By James McElroyThe world’s first commercially-produced supercapacitor has been created at the company’s research facility in Florida.
The technology has been described as the world’s most energy efficient, capable of producing more than a billion watt-hours of energy.
The breakthrough was made possible by a unique combination of the process of electrochemical oxidation (ECO) and a chemical catalyst.
It’s the first time a process such as this has been produced by an oil company, said Scott Schoen, vice president of Advanced Energy Solutions.
“We’ve been working with the research team and our engineering team and we’ve found that it is a good candidate for an energy storage system.
It does not require an enormous amount of material or materials, and it’s a great process,” he said.”
When it comes to supercapactitors, we’ve had a lot of issues with how to make them, and so we’re very excited to be able to bring this to the market.”
The process is based on the electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, which has been shown to be very efficient.
It is, however, not as efficient as the reaction that occurs when oxygen and hydrogen combine.
The process uses a catalyst made of zinc, copper and nickel.
It works by combining hydrogen and nickel to produce the supercapacity.
“The catalyst, zinc, nickel and copper, have been a big part of the development of this supercapuctor and this has provided us with the ability to produce this superconductor in such a very low temperature environment,” said Schoen.
“It’s a really exciting product.
It provides a supercapaction, it’s not a superconduction but it’s an electrochemical process, and that’s the way we’re able to make it.”
The supercapability is a big step forward in the development and commercialisation of the technology, which is expected to provide significant energy storage applications.
“This is a critical step towards creating an energy density that will allow for future power grids to have more capacity to meet our needs,” said Dr Mark Schubert, the vice president and general manager of the Energy Storage and Storage Technology Group at Advanced Energy.
“One of the benefits of this is that it can be a much more affordable energy storage device, which can be very cost effective,” he added.
The new supercapAC is a hybrid of a conventional supercapiton, a solid state capacitor, and a liquid supercapition.
“What makes this super capacitor unique is that you can do it in the presence of a hydrogen ion, which makes it very easy to store electricity.
The problem is you can’t store that electricity in the same supercapitation that’s being used to produce it, so it’s very expensive,” said David Loomis, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.”
To do that, we have to store it in a liquid form, so we have this super capaciton that’s just a solid electrolyte.
You have to go through a lot more of the electrolyte to make that, but the energy density is very good,” said Loomus.”
In terms of cost, it is the cheapest supercap, and also has the lowest cost of all the materials we’ve seen.”
In the next year, it will be tested at the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) in Singapore, which will enable the super capacitor to be produced in bulk and be tested in a variety of applications.
It will also be able be used for storing energy generated from solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal power stations.
“These systems have the potential to deliver significant energy densities in the future, particularly for applications that require significant storage,” said Michael Schoellkopf, vice-president and general manger of JIAM.
“If you look at the grid, the grid has always been able to store large amounts of energy in the form of the grid power,” he explained.
“So if you are using these systems, and you want to store energy from your wind turbines, the amount of energy that’s stored on the grid is very low.
It has to be stored somewhere.”
Then, if you want the grid to store the excess energy that is generated from geothermal plants, you have to keep the geothermal electricity and the storage systems, but you don’t have to put them on the same grid.
“The development is being supported by the US Department of Energy and the European Union.