AER Energy Develops New Air Moving Device

- New Enhancement Enables Smaller Lighter Zinc-Air Batteries -



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from AER Energy Resources, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 AER Energy Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   AERN) announced today that it
 has developed a zinc-air battery with a Diffusion Air Manager that utilizes a
 diaphragm as the air movement device instead of a fan.  Diaphragms have the
 potential to reduce the size and cost of AER Energy's patented Diffusion Air
 Manager system for zinc-air batteries.  AER Energy has applied for patents in
 the United States and internationally involving the use of diaphragms to move
 air in zinc-air batteries with Diffusion Air Managers.  AER Energy's current
 diaphragm prototype is designed to move sufficient quantities of air to power
 a 3 watt zinc-air battery in a small lightweight package.
     A diaphragm is a thin, flexible disc that moves air when it vibrates.
 Diaphragms are typically used to produce sound waves in audio speakers and to
 move air in devices such as aquarium pumps.  When compared to the use of
 rotating blades in a fan to move air, a diaphragm offers several significant
 advantages:
 
     *  Diaphragm air movers contain fewer parts than fans and as a result can
        be produced at a lower cost.
 
     *  Diaphragms are typically small in diameter and very thin, allowing them
        to be compatible with small, thin battery designs.
 
     *  When used to move air in zinc-air batteries, diaphragms can vibrate at
        low frequencies and operate below the threshold of human hearing, thus
        providing silent operation.
 
     "This is an important development because a diaphragm air mover offers the
 advantages of reduced size, silent operation, fewer parts, and lower cost when
 compared to the fans currently used in our prototype zinc-air batteries," said
 Dr. Lawrence Tinker, vice president of advanced technology at AER Energy.
 "Diaphragm air movers are a good example of the improvements we are trying to
 develop for our Diffusion Air Manager technology."
     "We are excited about the development of diaphragm air movers because it
 is a milestone in our continuing work on air managers and air moving devices,"
 commented Frank Harris, vice president of marketing and licensing at AER
 Energy.  "Our licensees will be able to use this development to build smaller
 zinc-air batteries with higher power, longer runtime, lighter weight, and
 longer activated storage life than zinc-air batteries currently on the
 market."
     Visit AER Energy's web site to view the White Paper titled
 State-of-the-Art in Air Mover Design for Zinc-Air Batteries for more
 information on the diaphragm air mover.
 
     AER Energy Resources, Inc. is engaged in the research and development of
 high energy density zinc-air batteries that provide long, continuous runtime
 for portable electronic products and in the licensing of its technology.  Its
 patented Diffusion Air Manager technology can provide zinc-air batteries with
 long in-service storage life and potentially allows these batteries to serve a
 variety of portable electronic devices.  As of April 9, 2001, the Company has
 43 United States patents, including 14 covering air managers and battery
 assemblies, 24 United States patents pending, 23 foreign patents and
 55 foreign patent filings.
 
     For more information about AER Energy, AER Energy technology, including
 licensing opportunities, contact AER Energy Resources at 1-800-769-3720 or
 770-433-2127, or via the Internet at http://www.aern.com .
 
     AER Energy and the AER Energy logo are registered trademarks of AER Energy
 Resources, Inc.
 
     Note:  This release contains statements which, to the extent that they are
 not recitations of historical fact, may constitute "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws and are
 based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions.  These
 expectations and assumptions are subject to a number of risks and
 uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 anticipated, which include but are not limited to the following:  ability of
 the Company to achieve development goals, ability of the Company to
 commercialize its battery technology, ability of the Company to license its
 technology, ability of the Company to implement its strategy, development of
 competing battery technologies, ability of the Company to protect its
 proprietary rights to its technology, improvements in conventional battery
 technologies, demand for and acceptance of the Company's products in the
 marketplace, ability to obtain commitments from battery manufacturers and
 OEMs, impact of any future governmental regulations, impact of pricing or
 material costs, ability of the Company to raise additional funds and other
 factors affecting the Company's business that are beyond the Company's
 control.  All forward-looking statements contained in this release are
 intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by applicable
 federal securities laws.
 
