ElectroGraph Dissemination Workshop 2012
November 16th, 2012, Stuttgart
ElectroGraph: Graphene-based Electrodes for Applicatioin in Supercapacitors. Flexible, reliable and comfortable individual mobility while reducing emissions can be regarded as one of the greatest technological challenges of the future. Only by switching to sustainable energy concepts and radical energy savings can realize the climate-friendly means of transportation. To achieve these goals new approaches to storage and conversion of electrical energy are needed. The ElectroGraph project follows an integrated, technology driven approach in development of novel materials and components for realization of optimized supercapacitators. Supercapacitators are considered one of the newest innovations in the field of electrical energy storage. In electrical vehicles, supercapacitators can bie coupled with batteries to deliver high power needed during acceleration as well as to recover the available energy during regenerative braking. To design a supercapacitator with high energy and power density, it is crucial to select the correct electrode materials and the most suitable electrolytes. That is why ElectroGraph project focuses on development and use of graphene as electrode component and use of ionic liquids as electolyte. Development of production processes for materials, components and devices is an integral part of the project. At the end the performance of materials and components is to be demonstrated on the functional model. Together with the technological development, the experience-based understanding of appropriate practices for the safe production, processing and recycling of graphene nanomaterials is being generated, and will facilitate the development of guidance on risk management and best available techniques to minimize and control any health risks to manufacturers, downstream users and the environment.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung -IPA-, Stuttgart