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theefalcon 42 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Nov 30, 2007
  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon 5 hours ago Flag

    Hi Gutherg - thank you for your further comment much appreciated.

    Re: “Also, it's no good trying to pretend this is just a historical problem from a growing company……….” You may be misunderstanding matters, you have kindly assisted me with your main points as to “Why should the public be skeptical of Neah Power's press releases” to which I have thanked you for saving me some time on looking up the historical events and some of that of last year and hope you will continue to do so.

    You may have noticed in my replies to date I have touched on why progress may or may not have been made i.e. “As Neah product was just one component of the products you mention I would like to review the actual product if you have such information at hand such as the EKO Vehicles”. We may find if we look into such matters deeper we may get to the bottom of the whys and wherefores, as we have only briefly scratched the surface. Of course old technologies are replaced with new and I think it prudent to mention cheaper products become available in this rapidly moving field. I have made reference to the patents partly with such matters in mind.

    I note your comment “The pattern of behavior has not changed; the owners of this company have not changed; the management of this company has not changed. Why would you expect a different result this time?” Good question. To which you are assisting me in arriving at a possible answer. I have no crystal ball; I can not tell you the outcome of the next significant events here. What we can do is look into it as much as possible within the time permitted, which in turn may or may not assist with ones conclusion on the subject matter. I do not think that anyone should be swayed by what is written on this message board, I think the purpose of the board is to exchange views on the possibilities of what may or may not be.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon 6 hours ago Flag

    Hello Gutherg Thank you for getting back to me.

    Re: your note
    “Are we to infer, then, that you are still putting your faith in the eventual closure of the Shorai deal? Despite the fact that the last three acquisitions they announced never actually occurred?”

    No not at all, as we are aware there are several other aspects one would have to consider. For example in this thread to date I do not think we have mentioned the Silent Falcon arrangement.
    Extract below from the Silent Falcon Web Site

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    October 15, 2014
    Neah Power partners with Silent Falcon™ to integrate fuel cells into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
    Formira® hydrogen-on-demand technology expected to increase mission endurance and enable heavier payloads. Jointly published white paper available on website.

    To this effect we have a similar situation to the ? I asked you regarding Shorai

    I have amended the wording in my original note to relate to Silent Falcon.

    To this effect if one was to say Neah’s press release regarding the partnering was suspect one would also have to say Silent Falcon's press release copied from their web site above would be like wise. I do not think that is the case.

    I will get this bit off to you first and reply further.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon Mar 26, 2015 5:48 AM Flag

    Hello Gutherg

    Thank you for your daily historical event. Just as we thought, it sure is giving us something to fill in the gaps while we wind down the days to News on the Shorai Acquisition. We getting close to the 10, 9 , 8 count down stages.

    Re : “Here's a fun one from 2011”

    Ha Ha I doubt if I can reply in just one post this is just the sort of thing I like to look into. It would not be the first time I have come across dittys such as this, usually such matters are related to the struggle of companies in their early years of formation.

    I just thought we need to be careful here, the way we are going we shall exceed your level of tolerance in respect of the number of posts in a thread I won’t bother to look back but I think it was 19. I would think as we progress your level of tolerance will hopefully increase. In the event that is not the case, a way forward would be to use the topic heading “Some history for Sr. Falconi part 2”. By the time we get that thread topped up we shall hopefully have the Shorai news or be very close to it.

    Once again thank you for today’s historical event, as advised I will look into in depth and reply further.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon Mar 26, 2015 5:18 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg - as promised please find below my response to your last paragraph.

    “The entire point is that press releases from Neah cannot be trusted. If they are claiming parts are available in March 2014 that are still not available in March 2015, this is one of a long stream of claims that erodes trust. I personally believe next to nothing they say in press releases”

    Thank you for your opinion from an historical view point. Once again thank you for saving me time in going over old ground much appreciated. As you are aware I’m relatively new here. To this effect I’m looking more at current affairs and what lays a head. You would agree the latter will have a bearing in the future particularly in relation to the pps to which all investors would be interested in.

    Would you kindly do me the honor of replying to my post in relation to Shorai placing the Neah Acquisition on their web site. I would dearly like to know if you think Shorai’s press releases are also not to be trusted. I have checked the Shorai site this morning and their press release is still evident.

    Look forward to hearing from you in due course.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon Mar 26, 2015 4:53 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg -Thank you for your reply.

    Regarding your note
    “So.....In what sense am I only 50% correct?”

    Your original note states "US-based Neah Power Systems has launched its new BuzzBar™ and BuzzCell™ products worldwide” To this effect to simplify this we have two components/devices BuzzBar and BuzzCell for our purposes we can say that BuzzBar = 50% and BuzzCell is 50%.

    You then go on to state “Of course, these devices were NOT available through their website”, “and indeed the BuzzCell, which is their alleged fuel cell product, remains unavailable to this day.” The operative word being devices, IMO had you left the reference out to the BuzzBar and used device instead of devices. IMO Opinion you would have been 100% correct at the time.

    In previous posts I have made reference to the pending patents in so much, is there any relation to the same in respect of the Formic Acid Fuel Cell.

    I will get this bit of first and I trust you find my explanation to your satisfaction. Regarding the your last paragraph “The entire point….” I will reply after posting this bit.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon Mar 25, 2015 4:20 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg - trust all is well.

    “Of course, these devices were NOT available through their website, and indeed the BuzzCell, which is their alleged fuel cell product, remains unavailable to this day”

    Regarding you note above, I have made a quick check and you do appear to be 50% correct in what you are saying at first glance but I do need to spend more time on it . As you know on the Neah Web site there is a link to the BuzzBarr Suite site I can see you can purchase all the items with the exception of the BuzzCell at the present time. I note that the instructions for the BuzzBar Suite state

    “The BuzzCell is being designed to accept fuel catridges which will produce about 7.5Wh of energy. Two catridges will fully charge the BuzzBar. The fuel is formic acid.” Being Designed being the operative word there.

    I will look into this further, however I have had a quick look at a press release dated March 2014 and there is some contradiction there.

    Between you and I the BuzzBar Suite is not the bigger picture for me, we can chat about that later.

    Thank you for your post.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 24, 2015 11:03 AM Flag

    Hi Knwmn

    New headlines to day

    Irons in the Fire: NEAH Power Signs New Partnership Deal

    All the very best

    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon Mar 24, 2015 5:36 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg –

    First I’m sorry to hear that the previous thread had become a little to long for your good self. For ease of reading and in the event you may wish to reply I have taken the liberty to copy and paste my last post to you hear in this thread prior to it also becoming lengthy.

    Thank you very much for digging out the first of your historical press releases; you have saved me a great deal of time. As previously advised I’m more into what is going on now, however as we have time on our hands before we hear about the conclusion of such matters as the Shorai acquisition and on going developments i.e. Formira it will not hurt to look at the historical events.

    I’m particularly interested how small companies struggle along from the start, they often start out with a goal in mind and end up with some thing completely different but related. With this example like so many others, here we have a private company that goes public, it is not unknown that those who were loyal and treated as part of the team while the company is private kind of get pushed to one side as the company goes public as the power shifts.

    The main topic of your thread being Skepticism in respect of Historical press releases. In my opinion press releases on many occasions from a variety of companies have some thing in common. During press releases of the companies to which I have followed in the past (all in product development) I would hear the presenter time and time again (often the CEO) telling us how delighted and excited they were with progress to a point of bordering on frustration for some. However at the time not a lot had changed other than development was making progress. To me it was always the end result that mattered.

    I’m hoping this bit fits in. As Neah product was just one component of the products you mention I would like to review the actual product if you have such information at hand such as the EKO Vehicles.

    Look forward to hearing from you
    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • Reply to

    Some history for Sr. Falconi

    by gutherg Mar 23, 2015 5:02 PM
    theefalcon theefalcon Mar 24, 2015 4:17 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg – As promised copy and paste from the NEAH Power and Tectonica… thread.

    “Hi Gutherg - Trust you had a good weekend, most enjoyable this side.

    I said I would get back to you last week regarding your note “Long-term observers of this company's behavior no longer consider their press releases credible sources of information”. That may be the case for some from an historical point of view, thank you for advising me.

    When it comes to press releases, particularly when it comes to partnering and or acquisitions I generally look at both sides of the fence. You may recall my first post made here was in respect of Shoria. Of course on hearing the news I went in search of information on Shoria, my first stop being their web site. I think you may agree at first glance Shorai appear to be a credible company. To this effect if one was to say Neah’s press release regarding the acquisition was suspect one would also have to say Shoria’s press release copied from their web site below would be like wise. I do not think that is the case.

    SHORAI PRESS RELEASES
    Press Releases January 08, 2015
    NEAH POWER SYSTEMS AGREES TO ACQUIRE SHORAI, THE LEADING HIGH PERFORMANCE, LITHIUM-ION POWER STARTER BATTERY COMPANY ACQUISITION ENABLES CUSTOMER FOCUSED PRODUCT OFFERINGS
    Neah Power Systems Agrees to Acquire Shorai, the Leading High Performance, Lithium-ion Power Starter Battery Company Acquisition Enables Customer Focused Product Offerings BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2015) - Neah Power Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: NPWZ), an emerging leader in...”

