VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE:XMG) (FKT:1MG) (OTCQB:MGXMF) is pleased to announce as a result of the recently closed acquisition of now wholly-owned subsidiary ZincNyx Energy Solutions, Inc. (“ZincNyx”), the Company now controls 20 metal air battery and fuel cell patents. To date ZincNyx has been awarded 20 patents covering its mass storage technology. A list of existing published patents are as follows:

Table 1. Existing ZincNyx Patents

ItemIdentification
Discrete Particle Electrolyzer Cathode and Method of Making
Same
US 7,470,351
Methods and Devices for Controlling Flow and Particle
Fluidization in a Fuel Cell
US 7,276,309
Method of Production of Metal Particles Through ElectrolysisUS 7,273,537
Controlled Concentration Electrolysis SystemUS 7,166,203
Fuel Cell SystemUS 6,911,274
Method of and System for Determining the Remaining
Energy in a Metal Fuel Cell
US 6,873,157
Method of and System for Cooling a Backup Power SystemUS 6,841,276
Electrolyte-Particulate Fuel Cell AnodeUS 6,787,260
Methods of Using Fuel Cell System Configured to One or
More Loads
US 6,764,785
Method and System for Flushing One or More Cells in a
Particle-Based Electrochemical Power Source in
Standby Mode
US 6,764,588
Power System Including Heat Removal Unit for Providing
Backup Power to One or More Loads
US 6,746,790
Refuelable Electrochemical Power Source Capable of Being
Maintained in a Substantially Constant Full Condition and
Method of Using the Same
US 6,706,433
Methods of Producing Oxygen Reduction CatalystUS 6,689,711
Manifold for Fuel Cell SystemUS 6,679,280
System and Method for Power ManagementUS 6,522,955
Method of Electrodepositing Metal on Electrically
Conducting Particles
US 6,432,292
Refuelable Electrochemical Power Source Capable of Being
Maintained in a Substantially Constant Full Condition and
Method of Using the Same
US 6,296,958
Particle Feeding Apparatus for Electrochemical Power Source
and Method of Making Same
US 6,162,555
System and Method for Preventing the Formation of
Dendrites in a Metal/Air Fuel Cell, Battery or Metal Recovery
Apparatus
US 6,153,328
Method and Apparatus for Refueling an Electrochemical
Power Source
US 5,952,117

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Overview of Technology
ZincNyx has developed a patented regenerative zinc-air flow battery that efficiently stores energy in the form of zinc particles and contains none of the traditional high cost battery commodities such as lithium, vanadium, or cobalt. The technology allows for low cost mass storage of energy and can be deployed into a wide range of applications.

Unlike conventional batteries, which have a fixed energy/power ratio, ZincNyx’s technology uses a fuel tank system that offers flexible energy/power ratios and scalability.  The storage capacity is directly tied to the size of the fuel tank and the quantity of recharged zinc fuel, making scalability a major advantage of the flow battery system. In addition, a further major advantage of the zinc-air flow battery is the ability to charge and discharge simultaneously and at different maximum charge or discharge rates since each of the charge and discharge circuits is separate and independent. Other types of standard and flow batteries are limited to a maximum charge and discharge by the total number of cells as there is no separation of the charge and discharge components.

To watch a short video outlining ZincNyx technology, please visit http://www.zincnyx.com/technology/

About ZincNyx Energy Solutions
To learn more about ZincNyx technology visit www.zincnyx.com.

About MGX Minerals
MGX Minerals is a diversified Canadian resource company with interests in advanced material and energy assets throughout North America. Learn more at www.mgxminerals.com.

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Contact Information
Jared Lazerson
President and CEO
Telephone: 1.604.681.7735
Web: www.mgxminerals.com