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General Capacitor, or GC, is one of the first U.S. start-up companies to focus on the development and commercialization of lithium-ion capacitor technology.
GC seeks to become a world leader in the research, development, and manufacture of patented lithium-ion capacitors to provide energy storage solutions for the modern electronics and technology industries, while maintaining a high level of integrity and respect for all its employees, customers, and the environment.
Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Zheng, Spring Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor at the Florida State University (FSU), holds a key patent for Li-ion capacitors held by FSU and licensed by GC.
GC was funded by private investors in 2014 and its headquarters was established in Tallahassee, Florida during the same year. Daily operations include R&D, marketing, and pilot manufacturing of Li-ion capacitor cells for the U.S. DoD and special projects. Since 2015, GC has secured nearly $4 million of research grants in sponsorship of special projects targeted at developing Li-ion capacitors for use in military communications and electrical microgrid systems. GC is also working with several private companies to implement Li-ion capacitors for exciting, new commercial applications.
General Capacitor plans to release a line of LiC products for commercial sale as early as mid-2018.