EnerG2:  The Science of Storage


Ultracapacitor Electrode Materials


The most important application of EnerG2 technology today is the use of our high-performance carbons to form ultracapacitor electrodes.


Ultracapacitors, or electric double layer capacitors, are quickly supplanting and complementing traditional battery technology in a variety of industries.  Carbon-based electrode materials are the primary determinants of ultracapacitor performance and cost.


The innovative EnerG2 process involves synthesizing high-performance ultracapacitor electrode materials through control of molecular self-assembly. The resulting material has the physical characteristics that are required for high-performance supercapacitor applications –  but at a fraction of the cost. 


Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage


Today’s natural gas reserves far exceed estimated global oil reserves and provide a suitable near-term alternative to petroleum-fueled vehicles. 


As the penetration of natural gas in combustion-engine applications accelerates, greater emphasis is being placed on the economics and safety of current energy storage technologies. 


EnerG2’s carbon materials are tailor-made to attract – or adsorb – methane molecules, which allows natural gas to adhere to the carbon’s ultra-high surface area.


This facilitates the construction of low-pressure natural gas storage canisters that can meet rapidly escalating demand requirements in a safer, more cost-effective and energy-efficient manner.


Hydrogen Storage


The promise of clean, efficient power from hydrogen fuel cells requires significant advancements in hydrogen storage technologies. 


Metal and chemical hydrides are well known for the volumetric and gravimetric density of their hydrogen content, but they suffer from serious limitations in a manageable storage system. 


EnerG2 mixes its carbon materials with chemical hydrides to form nano-composites that are dense with hydrogen.


These nano-composites significantly improve hydrogen storage.  In most cases, it takes a lot of pressure to store liquid hydrogen and a lot of heat to extract hydrogen from hydrides; carbon materials from EnerG2 change these requirements to reduce the amount of pressure and heat needed.  In fact, the waste heat captured from fuel cells using ambient pressure can effectively power hydrogen discharge in EnerG2 nano-composites.


To learn more about any of these or other applications, please contact us.

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