|The patented and proprietary technology used by EnerG2 is based on nano-structured carbon materials that are finely controlled and offer ultra-high surface areas. These materials have been engineered to exploit and enhance carbon’s inherent attraction to energy-storing molecules such as electrolytic ions, methane, natural gas and hydrogen.
The result: maximum energy storage at unprecedented cost-to-performance ratios.
Originally working in collaboration with the University of Washington Department of Materials Science & Engineering, EnerG2 has developed and commercialized unique sol-gel processing technologies to construct and tailor its carbon materials.
Sol-gel processing, which creates optimal structure and purity in the finished carbon product, is a chemical synthesis that gels colloidal suspensions to form solids through heat and catalysts.
EnerG2 has invented a patented ability to control the hydrolysis and condensation reactions within the gelling process, allowing the materials' surface structures and pore-size distributions to be shaped, molded and customized for a variety of energy storage uses.
The EnerG2 approach to energy storage material manufacturing is unique and differentiates us from the competition. Most commercially available materials for energy storage are produced from naturally occurring precursors; therefore much of the performance of these derivative materials is determined by natural physical properties of the selected precursor. As a result, important characteristics such as pore-size distribution and purity are fixed within the natural precursor and are merely exposed by competitors various processing approaches.
Innovation at EnerG2 is derived from molecular self-assembly; to put it simply, we build our energy storage materials from scratch, and this leads to greater structural control, improved product purity and an ability to escape today's energy storage performance limitations.
EnerG2 has developed these processing capabilities with an explicit and aggressive focus on cost control. To avoid the expensive processing typically associated with nanotechnology, the company has leveraged large-scale commercial processing technologies from established industries to design a production approach that is both relatively inexpensive and inherently scalable.
EnerG2's carbons demonstrate a spectrum of pore size distributions and surface morphologies. The patented and proprietary technology used by EnerG2 is based on molecular self-assembly and produces nano-structured carbon materials that are finely controlled and offer ultra-high surface areas. Building our materials from specially designed precursors allows surface structures and pore-sized distributions to be shaped, molded and customized for a variety of critical and cost-effective energy storage uses.