Power Japan Plus, a Japanese power company has stated that they have come up with a revolutionary battery technology that can easily beat the energy density of stereotypical batteries used in automobiles. They have termed it the Ryden dual carbon battery.
With respect to the existing lithium ion batteries, the product has an ability of charging 20 times faster without reaching to the highest level of temperature where it requires cooling or burst like lithium-ion battery. This makes it safer, reliable and sustainable relatively, claimed the company. Power Japan envisions that their product will usher a new era in hybrid as well as all electric automobiles.
Doing Away with Thermal Change
In order to put an end to the thermal change and of course the safety risks, which constitute major chunk of lithium ion batteries, the company has introduced carbon in place of nickel, cobalt or manganese. This is also one of the main reasons for the new battery being cheaper comparatively.
The company has also worked towards fabricating a new carbon element; the one being used in the battery is derived from cotton fibers. This implies that it could be recycled once the battery is no longer functional. The structural arrangement is in such a fashion that it can be discharged completely without posing any damage.
Balancing Consumers Expectations
Its revolutionary design places it slightly higher on the graph of reliability, secondly, it can easily be configured to squeeze in a standard 18650 cell and thirdly, it constitute a lifespan of about 3,000 charge/discharge cycles.
Power Japan demonstrated the faster recharge speed by comparing it with a battery used in Nissan Leaf, where it took nearly 4 hours to charge, while the Ryden took just 12 minutes to do the same job.
Path to Market
The company asserted that they are focused towards manufacturing the batteries for medical applications and satellites as of now and they would be fabricating about thousand by the year-end. For making the technology available to the cars and other automobiles, they would go towards licensing the expertise to other companies who would be doing the dissemination via installation.
Source: Power Japan Plus