Graphene Supercapacitor: Graphene based energy storage solution (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Henry Chen, Louis Kang, Jian Zhao

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01Traditional lithium-ion batteries are produced at an increasing rate and each year at the end of their lives, they introduce over a hundred million pounds of chemical waste into the environment. The project’s main objectives are to develop a supercapacitor that serves as an energy storage alternative to traditional mobile device batteries and to create a paradigm shift in how people understand energy storage. The project aims to engineer an energy storage alternative that can be manufactured with little to no impact on the environment, produce a nominal amount of chemical waste, be fully charged in seconds and supply power for long periods of time.