One of the obstacles to the expansion of clean energy has been the lack of good storage solutions, because without this problem solved is difficult to gain scale.
A new supercapacitor, designed by MIT, can be the tool that was needed to overcome this impasse.
Unlike its predecessors, this supercapacitor is not made with derivatives of carbon materials. Its manufacturing process requires no such high temperatures as the models known nor requires the use of corrosive chemicals, so it is much less damaging to the environment.
The Egg of Columbus used by the MIT team that also includes a scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, was the use of new materials, organic, with excellent capabilities as electricity conductors.
Promising already revolutionizing the market for electric vehicles, the new supercapacitor will give them more power, making them more competitive with traditional models.