The push for a better battery is continuing in Melbourne, with unlisted technology company Ionic Industries working on a way to commercially produce graphene supercapacitors as a safer, quicker charging alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Ionic, which has been working with Monash University’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Laboratory for the past six years, says it has developed technology that could pave the way for mass production of graphene supercapacitors.
Lithium-ion batteries are the leading commercial battery technology in small-scale electronics, electric cars and renewables. But the technologies are now 25 years old, costs remain prohibitive and they are flammable.
Safety concerns have come to light recently, with the solar battery storage industry pushing to soften draft regulations that would force homeowners to build a separate “fire bunker” housing for battery installations.
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Source: The Australian