TEEMP and NUST MISiS under joint work have signed a new RUB 16 million contract to develop Russian-made organic electrolyte production technology.
The voltage of the basic TEEMP supercapacitor cells will be increased by more than 40%, from 2.7 V to 3.8 V by using unique ionogenic salts in the new electrolyte. This allows the company to reduce the dimensions of the supercapacitor modules, while preserving their features and increasing their working voltage.
Use of the new electrolyte will also improve the supercapacitor operating efficiency at temperatures to -60°С. Use of TEEMP LLC modules under Arctic conditions is one of the promising applications of the technology.
“The supercapacitor market is growing fairly rapidly, not only in volume, but also in efficiency of the available devices. This is precisely why accelerated development and improvement in technologies is one of our chief priorities. I am confident that the experience, knowledge and ability of Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys NRTU will guarantee the successful completion of the new organic electrolyte development. This contract will elevate the market performance and demand for our product. It will also permit more compact and efficient start-up systems to be set up for heavy transportation and diesel-electrical stations,” emphasized TEEMP CEO, Sergei Kurilov.
NUST MISiS will also be working on creating new electrolytes for tropical use, which will allow the supercapacitors to operate efficiently at temperatures to +85°С. The work is planned for completion in 3Q 2018.
“By successfully using the University 4.0 model, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys NRTU is not only one of the country’s best scientific and educational centers, but also a dynamically developing platform for innovative activity by our scientists, working jointly with business community representatives. The new technology was created in the Department of Physical Chemistry of The National University of Science and Technology MISiS under the supervision of Professor Mikhail Astakhov and it has broad possible applications in various sectors of environmentally-clean transportation, construction hoisting equipment, continuous-feed and energy-quality control systems, as well as in pulse and medical equipment,” noted Alevtina Chernikova, Head of NUST MISiS.