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ZBB Energy Joint Venture Partner Meineng Energy Completes Third-Party Compliance Validation of ZBB EnerStore Battery

Product Meets Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Use in People's Republic of China

MILWAUKEE, WI -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/13 -- ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms and hybrid vehicle control systems, announced today that Anhui Meineng Store Energy System Co., Ltd. has received third-party certification for the ZBB EnerStore® advanced flow battery as meeting the requirements of Standard GBZ2.1-2007 of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for use in the People's Republic of China.

NIOSH Standard GBZ 2.1-2007 sets the acceptable concentration level for bromine at 0.6 mg/m3. SGS Group (www.sgsgroup.com.cn), a recognized global leader in industrial product certification, did a thorough measurement of the environmental bromine concentration for the ZBB EnerStore advanced flow battery using ion chromatography (in accordance with NIOSH 7903-1994). The level measured was < 0.07mg/m3 (the lower detection threshold for the measurement equipment) during battery operation, for all locations measured in and around the battery.

"The ZBB EnerStore advanced flow battery was designed for outstanding energy storage performance with a focus on industry leading product safety. The battery's measurements for chemical and vapor containment are also best in class," said Brad Hansen, Meineng Energy GM and CEO. "We are pleased that SGS Group has certified our product as being compliant to the Chinese national safety standards. Our product continues to gain customer acceptance in China, thanks in part to our emphasis on product safety."

About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC, have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1986, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit www.zbbenergy.com.

About Meineng Energy
Anhui Meineng Store Energy System Co., Ltd. is a provider of leading-edge energy storage systems and solutions to the greater China market. The company is a joint venture composed of investors ZBB Energy Corp., Anhui Xinlong Electrical Co., Ltd, PowerSav Inc. and Wuhu Huarui, and is located in Wuhu, Anhui Province. Meineng's products enable improved efficiency of energy distribution, and include3rd generation Zinc-Bromide flow batteries and power electronics and control systems, for a total storage and management system level solution. Meineng's EnerStore flow battery is easy to transport and service, and operates indoors or outdoors with the widest ambient temperature range of any commercially available flow battery. Meineng customizes the system design proposal to meet specific requirements for applications such as wind and solar renewable energy, distributed storage for commercial and industrial facilities, utility scale peak power support, telecommunications and other applications. For more information, visit www.meinengenergy.com.

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