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NML and Sri Lankan research team file patent for novel energy storage material

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Jamshedpur, March 31: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Burmamines along with Sri Lankan research team has filed patent on novel energy storage material.

According to officials of NML, there is a growing interest in energy storage materials. Emphasis has been given for Research & Development in critical areas to create new solutions that can have a lasting impact on energy storage devices. Based on a e-poster which CSIR-NML’s biomaterials group uploaded on collagen-graphene composites for ‘Materials Today’ way back in 2013, Sri Lanka’s John Keell’s Research (JKR) team headed by Dr. Muditha Senarath Yappa (under the umbrella of John Keel’s Holdings PLC (JKH) Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock Exchange) expressed his interest in exploiting the above composites for energy applications.

Under a project sponsored by John Keell’s research, the team consisting of project leader Dr. Suprabha Nayar, and researchers Dr. Soumya Bhattacharyya and Divya Kumari, studied these composites in great depth and explored its feasibility as a supercapacitor.

There is a growing interest in energy storage materials and R&D is critical to create new solutions that can have a lasting impact on energy storage devices says Sushanta Ratnayake, Chairman of JKH. Joint endeavors will be made to prosecute this patent application in all relevant worldwide markets in the near future.

NML is an ISO 9001:2000 certified laboratory, under the aegis of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), is a premium metallurgical research and development house providing a range of farreaching solutions to the problems of minerals, metals and materials.

The laboratory was formally inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on the November 26, 1950 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

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