Superdielectrics Ltd & Metal Organic Framework

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Superdielectrics Ltd: Insights

Superdielectrics LTD is in the process of developing a supercapacitor that can charge and discharge at record speeds. This technology is thought to be ideal for electric cars and would be critical in the widespread commercial use. They would be an ideal replacement of batteries as they will be cheaper to produce, produce large amounts of energy, and charge at record speeds.

Superdielectrics LTD Presents Research Results

  • In 2018, for a period of 14 months, researchers from Bristol and Surrey universities were testing the use of Superdielectrics' supercapacitors in every-day items.
  • This research has drawn various conclusions that have been presented as part of this research.

A Supercapacitor is Easy to Produce

  • The materials used in making this supercapacitor are easily accessible such as water and the production process is cheap as no rare elements are in play.
  • The main component of this system is water. This reduces the risk of a fire in comparison to traditional batteries.
  • Additionally, the director of research at the company says that this discovery may have happened by accident.
  • Conventional supercapacitors are expensive. This would be a bearable cost in terms of machinery use in a factory but would be costly for individual/personal use.

They Store Large Amounts of Electricity

Reduction in the Charging Duration

  • When considering the shortened charging time, the adoption of application in electric vehicles is highly plausible.
  • The anxiety associated with electric vehicles is the charging time. If this is addressed, it will inevitably accelerate its adoption by the public.
  • In terms of design, the soft contact lenses were discovered to be great at holding an electrostatic field. This technology allows the device to quickly charge and also quickly discharge.

Supercapacitors in EV Charging Still Underway

Supercapacitors are the Best Option Yet

Drawbacks of Supercapacitors in EV

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MOFs: Insights

This research could provide various companies that work with MOF and additional insights on this topic. This information is scarce as supercapacitors that use MOFs are not yet being widely implemented as they are still at the testing stages. 

Helpful Findings

Research Strategy

Your research team took on this task to provide insights into companies using MOFs as supercapacitors. Our thorough research could not provide these insights sufficiently. For this reason, we have prepared this client update.

Our first research strategy was to identify any companies that are using MOFs as capacitors. We searched through industry reports that would provide insights into this, but we came across reports of the MOF market with this information behind paywalls. We searched through sites such as Markets and Markets, Transparency Market Research, among others. These reports provided insights into the main players and the top industries, but all other helpful information was behind paywalls.

In our second research strategy, we searched through statistical sites that would identify the top companies within specified parameters. Our analysis on sites such as Venture Radar and Statista provided companies but did not provide overall information that would be beneficial in answering the entire question. We analyzed the content of some sites identified in these lists. We could gather some information, most of which stated that this concept is still a work in progress. For this reason, we can conclude that there are companies attempting to get it working, but there are not enough current uses to build insights on.

In our third research strategy, we searched through scientific research and publications sites such as ResearchGate, ScienceDirect, among others, to determine the progress of implementing MOFs as supercapacitors. Our research provided several insights into the development of these capacitors but did not provide any information on its commercial implementation. In fact, we came across insights that state that there are a few limitations that hinder its widespread use as a supercapacitor.
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MOFs: Case Studies

There is still ongoing research in using MOFs as supercapacitors, which is why it is not widely implemented. This research presents helpful insights into the current stage of this research and general insights into MOFs.

Helpful Findings

The Dincă Lab

Additional Findings

  • TDA has consistently commercialized R&D projects by licensing various companies, industrial companies and manufacturers to produce large volumes of various products.
  • MOFs present a range of applications that include gas storage and separation, chemical separations, catalysis, batteries, and biomedicine.
  • One case study of MOFs is its ability to harvest water from dry air. In areas where water supply is limited and critical, MOFs can harvest water from dry air with minimal energy consumption.
  • This case study presents a comparison between different MOFs, Silica, and Zeolite.

Research Strategy

This research could not find case studies where companies have used MOFs as supercapacitors. Our research through various sources resulted in the findings outlined above.

We began our research in industry reports and analyses to determine whether there are any case studies of companies using MOFs as supercapacitors. Our thorough analysis provided us with insights into MOFs and supercapacitors in separate publications. Articles that provided insights into their use together reveal that this device is still under development/research. These sources include Businesswire, Markets and Markets, among others.

Our next strategy was to identify companies that are developing/researching on making supercapacitors with MOF electrodes. We have listed these companies above. We conducted a further analysis of their customers/clients to determine which of them required MOFs as supercapacitors. Our research could not identify any companies to develop a case study analysis.

Our next strategy was to search through scientific sources and institutions to determine if there were any publications that addressed the use of MOFs as supercapacitors. This research revealed that one scientist had patented a part of the device that would be of paramount importance in developing MOFs as supercapacitors to be used in electric vehicles. This information is available on the MIT website and a blog on the official website of a MOF manufacturer/producer.

We have presented all relevant findings that we came across in our three research strategies as “helpful findings”.
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