Monday, January 25, 2010

Ioxus Introduces 1,000-, 3,000- and 5,000-Farad Ultracapacitor Cells With Higher Power Densities

Large Cell Product Line Provides Smaller-Sized Solution With Lower Cost for Overall System Design in Transportation and Utilities

ONEONTA, NY--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Ioxus, Inc., developers and manufacturers of innovative ultracapacitor technologies for a wide range of energy storage markets, today launched a new family of large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) for transportation and utility applications that are lower in cost for the overall system design. The 1,000-, 3,000- and 5,000-Farad (F) ultracapacitors are smaller in size with increased energy and power density compared to products of other industry players.

A wide range of high-power applications, such as transportation, electric utility, material handling, industrial bridge power and renewable energy generation require low-cost and long-operating-life energy storage systems for optimal performance. Ioxus' high-performance, environmentally safe products can quickly store and deliver energy in these highly demanding applications, providing a high-cycle life and a wide temperature operating range from -40 to +70 degrees Celsius.

Ioxus EDLCs can be used as sole energy storage devices or can be combined with other types of energy storage devices, such as batteries or fuel cells, to meet the userpower demand requirements. In this combination, ultracapacitors expand thesystem's charge and discharge capabilities into shorter response times,extend the life of other, lower-power elements and open up new options for energy storage applications. Unlike competitors, Ioxus' ultracapacitors are particularly suited for applications where weight or volume of systems is important because of their high-power densities.

Ioxus' new 1,000-, 3,000- and 5,000-F ultracapacitors are available at, starting at the following prices for low volume:

-- 1,000F, 2.7V ultracapacitors - $62
-- 3,000F, 2.7V ultracapacitors - $90
-- 5,000F, 2.7V ultracapacitors - $175

In addition, Ioxus is offering the following new designer kits starting at $149:

-- 1 - 2000F prismatic ultracapacitor
-- 1 - 600F cylindrical screw terminal ultracapacitor
-- 1 - 400F cylindrical screw terminal ultracapacitor
-- 2 - 220F cylindrical snap-in terminal pseudo-capacitors
-- 2 - 100F cylindrical snap-in terminal ultracapacitors

"Energy storage and power delivery technology are enabling the rapid growth of energy generation and cleantech markets worldwide," said Chad Hall, COO of Ioxus. "Ioxus will continue to aggressively expand its ultracapacitor product line to capitalize on this global opportunity to provide the best high-density, high-performance and low-cost energy storage option on the market."

Ioxus is working towards an AS9100 and ISO-9001 certification to adhere to the most rigorous quality standards. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded Ioxus $200,000 in December 2009 to expand its product line, accelerate sales growth and access new markets. The grant was awarded to 18 clean-energy businesses in New York State to help companies expand, commercialize cutting-edge technologies and create new clean economy jobs in New York.

About Ioxus, Inc.

Ioxus is the only company that develops and manufactures innovative ultracapacitor technologies entirely in the United States. The company provides cost-effective, green energy solutions for the military, transportation and alternative energy markets. The Ioxus family of ultracapacitors is uniquely optimized for high performance with low resistance, ideal for delivering high power bursts for acceleration, energy recapture, peak load shaving and high power applications. Ioxus was established by the parent company, Custom Electronics, Inc., which has supplied commercial and military clients with high reliability capacitors and integrated electronic assemblies since 1964. Ioxus is headquartered in Oneonta, N.Y. For more information, visit

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Melissa Cohen
Metis Communications