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Jebsen tedrive Joint Venture Established to Bring tedrive Steering’s Advanced Steering Gear Technologies to China

SHANGHAI, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jebsen Automotive Technik (JAT) and tedrive Steering are pleased to announce today plans to establish a 50:50 joint venture "Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems". The joint venture aims to bring tedrive Steering's advanced steering technologies to China. The new company will be formally registered by year-end in Shanghai, from where it will spearhead the localization of tedrive Steering's full product range.

Top executives from Jebsen & tedrive Steering celebrating the creation of Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems at the signing ceremony in Germany.
Top executives from Jebsen & tedrive Steering celebrating the creation of Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems at the signing ceremony in Germany.

The new joint venture will draw on the operational knowledge and China-wide sales and service network of JAT and the technological expertise of tedrive Steering to satisfy the growing demand for high-quality automotive components in China. Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems will focus on supplying German-engineered steering systems, with plans to localize the manufacturing in China.

"As an established provider of advanced steering technologies to the global vehicle market, at tedrive Steering we are pleased to combine our strengths with those of Jebsen Automotive Technik in order to grow our business in China. With the support of JAT, we will develop the market for our innovative steering technologies in China and help the local automotive sector better serve its domestic and international customers," said Pavel Gilman, Director, Corporate Strategy and in charge of founding the new joint venture with Jebsen.

tedrive Steering and JAT are confident of the continuing growth of China's auto sector. Already the world's largest automotive market, it grew almost 14% in 2013 according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), with 21.98 million vehicles sold. Sales for 2014 are expected to show a further 8 to 10% growth.*

With more than 60 years of experience, tedrive Steering is a global leader in the development, engineering and production of steering systems and components. Its product portfolio includes advanced steering technologies for all vehicle segments: from mechanical, hydraulic and electronic rack-and-pinion steering systems for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to state-of-the-art recirculating ball steering gear technology for commercial vehicles and buses.

"Jebsen Automotive Technik and tedrive Steering are committed to ensuring that Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems develops into the high-quality leader in steering systems for China. By making full use of the nationwide Jebsen Automotive Technik sales and service network and leveraging synergies with our other market-leading joint ventures, we will be able to help tedrive Steering localize its innovative technology and support our OEM and Tier One customers with competitive system and component solutions at the same time," Arnie Jensen, Director and General Manager of Jebsen Automotive Technik, also the board of director of the new joint venture said.

Jebsen Automotive Technik supports this market with three JVs: Mitec-Jebsen, which provides high-end engine balance shafts and gear set solutions; Jebsen-TCG Automotive Systems (Dalian), which manufactures high-performance variable oil and water pumps; and MSR-Jebsen Technologies, which produces precision machined components for powertrain customers in China.

About Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems

To be established in Shanghai in the fourth quarter of 2014, "Jebsen tedrive Steering Systems Co. Ltd." will supply advanced steering technologies in China. It is a joint venture of tedrive Steering, managed by its holding company "Steering Systems Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH" of Germany, a global leader in the development and production of advanced steering systems, and "Jebsen Automotive Technik Co. Ltd.", a subsidiary of Jebsen Industrial.

About tedrive Steering

tedrive Steering is a specialised development partner and manufacturer of steering systems for the global vehicle market. The company with headquarters in Germany operates three plants in Wuelfrath and Chemnitz (Germany), and further production, sales and technical facilities in Istanbul (Turkey), Nabereznyje Chelny (Tatarstan, Russia) and Howell (Michigan, USA). tedrive Steering is a full-service provider in the field of steering technologies. The product portfolio encompasses rack-and-pinion steering and recirculating ball steering gear systems for all vehicle segments from small passenger cars to large trucks and buses. tedrive Steering sets the course, developing competitive high-performance steering technology for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, with its award winning iHSA® technology and lightweight steering solutions. For more information, visit http://www.td-steering.com.

About Jebsen Automotive Technik

Jebsen Automotive Technik Co. Ltd. (JAT), a subsidiary of Jebsen Industrial under the Jebsen Group, supports overseas component suppliers to localize their operations and business in China. It oversees Mitec-Jebsen as well as Jebsen-TCG Automotive Systems, which produces high-performance variable oil and water pumps, and MSR-Jebsen Technologies, which manufactures high precision components for powertrain system. The company continues Jebsen's history as a leader in Greater China's aftermarket spare parts and services since 1921. For more information, visit http://www.jebsenindustrial.com/JAT.

