Supercaps

Supercapacitors, or Ultracapacitors as they are also known, are a novel energy storage technology that offers high power density, almost instant recharging and very long lifetimes. The global supercapacitor market is expected to reach an estimated USD 3,1 billion by 2026 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 15.5% from 2017 to 2027. The major drivers of growth for this market are increasing demand for hybrid electrical vehicles and portable electronics products and their superior properties, such as high energy density, long lifecycles, and power stabilization as compared conventional batteries.

Competitors have found non scalable solutions due to economic and/or technological issues.

Competitors

Drawbacks

Graphene Industrial graphene lacks great energy performance in real conditions
Ultra high performance activated carbon Not commercial material/too expensive
Carbon nanotubes Not commercial CNT electrodes
Carbon aerogel Not commercial

Gnanomat technical approach: scalable, viable and safe-by-design graphene-based nanomaterials; showing outstanding improvement in capacitance, energy, power and cyclability.

Li-Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries (Li-B) are a family of rechargeable batteries with a high energy density, tiny memory effect and low self-discharge. Because of its lightness and high energy density, Lithium-Ion batteries are ideal for portable devices and they are also growing in popularity for military, battery electric vehicle and aerospace applications. The global lithium-ion market is expected to reach an estimated USD 56 billion by 2024 from USD 25 billion in 2015; growing at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2015 to 2024. Global demand for electric vehicles is anticipated to surge over the next few years. This will lead to reduced cost of transportation, development of autonomous driving and others.

From the battery application perspective, the incentive for implementing a nanomaterial electrode as a Lithium-ion storage material would be to derive significant improvement in energy, power, cycle life or some combination of the same.

Gnanomat has shown remarkable advances in these matters that can be applied to improve Lithium-ion battery performance.