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High Performance Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84032
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82107
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High Performance Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Capacitors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84688
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Electrochemical capacitors are being developed for utility applications, providing emergency backup power, improving system stability, and lowering demand peaks. These functions reduce congestion at critical times for transmission and distribution systems. However, the use of electrochemical capacitors is limited by their performance (energy and power densities), safety, and short cycle life. The major factors responsible for these limits are the low electrolyte accessibility and low capacitance (for the electrodes), and the narrow electrochemical window, flammability, toxicity, volatility, thermal instability, and electrolyte depletion (for the electrolytes). This project will develop carbon nanotube composite electrodes and combine them with environmentally benign electrolytes, leading to advanced electrochemical capacitors with high energy density, high power density, safe operation, and long cycle life. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: High performance, safe, and long-lived electrochemical capacitors should significantly benefit a wide range of applications. Beyond the utility applications, they should find use in transportation, consumer electronics, medical electronics, and military and defense.

Principal Investigator:

Wen Lu
Dr
3037925615
wenl@adatech.com

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown Jr.
Mr
3037925615
cliffb@adatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Ste 130 Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No