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General Capacitor International, Inc.

New generation of high performance lithium-ion capacitors

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 17
  • Website

Company Summary

General Capacitor International (GC) is a clean-tech start up company founded in 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida that focuses on the development and manufacture of lithium-ion supercapacitors.

General Capacitor is introducing a novel lithium-ion capacitor (LIC) that was conceived and patented by engineers at Florida State University (FSU). It is now being licensed for production. This product is targeted at the fast-growing market of portable consumer electronics, renewable energy, and electric vehicles.

GC’s mission is to be forefront innovators of lithium-ion capacitor technology that increases efficiency of modern electrical systems and promotes global sustainable development.


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    Jim P. Zheng
    Founder and Chief Scientist

    Dr. Jim P. Zheng is an Eminent Scholar and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida State Univ. and the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990. Previously he has worked in the US Army Research Laboratory in New Jersey where he was focused on ultra capacitor technology for the rail gun project.

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    Head of R&D

    Dr. Ben Cao obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University in 2013. His Ph. D research was focused on the high energy Lithium-ion capacitor, which led to the development of the General Capacitor prototype cell. He continues to conduct fundamental research to improve the electrochemical performance of the Li-ion capacitor. He recently was a finalist in the MegaWatt Ventures 2013 business competition.

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    Dr. Linda Zhong

    Dr. Linda Zhong obtained her Ph.D in Materials Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Formerly, she was the Senior Director of Research and Development at Maxwell Technologies.