InsideEVs reports about the very ambitious plans for BioSolar - $54/kWh is breaking even my personal target for mass market for EVs at $100/kWh. Bring it on … if you can.
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"BioSolar is new company on the radar that announced development of breakthrough technology to double the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries.
They set a clear target of a shocking 459 Wh/kg at $54/kWh and announced extension by 12 months (to June 2016) sponsored research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
We can already guess what name (vaporware) the company will get if they will fail to deliver like EEStor, but at BioSolar there are several Ph.D., including Alan Heeger, Ph.D. (Nobel Laureate), on board, which gives us hope for better batteries.
BioSolar is working on the cathode (Super Cathode), which will be better in every aspect (capacity, cost, life, fast charge).
To build a full cell, a conventional anode will be good enough, which makes us wonder why some other companies are working on the silicon anodes for higher capacity if there is so much still left in graphite anodes.
About the project:
"BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: OTCQB:BSRC), developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced that the company has signed an agreement to extend the funding of a sponsored research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara ("UCSB"), to further develop its super battery technology.
The lead inventors of the technology are UCSB professor Dr. Alan Heeger, the recipient of a Nobel Prize in 2000 for the discovery and development of conductive polymers, and Dr. David Vonlanthen, a project scientist and expert in energy storage at UCSB.
BioSolar's research program with UCSB first started in July 2014 with a focus on low cost and high performance materials and structures for supercapacitors and batteries. Based on the technical breakthroughs from this 2014 program, the Company focused its efforts on developing a super battery technology. BioSolar believes its breakthrough technology can double the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries. This extension funds the research program for another 12 months until June 2016.
The Company recently announced that it has jointly filed a patent application with the University of California, Santa Barbara ("UCSB") in order to protect intellectual property rights which forms the basis for the company's super battery technology."
Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar said:
"We are pleased to renew our agreement to fund a sponsored research program at UCSB to further the development of our super battery technology. As one of the top research universities, UCSB is considered to be a global leader in bioengineering, chemical and computational engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and physics. We are confident that this team of scientific professionals will continue to progress the technology closer to our goal of achieving a $100/kilowatt-hour cost milestone for energy storage."
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