99% Efficient Nano-Lithium Battery – Really?
EcoloCap Solutions Inc. in Barrington, IL claims to have successfully tested a carbon-nanotube lithium battery that is 99 percent efficient. If the claims are true, EcoloCap has made a stunning breakthrough in battery technology. A lack of some critical information, however, makes the claim questionable.
On the surface, the published data is quite impressive – a battery that uses very small quantities of powdered lithium while providing much higher than average energy density. EcoloCap claims its cells are capable of producing a minimum of 200 amp-hours. Considering that the cells used in the Tesla Roadster produce a relatively mere 2.4-2.6 Ah at roughly 3.6 volts, EcoloCap seems to have scaled a technological Mount Everest.
The problem is that some key information is not readily apparent in EcoloCap’s press release. For example, what is the voltage for that 200 Ah claim? What is the size or format of this highly efficient cell?
While some key information seems to be hard to find, EcoloCap does include the following as part of its press release: “This press release my contain statements of a forward-looking nature regarding future events. These statements are only predictions and actual events may differ materially.”