11 Nov 2022
Nanocarbons in 2022: Small Sized but With a Growing Commercial Impact
The field of nanocarbons is not new and it has certainly been the victim of too much hype and false dawns, but things have changed. Across 2022 and into the decade ahead, CNTs and graphene will enter different phases of their industrial expansion.
14 Oct 2022
Skeleton Launches its SuperBattery and Unveils Shell as a Partner
Skeleton Technologies officially launched its SuperBattery, and unveiled Shell as partner. Skeleton is joining a Shell-led consortium to offer electrification solutions for mining sites.
26 Jul 2022
Skeleton to Build World's Largest Supercapacitor Factory with Siemens
Skeleton Technologies and Siemens are announcing a far-reaching technology partnership for the development, planning and implementation of a fully automated, digitalized manufacturing plant to produce supercapacitors in Germany.
3 Mar 2022
NAWA Technologies produce vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs). IDTechEx spoke with Dr Pascal Boulanger (CTO and Founder).
1 Jul 2021
Has the Funding for Graphene Dried up?
Practically no graphene manufacturer is making significant revenue, let alone a profit, so continued funding will still be essential - but is there still enough cash being injected?
24 Mar 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles
The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
11 Mar 2021
AUVE Tech. Estonia
In February 2021, Invest in Estonia described this newcomer as follows.
With ambitious global expansion plans to be led by Estonia's former prime minister Taavi Rõivas, Auve Tech is poised to bring sustainable autonomous transportation solutions into our everyday lives.
27 Jan 2021
Is Sustainability a Key Driver for Emerging Graphene Markets?
Multiple drivers are emerging for graphene as the value-added material of choice. One market driver that is perhaps surprising but will have a major impact over the next decade is sustainability.
2 Dec 2020
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2020
Not a single country or industry has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Despite this, there have still been some notable industrial activity and commercial progression within materials science. IDTechEx provides a round-up and highlights some of these key developments.
27 Nov 2020
General Motors Sparkles in 48 Volt
It is in China that General Motors is leading the way in 48V hybrid cars and their next technology. This 48V mild hybridization of conventional car models gives them another ten years in the market.
10 Sep 2020
The Billion Dollar Supercapacitor
Supercapacitors are only a business of around $0.5 billion. However, Geely Holdings has a new commitment to Maxwell Technologies, a Tesla company, for what may be at least $0.5 billion over the years for peak shaving supercapacitors for its hybrid cars made under Volvo and other brands.
8 Feb 2019
Why Tesla Bought the Supercapacitor World Leader
Tesla needs to excel in the much broader range of energy storage technologies needed for Class 8 trucks down to Tesla 3 cars to retain uniquely long range for the price.
19 Nov 2018
Graphene based ultra capacitors boost double, single decker buses
The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.