Supercapacitors have their place wherever a quick, compact energy storage device is needed, and new supercapacitors incorporating our technology will take these capabilities to a higher level.
New energy sources have many ecological and economic advantages over the traditional ones. However, they also have their own challenges. Wind and solar generation is by its nature intermittent, which can be a problem when trying to deliver a stable, reliable supply. High specific energy supercapacitors made from recycled materials can smooth out the fluctuations in generation, storing excess energy and releasing it when needed, at lower cost that other grid energy storage technologies.
Supercapacitors have demonstrated their capability to power trams, trains and buses. They can also be incorporated in cars as a means to store energy from regenerative braking and/or provide energy bursts when needed. When integrated with the battery itself of an electric or hybrid car, a supercapacitor pack increases fuel economy. The long-distance limitations of this application can be overcome thanks to our unique materials with high specific energy.
Grid and server security
Some critical infrastructures require uninterrupted energy supply. Supercapacitors can act as backup energy sources, working under any circumstances, reacting much faster than traditional batteries and requiring little to no maintenance.
Battery life and charging time are two of the main inconveniences when using portable power tools. Charging can take several hours and batteries have to be replaced often, after only a few hundred cycles. Supercapacitors allow for quick charge and longer lifespan, while also being lighter and safer than traditional batteries.
Drones are a technological marvel that requires a delicate balance, needing power to fly and a reasonable battery life, but also having strict weight and internal space limitations. Supercapacitors, offering a compact, lightweight power source, excel in applications where traditional batteries are too cumbersome.
Given the complex shapes and functions of modern robots, compact devices that can power actuators while fitting in limited spaces like limbs or joints are invaluable. High specific energy supercapacitors fit this role, providing the necessary power while taking up little volume and weight, and also reducing maintenance time and cost.
Implants and prosthetics
The power and compactness of supercapacitors also has a place in powered implants and mechanical prostheses, where distributed, programmable bursts of energy allow precise stimulus or complex and strong movements. This application can range from microscopic medical implants, to single limb protheses, to full exoskeletons, where high specific energy supercapacitors will make heavy battery backpacks obsolete.
In the harsh conditions of outer space and non-Earth planets, supercapacitors can complement power sources like solar or RTG by storing energy in a distributed, miniaturized, quickly accesible way that can be used for power boosts, to feed small components or to smooth the supply from irregular sources, in a way that traditional batteries never could, without chemical reactions and in a robust, light, durable package.
Automation, AI and IoT will all benefit from small, powerful and affordable energy sources that can be placed in tiny spaces and power integrated systems like smart communicating sensors and emergency power supplies, or provide a reliable source of energy for miniaturized technologies like flexible electronics, wearables or packaging chips.
Light, powerful, durable and integrable devices are extremely useful in a precise and demanding industry like aerospace. Supercapacitors, as compact, reliable systems of energy storage, are an ideal addition to technology in this field, especially when using improved materials with higher specific energy.
Merchandise handling and warehouse work require high-efficiency machinery. Having a fleet of vehicles perpetually in action with very little downtime can greatly increase productivity.
Computers and smartphones
Battery life, reliability, price, charging time and efficiency are some of the main issues that the computational device industry faces nowadays. The power and durability provided by compact supercapacitors is a revolutionary contribution to this field. Miniaturized, quick-reaction, fast-charging energy storage units are a perfect complement, and substitute in certain applications, for traditional batteries.
We are constantly working on developing new sustainable carbon-based nanomaterials and supercapacitors for further applications. Every day we continue our research to provide the energy of the future.