Yunasko says supercaps sweet spot is at 100ºC

Dr Natalia Stryzhakova, head of Yunasko's research labs: “We are happy to get a low-cost ultracapacitor system capable of reliably working at temperatures as high as 100-110°C.” Pic: Yunasko.

Dr Natalia Stryzhakova, head of Yunasko’s research labs: “We are happy to get a low-cost ultracapacitor system capable of reliably working at temperatures as high as 100-110°C.” Pic: Yunasko.

By Jason Deign

Ukrainian ultracapacitor hopeful Yunasko is looking to set up large-scale manufacturing in China after proving a product that works at up to 100ºC.

“Right now, our company is focused closely on customised solutions,” said project manager Sergii Tychina. “We have limited manufacturing capabilities here in Ukraine [but] we have partners in China.”

The news last month that Yunasko’s technology had passed independent high-temperature tests at JME, a US-based firm owned by ultracapacitor expert Dr John Miller, has sparked a search for strategic partners, Tychina said.

The tests showed Yunasko’s ultracapacitors could last 2,000 hours, or about a million charge-discharge cycles, at 100ºC with an operating voltage of 2.39V.

“This is the highest operating voltage of any solution-based ultracapacitor,” said Yunasko in press materials, “at a fraction of the cost typically seen for ionic liquids.” 
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Ioxus targets auto sector with new appointment

Ioxus ultracapacitors are being targeted at the automotive sector. Nissan is one of the manufacturers currently incorporating ultracapacitors into its vehicles.

Ioxus ultracapacitors are being targeted at the automotive sector. Nissan is one manufacturer currently incorporating ultracapacitors into its vehicles. Photo credit: Animam.

The ultracapacitor company Ioxus last week reinforced its automotive sector focus by naming ex-General Motors (GM) executive Don Runkle the chairman of the board.

Runkle’s experience includes having been GM’s top engineering executive as vice president of the company’s North American Engineering Center.

He was previously chief engineer of Chevrolet, chief engineer of powertrain and racing at the Buick Division, director of advanced vehicle engineering and vice president of GM’s advanced engineering staff.
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World Ultracapacitor market to grow more than 20% by 2015

A report from TechNavio entitled Global Ultracapacitor Market 2011-2015 claims that the worldwide market for ultracapacitors is expected to grow at 20.6% CAGR during the reporting period 2011-2015.

The report, which also covers supercapacitors and electrical double layer capacitors, cites increasing demand for cost-efficient fuel, electric vehicles plus inadequate infrastructure as factors for the projected rise.

Its publishers say that the report based on the information provided by industry experts, and covers the Americas, the APAC, and EMEA regions. The report provides market landscape data and forecasts growth prospects of the market, and is available in full from Research and Markets.

World ultracapacitor market to grow more than 20% by 2015

A report from TechNavio entitled Global Ultracapacitor Market 2011-2015 claims that the worldwide market for ultracapacitors is expected to grow at 20.6% CAGR during the reporting period 2011-2015.

The report, which also covers supercapacitors and electrical double layer capacitors, cites increasing demand for cost-efficient fuel, electric vehicles plus inadequate infrastructure as factors for the projected rise.

Its publishers say that the report based on the information provided by industry experts, and covers the Americas, the APAC, and EMEA regions. The report provides market landscape data and forecasts growth prospects of the market, and is available in full from Research and Markets.