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 23, 2015 11:12 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg - Trust you had a good weekend, most enjoyable this side.

    I said I would get back to you last week regarding your note “Long-term observers of this company's behavior no longer consider their press releases credible sources of information”. That may be the case for some from an historical point of view, thank you for advising me.

    When it comes to press releases, particularly when it comes to partnering and or acquisitions I generally look at both sides of the fence. You may recall my first post made here was in respect of Shoria. Of course on hearing the news I went in search of information on Shoria my first stop being their web site. I think you may agree at first glance Shorai appear to be a credible company. To this effect if one was to say Neah’s press release regarding the acquisition was suspect one would also have to say Shoria’s press release copied from their web site below would be like wise. I do not think that is the case.

    SHORAI PRESS RELEASES
    Press Releases January 08, 2015
    NEAH POWER SYSTEMS AGREES TO ACQUIRE SHORAI, THE LEADING HIGH PERFORMANCE, LITHIUM-ION POWER STARTER BATTERY COMPANY ACQUISITION ENABLES CUSTOMER FOCUSED PRODUCT OFFERINGS
    Neah Power Systems Agrees to Acquire Shorai, the Leading High Performance, Lithium-ion Power Starter Battery Company Acquisition Enables Customer Focused Product Offerings BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2015) - Neah Power Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: NPWZ), an emerging leader in...

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 21, 2015 2:55 PM Flag

    Hi Gutherg - You are more than welcome and thank you for your reply.

    “There is no question that the future is bright *if* you accept the testimony of their press releases. At different points, they were going to…..” I’m going to have to track those historical press releases down to have a look at what has been stated previously. Perhaps if they are fresh in your mind perhaps you would be kind enough to let me know what time scale they put on such matters becoming reality. I do not want to appear lazy but if you could direct me to those press releases you mention it will save me a lot of time hunting down the historical events. Probably on thre web site?

    Your comment regarding releasing fuel cells to the general public has really given me cause for consideration. Thinking out aloud at the minute one may consider, has this anything to do with the pending patents I mentioned earlier. Another bit of thinking out aloud is what advantages military forces may have over others without such a power source. Sounds a bit crazy but if a power source was that good and gave a significant advantage, may be I would not want the foe having the same to level things up. Perhaps the foe could convert copy those out on the public market, no forget that crazy last few bits!

    I will reply to your note “Long-term observers of this company's behavior no longer consider their press releases credible sources of information” during next week.
    I have something for you to take a look that may give you food for thought in this respect.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 21, 2015 12:20 PM Flag

    Hello Russ0041

    I note you have made your first post. I look forward to reading your contributions on this and other topics.

    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 20, 2015 5:31 AM Flag

    Part 3 0f 3

    According to the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Neah Power Systems, Inc. and Silent Falcon UAS Technologies will work together to integrate formic acid reformer fuel cell technology into the Silent Falcon's unmanned aerial system (UAS), aka "drone".

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 20, 2015 5:24 AM Flag

    Part 2 of 3
    During previous investigations, researchers dismissed formic acid as a practical fuel because of the high over potential shown by experiments: this meant the reaction appeared to be too difficult to be practical. However, in 2005- 2006, other researchers found that the reason for the low performance was the usage of platinum as a catalyst, as it is common in most other types of fuel cells: using palladium instead, they claim to have obtained better performance than equivalent direct methanol fuel cells. As of April 2006, Tekion held the exclusive license to formic-acid fuel cell technology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and with an investment from Motorola was partnering with BASF to design and manufacture power packs by late 2007 but development appears to have stalled, and almost all information was removed from Tekion's web site before April 24, 2010.

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 20, 2015 5:21 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg I’m having a problem posting this in one go I will try it in bits.

    Part 1 of 3
    Continuing on the subject matter of Formira please find below extracts of a publication in relation to Formic Acid fuel cells. You will note it is not an entirely new concept; Tekion/Motorola had a go at it in the past. Having said that, one may give consideration to Neah’s development in respect relation to Silent Falcon project and the recent news i.e. this topic. I note that Neay have patents pending, to that effect I have to consider if the same covers a workable Formic Acid fuel cell rather than the stalled Tekion earlier attempt.

    Continued

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 19, 2015 2:54 PM Flag

    Hi Gutherg - Thank you for your reply much appreciated.

