Sustainable Cambrian™ power cell impresses at COP26 Net Zero Technology Center’s event in Glasgow
[Tokyo, Japan]: November 8, 2021. Tokyo-based PJP Eye LTD.’s sustainable carbon battery beat out all but one of its 29 challengers at the Net Zero Technology Centre’s Clean Energy Start-Up pitch battle on November 2 at COP26 in Glasgow. The Net Zero award acknowledges global start-ups offering fresh technology solutions that can accelerate the transition to a net-zero energy society.
“We’re thrilled to receive this high-profile recognition of our plant-based, sustainable Cambrian™ battery,” says PJP Eye CEO Hiroaki Nishina. “It confirms that we’re on the right road in our drive to supplant lithium-ion batteries, which have become so omnipresent in life.”
This environmentally friendly power cell incorporates a negative electrode made of carbon derived from cotton or biowaste, is recyclable, long-lasting, charges in just 50 minutes, and won’t burst or explode. Unlike standard batteries, it uses no petroleum products and none of the rare earth metals that Li-ion power cells do.
“Electricity is an essential lifeline,” says PJP Eye CEO Hiroaki Nishina. “Many people in the world, especially children, live without electricity and access to education and medical care. Our green technology aim is to provide access to essential services and the freedom of portable power to every person on the planet.”
In late October, PJP Eye won the Supernova Innovation challenge prize of $4000 and first place in the Draper-Aladdin Startup competition at GITEX 2021, a premier annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
About PJP Eye Ltd.
Established in 2017 by tech entrepreneur Hiroaki Nishina, PJP Eye leveraged research performed at Kyushu University’s R&D Center to prepare the Cambrian™ battery for commercial use. The company succeeded in that venture, producing a pouch-type power cell in 2018 and prepping it for installation in products such as power-assisted bicycles, e-scooters and drones from 2019. Worldwide sales began via crowdfunding.
The immediate goal is to provide sustainable solutions using this technology to companies in fields like transportation and energy storage for satellites, boats, and other vehicles. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the world at large by helping eliminate differences in access to electricity. Even without power lines, technologies like solar panels and power banks mean that power can be made available anywhere for crucial purposes such as medicine, education, and agriculture.