Power Japan Plus is a start-up company based in Japan with a vision to run after the proverbial the next generation of sustainable products – its first one in the shape of an organic carbon rechargeable battery. The company is made up of entrepreneurs and people who have worked in the battery industry, and they hope to shake the world by manufacturing a longer-lasting, safer, faster charging battery that also costs less to produce than a regular lithium-ion battery.
Power Japan Plus revealed on Tuesday that it has developed a new battery technology in partnership with scientists from the renowned Kyushu University – and this new technology is in the Ryden Dual Carbon battery, an energy storage module that will have one of the longest functional lifetimes known in batteries. The Ryden battery will have 3,000 charge or discharge cycles and can be charged 20 times faster than today’s standard lithium-ion batteries. The battery is unique on many levels, not least because it is made with sustainable materials, with safety and reliability at very high levels. Both the anode and cathode of the battery are made of carbon.
“Power Japan Plus is a materials engineer for a new class of carbon material that balances economics, performance and sustainability in a world of constrained resources,” said Dou Kani, CEO of Power Japan Plus. “The Ryden dual carbon battery is the energy storage breakthrough needed to bring green technology like electric vehicles to mass market.”
More than anything else about this new battery, it is the sustainability that seems a huge breakthrough. The new battery technology requires no rare metals, rare earth minerals, or heavy metals and all of it is 100 percent recyclable. Even looking forward, Power Japan Plus wants to make batteries with all organic carbon, looking to release the first organic and sustainable battery in the market. With the ubiquity of mobile devices these days relying on lithium-ion batteries, this bright Japanese start-up might have just created technology that will bring sustainability back to the awareness of the global community.
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