completion of the various enhancement phases underway to warrant the anticipated licensing opportunities in the technology. Readers are directed to the “Risk Factors” disclosed in the Company’s public filings.
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Certain statements and documents referred to in this release, other than statements of historical fact, may include forward-looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties that face the Company; such statements may contain such words as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions, and may be based on management’s current assumptions and expectations related to all aspects of the power and energy storage industries, consumer demand for energy storage products and solutions and the global economy. Risks and uncertainties that may face the Company include, but are not restricted to: EEStor may not be able to replicate test results in mass produced commercial products; the EEStor capacitor and energy storage technology may not be successfully commercialized at all, in a manner providing the features and benefits expected while under development, or on a timely basis or the Company may not be able to successfully incorporate this technology into its current or proposed products or the products of others; steps taken by the Company to protect its proprietary rights may not be adequate or third parties may infringe or misappropriate the Company’s proprietary rights; the Company has a history of losses from operations and may not be able to obtain financing, if and when required or on acceptable terms due to market conditions or other factors, to fund future expenditures for general administrative activities, including sales and marketing and research and development, expansion, strategic acquisitions or investment opportunities or to respond to competitive pressures; competitors may develop products which offer greater benefits to consumers, have greater market appeal or are more competitively priced than those offered by the Company; the Company may be exposed to product liability claims which exceed insurance policy limits; the Company is dependent on the ability and experience of a relatively small number of key personnel; new products introduced by the Company may not be accepted in the market or to the extent projected; new laws and regulations may be enacted or existing ones may be applied or governmental action may be taken in a manner which could limit or curtail the production or sale of the Company’s products; and the Company may be negatively affected by reduced consumer spending due to the uncertainty of economic and geopolitical conditions.
These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ from information contained in this release, when estimates and assumptions have been used to measure and report results. There can be no assurance that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
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