30 Nov 2020
Supercapacitor Technology for Green Energy
Supercapacitors (ultracapacitors) are the only capacitors using an electrochemical double layer (EDL) to give one thousand times more storage for a given weight or volume.
21 Aug 2020
Structural batteries as vehicle bodywork
Previously, we have discussed the widespread work on structural supercapacitors, noting that they have the advantage of not swelling and shrinking during charge-discharge unlike batteries.
15 Jul 2016
Wireless in-wheel motors
IDTechEx comments on research presented by the University of Tokyo and NSK at EVS29, June 2016.
14 Jul 2016
Improving lithium-ion capacitors
The suitability of the proposed technology has been analysed and it was proved that lithium-ion capacitors can act as a main power or energy source without any reduction of the system capabilities.
22 Oct 2012
Why ultracapacitors maintain 30% market growth
Ultracapacitors, also known as supercapacitors, have seen some setbacks lately. Market leader Maxwell Technologies has seen reduced ultracapacitor sales growth in early 2012 due to softness in Europe and Nanotecture, in Europe, developing the variant called a supercabattery went out of business.
28 May 2012
IDTechEx believes that the market action now lies with supercabatteries based on lithium-ion technology and commonly referred to as lithium capacitors because lithium-ion capacitors now have the largest market value.
23 Nov 2011
FDK, Asahi Kasei join in li-ion capacitor JV
FDK and Asahi Kasei today concluded a basic agreement to establish a joint-venture company for the combined operation of a lithium ion capacitor (LIC) business.
12 Nov 2010
Taiyo Yuden's Hybrid LIC boasts the key features of batteries (high voltage and high energy) while maintaining the traditional characteristics of capacitors (rapid charge/discharge, high durability, safety and environmental friendliness).