*[Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/13/us-china-auto-sales-idUSBREA1C0DR20140213]

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SunWize Installs Independent Samoa’s Largest Solar System

-- Project Designed to Mesh with Existing Electric Grid While Withstanding Extreme Weather Conditions and Providing a Clean, Reliable and Affordable Electricity Source

APIA, Independent Samoa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa's power utility, Electric Power Corporation (EPC), is the country's largest, reducing Samoa's reliance on imported fossil fuels.

"For too long we have had to rely on expensive diesel from other countries for our electricity needs," said Rapa J. Young, EPC's solar project team leader. "This system is moving us closer to independence using clean, reliable solar energy."

The complete solar electric system, financed by the Government of Japan through the Pacific Environment Community Fund, spans three separate sites on the two Independent Samoan islands of Savai'I and Upolu. The Salelologa community of Savai'I and the Tanugamanono community of Upolu house the ground-mount installations. A third site, Vaitele, Upolu, is home to an additional ground-mount installation and a solar canopy for equipment storage.

The project is SunWize's third system in the region, having successfully installed 1.8 MW at the airport in nearby American Samoa in 2012 and a smaller system at the VA Hospital in Pago Pago. Leveraging industry experience from these projects, SunWize deployed best practices for overcoming the logistical and construction challenges involved in installing solar on the South Pacific islands.

"Our previous projects in American Samoa and Pago Pago required a solar electric system that could withstand 124-mile per hour typhoon force winds and corrosive ocean air. We applied similar design and engineering principals to the ground mount systems and the solar canopy while also ensuring seamless alignment with the existing electric grid. We're thrilled to be providing Independent Samoa with a robust source of clean energy," said David Kaltsas, SunWize's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Using the American Samoa and Pago Pago projects as models, SunWize also implemented a control plan that will limit corrosion and extend the life of the system for 25 years.

The solar electric project created 10 jobs between August 2013 and February of this year and will create additional jobs for the ongoing operation of the system.

ABOUT SUNWIZE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

SunWize sells, finances and builds sustainable energy systems for the public, private and residential sectors. For over twenty years, customers have selected SunWize to deliver sustainable energy solutions on time and within budget. Based in San Jose with offices in CA, NY, OR, HI and AZ, SunWize has deployed 100s of MWs of solar throughout the Americas.

For more information, visit www.sunwize.com.


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Win Inertia Incorporates Maxwell Technologies Ultracapacitors for Braking Energy Recuperation in Spanish Rail System

High-Efficiency Hybrid Energy Storage System Reduces Energy Consumption; Excess Power Used to Charge Electric Vehicles

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that Win Inertia, an engineering firm specializing in power electronics, energy storage and control and communication systems, is using its ultracapacitors for a stationary wayside braking energy recuperation system at an electric rail system in Cerro Negro, Spain. Win Inertia designed and installed the system under a contract with the Spanish government's Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF). In this installation, the system also enables ADIF to store excess energy in a battery bank that supplies an electric vehicle (EV) charging station located at the rail station. The facility also seamlessly integrated a photovoltaic (PV) generator to supply additional energy if required.

The recuperation system employs Win Inertia's SHAD® hybrid control technology (international patent pending) to integrate batteries and Maxwell ultracapacitors to increase energy recovery efficiency and reduce stress on the batteries, thereby extending battery life. Ultracapacitors' rapid charge/discharge characteristics uniquely enable them to capture and store more energy during each braking event than battery-based systems, which have limited ability to absorb energy in the few seconds required to stop a vehicle. Win Inertia's high-efficiency hybrid energy storage and power delivery system furthers ADIF's return on investment as it enables dual use of the recuperated energy for rail vehicle propulsion and EV charging. By converting kinetic energy into stored electric energy through regenerative braking, the system recovers 8 to 10 percent of the total energy used by the railway system, which is then used to power the EV charging station.

"By incorporating ultracapacitors, which accept charge from the braking energy recuperation system much more efficiently than batteries, the system recovers significantly more energy," said Eugenio Domínguez Amarillo, Win Inertia's CEO and chief technology officer (CTO). "Additionally, by using ultracapacitors to relieve the batteries of the stress of repetitive cycling, we expect to extend battery life by 20 to 25 percent."

Braking energy recuperation systems in electric and hybrid rail vehicles save fuel and electrical energy by using resistance from the electric motor to stop the vehicle, and, through that process, converting kinetic energy that would be wasted in a conventional friction-based braking system into stored electrical energy. Ultracapacitors' high reliability and extremely long operational life also make them a preferred option for heavy cycling electric utility grid applications.

