Dreamweaver International is launching a line of nanofiber based separator materials for supercapacitors. They have been working with major supercapacitor manufacturers for over two years developing Silver AR. Silver AR materials are designed to have lower internal resistance, higher capacitance and tensile strength, with lower moisture content. They are now qualified for manufacture on a machine capable of making over 40 million square meters per year.
Supercapacitors are energy storage devices similar to batteries, but with ten times as much power capability as a lithium ion battery. This allows them to capture and deliver energy much faster, making them perfect for such applications as regenerative braking for hybrid busses. Hybrid busses deliver a 38% increase in fuel mileage, and a 39% decrease in operating costs over conventional diesel busses, according to a study by the US Department of Energy.
Read the press release, written by Laura Bruce here