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Skeleton Technologies receives an additional €51 million funding to scale up ultracapacitors production
Skeleton Technologies goes after the Asian automotive market: strategic cooperation agreement signed with Marubeni Corporation
Skeleton Technologies and Tallinn University of Technology enter cooperation agreement to turn Estonia into a hub in energy storage and development
Skeleton and NXTech launch a new project for the development of marine certified ultracapacitor modules
From Chaos to Transformation: Cleantech Group Announces 2021 Global Cleantech 100 list of Companies Committed to Delivering the Future and Skeleton is Honored to be Selected
Skeleton’s ultracapacitors now available globally with our Mouser Electronics partnership
Skeleton Technologies raises €41.3 million in equity round from top European entrepreneurs
Skeleton Technologies joins the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
Skeleton’s next generation high energy ultracapacitors to power Wrightbus’ hydrogen buses
Skeleton and KIT are developing a new graphene battery charging in 15 seconds
Skeleton Technologies strengthens its management and appoints Ants Vill as its COO
Skeleton Technologies’ new CTO Dr. Daniel Weingarth up to the challenge of delivering ten times higher levels of energy density
Dr. Sebastian Pohlmann Named New VP of Innovation at Skeleton Technologies
Despite the pandemic, Skeleton Technologies joins €7 million European project to harvest energy
Skeleton Technologies and Attabotics Create an Ultracapacitor-Powered Future for e-Commerce
Skeleton Technologies Signs a Large-Scale Deal with Medcom to Supply Ultracapacitor Energy Storage to Warsaw Tram
Out of Thousands of Innovators From Across the Globe, Skeleton Technologies Chosen for Global Cleantech 100 List
Skeleton Technologies' Ultracapacitors to Power Škoda Trams in Mannheim
Graphene Cuts Elevator Energy Consumption in Half
Out of over 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries, Skeleton Technologies secures a place in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100
Skeleton Technologies Signs Contract with Brush Traction to Supply Ultracapacitors for All BMU Class 769 Prime Movers
Graphene-based Ultracapacitors Capture Energy from 10-Meter Waves
Skeleton Technologies Launches the Megawatt-Second Market for UPS
Skeleton Technologies Launches Laser-Welded Ultracapacitor Packs to Boost Logistics and Energy Sectors with a 2 Second Charge Time
Award-Winning Production Company Visualizes Skeleton Technologies' World-Changing Innovation
Graphene Ultracapacitors Deliver 34% Fuel Savings in One of the Largest Container Terminals in the Baltic Sea
Skeleton Technologies Opens Largest Ultracapacitor Factory in Europe
A list of the most common questions about Skeleton
Technologies and our products.
An ultracapacitor is an energy storage medium, just like a battery. The difference is that an ultracapacitor stores energy in an electric field, whereas a battery uses a chemical reaction. To find out more, check out our blog post and infographic titled “Ultracapacitors or Batteries?”, where we explain how the differences manifest in real-life use of both technologies.
We get a lot of questions about using ultracapacitors instead of batteries in passenger cars or other applications, but unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Yes, ultracapacitors have many advantages over batteries such as a significantly longer lifetime, much higher reliability and durability, and high efficiency even in -40°C, but the problem is that batteries and ultracapacitors are used for different purposes.
If you need energy for a long time, batteries are usually the most economical solution. For short-term applications, ultracapacitors are often the best option. Defining “short-term” is not that simple, however, but as a rule of thumb, you should consider ultracapacitors if the application time is 30-45 seconds or less.
The short answer is that there is no difference. For a longer answer, read our blog post “What’s the Difference between and Ultracapacitor and a Supercapacitor?” If you are wondering about pseudocapacitors, electrochemical double-layer capacitors, and hybrid capacitors, head on over to our blog and have a look at “What is a Pseudocapacitor? – Capacitors Explained” and your questions will hopefully be answered.
Safety is one of the key benefits of ultracapacitors, especially compared to batteries. We have tested the safety of our ultracapacitors by damaging a charged ultracapacitor in five different ways: burning, crushing, overcharging, short-circuiting, and penetration. See the results yourself in our ultracapacitor safety video.
“Curved graphene” is the name we have given to our proprietary raw material, the inorganic pre-cursor material used in Skeleton Technologies’ ultracapacitors. Most companies in the ultracapacitor industry use organic pre-cursor materials, such as carbon made from coconuts. You can find more information on our Technology page.