Dual carbon battery charges 20x faster than lithium-ion batteries

May 13, 2014 // By Paul Buckley
Japanese start-up Power Japan Plus has launched a new battery technology that claims to offer a more sustainable, safer, longer-lasting and cost-effective battery technology with an energy density comparable to a lithium ion battery.

The Ryden dual carbon battery makes use of novel chemistry that sees both the anode and the cathode made of carbon.

“Power Japan Plus is a materials engineering company for a new class of carbon material that balances economics, performance and sustainability in a world of constrained resources,” said Dou Kani, CEO of Power Japan Plus. “The Ryden dual carbon battery is the energy storage breakthrough needed to bring green technology like electric vehicles to mass market.”

The Ryden battery claims to balance a breadth of consumer demands previously unattainable by single battery chemistry, including performance, cost, reliability, safety and sustainability.

Energy dense the Ryden battery claims to charge 20 times faster than lithium ion batteries and is also more powerful than other advanced batteries, operating above four volts.

The new battery is capable of slotting directly into existing manufacturing processes, requiring no change to existing manufacturing lines. Even more, the battery allows for consolidation of the supply chain, with only one active material - carbon. Additionally, manufacturing of the Ryden battery is under no threat of supply disruption or price spikes from rare metals, rare earth or heavy metals.

The Ryden battery claims to be the first ever high performance battery that meets consumer lifecycle demand, rated for more than 3,000 charge/discharge cycles.  The battery also claims to be the safest high performance battery chemistry ever developed. The Ryden battery eliminates the unstable active material used in other high performance batteries, greatly reducing fire and explosion hazard. Even more, the battery experiences minimal thermal change during operation, eliminating the threat of a thermal runaway. The Ryden battery can be 100 percent charged and discharged with no damage to the battery.

The battery also has a number of sustainabilty benefits and contains no rare metals, rare earth metals or heavy metals, and is 100 percent recyclable, vastly improving the cradle-to-cradle sustainability of an advanced battery. Power Japan Plus is testing