Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Vycon LSE:VYCO London Ordinary Share USU929191067 COM SHS USD0.0001 (REGS)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 1.50p 0.00p 0.00p - - - 0.00 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - - - 0.45

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30/4/2009
13:58
VYCON Ships 100th Clean Energy Flywheel System Green flywheel fleet logs a record 1,400,000 discharge and recharge cycles – surpassing all competitors Los Angeles – April 27, 2009 - VYCON (http://www.vyconenergy.com), the designer and manufacturer of award-winning environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that it has now shipped its 100th flywheel system. Data centers, hospitals, universities, broadcast studios and manufacturing plants around the globe rely on VYCON's VDC and VDC-XE innovative clean energy storage systems to protect their critical computing and equipment from damaging and costly power outages. VYCON's innovative flywheel systems bring unprecedented power capacity for instantaneous and reliable power backup and provide a greener solution over uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) that are utilizing batteries. VYCON's REGEN flywheel systems, used in regenerative power applications such as container cargo handling crane applications and light electric rail, reduce power and energy costs to port and rail operators as well as provide a reduction in green house gasses. Key to VYCON's flywheel superiority and dependability is its ability to discharge and recharge very quickly when called upon during power outages. VYCON's fleet of VDC, VDC-XE and REGEN systems have logged a record million-plus discharge and recharge cycles – in very demanding applications that oftentimes call on the VYCON systems to discharge and recharge every two minutes. "We're very pleased to have reached this important milestone of not only number of flywheel systems in operation, but the unsurpassed 1,4000,000 discharge and recharge cycles of our systems," said VYCON's Chief Marketing Officer, Frank DeLattre. "Flywheel success can't be determined by number of operating hours alone – we think it's more important to look at discharge and recharge cycles as a truer validation of the flywheel's performance, as it exercises all functions of the system under real load conditions, not just in a "ready" mode. This unprecedented amount of cycles is a solid testament to the reliable operation of the VYCON flywheel. Power quality and uptime are serious concerns for our customers and we're pleased that our VDC systems are the first line of defense in protecting their critical systems while at the same time reducing energy costs and carbon footprint." In addition, VYCON has just received a repeat order for multiple units from SunGard – one of the world's leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world's 25 largest financial services companies. "We're very pleased to add to SunGard's fleet of flywheel systems to protect their critical IT services. Our first unit for SunGard has been in operation for three years and has seen more than 250 discharges – that's 250 times a power event has happened where the VYCON flywheel was the first line of defense," said DeLattre. Utilizing VYCON's patented flywheel technology, the VDC unit provides up to 215kW of DC power while the VDC-XE (Xtended Energy) model supplies up to 300kW of DC power within a single cabinet. For longer run times and higher power capacities, the UL listed VDC models can be easily paralleled without needing a special communications link. For extended power outages, the VDC will seamlessly provide enough ride-through protection to transfer to a standby engine generator for a continuous power system. Tested and compatible with all major brands of three-phase UPS systems and available from VYCON's global channel partners, Eaton and Chloride, the VDC units feature a 20-year life without a major service interval. Featuring optimized power electronics for significantly improved power density, the energy storage systems replace traditional lead-acid backup batteries used with UPS systems – providing users with a smarter and greener approach to power protection. - Providing clean ride-through backup power that is fast, predictable and seamless, VYCON's flywheels offer a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant UPS systems offering reliable and environmentally friendly on-demand power. http://www.vyconenergy.com/pages/subpages/pr/pr_090427.htm
encarter
07/4/2009
07:26
More news. Public release date: 7-Apr-2009 [ Print Article | E-mail Article | Close Window ] Contact: Stephanie Peco speco@mail.utexas.edu 512-232-4298 University of Texas at Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering Saving energy and the environment with Flywheels University of Texas researcher adapts ancient technology for modern use ECE researcher, Dr. Mark Flynn's high-speed flywheel motor controller is reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions at ports throughout the world. Flynn's design has been incorporated into energy storage systems used in Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and sold by VYCON Inc. The 8,000 RTG cranes operating at sea ports around the world contribute significantly to port emissions and, as such, have become a testing ground for new hybrid technologies. The mobile cranes are powered by a diesel generator set (engine and alternator) and typically move a shipping container every three minutes. Most of the power is expended in the lift, but since containers can weigh up to 50 metric tons, the descent must be carefully controlled. When a given container is lowered with a strictly diesel-based