“Supercapacitors are electrochemical devices for storing energy by their intrinsic nature. The specific power and energy of supercapacitors have values of between those of conventional condensers (with low energy and high power) and batteries (with high energy and low power). Therefore supercapacitors are devices that try to reconcile high energy with high power. Used in combination with batteries or fuel cells in hybrid systems, or used alone, AIJU sees the potential of these devices as replacements or complementing actual batteries. This project investigated and developed the materials required to assemble prototype supercapacitors. A large part of the R&D efforts were focussed on the development of new high capacity and low resistance electrodes. Prototypes of up to 200 F capacity are being developed.”

Start date: Jan-08