El Segundo, California-based Vendum Batteries, a developer of battery technology, has recently unveiled a prototype research and development program.
The six-month program conducted by the company will develop multiple materials samples and conduct experiments and research. The results of these endeavors will help develop operable battery prototypes in the next 18 months.
Fraser Cottington, chief executive officer, says research and development is a key component of battery technology. The research will open new avenues for future collaborative endeavors. The company will design more intellectual property in the clean energy storage sector. Applications will include cellulose paper- based capacitors.
The company is at present designing a Carbon Nanotube (CNT) and cellulose-based energy source, in order to change the perspective on applications ranging from power portable devices to cars. Raw materials are easily available globally and are biodegradable. This is a source of green energy and is a cost- effective solution.