crane, its potential energy is not recovered but rather is dissipated as wasted heat. Flynn's design captures the braking energy and uses it for the next hoist. More importantly, the addition of a flywheel energy storage system lowers the peak power requirements which saves energy during idle periods. Field tests in China showed that when operators used a genset appropriate for the reduced power requirements and added a flywheel energy storage system, fuel consumption went down by 38%, with significant reductions in NOx and PM emissions. Flynn's flywheel motor controller is also replacing the industrial batteries used by mission-critical data centers and hospitals. "Industrial batteries are less expensive initially than a flywheel, but when you factor in maintenance and having to pay for more charge than you need to avoid frequent battery replacement a flywheel-based solution can be considerable less expensive," says Flynn. "A VYCON flywheel will last 20 years and eliminates the problem of what to do with 200 large-scale toxic lead-acid batteries." Hospitals and data back-up centers cannot afford power outages. Lives and disaster recovery for businesses depend on an uninterrupted flow of energy. A typical power outage is very short and most hospitals and data centers have back-up diesel generators, meaning the extra energy storage of an industrial battery is never fully utilized. Most outages are well within a flywheel's capability, but when the outage persists, the flywheel absorbs damaging power abnormalities then gracefully transfers to the generator-meeting emergency power regulations that stipulate gensets must be able to assume the load within 10 seconds. Flywheels also have a higher tolerance for rapid cycling. "I am very pleased with the fuel and emissions savings results we are seeing and with additional improvements currently under research that aim to improve the savings further," says Flynn. "Future work will investigate the feasibility of using flywheels in subway rail stations to accelerate one train with the braking energy recovered from another. Doing so will not only save energy but can be used to defer or eliminate the costs of adding utility substations as rail service grows." http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-04/uota-sea040609.php
encarter
31/3/2009
08:23
Well we've been delisted now so lets see what the future brings. I will post any info i come across on here. http://au.sys-con.com/node/897717 (Marketwire) -- 03/30/09 -- VYCON (http://www.vyconenergy.com), the designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that its new VDC and VDC-XE Direct Connect DC backup systems have been awarded EC&M (www.ecmweb.com) magazine's Category Winner in the 2009 EC&M Product of the Year competition. VYCON's innovative flywheels systems are deployed in mission-critical operations around the world to mitigate costly power disturbances and provide a greener solution over battery-based uninterruptible power systems (UPSs). The EC&M Product of the Year Award showcases the most innovative products of the past year and recognizes the talent and commitment of the people involved with every aspect of development, from concept through sales. EC&M magazine is written for 140,000 electrical professionals, including more than 84,500 subscribers in electrical contracting firms encompassing all members of the National Electrical Contractors Association, the Independent Electrical Contractors organization and Engineering News Record's top 50 contracting firms. EC&M is one of the nation's leading publications addressing the estimated $77.8 billion electrical market. "We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized by EC&M's judging panel for the innovations our VDC and VDC-XE Direct Connect UPS brings to users," said VYCON's chief marketing officer, Frank DeLattre. "The VDC system provides users with a smarter and greener approach to power protection by eliminating toxic and environmentally unfriendly lead-acid batteries that are unreliable and require costly cooling to maintain service life. The acceptance and deployment of our new VDC systems has been outstanding." Utilizing VYCON's patented flywheel technology, the VDC unit provides up to 220kW of DC power while the VDC-XE (Xtended Energy) model supplies up to 300kW of DC power within a single cabinet. For longer run times and higher power capacities, the UL listed VDC models can be easily paralleled without needing a special communications link. For extended power outages, the VDC will seamlessly provide enough ride-through protection to transfer to a standby engine generator for a continuous power system. Tested and compatible with all major brands of three-phase UPS systems and available from VYCON's channel partners, Eaton and Chloride, the new VDC units feature a 20-year life without a major service interval. Featuring optimized power electronics for significantly improved power density, the new energy storage systems replace traditional lead-acid backup batteries used with UPS systems -- providing users with a smarter and greener approach to power protection. VYCON's innovative VDC backup systems are energy-saving high-speed flywheels that provide clean ride-through backup power that is fast, predictable and seamless. Providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant UPS systems, data centers, hospitals, broadcast facilities and other mission critical applications around the globe are depending on VYCON's innovative flywheel systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly on-demand power. For more information on VYCON's innovating green power solutions, contact VYCON at 714-386-3800 or visit VYCON's web site at: www.vyconenergy.com.
