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Power and Propulsion | Supercapacitor development and scale up for manufacture

Power and Propulsion

Supercapacitor development and scale up for manufacture

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLING STOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO.,LTD (Li Jing) / CSIRO (Graeme Snook)

Supercapacitor development and scale up for manufacture

Research summary

Following on from the Supercapacitor Energy Management System project, this subsequent research focused on CSIRO scaling up for potential production of their own supercapacitors, rather than the use of off-the-shelf products.

Start/end date

1 July 2014 to 31 December 2016

Total contracted budget (including in-kind)

$3,723,495

Key achievements

  • The nickel based aqueous electrolyte supercapacitor developed at CSIRO was scaled up and manufacturing protocols developed to enable production economics to be assessed.
  • The scale up included preparation of large prototype cells and testing for performance at a range of operating temperatures, achieving an energy density of 20 Wh/Kg under ambient conditions.
  • The cell was optimised for high power applications and light-weight packaging developed to keep the density of the competed cell pack as low as possible.

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