Supercapacitors will be a large market that will interest suppliers of a wide range of specialty chemicals and added value feedstock. The new report from IDTechEx Research, “Supercapacitor Materials and Technology Roadmap 2019-2039” uniquely appraises these and identifies gaps in the market for device variants and new material capabilities. The report notes that lithium-ion batteries were a cottage industry but as they became a large market added value materials companies prospered from making key materials that the device makers could not address. That is ahead for supercapacitors now.
The growth of the supercapacitor business is being accelerated by new priorities driven by a wider range of potentially large applications and optimization of new matched materials. That stretches from structural supercapacitors to ones maximizing pseudocapacitance for battery-like functions and others replacing general purpose electrolytic capacitors. Many transition metal oxides and other compounds from liquids to ceramics are now in focus.
“Supercapacitor Materials and Technology Roadmap 2019-2039” is a drilldown report from the IDTechEx Research report, “Supercapacitor Markets and Technology 2018-2028.” It is part of the acclaimed IDTechEx Research series on energy storage and battery elimination.
The growth of the supercapacitor business is being accelerated by new priorities driven by a wider range of potentially large applications and optimization of new matched materials, said Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTECHEX.
The new virtuosity is astounding. Some experimental supercapacitors now work from minus 110C to 300C. Power supply versions at 120 Hz are demonstrated. On the other hand, load-bearing supercapacitors are sometimes achieving lighter weight than the dumb structure they replace. Batteries make things heavier, but supercapacitors make them lighter – “negative mass” energy storage? Supercapacitor materials just got exciting.