Graphene-based Electrodes for Application in Supercapacitors

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: IP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 31/05/2014
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Website: http://www.electrograph.eu/

Supercapacitors are considered one of the newest innovations in the field of electrical energy storage. In hybrid electric vehicle, supercapacitors can be coupled with fuel cells or batteries to deliver high power needed during acceleration as well as to recover the available energy during regenerative braking.

The ElectroGraph project follows a technology driven approach. The ElectroGraph will use an integrated approach in development of both electrode materials as well as the electrolyte solutions as required for optimising the overall performance of supercapacitors.

The combination of graphene and graphene-based material as electrode materials, and use of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) as electrolyte is the target of development. At the end of the project the performance of those materials is to be demonstrated in the functional model of supercapacitor.