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Reference Number C2/P6
Title Development of electrochemical capacitators - super capacitators (SUPERC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 5%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 95%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
HILTech Developments Ltd
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DfT
Start Date 01 September 1999
End Date 31 October 2002
Duration 37 months
Total Grant Value £199,000
Industrial Sectors Power; Transport
Region London
Programme DfT Transport Technology and Standards
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , HILTech Developments Ltd (100.000%)
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Objectives The project objective is to use a low-cost manufacturing process to produce Poly(acrylonitrile), one of the most widely used polymers in fabrics and carpets, to develop a new novel conducting polymeric material.
Abstract The methodology is to thermally restructure the PAN whilst retaining a high proportion of nitrogen and create a very large surface area in excess of 1,000 square metres per gram of material. This material can then be used with a conventional lithium electrolyte to produce an electro-chemical storage system. The industrial key objective is to match the performance of its Maxwell (major US supplier of super-capacitors) counterpart but at a much lower unit cost. A successful development will leadto the large-scale introduction of electro-chemical capacitors in a number of vehicle applications and ultimately in some stationary applications.
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