Mainstream Engineering Awarded DoD Contract for Energy & Power Density improvements to Supercapacitors

ROCKLEDGE, FL — August 20th, 2021 —Research and development of self-powered electronics using energy harvesting techniques has increased because of the need for portable monitoring devices for the defense, automotive, medical, and consumer industries. Efficient energy storage is critical for self-powered devices to be compact, lightweight, and practical. For energy storage devices, energy density and power density are the two key parameters. Batteries normally have a high energy density, but poor power density. The reverse is true for capacitors. However, supercapacitors have the potential for both high energy and power density. There are many types of supercapacitors, they can be classified by their charge storage mechanisms.  Mainstream has been contracted to investigate the feasibility, challenges, and tradeoffs of the various supercapacitor technologies and electrode materials.   This funded research also includes materials development for a new supercapacitor configuration and fabrication process development improvements.

 About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 35-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA.  Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology, and materials science.