SOURCE: Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

September 15, 2009 09:45 ET

Senator John Ensign Visits Altair Nanotechnologies

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (Altairnano) (NASDAQ: ALTI), a provider of energy storage systems for clean, efficient power and energy management, today shared details of a recent visit from Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) at its Reno-based headquarters and manufacturing facilities. The senator's September 4th visit demonstrates his support of emerging Nevada businesses, such as Altairnano.

During his visit with Altairnano, Senator Ensign learned more about the company's cutting-edge energy storage technology, toured the facility, met with the company's management team, and participated in a question and answer session with employees.

"It's always very exciting for me to tour some of the great facilities that we have in Nevada," said Ensign. "Altairnano is leading the way in battery technology and promises to play a large role in future utility, military, and mass-transit projects."

"We were very pleased to host Senator Ensign," said Terry Copeland, President and CEO of Altairnano. "As we work to increase market adoption of our clean, efficient energy storage systems, support of our government officials will become increasingly important. Altairnano thanks the senator for his interest in and support of our company and our technology."

About Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada with manufacturing in Anderson, Indiana, Altairnano is a leading provider of energy storage systems for clean, efficient power and energy management. Going beyond lithium ion, Altairnano's Lithium-Titanate based battery systems are among the highest performing and most scalable, with applications that include battery cells for military artillery, battery packs for hybrid vehicles and energy storage systems for large-scale stationary power services. For more information please visit Altairnano at www.altairnano.com.

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