Byron Capital Markets

Byron Capital Markets

August 05, 2009 11:01 ET

Byron Capital Markets: News Release

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - Byron Capital Markets, a division of Byron Securities Limited, is pleased to introduce Dr. Jon Hykawy as our new Lithium Industry analyst.

Dr. Hykawy holds both a PhD in physics (1991, Manitoba) and an MBA (1997, Queen's) and has been working as a clean technologies/alternative energy analyst for the last four years. He entered the financial services industry in 2000, and originally worked as a technology analyst. He has studied the wind, solar and battery industries extensively. Specifically, he has conducted significant research in the areas of rechargeable batteries, ranging from rechargeable alkaline to Li-ion to flow batteries.

His current area of focus is the lithium sector, ranging from batteries to lithium availability/production. Lithium-ion batteries are the automobile industry's main focus for future vehicles, ranging from hybrids to fully-electric vehicles, owing to their high specific power, and levels of stored energy. Any meaningful adoption of Li-ion batteries will require increasing current production of lithium, as even low levels of adoption can significantly boost demand (even scenarios of low levels of adoption of mild hybrid vehicles suggest lithium demand could rise 30% by 2014).

We are very excited about the addition of Dr. Jon Hykawy to our team of professionals at Byron Capital Markets, and specifically about his future contributions to our efforts in the Lithium Industry space.

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