SOURCE: BioSolar, Inc.

October 21, 2014 03:01 ET

Supercapacitors USA 2014 Conference to Feature BioSolar's BioSuperCap Technology

Dr. David Vonlanthen to Give Comprehensive Report on Multicomponent Polymer-Hybrid Supercapacitor Development at BioSolar

SANTA CLARITA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) -  BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: BSRC), producer of innovative bio-based solar energy products and developer of a breakthrough supercapacitor technology, today announced that its innovative BioSuperCap technology will be presented at Supercapacitors USA 2014 at Santa Clara, California during the week of November 19, 2014. 

Dr. David Lee, the company's CEO commented, "We are honored to have Dr. Vonlanthen represent BioSolar at this prestigious Supercapacitors USA 2014 meeting. Dr. Vonlanthen's unmatched scientific knowledge and leadership in the field of polymer electrodes, as well as organic, ionic and porous systems for energy applications, have been the foundation of BioSolar's BioSuperCap Technology."

Dr. Vonlanthen is currently working with Nobel laureate Dr. Alan Heeger at the University of California, Santa Barbara to create inexpensive supercapacitors. He is an author of numerous high impact and peer-reviewed publications in the field of energy research. Dr. Vonlanthen is an expert in polymer electrodes, as well as organic, ionic and porous systems for energy applications, and is an inventor on several international patents. He was working with multiple industry (Osram, Siemens, VTT, IBM) and university partners before he joined UCSB. Dr. Vonlanthen holds a Ph.D. and Master in Chemistry from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he was working with the Vice President of the University on novel organic semiconductor materials for solution-processable OLEDs. During this period, he served as a spokesman of the University for a large international academic-industry research consortium. Dr. Vonlanthen was recently awarded with multiple research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), from the Fred and Linda R. Wudl Chair for his outstanding work on inexpensive supercapacitors.

Unlike conventional supercapacitors made from expensive materials such as activated carbon electrodes, solvents and organic electrolytes, BioSuperCap will be made from an inexpensive conductive polymer electrode and with inexpensive electrolytes. Additionally, BioSuperCap materials are non-flammable, non-explosive and environmentally friendly, making it a safer device than conventional supercapacitors in more applications.

About BioSolar, Inc. 

BioSolar, producer of innovative bio-based solar energy products, is currently developing a breakthrough supercapacitor technology for reducing the cost of storing the energy of the sun. Existing battery technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries, are good for longer-term energy storage, but cannot be charged or discharged rapidly. This characteristic limits the use of batteries for power backup applications. Inspired by nature, BioSolar is developing a low cost polymer based supercapacitor that can be charged and discharged hundreds of times faster than batteries, and will complement batteries for the storage of solar energy. By integrating BioSolar supercapacitors as the high power frontend to battery banks, with fewer battery banks than would ordinarily be required, daytime solar energy can be quickly and cost-effectively stored for nighttime use at a substantially lower cost. This potentially game-changing technology will allow users of solar energy systems to reduce their dependence or go completely off the electric utility power grid. To learn more about BioSolar, please visit our website at

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