Message rom the Editor
Let’s assume alldevelopments originatedor the greater good o the human race.
e are all doers. We do things tosurvive, to live better, but somehow this green idea got skewed.Someone bought a lot o solar panels, which used a lot o carbon-based uels to puriy, in a distantland…Someone bought a lot o sun-rich desert land, and plan to place the solar panels they bought romsomeone…Sooner or later, everyone will need to start paying CARBON TAX…This someone, who bought a lot o solar panels and a lot o desert land,will enjoy carbon-ree energies or their economies and industries…People who made the solar panelsor them, people who used to own the desert land, will need to pay CARBON TAX, to the people whohave carbon-ree energy.I you ask,I would dene these actionso buying solar panels, buying desertland, a new type o colonization,exploiting resources that are locatedaway rom home.O course, everything is legitimate,because it is through buying andselling. The money is mostly sourcedrom inancing, just numbers thatbanks borrow rom and lend to eachother.The money, used as the tool tocolonize other people’s resources, isno dierent to opium and rum, or even guns and cannons in the olddays.Absolute power comes absolutecorruption is what we know well. Whoever possesses such giganticenergy resources rom the reesun. It is like nuclear technologies,assembled under the same roo.Energy rom SUN to Earth is or everyone equally. It is human nature to monopolize, but on the other sidewe share and love. We believe in the good part o humanity. In APES,we try to develop our technologiesbased on hope or the uture, withsharing in mind. We believe the eort to break suchmonopoly has to come rom every individual. We are here to open suchaccess and provide immediate andadvanced green energy components to encourage everyone’s participation.Again, to make technology as humanas possible.Think about it or our kids, or our uture, or our joint consequences that we have caused. Let’s help, let’sdo it together.
APES Group CEO and founder
e code named our vehicle “SALAMANDER”, a mystic creature that is rumoured to be born out o ire and lives in water,symbolizing the energy solution we provide is GREEN and non-intrusive. Thus striking a balance with nature.
Salamander is a turn-key project allowing any carmanuacturers or entities to go directly into the production/investment planning stage.
APET(Advanced Power and Energy Transportation Ltd.)haschosen the occasion in this year’s IAA show to premiere to theworld our solutions or Electric Vehicles. The power solution is ZOE,Zinc Oxygen Energy, our own development to release the hiddenenergies rom metal Zinc.The ZOE uel cells only carry Zinc as the uel, by absorbing oxygenrom the air, Zinc metal inside the uel cells will become Zinc oxideand release electricity. The energy density is the highest among allavailable batteries o today’s world, hence making
Salamandervery light weight and with much energy to spare.
15-27 SEPTEMBER 2009
FROM maybe the most understated exhibitorin IAA(APET – Hall 8 Booth D30), comes with probably the most comprehensive energysolution to the world – Salamander – the frstMetal Air Fuel Cell Electric Car.
Metal Air Fuel
inc Air Fuel Cells are no news to the technology society. Previousversions o ZAFC had very high production costs, restricted tomilitary use,and had never been properly promoted.We invented newways to harvest the energy rom Zinc,by using low cost materials,ullyopen cell design,without any screws and glues,allowing re-usage o thecells casing or hundreds o times.The commercialization o ZOE is based on the principles o:1 Not changing habits2.Maintaining existing convenience level3. Quantifable economics in kg o Zinc4. Environmentally riendly5. Zero carbon emission,thus enhancinghuman health6. A true Product o Consideration
The TrueGreen Energycan onlycome romthe SUN…
n order to use a clean energysource without involving thecarbon cycle, we must work on a way to obtain the energydirectly rom the Sun. Weplan to use plain lat mirrorsto relect the heat and lightrom the sun,beaming into ourConcentrated Solar ThermalFurnace, thus creating a veryhigh industrial grade heatsource to process the ZnO andreduced into Zn metal. This isour source o energy.
he GREEN MOVEMENT has been identied as radicaland anti-social, and worse o all anti-development.However, ater the movie “Inconvenient Truth”, the GREENMOVEMENT had become a more acceptable term.Because even the ormer Vice President, and President-Elect, Mr. Al Gore, cannot change the “system”.He had toresolve to make his presentation one at a time, to appeal to people who would want to listen. We are greatly inspired by his leading, and we know a littlebit more to the solution. Instead o asking everyone tosacrice their convenience, we keep this convenience andyet allowing a carbon-neutral solution to employ energy.Here in Frankurt, i you could spare 30 minutes, wouldyou please visit our booth in Hall 8 D30, at every beginning o the even number hours, 10am, 12pm, 2pm,and 4pm, to pick our brains on how to use metal air uel cells, how to re-use them, how to get the oxidesback to metal, and how we propose the METAL FUELECONOMY.No seats available, no beautiul girls, a mule car, but plenty or your brain.Look orward to sharing with you our GREEN VISION.
