Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 02, 2014
EnerG2 (http://www.energ2.com), a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Marubeni Corporation, a major Japanese trading company that operates globally in a wide range of business sectors including energy storage materials. This agreement provides Marubeni with a valuable addition to their already-strong product portfolio and provides EnerG2 with the backing of a dominant distribution partner in a key energy storage market.
Under the agreement, Marubeni will have the exclusive rights in Asia – including Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Malaysia – to distribute EnerG2’s carbon materials for a variety of energy storage devices and systems. EnerG2’s engineered carbon materials are used for high-end and high-performance rechargeable lead-acid batteries, electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs or ultracapacitors), and lithium ion batteries. The company’s innovative and proprietary Carbon Technology Platform enables it to design and manufacture customized carbon and silicon-carbon nano-composite materials to solve the most challenging energy storage requirements for better energy density, power performance and cycle life.
Marubeni has been marketing EnerG2 products since 2011, and based upon positive feedback from significant Lithium-ion, lead-acid battery and EDLC manufacturers, believes that EnerG2 will become an important contributor to Marubeni’s energy storage materials business. EnerG2 has manufacturing capabilities to serve a wide range of global customers and is a certified ISO9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 manufacturer.
“The rechargeable battery market is growing tremendously in Asia,” says Sangwon Oh, General Manager - Electronic Materials, at Marubeni. “It will continue to expand in response to the increasing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, smartphones and consumer electronics. That’s one of the major reasons that EnerG2’s products are so well accepted, and it’s also one of the major reasons why we’re so pleased to be partnering with this fast-growing U.S. technology manufacturing company.”
Adds Rick Luebbe, CEO of EnerG2: “This agreement represents a critical development in the commercialization and rapid sales growth for our company. It validates our breakthrough technology, as well as our efficient and scalable manufacturing process. Thanks to a growing number of customers around the world, and powerful partners like Marubeni, we’re truly in the process of transforming the global energy storage business.”
Established in 1949, Marubeni is responsible for the handling of products and the delivery of services in a broad range of sectors around the world. These areas encompass importing and exporting, as well as transactions in the Japanese market – and they are related to food, textiles, materials, pulp and paper, chemicals, energy, metals and mineral resources, and transportation machinery. The company's activities also extend to power projects and infrastructure, plants and industrial machinery, real estate development and construction, and finance, logistics and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.marubeni.com.
EnerG2 has developed a unique approach that engineers the molecular structure of a polymer precursor in order to customize the nanostructure, and, therefore, the performance of the resulting carbon. EnerG2’s proprietary Carbon Technology Platform has two key components: polymer- chemistry-based precursor formulation and processing parameters that transform that precursor into customized carbon. The combination of these elements results in a flexible, low-cost manufacturing process that can produce carbon materials for diverse energy storage applications. EnerG2 operates its state-of-the art manufacturing plant in Albany, Oregon. The inherent scale advantages of the Carbon Technology Platform allow EnerG2 to produce best-in-class carbons. The facility is both ISO-9001:2008 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) certified. Further information on EnerG2 is available at http://www.EnerG2.com