Welcome!

News Feed Item

AlumiFuel Power and Italian Power Solutions Company, Genport, Announce Merger Plans

Begins Process of Integrating All Assets of Both Companies Into New Public Entity

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company"), announced today that it has signed a Term Sheet with Genport, srl of Italy, which would merge its wholly-owned Philadelphia-based operating subsidiary, AlumiFuel Power Technologies, Inc., (APTI) and Genport into a new U.S. corporate entity, NovoFuel, Inc. This initiative is the result of continuing Joint Venture discussions between the parties, as reported in the AFPW news release of November 28, 2012. This term sheet will be the basis for, and the parties are moving forward toward completion of, a definitive agreement through which both parties would own 50% of NovoFuel before any future financings.

The merger would combine and integrate the synergistic technologies, Intellectual Property, products, revenues, engineering staffs, manufacturing operations, marketing, sales and services activities of both companies, including a new lab facility in the Philadelphia area. The focus of NovoFuel would be to pursue and capture backup and portable power applications and business opportunities in the U.S., Europe, and other market areas -- multi-billion dollar markets. The new entity would pursue the engineering development of an integrated 5kW backup power system for telecom facilities.

NovoFuel would encompass the following capabilities of both companies: (1) APTI's AlumiFuel powder and cartridge-based hydrogen generation for fuel cell power, weather balloon lift gas and Unmanned Undersea Vehicle power; and (2) Genport/GNA's fuel cell power systems, hydrogen generation and storage systems, solar cells and lithium-ion battery packs. Genport's current flagship product is the G300 Hybrid Fuel Cell, a European certified 400 Watt system that can take energy inputs from hydrogen, solar panels and lithium-ion battery packs and deliver electricity for a variety of applications including military, emergency telecommunications, PCs, battery charging, electro-medical devices, and auxiliary power.

The next steps in the merger process include executing the definitive Merger Agreement, completing the capital raising effort already underway by Colebrooke Capital Ventures of New York City, and converting NovoFuel into a public entity at the appropriate time.

AlumiFuel Power Technologies' President & CEO, Mr. David Cade, said: "NovoFuel would be a true alternative energy company with global reach, and we are excited about introducing customers around the world to the advanced energy capabilities of this new company."

Genport's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paolo Fracas, said: "NovoFuel will offer significant new power solutions for portable electronics, backup power, and micro-grid users. The introduction of our new multi-technology, extended run-time fuel cells for various critical mission applications will offer tremendous new market opportunities for us."

Completion of this transaction is subject to, among other things, further due diligence by the parties, negotiation and execution of definitive agreements, and any board of director and/or stockholder approvals that may be necessary.

About AlumiFuel Power Corporation (www.alumifuelpowercorp.com)
AlumiFuel Power Corporation, operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, AlumiFuel Power Technologies, Inc., is an early production stage alternative energy company that generates hydrogen gas and steam/heat through the chemical reaction of aluminum powder, water, and proprietary additives. This technology is ideally suited for multiple applications requiring on-site, on-demand fuel sources, serving National Security and commercial customers. The Company's hydrogen feeds fuel cells for portable and back-up power; fills inflatable devices such as weather balloons; can replace costly, hard-to-handle and high pressure K-Cylinders; and provides fuel for flameless heater applications. Its hydrogen/heat output is also being designed and developed to drive fuel cell-based and turbine-based undersea propulsion systems and auxiliary power systems. The Company has significant differentiators in performance, adaptability, safety and cost-effectiveness in its target market applications, with no external power required and no toxic chemicals or by-products

About Genport,srl (www.genport.it)
Genport srl is an advanced power solutions company based near Milan, Italy. Genport is focused on providing clean, safe, reliable and high performance portable power sources for medical, defense, emergency, telecommunications, and industrial applications. Genport's solutions are designed to store and generate electrical energy anytime, anywhere. Genport combines solid hydrogen PEM fuel cell, lithium ion battery and solar cell technologies to: provide a constant, reliable source of power; maximize power and energy density; eliminate noise, emissions and operate in extreme environmental conditions. Genport/GNA's technology partners include Milan Polytechnic, Texas Instruments, Arbin Instruments, four European companies, and Purdue University.

Safe Harbor for Forward-looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these statements are made to convey to the public the company's progress, business opportunities and growth prospects, they are based on management's current beliefs and assumptions as to future events. However, since the company's operations and business prospects are always subject to risk and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this news release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those described, anticipated or implied. For a more complete discussion of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACTS:

AlumiFuel Power Investor Relations:
AlumiFuel Power Corporation
Thomas B. Olson
Corporate Secretary
303-796-8940

Technical Information & Marketing:
Email Contact
610-660-7775

Genport srl
Via Lecco, 61
20871 Vimercate (MB) - Italy
Email Contact
+39 039 639 6500

Genport North America Corp.
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Email Contact
765-237-3393

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera M...
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services, discussed...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...