Investing in public graphene stocks

Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb (hexagons or chicken-wire) crystal lattice. Graphene is the world's strongest and most conductive material, and no wonder that researchers and professionals looked into graphene's potential across many applications, including sensors, batteries, conductors, displays, electronics, energy generation, medicine and more.

The commercialization of graphene is just in its infancy, but already dozens of new companies have been established to develop graphene based materials, applications, graphene production processes and other related activities.

There are many companies directly involved with graphene. Most of these companies are either private early stage companies or large companies in which graphene is just one business segment, but some pure-play graphene companies are public. Below we will list some potential graphene stocks for investors that wish to take part in the graphene revolution. For a more in-depth analysis of the possibility of investing in graphene, and a complete public companies listing, see our Graphene Investment Guide.

Pure-play graphene companies

In the past few years several graphene producers and graphene application developers started trading in stock exchanges around the world - mostly in Australia, Canada and the UK. Here we'll list some of those companies:

Versarien LogoVersarien (AIM:VRS) is an advanced materials group leveraging proprietary technology to create innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries - focusing on graphene materials.

Haydale logoHaydale (AIM:HAYD) is a UK-based supplier of functionalized graphene and related technologies. Haydale is mostly involved with graphene composite solutions and graphene-based inks. In 2016 Haydale acquired ACMC, a US-based silicon carbide whisker manufacturer.

Applied Graphene Materials (AIM: AGM) was established in 2010 as a spin-off from Durham UniversApplied Graphene Materials logoity to develop a new graphene synthesis method and produce graphene materials. AGM's technology is a unique patented scalable 'bottom-up' CVD approach to produce graphene. AGM is a public company that lists in the UK's AIM stock exchange. AGM mainly targets graphene composites, coatings, lubricants, thermal management solutions and energy storage devices.

G6 Materials logo imageG6 Materials (TSX: GGG), formerly known as Graphene 3D Lab, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials.

Other graphene investment options

Several large and public companies (such as Samsung, Intel, Nokia, IBM and Sony) are involved in graphene research. These companies may be on the forefront of graphene research - especially in high-end fields such as electronics and photonics - but graphene, even if successful, will probably represent a small portion of their business.

Another option is to invest in graphene production equipment. Aixtron SE, for example, is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry who offers CVD graphene production systems. Aixtron trades in the NASDAQ (ticker:AIXG). US-based CVD Equipment Corporation also offers graphene R&D and production equipment. CVD Equipment trades in the NASDAQ (ticker: CVV).

Interested in graphene investing? our graphene investment guide includes detailed information on over a dozen public graphene companies.

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The latest graphene stocks investing and financials news:

Black Semiconductor secures €254.4 million in funding

German semiconductor startup, Black Semiconductor, has secured EUR 254.4 million (around USD$275,900,000) in funding to launch graphene-enhanced semiconductor technology in Europe. With the funding, the company says that it is on track to realize the first phase of its vision – advancing a new generation of chip technology from research to mass production by 2031.

The Company has secured EUR 228.7 million (around USD$248,000,000) in public funding from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia over the next 7 years under the IPCEI ME/CT2 program.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 12,2024

HydroGraph announces upsize of private placement

HydroGraph Clean Power has announced that, due to strong investor demand, it has increased the size of its non-brokered private placement of units previously announced in May 2024. Pursuant to the upsized offering, the Company will raise aggregate gross proceeds of up to CAD$3.2 million (over USD$2,300,000). 

“We are extremely pleased to announce upsizing of our non-brokered private placement and the strong investing interest we have received from shareholders and new investors, reflecting their confidence in our vision and the strategic direction of the company. This upsized financing will support HydroGraph's commercialization and R&D efforts, allowing us to advance our application development activities in Manchester, bringing our pristine high-quality graphene to the market and driving future revenue,” commented Kjirstin Breure, President and interim Chief Executive Officer of HydroGraph.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 08,2024

Versarien's graphene refocus seems to bear fruit with narrowed losses

Versarien’s strategic realignment to core graphene technology reportedly resulted in narrowed losses and an improved cash position in the six months up to 31 March. 

