Marubeni to be exclusive distributor in Asia for EnerG2 engineered carbon materials for energy storage
EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices (earlier post), 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. 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 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. 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.—Sangwon Oh, General Manager - Electronic Materials, at Marubeni