Japanese company Power Japan Plus announced the successful development and testing of super-batteries “Ryden”, which in the future will be produced en masse.
Coal rechargeable battery with outstanding qualities charge 20 times faster than the “conventional” lithium-ion counterpart. In addition, these batteries is quite simple and inexpensive to produce, they are safe and friendly to the environment. They are ideal for electric vehicles, for which the rate of charge – a critical parameter.
In the world of electric vehicles such development is particularly relevant. This type of transport back in the very recent past has been a symbol of exceptional design, poor performance and a very short distance away on fully charged batteries. Today, electric vehicles are improving at a faster pace in the developed countries there are special refueling and service centers for them. However, their main problem today, though, are the batteries, do not give to make a “decisive victory leap.”
Carbon – the main and the only active material primenyamye new battery
A new battery developed by Power Japan in collaboration with Kyushu University (Kyushu University) promises to help make this leap. The researchers describe their battery as “dvuhugolnuyu” (from the word “coal” and not “corner”), since both of the electrodes in it are made of carbon.
Scientists say that their design allows for not only high energy, but also an exceptional charge rate, coupled with efficiency and safety of operation.
developed a new type of battery cells in collaboration with Kyushu University
According to the company that developed the new batteries to charge electric car technology will allow Nissan Leaf (battery capacity of 24 kWh) in just 12 minutes suprotiv many hours in the case of today’s Li-Ion batteries. Similarly, for a 85 kWh battery top model Tesla Model S charge time drops to 42 minutes.
Power Japan also claims that their energy intensity of their batteries is comparable to that of modern lithium-ion batteries. In this instance the price for mass production is also comparable (or lower) the price of lithium-ion battery. All thanks to the fact that carbon – the only active ingredient batteries – is widespread in nature and cheap stuff.
For the production of elements does not require large-scale changes in production lines. In addition, the format produced items will be fully compatible with the format of the current storage batteries that are used in laptops and electric cars. Obviously, adapt the technology to power mobile gadgets also not be difficult.
The company has developed its own method of producing carbon materials of organic origin
The new “dvuhugolnye” batteries can withstand about 3,000 charge / discharge cycles (lithium-ion counterparts held three times fewer cycles), while they can be discharged to zero – no harm to the elements is not responsible. Batteries are not heated during normal charge and discharge, so in the same electric cars will no longer need a special cooling system.
The thermal stability and makes batteries safer – we all heard about exploding cell phones and laptops.
Building more or less the mass production of the first batches of these batteries Power Japan company plans this year. For the first time the items will be used in specialized devices in different areas – for example, in medical devices, satellites, etc. Later Power Japan plans to license the technology to other manufacturers who can produce elements for electric vehicles.