Graphene has been a buzzword in the high-tech industries since its discovery in 2004. The wonder material, dubbed the “holy grail” when its strength was first demonstrated, has potential applications in so many industries that most have lost count. There’s a lot of talk, but not as much success in terms of commercializing graphene-based products and actually bringing the value, that graphene inherently possesses as a raw material, to different applications.
Skeleton is one of the pioneers of the graphene industry. Our ultracapacitors, or supercapacitors, are living proof of the power of graphene, and especially our patented “curved graphene” that our products are based on. Our ultracapacitors are already out there, in hybrid trucks, cars and buses, wind turbines, power grids, and even satellites.
Others are starting to take notice as well. In January we were chosen as a Global Cleantech 100 company. An honor bestowed upon top private companies in the global clean technology sector. The Global Cleantech awards celebrate the most innovative and promising ideas from companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s cleantech challenges.
We have also been highlighted as one of the global leaders in graphene-based electronic devices by Graphene Electronics Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019 by Transparency Market Research. Another report, The Global Market for Graphene and 2-D Materials by Future Markets, Inc., names our 4500 farads ultracapacitor cell as an example of a pioneering product in the industry.
Recognition is always appreciated, especially when it is truly deserved, and we are constantly pushing boundaries to make sure we stay at the forefront of the graphene industry.
We see renewable energy as one of the biggest potential markets for ultracapacitors. Renewable energy cannot exist without the means to store the energy, and that’s where ultracapacitors can really excel. The unparalleled capacity our ultracapacitors possess for harvesting and releasing vast amounts of energy is priceless in the fight for clean energy. Conventional battery technology is well suited to energy storage, but is unable to cover peaks in energy consumption, nor does it come even close to ultracapacitors in reliability. As prices for ultracapacitors decrease, it’s clear that a hybrid technology combining traditional batteries with cutting-edge ultracapacitors will provide benefits no other energy storage technology can match.