Posts Tagged: Ultracapacitors

Skeleton Technologies’ new ultracapacitors target heavy transportation market

Skeleton Technologies has launched a new range of cylindrical ultracapacitors that offer specific power performance of up to 111 kW/kg, specific energy up to 9.6 Wh/kg, and capacitance up to 4500 farads. Skeleton hopes that the high energy density achieved by the SkelCap 4500 series will be a good fit for the heavy transportation market,… Read more »

Skeleton Technologies raises €9.8 million in Series B, aims to make ultracapacitors the future for EVs

Estonian/German ultracapacitor maker Skeleton Technologies has raised Series B financing of €9.8 million ($10.7 million) from a consortium that includes electrical equipment manufacturer Harju Elekter Group and Baltic investment firm UP Invest. The company plans to use the funds to ramp up production of its graphene-based ultracapacitors. Customers include hybrid truck manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers,… Read more »

Maxwell Technologies introduces 24-volt versions of ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module

As every truck driver or heavy equipment operator knows, diesel engines can be difficult to start in low temperatures, or after not being started for long periods. Maxwell Technologies’ Engine Start Module (ESM) is an ultracapacitor-based system that takes over the engine cranking function and remains fully charged, even if battery voltage drops. Now Maxwell… Read more »

Ioxus launches new family of ultracaps for easy installation in automotive applications

Ioxus has launched its iMOD X-Series, a family of 22 ultracapacitor modules that are designed to simplify system design and installation for end users by offering a wide array of possible mounting configurations. The new modules use off-the-shelf T-slots to mount from any side in any configuration. They feature internally integrated wire management and integrated… Read more »

Ioxus announces new line of high-temperature ultracapacitors

New York-based ultracapacitor manufacturer Ioxus has introduced a new line of high-temperature 1250-Farad cells. According to the company, its proprietary Titan technology meets the requirement of automotive customers for ultracaps with a wider operating range that meets both cold and high temperature standards. Ioxus’ newest line of cells functions at temperatures ranging from -40 to… Read more »

Thin-film supercapacitors could be embedded in body panels

Researchers around the world are working on supercapacitors (aka ultracaps), whose high power density makes them a perfect complement for lithium-ion batteries. Meanwhile, a couple of visionaries at Volvo have been thinking about ways to get around the high space requirements of batteries by storing energy in a car’s body panels. Image Courtesy of Volvo… Read more »

Maxwell and Corning agree to work together on ultracapacitor tech

Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL) has announced a joint development agreement with Corning (NYSE: GLW) with the goal of advancing the state of capacitive energy storage technology. Maxwell brings expertise in ultracapacitor cell design and a growing presence in the energy storage market to the partnership, while Corning is a specialist in high-performance materials, and has… Read more »

Ultracapacitors supercharge stop/start systems

Electrification is quietly sneaking into “conventional” vehicles, as more models incorporate stop/start technology. Navigant Research predicts that 54% of new vehicles worldwide will have stop/start capability by 2022. Different automakers are applying stop/start in very different ways. For energy storage, a stop/start system may use Li-ion batteries, advanced-glass-mat (AGM) lead-acid batteries, ultracapacitors (UCs), or some… Read more »

Research team uses MRI to examine the inner workings of supercapacitors

A team of chemists from New York University and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of supercapacitors. Their technique, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), offers a way to monitor and possibly enhance the performance of such devices. The work, which appears in the latest issue of the… Read more »

Ultracap maker Skeleton Technologies raises €3.9 million in round A funding

Skeleton Technologies, a European manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology, has completed Round A financing of €3.9 million ($5.4 million). The funds will be used to scale up production, for product development, and for sales and marketing efforts. Skeleton Technologies manufactures SkelCap ultracapacitor cells, which are available in ranges from 250 F to 3500 F, as well… Read more »