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Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 6:45pm #1
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Contour Energy Systems Signs Exclusive Technology Licensing Agreement with MIT

Contour Energy Systems, Inc. an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, today announced the acquisition of a breakthrough carbon nanotube technology that can dramatically improve the power capability of lithium-ion batteries, through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Early findings from researchers at MIT confirm that using carbon nanotubes for battery electrodes can produce a tenfold increase in the amount of power that can be delivered from a given weight of material when compared to a conventional lithium-ion battery, and this performance can be sustained across thousands of charge-discharge cycles.


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Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 6:59pm #2
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yeah, but, um, eesu's are from Texas

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Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 7:21pm #3
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”In terms of what this means for lithium-ion battery performance, the new material can produce very high power outputs in short bursts and steady, lower power for long periods. The energy output for a given weight of this new electrode material is over five times greater than for conventional electrochemical capacitors while the total power delivery capability approaches 10 times that of lithium-ion batteries.

In addition to their high power output, the carbon nanotube electrodes demonstrate very good stability over time. After 1,000 cycles of charging and discharging a test battery there was no detectable change in the material's performance."

This sounds pretty damn good. I own some stock in one of the VC companies that funded these guys. I think this is one of their more promising companies. Hopefully this one will make it to an IPO.

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Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 10:39pm #4
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10 years to pre-production unit :)


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Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 11:22pm #5
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Grazzhoppa wrote:

”The energy output for a given weight of this new electrode material is over five times greater than for conventional electrochemical capacitors..."

And that would be? (I hate this type of comparison in lieu of hard numbers)


Deasil is the right way to go.

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