[Paleopsych] Carbon Nanotubes' Impact on Energy Production and Storage

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 19 13:42:03 UTC 2005

Cientifica Publishes Study of Carbon Nanotubes' Impact on Energy Production 
and Storage
KurzweilAI.net, April 19, 2005
Cientifica has released a study of the market and technology 
<javascript:loadBrain('Technology')> impact of carbon 
<javascript:loadBrain('Carbon')> nanotubes 
<javascript:loadBrain('Nanotubes')> on the energy 
<javascript:loadBrain('Energy')> sector.

Among its conclusions:

50% of all lithium batteries now incorporate carbon 
<javascript:loadBrain('Carbon')> nanofibers, which double their energy 
<javascript:loadBrain('Energy')> capacity 
<javascript:loadBrain('Capacity')>; this figure will rise to 85% by 2010.

Multi-wall carbon <javascript:loadBrain('Carbon')> nanotubes 
<javascript:loadBrain('Nanotubes')> can enable a tenfold improvement in the 
performance of fuel cells and a 50% reduction 
<javascript:loadBrain('Reduction')> of the cost of catalyst material.

Carbon <javascript:loadBrain('Carbon')> nanotube prices will decrease by a 
factor 10-100 in the next 5 years. Nanofibers and multi-wall nanotubes 
<javascript:loadBrain('Nanotubes')> will meet price barriers by 2008-2009 
for most applications in the Energy <javascript:loadBrain('Energy')> 

Carbon <javascript:loadBrain('Carbon')> nanotube production is shifting 
from the US and Japan to Asia Pacific (Korea and China). By 2010 the major 
supplier of all types of nanotubes <javascript:loadBrain('Nanotubes')> will 
be Korea.

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