28 Jun 2022
Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?
Nanomaterials remain a significant growth area with the potential to enable a wide range of next-generation technologies. This article will focus on CNT yarns and sheets before expanding on to high-aspect-ratio and hybrid materials; these are all at an earlier commercial stage than the main MWCNT market.
5 May 2022
The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery
It is impossible to avoid headlines about the "graphene battery"; the concept of this Nobel Prize winning nanomaterial revolutionizing the energy storage market is naturally very enticing, but it is graphene's older sibling carbon nanotubes that have progressed beyond the hype and disillusionment phases of their commercial journey by finding a value-add high volume energy storage adoption.
4 Mar 2022
Aditya Birla Group is one of the global leaders in carbon black production. IDTechEx recently spoke with Dr Douglas Barr (Director of Analytical Science and Materials Innovation) and Dr Zachary Combs (R&D Director, Energy Systems) about their work in carbon nanotubes.
3 Mar 2022
NAWA Technologies produce vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs). IDTechEx spoke with Dr Pascal Boulanger (CTO and Founder).
30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
11 Jun 2021
Manufacturing of Nano-Based Energy Storage Material Begins
NAWA Technologies has hit a significant milestone with the start of manufacturing of its revolutionary Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube material.
24 May 2021
Fully Ridable E-Motorbike Prototype Ready for Summer
The prototype will feature a world-first in electric powertrains: a 'hybrid' battery which combines Nawa Technologies' own ultracapacitors, NAWACap, with conventional lithium-ion cells.
21 Oct 2020
Highlights from the 3rd European Forum Energy for Smart Mobility
The 3rd European Forum "Energy for Smart Mobility" took place on the 13th and 14th of October 2020, co-hosted by Capenergies and GreenUnivers. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr David Wyatt joined the event as a speaker in the Smart Energy for the Last Mile session.
9 Oct 2020
Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode Brings Quantum Leap in Battery Performance
NAWA Technologies presents the Ultra Fast Carbon Electrode, a breakthrough nano-based innovation that unlocks next-level performance for all types of batteries, particularly those used by electric vehicles.
21 Aug 2020
NAWA Technologies produce vertically aligned CNTs for energy storage and other applications. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Pascal Boulanger (CTO and Founder).
20 Dec 2019
Hybrid Battery-Powered Electric Motorbike Concept
NAWA Racer is inspired by 1960s café racers but is powered by a world-first 'hybrid' battery system, which combines next-gen ultracapacitors with lithium-ion offering ten times more power and five times more energy than existing ultracapacitors.