     CONTACT:  Jane Pinney or Frank Harris
               AER Energy Resources, Inc.
               Telephone - 770-433-2127
               Facsimile - 770-433-2286
               E-Mail - j_pinney@aern.com
 
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    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 AER Energy Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   AERN) announced today that it
 has developed a zinc-air battery with a Diffusion Air Manager that utilizes a
 diaphragm as the air movement device instead of a fan.  Diaphragms have the
 potential to reduce the size and cost of AER Energy's patented Diffusion Air
 Manager system for zinc-air batteries.  AER Energy has applied for patents in
 the United States and internationally involving the use of diaphragms to move
 air in zinc-air batteries with Diffusion Air Managers.  AER Energy's current
 diaphragm prototype is designed to move sufficient quantities of air to power
 a 3 watt zinc-air battery in a small lightweight package.
     A diaphragm is a thin, flexible disc that moves air when it vibrates.
 Diaphragms are typically used to produce sound waves in audio speakers and to
 move air in devices such as aquarium pumps.  When compared to the use of
 rotating blades in a fan to move air, a diaphragm offers several significant
 advantages:
 
     *  Diaphragm air movers contain fewer parts than fans and as a result can
        be produced at a lower cost.
 
     *  Diaphragms are typically small in diameter and very thin, allowing them
        to be compatible with small, thin battery designs.
 
     *  When used to move air in zinc-air batteries, diaphragms can vibrate at
        low frequencies and operate below the threshold of human hearing, thus
        providing silent operation.
 
     "This is an important development because a diaphragm air mover offers the
 advantages of reduced size, silent operation, fewer parts, and lower cost when
 compared to the fans currently used in our prototype zinc-air batteries," said
 Dr. Lawrence Tinker, vice president of advanced technology at AER Energy.
 "Diaphragm air movers are a good example of the improvements we are trying to
 develop for our Diffusion Air Manager technology."
     "We are excited about the development of diaphragm air movers because it
 is a milestone in our continuing work on air managers and air moving devices,"
 commented Frank Harris, vice president of marketing and licensing at AER
 Energy.  "Our licensees will be able to use this development to build smaller
 zinc-air batteries with higher power, longer runtime, lighter weight, and
 longer activated storage life than zinc-air batteries currently on the
 market."
     Visit AER Energy's web site to view the White Paper titled
 State-of-the-Art in Air Mover Design for Zinc-Air Batteries for more
 information on the diaphragm air mover.
 
     AER Energy Resources, Inc. is engaged in the research and development of
 high energy density zinc-air batteries that provide long, continuous runtime
 for portable electronic products and in the licensing of its technology.  Its
 patented Diffusion Air Manager technology can provide zinc-air batteries with
 long in-service storage life and potentially allows these batteries to serve a
 variety of portable electronic devices.  As of April 9, 2001, the Company has
 43 United States patents, including 14 covering air managers and battery
 assemblies, 24 United States patents pending, 23 foreign patents and
 55 foreign patent filings.
 
     For more information about AER Energy, AER Energy technology, including
 licensing opportunities, contact AER Energy Resources at 1-800-769-3720 or
 770-433-2127, or via the Internet at http://www.aern.com .
 
     AER Energy and the AER Energy logo are registered trademarks of AER Energy
 Resources, Inc.
 
     Note:  This release contains statements which, to the extent that they are
 not recitations of historical fact, may constitute "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws and are
 based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions.  These
 expectations and assumptions are subject to a number of risks and
 uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those
 anticipated, which include but are not limited to the following:  ability of
 the Company to achieve development goals, ability of the Company to
 commercialize its battery technology, ability of the Company to license its
 technology, ability of the Company to implement its strategy, development of
 competing battery technologies, ability of the Company to protect its
 proprietary rights to its technology, improvements in conventional battery
 technologies, demand for and acceptance of the Company's products in the
 marketplace, ability to obtain commitments from battery manufacturers and
 OEMs, impact of any future governmental regulations, impact of pricing or
 material costs, ability of the Company to raise additional funds and other
 factors affecting the Company's business that are beyond the Company's
 control.  All forward-looking statements contained in this release are
 intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by applicable
 federal securities laws.
 
     CONTACT:  Jane Pinney or Frank Harris
               AER Energy Resources, Inc.
               Telephone - 770-433-2127
               Facsimile - 770-433-2286
               E-Mail - j_pinney@aern.com
 
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