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Yunasko at the NAATBatt 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference

The NAATBatt 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference concluded last week in Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona. The meeting was marred only by the near perfect weather, while most of our colleagues in North America struggled through a particularly harsh stretch of winter. Aside from the weather, the meeting was a great success.

Yunasko was selected to present ultracapacitor’s technology at Energy Storage Innovation Summit. The Summit features “flash” presentations about potentially disruptive, market-ready emerging storage technologies that will be coming to the market soon.

Please download copy of Yunasko presentation here.

The presentation main idea was to combine best from two different worlds of ultracapacitors an batteries and build significantly better energy storage device now.

The UL workshop on lithium battery safety got particularly good reviews. Bob Swaim from the NTSB gave a detailed report of the NTSB’s findings on the Dreamliner (Boeing 787) battery incidents.

In the estimate of many attendees, the highlight of the meeting was the presentation of our keynote speaker, Captain Michael Ziv, Group Director of the NAVSEA Technology Office. Captain Ziv talked about the rail gun and laser weapons systems that the U.S. navy is just starting to deploy and the role of energy storage technology in enabling those systems.

Another highlight was the panel on the future of lithium battery technology, featuring Stan Whittingham, Khalil Amine and Mike Thackeray. Drs. Whittingham, Amine and Thackeray are three of the leading experts in the world in lithium-ion technology (Stan Whittingham can lay claim to being the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, an accomplishment for which he received a lifetime achievement award at the meeting). During the course of their discussion, and in response to several questions from the audience, the panelists emphasized that lithium-ion battery technology is going to be an important battery technology for quite some time. They also outlined their views as to what advances are likely to be made in lithium-ion battery technology over the next few decades and, perhaps as important, what hoped for advances are more likely to disappoint. It was a fascinating discussion.

Dr. Yurii Maletin attended the AABC-ECCAP conference in Mainz, Germany in January 26-27

Dr. Yurii Maletin, as an invited speaker, attended the AABC-ECCAP conference in Mainz, Germany in January 26-27. Yurii presented the results of independent tests from 4 different recognized experts that confirm the superior performance of Yunasko carbon-carbon supercapacitors and hybrid devices. He also discussed some further targets and possible limits of supercapacitor technology: an increase in energy, power and efficiency, extending the operating temperature and voltage ranges, etc. Please, see the brief content of presentation attached.

YUNASKO announce a licensing agreement with POWER TECH for the manufacturing and sales of ultracapacitors cells and modules

KYIV, UKRAINE and HEBI, CHINA, January 2015. YUNASKO, a leader in research, development and manufacturing of ultracapacitor products, announce a licensing agreement with POWER TECH for the manufacturing and sales of high-performance ultracapacitors cells and ultracapacitor modules.

YUNASKO and POWER TECH announced that they have entered into a license agreement and under the terms of the agreement, YUNASKO will license ultracapacitor technology for use in public transportation i.e. hybrid new energy buses and vehicles, subways, trams and railroads and similar applications.
YUNASKO cells are pouch type, symmetric carbon-carbon energy storage devices with organic electrolyte. These cells have been tested at independent testing labs including JME Inc. in the USA and consistently show market leading properties and durability.

Dr. John R. Miller, head and founder of JME, Inc. comments on the testing results from his laboratory: "Measured life for the YUNASKO ultracapacitors exceeded manufacturer’s specifications. Cells have been designed to have minimum ESR and these cells have the lowest DC resistance and exhibit the highest charge/discharge efficiency. The pilot production YUNASKO capacitors exhibited the longest life in terms of capacitance retention. Even with tripling of resistance these capacitors still have very low resistance values."

POWER TECH has constructed a 10,000 square meter ultracapacitor manufacturing facility in Hebi City in the Chinese province of Henan, to meet the growing demand for energy storage in China. Power Tech will manufacture ultracapacitor cells and modules utilizing the proven YUNASKO technology.

Sample products will be provided to potential customers for evaluation during the first half of 2015.

Peer Nielsen, CEO of Power Tech:
"We are going into production now and we are very excited about the market opportunity and our license agreement with Yunasko. The Yunasko technology is clearly superior to the best available and we plan to provide the Chinese market with a product produced in China that is competitive on both performance and price”

Vadim Utkin, CEO of Yunasko:
“We believe there is significant opportunity for Yunasko’s technology across several different markets in China like buses, renewable energy and mass transit, so expanding our partnership should provide Power Tech the opportunity to benefit from the increasing demand for ultracapacitor solutions.
In the energy storage industry, it is advantageous to establish manufacturing operations in close proximity to the customer base, so we believe ramping up a manufacturing facility in China will help us bring our solutions to market more quickly and cost-effectively.”

About POWER TECH: PowerTech New Energy Co. Ltd. is a subsidiary of one of the leading and oldest film and tantalum capacitor factories in China with a sole focus on ultracapacitor manufacturing and sales. Power Tech is closely associated with the largest private university in China, Huanghe Science and Technology College based in Zhengzhou, Henan Province in the center of China.

About YUNASKO: Yunasko is a developer of proprietary ultracapacitor technology that is addressing the needs for highly reliable and power performance energy storage. This technology is ready for the large scale manufacturing by world-class electronics manufactures. Ultracapacitors can be used in a broad variety of applications, ranging from vehicles, heavy industrial machinery and smart grids to consumer electronics.

Press contacts:

Yunasko: Vadim Utkin, CEO. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Power Tech: Peer Nielsen, CEO. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.