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Lightning-fast battery alternative draws Marubeni in Asian supply deal

Ultracapacitors spark tie-up between Japan trading house and Estonian startup

Lightning strikes in Las Vegas. Ultracapacitors' fast charging and discharging holds promise in a wide range of uses.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Fast-charging energy storage devices that outlive lithium-ion batteries will have a new distributor in Asia, where they are expected to find a broad range of uses including electric vehicles and power infrastructure.

Japanese trading house Marubeni this week took a stake of several percent in Estonian startup Skeleton Technologies, which develops ultracapacitors. Marubeni will serve as a sales agent for Skeleton's ultracapacitors in Asia, including Japan, and work with customers to develop products suited to their needs.

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