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YUNASKO participated in the Workshop Graphene-enhanced supercapacitors

On July 4th 2017 YUNASKO participated in the Workshop Graphene-enhanced supercapacitors: Application perspectives within forklifts, which took place at The Squaire in Frankfurt.  

The workshop was organised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in context of the 'Graphene Flagship' (https://graphene-flagship.eu) and the 'Graphene Technology & Innovation Roadmap’. The aim of the workshop was to explore market potentials and demands for selected applications that promise highest competitive advantages for the European economy. The workshop analysed the potential for a future value chain comprising graphene production for advanced supercapacitors to power forklifts.  

Key topics included:  
• Energy supply of forklifts: What is the state-of-the-art? What are key parameters for the development of alternative technologies? What are desires and requests to enable competitive advantages?  
• Supercapacitors: What is the current state-of-the-art? Can graphene implementation enhance their performance? On what extent? On what timescale? At what cost?  
• Graphene: What are the specific material properties required for supercapacitors? What are appropriate manufacturing techniques promising sufficient material quality and production volume?  

The discussion appeared to be productive. In an open discussion, leading research and industry experts representing all relevant European stakeholder groups along the innovation chain evaluated the technological and economic opportunities and challenges. More official workshop results will be published by Fraunhofer ISI soon.