18 Sep 2017
Ioxus View of the Supercapacitor Business
This article covers IDTechEx's recent interview with members of Ioxus staff.
4 Apr 2016
a ramp up phase through power quality applications like UPS, then in full scale with the transport and industrial sector. This means they are realistic about the development time for their product to be accepted in the transport sector for example.
The company seems to know well, where high power supercapacitor applications can be drive growth.
On Mr. Madiberk words:"Although the market is growing at a 30% rate, additional growth has been stalled by the lack of high energy and power densities needed by high-performance applications"
The company recently procured funding for an additional investment round.
15 Jul 2015
Development avenues for electrolyte and separator systems
Supercapacitors have seen tremendous improvements over the past decade, resulting in higher power density, higher energy density and lower prices. Electrodes have seen the most amount of attention, effort and development. In this article however, we focus instead on electrolytes and separators. Directions in electrolyte research are towards high voltage, more stable and greener solutions. Similarly, separators need to improve purity and high voltage stability. This is particularly true if paper separators are to succeed. We will discuss these developments in this article.
27 Mar 2015
Highlights from the First Major Supercapacitor Event of 2015
The first day at the AABC Conference 2015 in Mainz Germany brought interesting insights on the future of the energy storage industry in Europe. The keynote session highlighted the role, structure and organisation of some of the main battery RD centers in Germany.
10 Feb 2015
IDTechEx report from the first major supercapacitor event of 2015
This article focuses on the highlights of the second day of the AABC Conference 2015 in Mainz Germany, specifically in the Electrochemical Capacitor Symposium.
19 Jan 2015
New Supercapacitor Advances in Japan
Supercapacitor sales are mostly about automotive, with Chinese buses being the main destination of Ioxus and Maxwell supercapacitors and Japanese cars the main users of Nippon ChemiCon supercapacitors. French cars are the main users of Batscap supercapacitors and so on. IDTechEx analysts regularly visit many supercapacitor and lithium-ion capacitor (supercabattery) manufacturers and users in Japan the center of the global EV industry, with Toyota the leader by a large margin. Here are some of the findings.
12 Jan 2015
Supercapacitors take over flywheels in UPS, a billion dollar market
As it is in automotive, supercapacitors will be providing reliable and cost effective high power for critical applications such as data centers and hospitals. These are the so called UPS (uninterruptable power supply) systems. This article explains why.
30 Dec 2014
Review of supercapacitors in 2014 and the outlook for 2015
Whilst the industry has reduced its growth in comparison to the previous years (from an estimated 30% in 2014 vs 2013 to 15% in 2014 vs 2013), IDTechEx believes that this is just a temporary stagnation. Indeed, the fact that other companies are investing in manufacturing capacity and challenging the leadership of Maxwell Technologies is a positive sign for the industry and a good signal for the supercapacitor market, which by definition needs more than one major player. We believe that more manufacturer options across the globe will provide the required alternative supply that end user industries are requiring in order to warranty market competition.
This article gives an overview of the major events and developments in 2014 and gives the IDTechEx outlook for 2015.
29 Oct 2014
The graphene industry finds new market opportunities in California
The 5th IDTechEx conference and tradeshow on graphene and 2D materials- Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE! - has become the annual meeting place for the global graphene industry in California.
11 Aug 2014
Woven, Smart Skin & Structural Supercapacitors for EVs and Other Uses
Supercapacitors continue to improve faster than lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, something pointed out by Bombardier and IDTechEx some time ago. There is near consensus that commercial Li-ion batteries will not improve more than a factor of two in cost and energy density in the next decade.
2 Jun 2014
Supercapacitors Leap Ahead: Electric Vehicles, Graphene & Printing
Consider three supercapacitor riddles as we reveal how the supercapacitor industry is in good health in 2014 with added potential. What takes a lot of space and no space? What has a rival that is a partner? What do fuel cells need next?