MINSK, 16 November (BelTA) – An innovative supercapacitor or an energy storage device developed by the R&D center for materials science of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has been unveiled at an exhibition featuring the academy's R&D products, BelTA has learned.
The supercapacitor has been developed using graphene-like material. Alexander Vecher, Senior Research Officer at the NASB materials science R&D center, said that the new material is dozens of times cheaper than lithium, which is used to make conventional energy storage devices for electric vehicles.
According to the source, the R&D center for materials science is the world's first team to come up with a supercapacitor based on graphene-like material. “We will suggest using these energy storage devices in all kinds of electric vehicles, including buses and cars,” said Alexander Vecher. “We have the capacity to make these devices in small numbers. We intend to step up the operation. The technology is rather simple. Automating it will not require a lot of effort.”
The exhibition of R&D products of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus features over 300 new products and technologies. The exhibition is subdivided into seven clusters focusing on space technology, information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, new medications, and agrarian science achievements. Many of the products are unique. Their analogs do not exist in the country or abroad.More about Society