Gallery: Hemp Supercapacitors are as Good as Graphene at a Fraction of ...

Hemp is one of the most renewable and versatile materials in the world!

Graphene is a super material that is 100 times stronger than steel, conducts electricity better than copper, and is more flexible than rubber. It’s used in electronics but it’s prohibitively expensive to produce – so David Mitlin of Clarkson University, New York has discovered a way to replicate at least some of its properties with cheap hemp fiber leftover from textiles and building materials. His team has managed to upcycle these fibers into supercapacitors – energy storage devices that are quickly transforming the way electronics are powered. His findings were recently published in the ACS Nano Journal and presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco.

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  1. Sandra Weiss April 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    This is cool. I can’t wait to drive a “Hemp Car”! uses a technology to make oil based drugs water soluble and they used it on hemp “oil”, and that is actually really neat because I saw them mixing it in water in a video when it dissolved. Now if they can only do that with steroids, cancer drugs and other things that kill your body or liver and we’d all be thankful people suffer less.

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