Carbon-sequestering ultracapacitors bolster electrification
To understand why ultracapacitors like the ones florrent makes matter for renewable power grids, imagine an average weekday. Between 5 and 7 pm, thousands of office workers in your city go home. When they get there, they turn on the lights and climate control, start cooking dinner, and start loads of laundry. In most places, the sun will already be setting, so solar power can’t meet the demand. Electrical grids must bring other power sources online in a hurry. Rapidly drawing electricity from a battery can shorten its lifespan, but ultracapacitors can spring into action in seconds without damage.
So, florrent’s ultracapacitors support a green energy transition. But a material inside them helps fight climate change in a different way. florrent uses hemp, a carbon-sequestering plant, to make the activated carbon which gives its ultracapacitors their, well, capacity. Activated carbon can be made from many types of plants, from coconuts to wood and peat moss. Hemp is a particularly sustainable option. The plant is fast-growing and regenerates soil by storing carbon and nitrogen in the ground.
Since using hemp sequesters carbon and ultracapacitors support a renewable electrical grid, florrent’s product has the potential to keep a lot of carbon out of the atmosphere. Deploying florrent’s ultracapacitors alongside renewable generation resources like wind farms and solar panel arrays will make the power grid greener, more stable, and more equitable.