APES Group COO, father of 2 sons, worried about their futuremore than business…
e are so worried that we have to pay our own money to print this out,to raise your awareness, or you to see what we see and what we know.
Metal Air FuelCell Electric Car!
What is aMETAL FUEL ECONOMY?
Energy must come rom somewhere! We learn that the best way is to REUSE, to create a cycle using metal as the energy carrier, attaining the highest eiciency o transporting energy, without creatingpollution.APES – Advanced Power and Energy Sources, the mother company o APET, ocusing on the promotion o a METAL FUEL ECONOMY.By employing ZOE, the energy stored in Zinc can be released aselectricity or our use. Zinc, an element cannot be destroyed during the process, stay within the uel cell and will be 100% recoveredas Zinc oxide. These “spent” Zinc oxide will be processed, to beconverted back into Zinc metal, by a carbo-thermic method. Nothinglost, energy transported.The Metal Fuel Economy is very eicient, with only two steps toconvert energies:
Zn ZnO(discharge electricity)ZnO Zn(absorb heat or reduction)
Heat energy will be stored directly into the metals, to be used whenneeded. When compared to Coal Fire Power Plants:Metal Fuel Economy is the sustainable way to carry on humansociety development.
Plug Grid Electricity GeneratorCoal Heat Water Steam Turbine
(lost heat toenvironment)(use heat towarm up)(use heat tochangephysical state)(lost heat toenvironment)(rictional loss,heat loss)(magnetism loss,rictional loss,heat loss)(electrical loss duringstep up/step down/ transportation)
Message rom APES CEO
ith an open attitude,we welcome anyone to join us in our march towards the EV uture.Thereore,we are notaraid to use anything new.With our open source LINUX CANBUS,we can control precisely what and whenthese components are supposed to work or and with.For example,our LED head lamp is another revolutionary product,with 20W power consumption,it is about 1/3 thepower needed or the traditional car lamps o 60W in H4 standards.This reduction in power, seemingly small, represents 40W x 2 lamps = 80W power reduction. In EV, it isdirectly proportional to the mileage you are going to get out o the batteries.It is representing 0.8km more or everykWh (assuming 1kWh can run 10km).I the EV has 30kWh capacity,and the car lamp is always on,the LED wouldhelp the car run 24km more per charge!Again,this is a very good demonstration o EFFICIENCY SAVES MONEY.APET will continue to develop adaptable and eicient components into the open source platorm, in order toprovide a wide range o energy solutions.
Efcient components -LED Car Lamps,open sourceLINUX connections
a small ego to pursue a great eco
ur design philosophy is a total solution comprisingpracticality,romanticism,and industrialism.APET is a HK-based company.The mission is to integratethe most applicable, economically viable, habitable, anddrivable electric vehicles.Project Salamander is only a beginning...
Dual Electric Power
Prismatic NiMH battery delivers high perormance, highrate o discharge, non-explosive with enhanced saetydevices,ast charging,unique battery balance managementsystem with ZOE uel cells or household power supply.Every ull charge o 30kWh will provide a normal range o 300km.
Hi-tech Chassis with Strong Protection
Our chassis is built with light weight aluminum alloy whileproviding extra strength to the ront,back and both sides.The battery compartments are well protected rom impactand damage.The perectly balanced weight distribution andlow centre o gravity ensure stability as well as drivability.
Highly Efcient Motor
The Salamander motor uses 0.35mm thick steel coils andthe rotor is made o copper. Thus urther enhances itsefciency.Its super high efciency at 94%+ propels a 1500kgvehicle to reach 80MPH (or 130km/h).
Our multi-unctional controller detects eedback rommotor,human,battery and the road.The motor could bepre-programmed according to driving habit and preerence.Sport mode will provide immediate acceleration.Efciencymode would perorm mildly but with much more mileage.
Open Source CANBUS
All the electrical components o Salamander are controlledby APET’s sel-developed CANBUS.The system is writtenin LINUX open source code,which encourages talents o the world to contribute their solutions,and integrate withcomponent providers.All signalling is devised through ibre-optics and will notsuer rom electro-magnetic intererences.
Drive FromGarage Into TheGreen Future
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Energy Colonizationin the brewing…