Operational highlights in the period included agreement with MCK Tech in Korea for the exclusive license of five CVD patents. Versarien also sold its South Korean plant and equipment to MCK Tech for £604,000. The Company secured a know-how and manufacturing license agreement with Montana Quimica LTDA, a Brazilian multinational focused on paints and wood finishing products. Additionally, Versarien entered into a mutual letter of commitment to support Building for Humanity in providing 3D concrete printed materials for social housing in Accrington.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 06,2024

HydroGraph announces private placement

HydroGraph Clean Power recently announced that it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of units of the Company, for aggregate gross proceeds of up to CAD$1,600,000 (over USD$1,171,000).

Net proceeds from the Offering will be used for furthering commercialization via application development at the GEIC (Graphene Engineering Innovation Center) driven by customer interest, production upscaling, business development and general working capital purposes. 

Read the full story Posted: May 27,2024

NanoXplore reports financial results for Q3-2024

NanoXplore has reported its financial results for Q3 2024. Total revenues were CAD$33,867,747 (USD$24,896,011) in Q3-2024 compared to CAD$31,580,560 (USD$23,214,711) in Q3-2023, representing a 7% increase; 

The Company reports total liquidity of CAD$40,149,612 (USD$29,512,976) as of March 31, 2024 and total long-term debt of CAD$5,515,205 (USD$4,054,089) as of March 31, 2024, down by CAD$2,360,683 (USD$1,735,279) compared to June 30, 2023.

Read the full story Posted: May 17,2024

Graphene Manufacturing Group secures C$3.47 (over USD$ 2.5) million in funding

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced that it has closed a marketed public offering of units of the Company, for a total of CAD$3.47 million (around USD$2,522,000). 

The net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used primarily to strengthen the Company's financial position and provide liquidity to ‎finance ongoing operations, including, in particular, the Company’s expenses incurred, and expected to be ‎incurred, in connection with the Company’s research and development objectives, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Read the full story Posted: May 08,2024

AlterBiota raises USD$2.9 million for biographene concrete additive

Canada-based AlterBiota has received CAD$4 million (over USD$2,925,000) in seed funding to increase hiring and upgrade its commercial-scale facility to make a concrete additive based on its biographene material.

AlterBiota's CEO, Mark Masotti, is a chemical engineer who researched graphene’s ability to decarbonize concrete while on parental leave in 2019. Fascinated by its application, he explored the idea in his basement lab and applied for a provisional patent, then developed the idea into a company. Having conducted tests on its biographene and establishing a pilot plant, Masotti plans to go further in more than doubling his company's staff and building a scale-up plant.

Read the full story Posted: May 05,2024

Sparc Technologies announces placement to raise USD$1.5 million

Sparc Technologies has announced it has received firm commitments to raise A$2.25M (around USD$1.49 million) through a share placement. 

Proceeds from the Placement will be used for supporting Sparc’s investment in Sparc Hydrogen, field trials and R&D programs to support product development and commercialization efforts for ecosparc®, R&D for sodium-ion batteries and other projects and General working capital.

Read the full story Posted: May 03,2024

NanoXplore announces closing of new credit facility and provides update on the financing of its 5-year strategic plan

NanoXplore has announced the closing of a new credit facility with the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”). Under the agreement, RBC will provide NanoXplore’s subsidiaries with up to CAD$60 million (about USD$43,567,000) .  

The credit facility, inclusive of an existing equipment lease and other financial products, will provide a CAD$10 million (around USD$7,261,000) revolving credit line, up to CAD$45 million (USD$32,677,000) in equipment leasing and CAD$5 million (about USD$3,630,000) in term loans and will carry interest rates similar to those the Corporation currently pays. The new credit facility will allow for the reimbursement of existing loans of approximately CAD$4.7 million (USD$3,412,000) with other lenders.

Read the full story Posted: May 01,2024