American Graphite Technologies (AGT) is a mineral exploration and technology development company. AGT has 100% ownership of 100 mineral claims in Quebec, Canada (close by to Focus Graphite's proven graphite resource). AGT is also involved with graphene related research.
In March 2013 AGT and Cheap Tubes announced that have successfully produced graphene paper test samples, but the companies are no longer collaborating. In September 2013 AGT launched a project with Ukraine's Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology to develop graphene-based working material for 3D printing.
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The latest American Graphite Technologies news:
American Graphite Technologies announced that it has extended its agreement with the Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (KIPT) and Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine (STCU) to further its research of its 3D graphene printing project, called P-600. The project was launched in 2013, as a cooperation between these institutes to research the possibility of using graphene-based materials as the working materials for 3D printing.
American Graphite Technologies representatives state that they are encouraged by the progress that the team has made to date and are very excited about extending the P-600 research project. American Graphite Technologies Inc. is funding project P-600, and hold the rights to all intellectual property developed from the project.
Focus Graphite has announced entering into two offtake agreements with Grafoid, a leader in graphene application development. The company stated that the agreements safeguard the security of future revenue for Focus Graphite’s Lac Knife project as well as push forward the commercialization of Grafoid’s Mesograf™ product applications.
The first agreement (also referred to as the “Energy Offtake”) commits Grafoid to acquire, at its discretion, up to an annual maximum of 1,000 tonnes of high-purity large flake graphite concentrate annually from the Lac Knife Project for 10 years, representing up to 6.8% of the projected annual production of 14,606 tonnes of high-purity large flake concentrate. The initial terms of the Energy Offtake agreement dictate that Grafoid would pay Focus Graphite C$1 million (around $810, 000) over a 12-month period, with the first payment being on or before September 30, 2015, for the right of first refusal to purchase up to the annual maximum of 1,000 tonnes and would also give Grafoid the first right of refusal to extend and expand the offtake agreement for an additional 10-year period. The pricing for an additional 10-year period will be set at market price less 10%.
Cheap Tubes reports that it has made considerable progress the aqueous formulation from recent development initiatives. Cheap Tubes managed to improve the conductivity of the paper by over 100% (previous conductivity was 35 ohms, now it is less than 15 ohms). Cheap Tubes also reports that two production lines have been moved to the new facility. The small, 12-inch wide line is close to operational and the large 30-inch wide line should be operational by fourth quarter 2014.
In April 2013 American Graphite Technologies (AGT) it is planning to collaborate with Ukraine's Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology ("KIPT") on graphene-based working materials for 3D printing. Now AGT announced that it has finalized the IP agreement and funded the first year of research.
The KIPT science team will consist of 10 scientists (5 PhD's, 4 former weapons scientists and 1 PhD student). AGT paid $50,000 for the project, which will run for one year with an option to renew. AGT will own all the IP developed from this Graphene 3D Printing project.
In April 2013 American Graphite Technologies (AGT) announced it is planning to collaborate with Ukraine's Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology ("KIPT") on graphene-based working materials for 3D printing. AGT announced today that the project (called P600) received final approval from the Science and Technology Centre Ukraine (STCU).
The project aims to develop new nanocarbon contained matter as the working material for 3D printing. The team will use several carbon-based materials, primarily graphene. The project team will consist of 8 scientists and PhDs with experience in the fields of nanotechnology, 3D printing, solid state physics, physical materials and thermal physics.