Dr. Franz Fink, Maxwell's president and CEO, said, "Transportation is the world's largest energy consumer, so systems that enhance energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel consumption and emissions can play a transformational role in energy management and create tremendous long-term growth opportunities for rapidly advancing ultracapacitor technology."

Unlike batteries, which produce and store energy by means of a chemical reaction, ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field. This electrostatic energy storage mechanism enables ultracapacitors to charge and discharge in as little as fractions of a second, perform normally over a broad temperature range (-40°C to +65°C), operate reliably through one million or more charge/discharge cycles and resist shock and vibration. Maxwell offers ultracapacitor cells ranging in capacitance from one to 3,000 farads and multi-cell modules ranging from 16 to 160 volts. For more information on Maxwell's ultracapacitor products, please visit Maxwell.com.

About Win Inertia: Win Inertia is a high-tech engineering company, highly specialized in power electronics, energy storage and control and communication systems applied to renewable energy integration and energy efficiency. The company's most innovative technology is a hybrid energy storage system integrating ultracapacitors, batteries and other storage technologies such as flywheels and fuel-cells under a unique bus using its technology (SHAD-FS4G). Thus, a high performance in terms of power and energy density is achieved. The control and power electronics technology applied in the system extend the battery life and avoid over-sizing of the storage system, decreasing investment and operation costs. The system can be applied in a variety of fields such as weak grid stabilization, grid services, renewable energy integration and transportation. For more information, please visit the website: www.wininertia.es.

About ADIF: ADIF is the state-owned Administrator of Railway Infrastructures in Spain. ADIF plays a leading role in promoting the railway sector, working toward converting it into the ideal mode of transport and facilitating access to the infrastructure under fair conditions. Its aim is to promote the Spanish railway system by means of the development and management of a safe, efficient and sustainable infrastructure to the highest quality standards in environmental terms. ADIF is in charge of administrating rail infrastructures (tracks, stations, freight terminals, etc.), managing rail traffic, distributing capacity to rail operators and the collection of fees for infrastructure, station and freight terminal use. For more information, please visit the website: www.adif.es.

About Maxwell: Maxwell is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit our website: www.maxwell.com.

Win Inertia Contact:
Media & Sales:
Rafael González, +34 954 173 085; rgonzalez@wininertia.es  
Investor: Eugenio Domínguez, +34 954 173 085; edominguez@wininertia.es

Maxwell Technologies Contacts:
Media: Rachel Sullivan, Metis Communications: +1 (617) 236-0500; maxwell@metiscomm.com
Investor: Michael Sund: +1 (858) 503-3233; msund@maxwell.com
Sales & Technical: Stefan Strohmayer: +49 89 4161403 13; sstrohmayer@maxwell.com

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ClearSign Contracts with Aera Energy LLC to Demonstrate Next-Generation NOx Emissions Control Technology in California’s San Joaquin Valley

-- Company's technology aims to improve environmental performance while reducing operating costs of steam generators for Enhanced Oil Recovery

SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, announced today that it has entered into a Field Test Agreement with Aera Energy LLC to demonstrate and test its proprietary Duplex™ tile combustion technology in oil fields located in Kern County in central California.

The agreement also specifies pricing and delivery conditions that would apply if Aera purchases an agreed upon number of systems if ordered and installed within a specified period of time following successful completion of the demonstration and tests.

Under the terms of the agreement, ClearSign and its subcontracted field engineering team will retrofit an existing steam generator unit with ClearSign's Duplex tile technology to test capability to achieve ultra-low emissions (5 ppm) of nitrogen oxides, or NOx. The Duplex will be paired with an existing forced draft burner and will operate at a heat release of 30 to 60 MMBtu/hr (roughly equivalent to 9 to 18 MW). This will represent the largest scale demonstration under process conditions of the company's Duplex tile technology to date.

ClearSign plans to begin the project before the end of the current quarter.

As testing progresses, ClearSign will provide additional detail regarding their plans to enter the OTSG market, including identifying distribution partners.

About Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

The so-called "heavy oil" that comprises the oil sand reserves in areas like the San Joaquin Valley and Alberta, Canada is so thick that its viscosity must be reduced in order to recover, process or transport it. Steam is generated in large units called once through steam generators (OTSGs) and then pumped into the oil reservoir to heat the oil to allow it flow more easily.

