Li-ion batteries are arguably the most important rechargeable batteries in the world. Using graphene based nanocomposites to replace/complement existing anode/cathode materials has been shown to significantly improve charging rates and capacity , however the methods use to make these composites are currently not yet economically feasible to use on a large scale. Many barriers to developing new electrode manufacturing processes still remain, but we believe the scalability and flexibility of our process will help reduce future challenges and accelerate these next-generation materials to market.
Supercapacitors have the potential to provide energy storage with superior charging rates and power densities compared to that of Li-ion batteries. However, commercially available products do not have the sufficient energy storage capacities necessary to power our consumer electronics and electric cars. Metal oxide - Graphene nanocomposite coated electrodes have achieved over 5X specific capacitance increases . Since energy density is approximately proportional to specific capacitance, this leads to significant gains in energy storage capability. However once again, competing methods of producing these composites are not commerically viable and can have large environmental impact. Our process is highly scalable, and has little environmental impact.