VIDEO: Ultracapacitors and the energy transition

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Email was delighted to host a sponsored webinar on ultracapacitors with EITInnoEnergy a few weeks ago and you can now watch the whole thing on our YouTube channel.

EITInnoEnergy is a European Union-backed energy tech innovation accelerator, which means that its team get to not only think about and invest in some of the most exciting, potential industry- and world-changers, but also introduce and explain them to people like you, the reader.

In this webinar, EIT InnoEnergy and its ecosystem partners shed new light on the case for ultra-capacitors, the latest breakthroughs and the main segment areas – such as automotive, transportation, power generation and distribution, and industrial applications that include cranes, elevators, data centres or Internet of Things (IOT) devices – where they can play an essential or even game-changing role to help build a more efficient and sustainable future.

The webinar includes a presentation from EITInnoEnergy thematic leader for smart grid and energy storage Johan Söderbom, who sets the scene, followed by Thomas Houreau, analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Thomas and his team have written a white paper, ‘Unlocking New Possibilities Through Innovative Energy Storage: The Role of Ultracapacitors in the Energy Transition’, which you can download from EITInnoEnergy’s website here.

We also hear briefly from Johan Hellsing, a technical specialist at China Euro Vehicle Technology, Göteborg (CEVT), offering a third-party customer view on how ultracapacitors could impact the transport sector.

After the opening presentations, you can watch a lively roundtable discussion at which Johan, Johan and Thomas were joined by editor Andy Colthorpe and representatives from two ultra cap manufacturers: Skeleton Technologies’ programme director Egert Valmra and NAWA Technologies’ co-founder and VP Ludovic Eveillard.

This roundtable is followed by a Q&A session with questions from the audience: everything from the role of hybridisation to the difference between supercapacitors and ultracapacitors to what the battery industry can learn from the manufacturing processes of capacitors – and vice versa – was discussed.

Many thanks to EITInnoEnergy and everyone else who took part, including the audience!

Download the Frost & Sullivan / EITInnoEnergy white paper, ‘Unlocking New Possibilities Through Innovative Energy Storage: The Role of Ultracapacitors in the Energy Transition’, from EITInnoEnergy's website

To watch more video content including this summer's sponsored webinar on lithium battery energy storage system design with Saft, conference sessions from the Energy Storage Digital Summit and lots more, visit the YouTube channel

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