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The rapidly evolving New Energy Economy will clearly depend on the emergence and adoption of cutting-edge energy technologies. However, these innovations will only take us so far unless we have readily available, truly efficient, reliable and cost-effective energy storage systems. Advanced materials will be the key driver behind storage system improvements; whether it's holding electrostatic charge in ultracapacitors or improving natural gas safety and cost in vehicles, it is the materials that are truly driving innovation. EnerG2's engineered materials are tailor-made - standing on their own or in combination with other solutions - to drive energy efficiencies that will, in turn, drive our energy future.
Ultracapacitor Electrode Materials
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. EnerG2's engineered carbon materials can significantly enhance the power performance, energy density and overall cost of ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems.
Lead Acid Battery Materials
EnerG2’s carbon additives will finally allow lead acid batteries to deliver the cycle life necessary in a partial state of charge to meet the needs of micro and mild hybrid electric vehicles. Additionally, EnerG2’s carbon additives for lead acid batteries will enable large-scale renewable energy integration into our nation’s electric grid at a cost per delivered kWh lower than conventional power generation.
Lithium Battery Materials
Current state-of-the-art, as well as next-generation, lithium batteries utilize carbon as a critical component of both the anode and cathode structures. EnerG2’s carbon can be engineered for use in both traditional lithium-ion and next-generation lithium chemistries to deliver step-function improvements in high energy densities, closing the driving range gap between electric and gasoline-powered vehicles.
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 adsorb methane molecules, the primary energy content of natural gas.
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 combines its carbon materials with chemical hydrides to form nano-composites that are dense with hydrogen and significantly improve hydrogen storage system performance.
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