PowerGenix Gains Chinese Certification

San Diego-based battery technology developer PowerGenix reports this morning that its Nickel-Zinc battery technology has been certified by China's National Laboratory. PowerGenix said the certification means the company's batteries have been certified for advanced micro-hybrid vehicles in China. PowerGenix is developing an alternative to lithium ion, offering lower weight and higher energy density, as well as better safety; the company has been targeting the use of those batteries in automobiles and other markets. PowerGenix said that China has an emerging "micro-hybrid" market due to extreme levels of air pollution.