Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research program from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), to develop a biocarbon-based supercapacitor from plant cellulose feedstock.
MDA requires a high performance, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative solution to the currently employed metal based supercapacitors. PSI’s high performance biocarbon material for supercapacitor applications will use an environmentally friendly process and reagents technology to provide a supercapacitor with similar performance properties as the current state-of-the-art supercapacitors (e.g., toxic metals, expensive chemicals) using nontoxic biocarbon derived materials from cellulose feedstock. This approach will address shortcomings associated with the current state-of-the-art processes including high cost, scalability, and toxicity. The program goal is to provide the MDA with biocarbon materials with a low carbon footprint and production cost. PSI previously demonstrated the feasibility of this approach.
PSI’s Successful development of a high performance supercapacitor will have applications in both commercial and military technologies ranging from consumer electronics, transportation, renewable energy, and infrastructures.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Dorin Preda
Group Leader, Material Technologies
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003