encarter
19/3/2009
12:44
Now the share price is up. These are worth 20p imho.
encarter
12/3/2009
15:11
Hey up! somebody bought some. I'm not alone.
encarter
23/2/2009
12:47
8Trader you're missing the point. You're not buying them to resell on the market, they are delisting. If things go well you will be able to sell them privately at a large premium. Battyman2, that is the question. It's too early to get a price but they are raising cash at 25p a share and things are going well. Read the above research. IMHO these companies delisting offers the chance of a lifetime, they are not going bust just going private.
encarter
23/2/2009
12:32
Interesting situation here mirrors what may happen soon over at CGX (Chromogenex) Wonder how much the company would be prepared to pay shareholders for their shares after delisting? I would suppose that is the big question! Have you asked them encarter?
battyman2
23/2/2009
11:30
One market maker quoting 0.5-2p ! LOL ! You cannot be serious, it dont matter what the company does or how cheap it is it's not a viable option to buy a stock with 1 mm quoting a horrendous spread !
8trader
23/2/2009
11:25
Absolute bargain these. If you have £500 to tuck away for 12 months. They are raising funds at 25p a share and offering warrants at 50p. They joined the AIM to raise cash at 89p and now that things are coming good they are going private. From last weeks statement. "This progress was evidenced by the sales increase in the first half of 2008 as compared with all of 2007. This trend in sales has continued through the second half of 2008 and into 2009. The Company currently has a backlog of orders for its products in both markets and has seen an accelerating interest in its products, particularly for the VDC product line in the power quality market. " 6 MONTHS AGO. http://www.smith.williamson.co.uk/entrepreneurs/resource-centre/article/1902-flying-high-the-vycon-story February 20, 2009 Green Investment: Flywheels A Viable Alternative To Battery UPSes http://www.processor.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2Fp3108%2F31p08%2F31p08%2F31p08.asp&guid=&searchtype=&WordList=&bJumpTo=True INFOTECH names flywheels as one of the top ten Enterprise technology investments for 2009 6. Flywheels Green initiatives will continue to grow in importance as a driver of cost savings. One of the least known but most valuable green products for the data center is the flywheel, which essentially stores energy for use when power is interrupted. It is a clean and cost effective alternative to battery-based uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). At present, flywheels represent 6% of the three-phase UPS market, but the longer lifecycle and lower cost of maintenance is going to trigger increased demand for these in the near future. Adoption of the flywheel in Europe is very high, with several large data centers announcing the implementation of flywheel technology. One of the largest hosting firms in the San Francisco area has adopted the technology as well. The systems currently available are able to handle mid-sized to very large centers and thus can be useful for a variety of business sizes and types. http://www.infotech.com/samples/3_2009_Tech_Trends.pdf News on Vycon and partner ZPMC from just last week. The big clean up 20 Feb 2009 http://www.portstrategy.com/archive101/2009/january_-_february/environment_managing_pollution/pollution_-_the_big_clean_up
encarter
23/2/2009
09:02
Any one holding these?
encarter
16/4/2007
15:04
Spread needs to seriously improve. I would imagine this one would get some interest with the 'green' theme being high on the agenda worldwide.
partimetrader
16/4/2007
13:24
This AIM listing for VYCO is an absurd waste of time. Since March 16th, the end of the first complete week since they listed, shares have only been traded on just 2 days over the past month (1K on 22/3 & 1.4K on 13/4). So liquidity is virtually zero and trading almost non-existent. With a 30% spread what do they expect and why do they even bother ! Does not look like a viable proposition to me.
masurenguy
16/4/2007
12:22
I would be tempted by this stock, but I am not paying the price they are asking to buy /sell. 80/115. Madness. Will keep an eye on it.
partimetrader
19/3/2007
15:45
There are just two MMs on this stock - CSCS and WINS. On L2, CSCS is currently quoting 80/115 and WINS is quoting 75/120 ! Do they REALLY expect anyone to be even remotely interested in trading this stock with truly absurd spreads like those ?
masurenguy
11/3/2007
02:02
Interesting company. Will have to watch though not buying any until information is made available, or it drops to half the IPO price..... ;)
papalpower
11/3/2007
01:31
Good summary of the companys products and markets in the First Day of Dealings release in the News section above. Need to see some trading information before one can form any view on the investment potential that could exist in this company.
masurenguy
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