The client provides renewable energy sources to areas with limited access to electricity. They are interested to develop a new energy storage device to complement their business offerings. They have acquired a lithium-ion supercapacitor technology and is seeking for technology partners to jointly develop a scalable prototype and optimize the supercapacitor’s performance.
Supercapacitors are rechargeable energy storage devices with a wide range of applications. While they offer many advantages over batteries such has higher charging/discharging rate, power density and longer lifespan, the energy density is poor.
Traditionally, activated carbons are used for the electrodes in capacitors. The client has acquired a battery-supercapacitor hybrid technology comprising of a high capacity battery type electrode and a high-rate capacitive electrode. This configuration enables the supercapacitor to possess a high-energy density at a high-power density without comprising discharge rate and charge/discharge lifecycle.
The client is keen to seek a technology partner to develop a scalable size prototype to validate and further optimize the performance of the lithium-ion supercapacitor. The technology partner should possess the following: