Cientifica Publishes Study of Carbon Nanotubes’ Impact on Energy Production and Storage

April 19, 2005 | Source: KurzweilAI

Cientifica has released a study of the market and technology impact of carbon nanotubes on the energy sector.

Among its conclusions:

  • 50% of all lithium batteries now incorporate carbon nanofibers, which double their energy capacity; this figure will rise to 85% by 2010.
  • Multi-wall carbon nanotubes can enable a tenfold improvement in the performance of fuel cells and a 50% reduction of the cost of catalyst material.
  • Carbon nanotube prices will decrease by a factor 10-100 in the next 5 years. Nanofibers and multi-wall nanotubes will meet price barriers by 2008-2009 for most applications in the Energy market.
  • 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 will be Korea.

    Cientifica news release