Capacitor Sciences and its thin film capacitor technology could beat Tesla lithium-ion batteries on performance and cost around $100 per kWh.

Is this the company to beat Tesla?

By Jason Deign California start-up Capacitor Sciences claims to be developing an energy storage medium that could beat lithium-ion batteries on performance while costing around USD$100 per kWh. The Menlo Park firm is hoping to use nano-structured…

A supercapacitor made of hemp fibres is as good as a graphene supercapacitor for energy storage, according to Dr David Mitlin of the University of Alberta, Canada.

Energy storage news: 17.09.14

The energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week. BioSolar is developing the BioSuperCap, a cheap polymer-based supercapacitor that could lower the cost of solar energy storage. The Strati, the first 3D-printed electric car, was printed in…

As Vanderbilt University create a structural supercapacitor energy storage device, we analyse developments in the supercapacitor industry.

Supercapacitors to the rescue

One of the most intriguing energy storage stories of last week was news of a solid-state supercapacitor so tough it could potentially be built into laptop casings, electric vehicle panels and even walls to become…

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Ioxus and EnerSys mix technologies

Under a new agreement, EnerSys and Ioxus will develop and market new products that leverage the strengths and benefits of combining the former’s battery technologies with the latter’s ultracapacitor expertise.
 The deal will focus on…

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Nanotechnologists produce micro-supercapacitor

Researchers at Rice University in the US have made a new hybrid micro-supercapacitor from graphene and carbon nanotube ‘carpets’, reports These structures have electrochemical properties that could be just the thing for running portable…