    As I previously stated I’m not fully up to speed on historical events as of yet, however hopefully that situation will soon change as we go along. At present most of my interest is in the present time and what may be in the near future. Of course I will review what you are saying about the BuzzBar I think I recall you mentioning the same in a previous post. Perhaps we can refer back to it during our discussions in respect of the main topic Formira Hydrogen on Demand (HODTM) platform

    Would you kindly excuse me for now as I live in the UK it is getting a bit late over this side of the pond, the dinner gong is about to sound.

    Look forward to continuing our cordial debate.

    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 19, 2015 5:18 AM Flag

    Hi Gutherg thank you for joining the thread.

    Regarding “Can you provide any evidence that the so-called Formira HODTM platform actually exists” Personally I have not seen the system and would review the same in relation to what information is available, hopefully with others contributing we shall be able to build up and collate the relevant information available to us.

    Please excuse me as I’m relatively new here and at this time and have only recently gone back to look at the historical events leading up to where Neay is as of today. However with all start up companies you may agree it can be a struggle from the off before things come to fruition. I think a good example of this would be a drug company who has a drug they think will work but need to spend 100’s of millions of $ in development prior to getting the drug approved.

    I will start off our research with an extract from the last share holder’s letter as follows, we can build from there.

    “Our Formira HODTM continues to demonstrate best in class performance and we are in discussions with leading unmanned aerial systems (UAS), automotive, off-grid power, and medical device companies. The Formira HOD is a safe, energy dense solution for production of hydrogen for a variety of applications and surpasses other sources of energy like compressed hydrogen, the most commonly used method of utilizing hydrogen to generate energy. We continue to progress with the integration of the fuel cell in the UAS (Drone) as previously discussed”.

    Look forward to continuing our debate.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 19, 2015 4:22 AM Flag

    Hi Maxplus02 thank you for joining the thread and i trust you are well.

    Regarding DD please feel free to check out my previous posts of the past, by
    switching to all view from the default 3 month view, you may be able to make a more intensive appraisal from there. You may note that once I get into a stock I try not to leave to many stones unturned when time permits, you may also note I was in AVNR for a good number of years before it was recently bought out at a great premium much to my delight.

    Of course the recent news regarding Tectonica can be located in the PR
    and the yahoo headlines, however as you know we are not able to debate the
    subject matter at these locations. In the past I have found that PR and
    headlines being posted on a message boards assists in stimulating debates,
    from the message board members.

    I certainly do not post as much as I used to however this little stock has
    caught my eye.

    I will sign off for now and look forward to hearing from you in due course.

    Kind regards
    Sr Falconi

    Ps I note Gutherg has now contributed to the thread.

  • theefalcon theefalcon Mar 17, 2015 10:19 AM Flag

    "We are thrilled to team with Tectonica for business and product development. Their system integration expertise allows us to integrate the Formira HODTM platform into a seamless, user focused power-on-demand system for defense, commercial and other off-the-grid requirements. Our business relationships in the US and India can further our common business interests to meet the critical power needs of our customers," said Dr. Chris D'Couto, President and CEO of Neah Power Systems, Inc. "With the user friendly, intuitive design of Tectonica's BANTAM Power Management System, even in the heat of battle, the powering of mission-critical devices such as night vision goggles or satellite telephones can be managed from a single power source, easily and with confidence.

    David Levy, Managing Director of Tectonica said, "The companies' complementary products and expertise make this an exciting partnership. The Formira HODTM platform's exceptional energy density and simplicity to use make it a logical choice to add on-demand power to the BANTAM system. Together, Neah and Tectonica will continue to improve the power solutions available to customers unsupported by grid power. Our established relationships in Australia and internationally, including the United Kingdom and South East Asia, are very complementary to Neah's, and will serve to extend the reach of both companies to deliver real power solutions to our customers and we look forward to continue developing integrated, user-focused power
    solutions for global distribution."

    Sr Falconi

  • Formira Hydrogen on Demand (HODTM) platform from Neah and BANTAM® system from Tectonica form creative platform for differentiated off-the-grid products

    BOTHELL, Wash., Mar. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NEAH Power Systems, Inc.) and Tectonica Australia (Tectonica) announced an international partnership agreement to integrate the formic acid reformer (Formira HOD™) with Tectonica's BANTAM System and into new products developed using Tectonica's system integration expertise to offer integrated, robust, off-the-grid and on-demand power generation/solutions for a variety of markets. In addition to this product integration, since Neah and Tectonica have marketing presence in different global geographic regions, the agreement allows each company to market their new partners' products in areas where they already have a strong client base. This joint marketing relationship offers strong economic possibilities to both companies with no capital investment necessary.

    Sr Falconi

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