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Supercapacitor and Battery Product Development(15884)

The Paper Battery Company


The Paper Battery Company is developing safe, scalable and environmentally benign supercapacitors and batteries from technology invented at RPI. The first commercial product is planned to be a supercapacitor, followed by a combined supercapacitor+battery efficient energy storage and delivery solution. The technology is based on a building block electrode that integrates an electrode, electrolyte and separator material in an engineered nanocomposite used to make electrodes of a supercapacitor and the anode of a lithium-ion battery.

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Project Description

Optimize materials and fabrication of devices for superior performance and manufacturing scalability. Perform a cost and market analysis. These technology transfer and prototype development efforts will characterize, optimize, tailor and improve these energy storage devices in addressing the needs of specific markets and in further guiding the commercialization and product development plans.


The advanced nanoengineered materials in the supercapacitor demonstrate high energy density performance. Unique fabrication and manufacturing techniques in development show promise for significantly lower costs. The prices of the higher performance carbon nanotubes and electrolytes are expected to continue to drop steeply, bringing cost of materials closer to the materials used today. Additionally, over the next couple of years, significant process savings are expected from the roll-roll manufacturing process used for the fabrication. The form factor flexibility of these devices is an attractive competitive advantage in certain markets.

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The Paper Battery Company
65 First St.
Troy, NY 12180

Principle Investigator

Shreefal Mehta

Universities Involved

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Project Type:

Product Development

Technologies Types:

Energy Storage

NYSERDA Contact Information

Jason H. Doling


R&D -Transport & Power Systems

Contract Details

Start Date: 12/29/2009
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 15884

Last Updated: 2/4/2014 1