Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) have discovered a fundamental chemical action that could allow cellulose to soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices.  The method discovered turns cellulose, the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees, into an important building block for supercapacitors. OSU chemists [...]

Research engineers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois (UI) find wood biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today’s activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost.  The report noted that the wood bio-char would be sourced from forest products waste, an environmentally friendly source to make power storage. [...]

A research team led by Professor Dan Li of the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University in Australia has developed a completely new strategy to engineer graphene-based supercapacitors.  The Monash University researchers have brought next generation energy storage closer with an engineering first – a graphene-based device that is compact, yet lasts as long [...]

Ionova Technologies, Inc. reports that its zinc-ion-based ZIP-Cap asymmetric ultracapacitor is expected to provide a huge improvement in ultracapacitor design.  Tracking into the two notorious problems of cost and density Ionova has announced a 25-fold improvement in build costs and a 5-fold improvement in energy density.  These are major improvements, especially for consumers building power [...]

EEStor Lives!

February 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Now two weeks out from a press release EEStor has met the goal of getting under the radar of the media.  A quick look at Google News finds almost nothing.  Still, the stockholders of Canada’s Zenn Motors are thrilled.  Zenn is a “hibernating” company now, as its electric car building has long since ceased.  The [...]

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