New bright spot of supercapacitor ignition energy storage
At present, supercapacitors in our country are still in the growth and initial stage in many application fields. With the deepening of application and development, supercapacitors in China will become a new bright spot in the field of chemical power supply.
Supercapacitor market for transportation accounts for the largest proportion and is expected to reach 10 billion yuan by 2025. At the same time, the market scale of supercapacitors for industrial and new energy also shows rapid growth.
In 2018, supercapacitors were listed as key projects supported by the state and selected as key products of emerging industries. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Science and Technology have issued a series of special policies to support supercapacitors and new materials. This shows that the supercapacitor industry has ushered in a good opportunity for development and predicts the future growth prospects.
As a core basic component, supercapacitor plays an increasingly important role in accelerating economic development and serving the people's livelihood. Not long ago, at the International Forum on Super Capacitor Technology and Industry held in Beihai City, Guangxi and the Annual Conference of Industry, Yang Yusheng, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, pointed out that "there are many kinds of energy storage devices with their own characteristics. We should give full play to the advantages of supercapacitors and continue to explore the application fields where other energy storage devices are difficult to compete with. Improving the specific energy of capacitors is our dream in the field of supercapacitors. In 2018, China has made some gratifying breakthroughs in the technology of high voltage graphene capacitors, which provides useful ideas for further improving the volume energy density of electric double-layer capacitors and is worth exploring in industrialization. At the same time, many enterprises are working hard on the application of the fourth type of supercapacitors - battery capacitors advocated by China Supercapacitor Industry Alliance. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology also attaches great importance to the new field of supercapacitors, and has given strong support. China Super Capacitor Industry Alliance is actively formulating relevant standards, which are very correct development directions.
New Highlights Industry
According to Bi Kaichun, inspector of the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in recent years, new technologies, new industries, new formats and new modes have emerged as China speeds up the implementation of the strategy of manufacturing power and network power, and further promotes major projects such as manufacturing innovation centers, intelligent manufacturing and green manufacturing. Supercapacitors, which are characterized by high energy, low cost, energy saving and environmental protection, have been successfully developed and marketed, which strongly supports the rapid development of new energy vehicles, advanced rail transit equipment and other emerging industries, and leads the optimization and upgrading of traditional industries and the realization of high-quality development. At the same time, with the iteration and innovation of new technology, the market expects supercapacitors to have larger capacitance, higher energy, wider working range and longer service life, which also ushers in a valuable opportunity for the development of supercapacitor industry.
Yang Yusheng pointed out that 2018 is an important year for the implementation of the 13th Five-Year Plan. Supercapacitors have been listed as key projects supported by the state and selected as key products in emerging industries. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Science and Technology have issued a series of special policies to support supercapacitors and new materials. This shows that the supercapacitor industry has ushered in a good opportunity for development and predicts the future growth prospects.
Song Chengmin, a researcher and economist at the head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said that at present, supercapacitors in many fields of application in China are still in the stage of growth and start-up. It is believed that in the near future, with the deepening of application and development, supercapacitors in China will become a new bright spot in the field of chemical power supply.
Inadequate investment in R&D innovation
Cao Gaoping, a researcher at PLA Institute of Chemical Protection and senior consultant of China Super Capacitor Industry Alliance, said that as an important part of the national strategic emerging industry, there are still many application markets to be developed. To this end, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Development and Reform Commission, the State Energy Administration and other government departments have formulated a series of strategic plans to support the development of supercapacitors in three major directions. The first is the construction of research platform. For example, the construction of national engineering technology research and development center, national industrial innovation center, national engineering technology research and development center. The second is the support of major projects. In 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's industrial base and the Ministry of Science and Technology's advanced rail transit are all supporting the research and development of supercapacitors. The third is the policy of pilot demonstration and application to support the application and development of supercapacitors. From the application of supercapacitors in China, the transportation supercapacitors market is the largest, and it is expected to reach 10 billion yuan by 2025. At the same time, China's industrial and new energy supercapacitors and other areas of market size is also showing rapid growth, so supercapacitors in the next few years strong momentum of development should be confident.
Cao Gaoping believes that at present, supercapacitors have been applied in many fields, such as wind power paddle, power grid, military industry, all kinds of electric vehicles, high-speed electric vehicles, energy recovery and so on. It can be said that supercapacitors have great potential for future development by virtue of their fast charging and discharging, long service life, safety and stability. However, there are still some problems to be solved in the development of supercapacitor industry. First, the policy support of the supercapacitor industry is very weak compared with that of lithium batteries. For example, the subsidy policy of electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries get dividends, and the industry of supercapacitors encounters resistance. The second is the insufficient investment in R&D and innovation of supercapacitor industry.