11 Jun 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)
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.
1 July 2014 to 31 December 2016
Total contracted budget (including in-kind)
- 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.