To-date, commercial supercapacitors have failed to reach cost targets for large-scale applications including power management of electrified vehicles. Inmatech has invented a next generation supercapacitor device that delivers increased performance and reduces cost. Inmatech’s cutting-edge technology is designed to extend the cycle lives of batteries in hybrid energy storage systems, which combine batteries and supercapacitors. This hybrid energy storage system reduces cost by 50 percent and environmental footprint by 40 percent, all while increasing range. Additionally, the supercapacitor is battery-chemistry agnostic, and can be used in conjunction with a lead-acid, lithium-ion or other type of battery pack. This type of system is ideal for applications like e-bikes, e-scooters, neighborhood electric vehicles, and grid storage.
NextEnergy supported Inmatech by providing access to funding and matchmaking services. Inmatech received a $50,000 Success Demo Fund award from NextEnergy to advance the supercapacitor control system and create a functional prototype. This led to them raising a $1.5 million Series A round from strategic investors. Additionally, NextEnergy has helped Inmatech initiate critical connections with Michigan-based companies. Through these prospective partnerships, Inmatech is identifying opportunities to pair its supercapacitor with a battery to commercialize a hybrid energy storage system.