Graphene Nanochem is a UK-based company with Malaysian ties that manufactures performance specialty chemicals and advanced nanomaterials from renewable sources including waste materials. The company offers several products for the oil and gas sectors.
Graphene Nanochem holds the exclusive license to a process known as Catalyx which uses a catalyst to extract graphene from biogases (such as methane). This process can potentially mean low-cost graphene production. They are also developing graphene-enhanced lubricants for used in the extraction of shale gas, graphene-based Li-Ion batteries and graphene water treatment systems.
In September 2014, Graphene Nanochem signed a licensing and offtake agreement for the entire production of the graphene-enhanced PlatDrill lubricant to Scomi-Oiltools, which is estimated at 135,000 tonnes over the next five years.
Graphene Nanochem started trading in the UK's AIM stock exchange (ticker: GRPH) in March 2013 following a £32.5 ($50 million) fund raising. Graphene Nanochem is the parent company of Platinum Nanochem Sdn Bhd and its Subsidiaries, Platinum Green Chemicals and Platinum Nano G.