Issue: Mar 2011


Vendum Batteries Announces Appointment of Prabhakar Bandaru



by Steve Barclay

Vendum Batteries, a battery technology development company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Prabhakar Bandaru as a non-executive member of the Advisory Board.

Professor Bandaru joins the Vendum team as a highly respected member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California San Diego. His research and development role will involve advising the board on technical design and overseeing the production of prototype technology, as well as consulting with investors.

Fraser Cottington, CEO of Vendum, believes that Mr. Bandaru's appointment marks the next phase in the company's development as a world-renowned name in battery design: "We look forward to working with Mr. Bandaru, whose extensive experience and technical expertise will help push the company forward towards new and exciting frontiers in battery technology."

Professor Bandaru comments: "I am thrilled at the appointment and look forward to working with Fraser and the Vendum team, playing my part to push the boundaries of current battery and bring exciting developments to the clean energy storage industry. I admire the company's ethos of innovation and their willingness to tackle the industry challenges of creating solutions that do not require rare metals and look forward to supporting their research and development team during the coming months and years." 

Vendum Batteries has a pending patent on a non-toxic, carbon-based light-weight battery. The paper-thin battery contains none of the toxic elements used in conventional batteries and its cutting edge carbon nanotube and cellulose-based technology makes it entirely biodegradable. The Vendum Battery will be developed from its current low power capacity, to soon accommodate the ever-increasing global demand for durable battery power for cell phones, iPods, gadgets, human implants and eventually electrical vehicles etc. Americans purchase around 5 billion batteries, leaving 146,000 tons of battery waste behind, and given that the worldwide personal battery use is a growing $63 billion industry, the potential of this revolutionary non-toxic technology could be enormous.

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