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Skeleton’s supercapacitors to power CAF’s new metro units in Granada, Spain

Skeleton Technologies has announced that it will supply its 'curved graphene'-enhanced supercapacitors to the metro units
Spanish manufacturer CAF will provide to the city of Granada, Spain.

Headquartered in Donostia - San Sebastian (Spain), the CAF Power & Automation has been working with Skeleton Technologies since last year. Following a successful tender, the Spanish manufacturer has been selected by the Metro de Granada to supply 8 new units for the city's network, which will be added to the 15 previously-delivered units which are
currently in service.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 15,2022

Skeleton Technologies announces new supercapacitor plant near Leipzig

Estonia-based Skeleton Technologies has announced that it is building Europe’s largest supercapacitor production facility in Saxony with the support of Siemens. Skeleton Technologies is investing 220 million euros in the new production facility in Markranstädt, near Leipzig in Saxony.

According to the company, 100 million euros will be invested in production and 120 million euros in development and research as well as in a future ramp-up of production. In the future, 12 million supercapacitors are to be manufactured annually in Markranstädt. The start of production is planned for 2024.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

Skeleton Technologies announces agreement with ZPUE to provide supercapacitors to the Polish market

Skeleton Technologies and ZPUE, the largest manufacturer of electrical devices for electrical power distribution utilities in Poland, have entered into a commercial agreement to provide energy storage solutions to the Polish market.

The two companies signed a Letter of Intent under which Skeleton should supply supercapacitors for rail wayside storage at 200 MW per year from 2023 to 2025.

Read the full story Posted: May 13,2022

Skeleton Technologies closes €37.6 million D3 financing round

Skeleton Technologies has announced its Round D3 with 37.6 million euros of equity investments. The Round was led by Taavet Hinrikus, from Taavet+Sten with Nidoco AB, EIT Innoenergy, Bengt Wahlqvist, co-founder of battery charging specialist CTEK, a group of founding team members of Adyen and others joining.

The investments will be aimed at further scale-up of supercapacitor production in Saxony, Germany, to meet customer demand and continuing the development of supercapacitor and curved graphene technology in new battery products.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 30,2022

An update on Skeleton Technologies' graphene-based supercapacitors

Germany-based Skeleton Technologies has been on the forefront of graphene-based supercapacitors development for many years, and the company recently made some major announcements, including a large (>€70 million) financing round, the super-battery project and several strategic customers and projects - including ones with Medcom, Skoda, CAF, Wrightbus and Marubeni.

Skeleton graphene supercapacitors SkelMod 162V photo

We recently talked with Skeleton's VP of automotive products, Sebastian Pohlmann, who updated us on the company's business and technology.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 11,2021

Skeleton Technologies enters agreement with CAF Power & Automation for supercapacitors for trams

Skeleton Technologies has signed a contract with CAF Power & Automation, a global manufacturer of electric power solutions for the rail industry, to supply supercapacitors in trams powered by CAF P&’s OESS-s (On Board Energy Storage Systems).

Skeleton's supecapacitors chosen by CAF image

Skeleton’s cells will reportedly be included in Greentech OESS portfolio already used by some of the leading railway companies worldwide to offer cutting edge solutions to energy recovery, peak shaving and catenary-free applications.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 13,2021

Skeleton Technologies raises €29 Million in Series D extension

Skeleton Technologies recently announced the closing of a further €29 Million in its Series D round of funding. With this development, the total funding in Round D now amounts to €70.4 Million including the €41.3 Million announced in November 2020.

This round follows the company’s €51 Milion funding by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Free State of Saxony, announced in March 2021.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 12,2021

Skeleton Technologies to develop new production technology with €51 million support from German government

Skeleton Technologies recently announced plans to develop new production technology and fully automate manufacturing in its Großröhrsdorf factory. The manufacturer of graphene-enhanced supercapacitors has unveiled plans to develop a first-of-its-kind production technology for the manufacturing of its products, following the official support announced by German authorities. These plans include a fully-automated ultracapacitor production line in its Großröhrsdorf factory. The economies of scale provided by this new technology, combined with the use of Skeleton’s patented curved graphene material, is expected to dramatically drive the production costs down.

We are continuously investing in R&D whether it is improving the performance of our products or the process in which we make those products. The next stage of our production will see an implementation of fully automated Industry 4.0 manufacturing techniques a first-of-its-kind in the ultracapacitor industry. Coupled with our curved graphene material, we are able to dramatically decrease the cost of ultracapacitors. The ultracapacitor industry is in the same situation as lithium-ion batteries were in 1999, but our advancements in core technology and production capabilities will be able to show a cost reduction faster than for any other energy storage technology. We have a clear road map to lower it by almost 90% after completion of our 5 years project, says Taavi Madiberk, CEO and co-founder of Skeleton Technologies, in a press release.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 15,2021

Skeleton Technologies to enter Asian automotive market through strategic cooperation with and investment from Marubeni

Skeleton Technologies, Estonia-based manufacturer of graphene-enhanced supercapacitors, and Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan’s largest conglomerates, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to support commercial scale-up and customer acquisition for Skeleton’s supercapacitors in the Asian automotive sector, with a strong focus on electrified vehicles and hydrogen transportation.

As part of this agreement, Marubeni Corporation also made an equity investment on top of the €41.3 million Series D financing round announced by Skeleton in November 2020. The sum of Marubeni’s investment was not disclosed.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 07,2021

Skeleton Technologies raises €41.3 million in equity round

Estonian startup Skeleton Technologies has raised €41.3 million ($48.5 million) in Series D financing round, bringing its total capital raised to over €93 million ($109 million).

Skeleton Technologies raises funds in recent equity round image

New investors include leading European industrial investors and a group of entrepreneurs "that grew payments company Adyen from its inception to successful IPO", according to reports from Skeleton. In addition, all existing investors in the company joined the equity raise: EIT InnoEnergy early investors in European gigafactory startup Northvolt — FirstFloor Capital, MM Grupp and Harju Elekter.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 03,2020