Japan’s JM Energy Announces Plans to Expand R&D Facilities for Lithium-Ion Capacitors

January 23, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

JSR Corporation is expanding its research & development facilities at JM Energy Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitors in order to strengthen its research and development functions. The construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2013 and will cost, in addition to the introduction of testing equipment and other items, roughly 800 million Yen.

This expansion is for the purpose of strengthening JM Energy's R&D and evaluation system so that the company can respond swiftly to the expanding needs of their customers. The company is already providing a wide range of energy-saving solutions which utilize its Li-ion capacitor (LIC) series ULTIMO®. By expanding their facilities and fleshing out its collection of testing devices with machinery including charge-and-discharge devices and analytic equipment, the company will continue to advance its development towards even higher energy density and lower resistance LICs.

LICs are a type of large-capacity capacitor that function as an electrical storage device that is expanding capacitors' application range thanks to its high-output density, high-energy density, and high voltage. JM Energy's ULTIMO has particularly low resistance as well as cycle performance (over 1,000,000 times) equal to or greater than that of electric double layer capacitors (EDLC).

JM Energy's ULTIMO product line-up includes a thin and light laminated type in addition to a flat prismatic type which has superior durability and has, through thorough technical development and marketing, built up field experience with the selection for use in applications ranging from low-voltage stationary industrial machinery all the way to high-voltage mobile devices.