Electrograph - new EU-funded project to develop graphene-based supercapacitor electrode materials

Electrograph is a new EU-funded three-years project that aims to develop graphene-based electrode materials for supercapacitors. The development target is a combination of graphene and graphene-based material as electrode materials, and use of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) as electrolyte. At the end of the project the performance of those materials is to be demonstrated in the functional model of supercapacitor. The project is led by the Fraunhofer Institute.

Scientific and Technical Goals:

  • Production of graphene in volumes required and with properties adjusted for novel electronic components (electrodes/supercapacitors).
  • To establish a feedback between material properties and design parameters.
  • Optimizing overall performance of supercapacitors.
  • To present a functional model of supercapacitor.
  • Assessment of hazard and exposure associated with graphene materials as well as their life cycle impact.
  • To identify the potential for value recovery from graphene electrodes.

Maxwell Technologies announced that its Swiss subsidiary will take part in this project, and will recieve around €325,000.

Posted: Nov 30,2011 by Ron Mertens