Worldwide, 96.5% of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is performed via steam generation, of which 65% occurs in North America alone. In the United States, 94% of EOR occurs in California's San Joaquin Valley where 303,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil are produced using 768 OTSGs, each averaging ~ 60 MMBtu/hr. In Canada, virtually all EOR occurs in Northern Alberta where almost four times (1.2 million bpd) the amount of oil is produced using 250 much larger OTSGs, each of which is over ~ 250 MMBtu/hr. Retrofit activity is expected to be a key market driver in the United States where the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Reg. 4320 mandates reductions in NOx to 9ppm or below. According to Visiongain, an explosion in new-build activity will characterize the market in Northern Alberta with the number of very large OTSGs expected to almost triple - to over 650 units - by 2023.

Note the existence of this agreement was disclosed during the Company's second quarter results call on August 12, 2014, however this announcement contains new information, including identifying Aera Energy LLC and other details.

About ClearSign Combustion Corporation

ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness. Our Duplex™ Burner Architecture and Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ (ECC™) platform technologies improve control of flame shape and heat transfer and optimize the complex chemical reactions that occur during combustion in order to minimize harmful emissions. For more information about the Company, please visit www.clearsign.com

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This press release includes forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding our assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While we believe that our expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that our goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect our actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. Some of these factors include the acceptance of existing and future products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, general business and economic conditions, and other factors detailed in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. We specifically disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


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David M. Shaffer Named EnerSys President and Chief Operating Officer

READING, Pennsylvania, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John D. Craig of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) today announced that he will be stepping down from his position of President effective November 1, 2014, but will remain with the company as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. With this move, Dave M. Shaffer has been appointed to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Shaffer is currently serving as President of the Company's Europe, Middle East and Africa business and prior to that was President of the Company's Asia business. Mr. Shaffer will continue to report to Mr. Craig.

"Dave is an experienced executive recognized for his accomplishments at EnerSys, I want to congratulate him on his new position and look forward to continuing to work with him," stated Mr. Craig, "as EnerSys continues to grow towards our goal of $4 billion in revenue by 2018 this new position is one more element that will help ensure we achieve this objective."

Mr. Shaffer, who has over 24 years experience in the battery industry, joined EnerSys in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibilities with the Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.

For more information, contact Thomas O'Neill, Vice President and Treasurer, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 800-538-3627; Web site: www.enersys.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

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This press release, and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding EnerSys' earnings estimates, revenue goals, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as "believe," "plan," "seek," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "will," and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that EnerSys expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to sales growth, earnings or earnings per share growth, revenue growth, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or benefits from revenue growth, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Company's control. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys' results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," including "Forward-Looking Statements," set forth in EnerSys' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 29, 2014. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.


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Asia’s Unprecedented Biomass Industry Growth and Mega Opportunities Are Key Spotlights at 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power summit

SINGAPORE and SEOUL, South Korea, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centre For Management Technology's premier event 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power returns to Seoul 23-25 September, 2014 for a timely discussion on 'Tapping the Growing Biom...

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Facilities Management Solutions Save the Environment and Your Budget

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementing strategies for energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings not only lowers operating costs but has clear benefits for the environment. As 39 percent of electricity is generated by coal, a reduction in energy use in commercial and industrial buildings can substantially reduce carbon emissions.

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"Electricity waste adds to operating costs while contributing unnecessary carbon emissions to the environment," noted Frost & Sullivan Principal Consultant Farah Saeed. "In some facilities, electricity can account for more than 20 percent of overall operating costs equaling up to $240,000 a year for a single site."

This discovery is signaling a new trend in facilities management. Frost & Sullivan details solutions for energy efficiency in a new article with FMLink, an internet-based facilities management publication.

To view the full Frost & Sullivan feature on energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings, please visit: http://bit.ly/1m1bnz7.

"Commercial and industrial organizations face mounting pressure to control operating costs and minimize harm to the environment," said Saeed. "By utilizing these strategies, facilities managers can mitigate environmental concerns while combating the rising costs of energy." 

Frost & Sullivan and FMLink, a reputable source for a gamut of topics ranging from information technology to energy efficiency in relation to facilities management, collaborate to provide valuable, data packed insights via a newly formed partnership.

"FMLink is particularly excited to add this special Frost & Sullivan section of FMLink, which is dedicated to providing FMLink's facilities management readership original research to help them in their quest to address the challenges they face to help their facilities perform more effectively in this rapidly changing global marketplace," exclaimed Peter S. Kimmel, IFMA Fellow and Publisher of FMLink. The new feature section is named "Analyst Insights."

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