Levidian and Hexla to work together to bring climate technology to Worthy Farm

British climate tech firm Levidian and clean hydrogen developer Hexla have joined forces to bring Levidian’s LOOP technology to Worthy Farm in Somerset in a "world first example of carbon negative hydrogen production from biomethane", as the Companies described it.  

Home to the Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm currently produces power using an anaerobic digestion plant that turns tens of thousands of tonnes of cow slurry and waste silage into energy. The LOOP technology will allow the farm to capture the carbon from some of the biomethane produced as part of this process and turn it into graphene and clean hydrogen, which will be used to generate electricity through the existing combined heat and power plant.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 11,2024

Researchers develop new approach for controlling thermal emission

Researchers from the University of Manchester, The Pennsylvania State University, Koç University and Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have tackled the challenge of control of thermal radiation, demonstrating a new topology-based approach.

The team explained that conventional approaches to tailoring thermal emission using metamaterials are hampered both by the limited spatial resolution of the required subwavelength material structures and by the materials’ strong absorption in the infrared. In their recent work, the scientists developed an approach based on the concept of topology: by changing a single parameter of a multilayer coating, they were able to control the reflection topology of a surface, with the critical point of zero reflection being topologically protected. 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 10,2024

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

Graphmatech and MTC Powder Solutions to collaborate to develop metal-graphene composites through HIP technology

Graphmatech, a materials technology company, and MTC Powder Solutions (MTC PS), a leading company in hot isostatic pressing (HIP), have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement to develop advanced metal-graphene composites for various industrial applications. This partnership aims to offer cutting-edge HIPed metal-graphene solutions to global industries.

Graphmatech's graphene-engineered metal powder combines the exceptional properties of graphene with various metals. This technology brings metals to new levels of performance, making them ideal for applications in electrification, energy-related and high-precision sectors. MTC PS plans to develop and offer HIPed metal-graphene for a wide range of electrification, energy, and Big Science, applications further propelling the transition towards a sustainable future.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 03,2024

Directa Plus and Iterchimica announce selection for resurfacing project for Rome 2025 Jubilee

Directa Plus has announced that its collaboration with Iterchimica to develop and produce Gipave, a Green Asphalt embedded with G+ graphene, has achieved another important milestone - it has been chosen for an extensive resurfacing operation in Rome, ahead of the 2025 Jubilee.

Anas, the Italian public road company, has awarded the contract for a resurfacing operation to cover c.15 kilometers of historical routes, using Gipave technology. Gipave is enriched with Directa Plus' graphene and hard recycled plastics, which increases a roads lifespan by up to 61% compared to current market technologies.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 02,2024