Next generation ultracapacitors
This project addresses the need for a lightweight, cost-effective and powerful energy storage system. The main industries requiring such solutions are transportation, heavy industrial equipment and power grids. The envisaged product is a next generation ultracapacitor, which will meet the need for higher efficiency and a lower cost-of ownership. The performance and price levels of ultracapacitor technology have not reached a point which is sufficient to meet widespread client demand. A breakthrough is needed for the ultracapacitor to carve itself the “promised” multi-billion euro market.
The envisaged product is a next generation ultracapacitor, which will meet the need for higher efficiency and a lower cost-of-ownership. The key innovation with this product line is a significant increase in energy and power density. The performance advantage comes from Skeleton Technology’s patented nanoporous carbon material (carbide-derived carbon, CDC). Unlike competitors, Skeleton Technologies is the only company to use an inorganic precursor to ultracapacitors. At the end of the project, there will be a finished product ready for installation and integration by a wide range of customers.
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