Power Japan Plus has launched a new battery technology – the Ryden dual carbon battery. It may even go organic!
This unique battery offers energy density comparable to a lithium ion battery, but over a much longer functional lifetime with drastically improved safety and cradle-to-cradle sustainability. The Ryden battery makes use of a completely unique chemistry, with both the anode and the cathode made of carbon.
“Power Japan Plus is a materials engineer for a new class of carbon material that balances economics, performance and sustainability in a world of constrained resources,” said Dou Kani, CEO of Power Japan Plus.
The Ryden battery is energy dense, operating above four volts, and charges 20 times faster than lithium ion batteries. It is also rated for more than 3,000 charge/discharge cycles.
The new battery is also designed with sustainable sensibilities in mind. It contains no rare metals, rare earth metals or heavy metals, and is 100 percent recyclable. Power Japan Plus is also testing the Ryden battery with its organic Carbon Complex material with the goal of producing the battery with all organic carbon in the future.
“Current advanced batteries have made great improvement on performance, but have done so by compromising on cost, reliability and safety,” said Dr. Kaname Takeya, CTO of Power Japan Plus. “The Ryden dual carbon battery balances this equation, excelling in each category.”
The battery was also designed with an eye towards introducing it seamlessly to existing manufacturing and supply chains in order to keep production costs low.
Power Japan Plus will begin benchmark production of 18650 Ryden cells later this year at the company’s production facility in Okinawa, Japan. They intend to use the facility to meet specialty energy market demands while licensing the technology for large scale commercial production.