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Cientifica entered into an option agreement with Rainmaker Technologies - to invest up to 49.9% in the company. There are three options actually, the first one is to acquire 25.4% in the company by May 15, in exchange for £100,000 ($167,000).
According to Cientifica, Rainmaker will work with Perpetuus Carbon Technology to supply graphene materials for Rainmaker's products. Rainmaker plans to bring new graphene-enabled products to the market in 2015.
Graphene Supermarket to market HayDale's range of the graphene materials in the US, Canada and Russia
HayDale's materials will be marketed by Graphene labs in the US, Canada and Russia. This agreement marks Haydale’s intent in increasing its presence in the US R&D market.
Researchers from Japan and Korea suggest a new way to make graphene - from rice husk (agricultural "waste"). They say that this method may prove to be an easy, scalable and cheap way to produce graphene. As annual rice husk waste is about 120 million tons a year, it's potential for graphene feed material is large.
Activated carbon has been made for a long time from rice husk ash, but this is the first time that graphene structured have been observed in such rice husk-derived activated carbon. In addition, the researchers found that highly crystalline and atomically clean edges are present in the synthesized materials, even though the graphene sample was prepared at relatively a low temperature of 850°C. These findings suggest that the resulting graphene may find applications in energy storage and conversion devices.
Last month we reported that UK's Haydale is planning to raise £10 million (about $16.6 million) via an IPO on the UK's AIM sometimes in April. Yesterday the company officially announced its intention to float on the AIM on April 14.
Haydale intends to use the money they will raise to expand and broaden engineering, production, technical and business development teams to support product development. Earlier reports suggested that the market value of the company will probably be in the low £30 million range ($50 million).
Researchers from Rice University developed a method to create a hybrid graphene-nanotube material that promises to have a better electrical and mechanical qualities than both materials. They call this new material "rebar graphene" because it resembles the way a rebar is used in concrete.
The researchers say that the resulting material contains large, flexible and conductive transparent sheets of graphene that are much easier to manipulate than pure graphene. A few layers of this new material could prove to be a cost-effective ITO alternative for displays and solar cells.
Graphene Nanochem and Emery Advanced Materials to co-develop new applications for graphene materials
Graphene Nanochem signed a joint-venture agreement with Emery Advanced Materials to co-develop new applications for Graphene Nanochem's graphene-based nanomaterials.
Graphene Nanochem says that the Emery Group is one of the world's largest oleochemical from renewable sources producers. The two companies will develop three applications with a combined market value of over $100 billion.
Grafoid signed an agreement with Altamat to construct an atomization facility to produce MesoGraf graphene-based powders and filaments for 3D printing. The agreement gives Grafoid an exclusive global right to apply technologies invented by Altamat's Dr. Henein for use in a wide range of functionalized powders for 3D printing applications.
Altamat is an advanced materials manufacturing consultancy founded by Dr. Henein, who has expertise in materials process engineering for metals, metallic alloys and composites. The atomization facility will be built at Grafoid's facility located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.