Graphene composite as electrodes for super capacitors

Reference number 2018-03305
Coordinator Bright Day Prototypes AB - Bright Day Prototypes AB, Bromma
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration November 2018 - July 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call 2017-05429-en

Purpose and goal

The goal of this feasibility study is to test Bright Day Prototype (BDP) graphene composite’s (patent pending), performance as an electrode for super capacitors. The project aims to examine how it will perform electrochemically together with different electrolytes. The aim of BDP is to develop environmentally friendly electrochemical products from renewable materials such as this graphene composite made from biomass.

Expected results and effects

Supercapacitors based on graphene have shown that is possible to increase the energy density in a radical way. We see the possibility to create a new business segment for super capacitors with an energy density approaching lithium ion batteries which are based on biomaterials and thus are environmentally friendly and toxic free. This project is a first step in the verification of the material properties.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is a collaboration between BDP and RISE Acreo. The graphene composite’s properties and suitability for the purpose will be evaluated by RISE Acreo. RISE Acreo has access to lab facilities with test equipment and earlier experience in developing test cells for super capacitors.. The material will be produced and made available by BDP.

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