Skeleton Graphene-Based Ultracaps Could Revolutionize Long-Life Storage
Out of 37 nominated startups, Skeleton Technologies won the Gold ECO15 London Award at the Ecosummit 2015 conference. The company manufactures high-performance, graphene-based ultracapacitors — energy storage devices with much higher power and longer life cycles than batteries.
Skeleton Tech is the only ultracapacitor manufacturer to use graphene in their cells, enabling them to deliver twice the energy density and five times the power density of competitors’ products. The company uses patented nanoporous carbide-derived carbon, or ‘curved graphene’ layers, allowing for better conductivity and higher surface area.”Skeleton Technologies are worthy winners of the ECO15 London Award. This is a company that weve known for a while and theyve made really incredible progress in that time,” said Ecosummit founder Jan Michael Hess. “The winner was chosen by a panel of 53 judges and its clear that people are very impressed with Skeletons story.”Earlier this year, Skeleton Technologies raised €9.8 million in Series B financing and announced a deal with the European Space Agency to send ultracapacitors into orbit. The company currently has 51 employees based in Germany and Estonia, and is progressing with Series C fundraising. To date, the company has received €13.7 in total funding.”Winning the title of the most successful smart green startup in Europe gives us additional firepower and motivation, in our mission to build the best energy storage solution for our customers, and meet increasing market demand,” said Skeleton Technologies CEO Taavi Madiberk.