Sparc Technologies to raise over $2 Million for hydrogen pilot plant and graphene R&D programs

Sparc Technologies has announced that it has received strong support from "sophisticated and other professional investors", to raise AUD$3.5 million (over USD$2,247,000) through a placement to accelerate its hydrogen pilot plant and graphene R&D programs.

Proceeds from the placement will be used by Sparc Technologies for costs associated with scoping the acceleration of the pilot plant which will validate the commercial potential of its green hydrogen technology and production process. It will also be used for R&D programs to support development of graphene products.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 02,2022

Graphjet Technology partners with Quantum Science to explore graphene-based materials device platform

Malaysia-based graphite and single-layer graphene producer, Graphjet Technology (GTI), has partnered with Quantum Science (QS), a UK-based quantum dot and ink technology developer, to explore technical and commercial opportunities to develop a quantum dot and graphene-based materials device platform.

GTI, which is on its way to a listing on the Nasdaq Exchange following the merger with SPAC Energem Corp, will be responsible for the funding of the development of the platform. At the same time, QS is responsible for developing the platform. GTI expects to contribute up to five million pounds (over USD$5.7 million) towards the platform's development during the deal's term or around three years.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 02,2022

Trans2Dchem project to develop improved graphene-based supercapacitors

TRANS2DCHEM, or “Transition of 2D chemistry-based supercapacitor electrode material from proof of concept to applications”, is a project that received € 2,485,717 from the EIC to create supercapacitors with increased energy density (above 50 Wh/L, which is about twice as much as the best components on the current market).  This will allow their widespread use in electric cars as well as a battery support in devices that need to be supplied with large amounts of energy in a very short time.

Theoretical model of GN3 structural fragment; image credit: CATRIN RCPTM

The researchers involved in the project utilize highly nitrogen doped graphene material (SC-GN3), offering energy density up to 200 Wh/L at a power of 2.6 kW/L, 170 Wh/L at 5.2 kW/L, and 143 Wh/L at 52 kW/L. The international team is developing supercapacitor prototypes, with manufacturing techniques that adhere to industry standards of leading supercapacitors manufacturers.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 01,2022

Zentek announces new project for graphene-enhanced battery components for the automotive industry

Zentek recently announced the start of a 4-year, CAD$1,600,000 (around USD$1,172,000) research project in collaboration with Professors Mohini Sain and Ning Yan from the University of Toronto (“U of T”) and Ford Powertrain Engineering Research and Development Centre (“PERDC”).

Funding for the project includes CAD$1.2 million (around USD$879,000) from the Mitacs Accelerate program. Prof. Sain is the Endowed Ford Motor Canada Chair in Sustainable Materials where he is active in the field of light energy storage including cell chemistry and renewable fuel battery development at PERDC, and Prof. Yan is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Bioproducts. Collaborating with the PERDC and testing at this facility is essential to demonstrate battery advances at a scale suitable for the automotive industry. 

Read the full story Posted: Oct 31,2022

Directa Plus enters agreement with CIA Miguel Caballero

Directa Plus has signed an agreement with CIA Miguel Caballero SAS, a Columbia-based manufacturer of ballistic protection clothing. This is Directa Plus' first supply contract in Latin America, reportedly worth €1 million over four years.  

As part of the new contract, Directa will supply 77,500 linear meters of PTC printed material over four years following a four-month trial period. Directa will provide CIA Miguel’s subsidiary, MC Amor, with PTC printed linings for ballistic vests. This supposedly refers to the G+ Planar Thermal Circuit (PTC), a technology for a functional Graphene Plus print that can be applied to various types of fabrics.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 28,2022

G6 Materials announced FY2022 financial results

G6 Materials Corporation announced its FY2022 results for the year that ended on May 31, 2022. Revenues were $1.35 million, down from $1.94 million last year, primarily due to restructuring a change in sales mix by shifting the Company’s focus to the launch of its own brand of air purifiers.

G6 Materials Launches Breathe+ Pro Advanced Antimicrobial Graphene Air Filtration System image

The company's net loss for the year was $4.9 million, up from $0.94 million last year, primarily due to the $2,776,756 write-down of the value of its investment in GX Technologies due to the asset being deemed to be not ready for use and due to lower sales of air purification products. G6 says, however, that it is optimistic regarding the improvement in gross profit, and it expects revenues to increase in the near future as more of its air purification units became available for purchase by consumers through third-party websites. In fact, you can find the Breath+ Pro at Amazon.com, for $349.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 27,2022

Archer Materials announces wettable graphene transistor for biochip tech

Australia-based Archer Materials has developed a graphene-based field effect transistor (gFET) that can operate in wet environments. The gFET device is a sensing component which will be used in medical applications, like for digitizing biologically-relevant signals such as those from target analytes of viruses or bacteria. The biochip innovation will be integrated with advanced microfluidic systems to allow the manufacturing of mini lab-on-a-chip device platforms designed for medical diagnostics.

The company explained that the integration of gFETs with on-chip microfluidics potentially enables multiplexing, such as the ability to parallelize the detection of multiple biologically relevant targets in droplet-size liquid samples on a chip. The innovation can prevent liquids from shorting the integrated circuit, while simultaneously obtaining electronic signals using the liquid as part of the device. 

Read the full story Posted: Oct 24,2022