Portfolio Companies

Nesscap Energy, Inc.

Ultracapacitors

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Nesscap Energy, Inc., I2BF Global Ventures

Industry Sector 
Energy Efficiency

Production Location 
Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Moscow, Russia
Jobs to be created: 200

Investment Started:  2011

Total Budget

1.26  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.97  bln rubles

Production of ultracapacitors for energy solutions, transport, industry, and consumer electronics

One of the world’s leaders in manufacturing energy storage solutions, Nesscap Energy Inc. will establish a Russian subsidiary for manufacturing high-capacitance ultracapacitors and modules. Automotive markets are particularly attractive due to increasing use of ultracapacitors for vehicles with hybrid engines, energy storage systems for various forms of transport, ignition for diesel engines, stabilization of supply-line voltage, and standby power. Use of ultracapacitors in combination with traditional batteries, to accommodate peak loads, is the most effective application and could well become one of the energy solutions of the future—the ultracapacitors extend, doubling and even tripling, service lives of batteries.

The company sells its products for automotive and alternative energy applications to growing markets in Europe and Asia.

This project will establish a technology research and development center with leading Russian research institutes.

Areas of application

  • Automotive and railway transport
  • Alternative energy and conventional power grids
  • Defense

Market

  • Producers of hybrid vehicles and back up power systems

Competitive advantages

  • Large capacity and high power
  • Rapid charge/discharge
  • Long service life
  • Low self-discharge

Ultracapacitors are organic electrolyte capacitors with an additional dielectric separator. The separator allows the accumulation of a significant charge. Nesscap has developed a proprietary technology that activates carbon with formation of subnanometer pores, achieving extremely high surface area of the electrode. The contact surface is the key factor influencing the parameters of the device.