Today I read about Ranjan Dash and his Y-Carbon company geared towards producing batteries using ultracapacitors made with Nanoporous carbon which could help power hybrid cars.
This could make my dream of a printable car a reality. Imagine a Solar Electric Vehicle with a body made from solar cells on the outer skin and ultra capacitor batteries on the inner skin.
Here is the link to the MIT Technology Review link
Quoting from the link
“As a graduate student in materials science at Drexel University, Ranjan Dash used a novel chemical recipe to engineer nanoscopic pores into the carbon materials used in ultracapacitors. The tiny pores, whose size can be tuned with subnanometer precision, provide more surface area for charged particles to stick to, doubling the amount of energy the ultracapacitors can hold.”