Levidian and Eco Group announce first UK deployment of LOOP technology

Levidian's decarbonization technology will be deployed in the UK for the first time as part of a collaboration with solutions business Eco Group. Levidian stated that Eco Group’s deployment in the south of Scotland will be the first remote implementation of the LOOP technology in the UK. It is also a world-first deployment of a LOOP system with fully integrated hydrogen separation.

The LOOP device uses a patented low temperature, low pressure process to crack methane into its constituent atoms, hydrogen and carbon, without the need for catalysts or additives - decarbonizing methane-rich gas to deliver hydrogen and graphene on site.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 16,2022

Researchers use graphene to measure the properties of a material’s surface layer

Researchers from Northeastern University in Boston and University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have used a process called auger-mediated positron sticking (AMPS) to  develop a new technique that can measure the properties of the topmost atomic layer of materials.

This spectroscopic tool uses virtual photons to measure the topmost atomic layer’s electronic structure selectively. When incoming positrons change from vacuum states to bound surface states on the sample surface, they produce virtual photons with the energy to excite electrons into the vacuum.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 15,2022

NanoXplore reports its financial results for Q3 2022, to expand production capacity to 20,000 tons

NanoXplore reported its financial results for Q3 2022, with revenues of $27.1 million CAD (up 52% compared to last year). The company reported a loss (EBIDTA) of $1.97 million CAD (down from a loss of $3.7 million CAD last year).

NanoXplore graphene composites

Looking ahead into its FY2023 (which ends on September 2023) NanoXplore expects revenues to reach $110 million. The company also announced a 5-year strategic plan, during which the company will expand its production capacity from its current 4,000 tons to 20,000 tons for graphene and battery materials.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 15,2022

HydroGraph Clean Power secures grant for graphene-enhanced composites work at Fraunhofer Innovation Platform

HydroGraph Clean Power has announced that it has secured a CAD$90,000 (around USD$67,820) grant in funding per year for two years for composite work at the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Composite Research at Western University.

This research will study HydroGraph’s graphene in thermoset resins to understand the effect of filler material on mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. The results will provide valuable information that will help increase the supply and use of graphene for applications that require lightweight and superior mechanical and energy properties.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 12,2022

AGM says it cannot raise more funds, and its cash reserves will soon run out

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) recently announced that the company aimed to raise money to fund its operations, but in the current market conditions, this is no longer possible. Shares of AGM dropped by over 40% following the announcement, and are down around 80% since the beginning of 2022.

In the six months that ended on January 2022, AGM 's revenues were only £46,000, while its net loss was £1.9 million. The company's cash reserves will likely only last till the first quarter of 2023 or so.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 11,2022

Lyten's polymer composite LytR to be used in Pelican Products' transport cases

Lyten, an advanced materials and applications manufacturer that recently announced opening its first 3D Graphene fabrication facility, has launched LytR™, its unique polymer composite product line. Pelican Products, maker of high-durability protective cases, will incorporate LytR™ into a new generation of transport cases, including cases intended for U.S. military forces.

LytR™ is Lyten’s unique polyethylene formulation, infused with a proprietary carbon-based material called Lyten 3D Graphene™ that significantly reduces weight while maintaining the same or better strength and performance. LytR™ R series is a copolymer engineered for exceptional stiffness, great mold release, and outstanding impact strength. It is designed for rotational molding applications that require increased stiffness and low-temperature toughness with a broad processing window. It was explained that the infusion of LytR technology will allow Pelican to manufacture cases up to 50% lighter while maintaining the same strength and durability as their standard cases. Based on the reduced container weight, LytR reinforced cases will enable customers to reduce bodily strain, reduce transportation and fuel costs, increase payload capacity, and reduce their carbon footprint.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 08,2022