Appear Inc. launches new graphene battery packs

Appear Inc. has announced the launch of its high-performance, fast-charge, longer-lasting battery packs for electric vehicles. Appear's graphene battery packs can be fully charged in less than 60 minutes. Appear's latest battery cells offer higher capacity, increased safety and an industry-leading 3C fast charge capability.

Appear Graphene Li-Ion batteries are reportedly safer, offer fast charge (up to 3C) and have a longer cycle life (1000 cycles) than traditional Li-Ion batteries. The distinctive batteries also have higher discharge capacity (up to 15C), which enables bikes to have rapid acceleration, steep climb/higher torque and race mode in sport bikes.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 21,2022

Calling out to graphene-enhanced construction material developers for a new market report!

We're happy to announce that we're working on a new market report, that will focus on graphene-enhanced construction materials - mainly cement, concrete, mortar and asphalt.

GEIC hosts first exterior pour of graphene-enhanced Concretene image

We are at the final stages of the report, and expect to publish it in a few weeks. We'd like to call out to graphene developers and construction related companies - if you want to be featured in our report, now is the time! we'll be happy to receive information, datasheets, brochures, etc.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

Levidian and Adamant to collaborate on development of graphene-enhanced composite materials

Levidian Nanosystems and Adamant Composites Limited have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to collaborate on enhancing composite materials with Levidian’s unique graphene.

Over the next three years, the two companies will work together to incorporate Levidian’s sustainable graphene in a range of composite materials. Levidian uses plasma chemistry to crack methane into hydrogen and graphene. This process means their graphene has no batch-to-batch variation, a very small number of layers, and a positive environmental impact. The addition of graphene to composite materials and components will lead to improved process times while augmenting physical properties.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

Skeleton Technologies announces new supercapacitor plant near Leipzig

Estonia-based Skeleton Technologies has announced that it is building Europe’s largest supercapacitor production facility in Saxony with the support of Siemens. Skeleton Technologies is investing 220 million euros in the new production facility in Markranstädt, near Leipzig in Saxony.

According to the company, 100 million euros will be invested in production and 120 million euros in development and research as well as in a future ramp-up of production. In the future, 12 million supercapacitors are to be manufactured annually in Markranstädt. The start of production is planned for 2024.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

Researchers develop new process for low-cost graphene production

A team of researchers from the Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN), Instituto Superior Técnico, have reported a new process to fabricate free-standing graphene using plasma technology, at much lower production cost than the other existing market solutions.

The invention was granted the first international patent on the “Process, reactor and system for fabrication of free-standing two-dimensional nanostructures using plasma technology” (ref. US 11254575B2), by the US Patent Office.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

Paragraf announces Innovate UK grant to develop graphene-based diagnostic tool

Paragraf has announced its plan to develop a new generation of graphene-based, in-vitro diagnostic products that will give results within a few minutes.

The Company is starting a two-year program to develop a proof-of-concept combined PCT (procalcitonin) and CRP (C-reactive protein) test, on a single panel. This collaboration utilizes a GBP £550,000 (around USD$658,000) Biomedical Catalyst grant award from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 19,2022

First graphene reports record quarter earnings of $359,000 AUD

First Graphene (FGR) says that its fourth quarter (FY22) revenues reached a record 359,000 AUD. Its full-year (FY2022) revenues increased 111% to $723,000 AUD.

First Graphene says that its strong performance in the last quarter was driven by several significant orders for its graphene materials, and also new application/research development services. The composites and plastics segments contributed 46% of its revenues in the quarter, followed by cement/concrete (31%). Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers contributed 12%.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 19,2022