Current battery approaches focus on trying to reduce the inherent limitations of electrochemistry; however, when it comes to power requirements, chemical approaches will always be slow as the rate of a chemical reaction is hard to increase without serious complications related to safety, performance, and product life.
Unsurprisingly, most of the commercial R&D in energy storage of the last century has focused on engineering around the inherent limitations of the chemistries to mitigate the drawbacks. While these efforts have brought tremendous advances, the efficient use of batteries in many applications requires centering the entire commercial operation on the limits imposed by the battery bottleneck, which brings additional costs and complications.
Microtron’s technology solves the critical energy storage dilemma while providing additional technological benefits to users. These benefits enable OEMs in the forklift and golf cart industries to differentiate their products and provide superior value to their customers.
Unlike conventional batteries or ultracapacitors using Activated Carbon, Microtron’s storage cells also uses highly enriched graphene and other nano materials. The higher surface area of graphene allows Microtron to deploy cells with higher capacity than other products on the market today.
Microtron energy storage devices are based on a proprietary formulation that allows for a combination of chemical and electrostatically-based energy storage while providing energy density similar to chemical storage.
The combination of very high capacity cells, an algorithm based control circuit and a Voltage Management System (VMS) makes it possible to achieve performance unmatched by any chemical battery in the market.
Microtron’s solutions outclass both lead-acid and lithium-ion storage technologies on charge time, cycle count life, discharge depth, round-trip efficiency, and power density. This superior performance offers an improvement in energy density over lead-acid that is comparable to the energy density performance of lithium-ion chemistry, without the same drawbacks as lithium-ion. The total cost of ownership is highly competitive with lithium-ion and lead acid chemistry.