HexagonFab raises £1.9 million to accelerate development of its graphene-based 'Bolt’ system for protein characterization

UK-based developer of graphene-based biological sensors, HexagonFab, recently raised £1.9 million to accelerate development of its novel technology for process monitoring in the biopharmaceutical industry.

The company has developed a portable and affordable instrument – HexagonFab Bolt – which can very rapidly generate biopharma data.

Brazil's Gerdau launches new graphene company

Brazil’s largest steel producer, Gerdau, has launched a new company called Gerdau Graphene, which will develop and market products based on graphene materials.

The new company will also work in partnership with the University of Manchester as part of a global strategic alliance, with the aim of becoming a leading developer of graphene-enhanced products in the Americas.

Graphene Manufacturing Group is now a public company trading in the TSX Venture Exchange

Australia-based Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) is now a public company, and the company's shares are trading on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange with the ticker GMG following the company's merger with Cuspis Capital Ltd.

The current market cap of the company is around $50 million USD. GMG produces graphene using a proprietary production process. The company focuses on solutions for the energy storage and energy saving markets.

Trane Technologies launches graphene-enhanced air purification system for public buses

Trane Technologies’ Thermo King brand has launched a new graphene-based air purification solution for buses that continuously purifies the air while the bus is in operation.

Thermo King says its Air Purification Solution has been independently tested and proven to be 98 percent effective in deactivating certain viruses, including a surrogate for the virus that causes COVID-19.

University at Buffalo team 3D prints graphene aerogels for water treatment

University at Buffalo (UB) researchers have developed a novel 3D printed water-purifying graphene aerogel that could be scaled for use at large wastewater treatment plants.

UB's 3D printed ultra-light G-PDA-BSA aerogel imageUB's 3D printed ultra-light G-PDA-BSA aerogel. Image credit: UB and 3dprintingindustry.com

Composed of aerogel graphene and two bio-inspired polymers, the novel material is reportedly capable of removing dyes, metals and organic solvents from drinking water with 100% efficiency. Unlike similar nanosheets, the scientists’ design is reusable, doesn’t leave residue and can be 3D printed into larger sizes. The team now plans to commercialize its design for industrial-scale deployment.

Graphene cathode materials startup volexion secures funding to scale-up its technology

Battery materials startup Volexion has secured $1.1 million in funding as it moves toward commercialization of its graphene coating for lithium-ion cathodes. The U.S-based company aims to increase its output to “several kilogram” batch capacity after the funding as it works towards its goal of being commercially ready by 2024.

The closing of the first tranche of its $2.2 million seed financing was led by leading climate tech venture capital firms Clean Energy Ventures and Energy Foundry.

NanoXplore and Martinrea International form VoltaXplore for graphene EV batteries

Graphene producer NanoXplore and its partner, Martinrea International, have announced a joint venture, VoltaXplore Inc., formed to develop electric vehicle (EV) batteries enhanced with graphene.

A VoltaXplore demonstration facility is scheduled to be opened in Montreal, Canada, within the next year for the development and production of EV batteries enhanced with graphene. The Companies stated that a successful demonstration of improved battery performance using graphene, along with positive feedback from customers, will support the business case for the construction of a battery production facility in Canada.

Researchers show that the terahertz nonlinearity of graphene can be efficiently controlled using minimal electrical gating

A team of researchers from Bielefeld and Berlin, together with researchers from other research institutes in Germany and Spain, recently demonstrated that graphene's nonlinearity can be efficiently controlled by applying comparatively modest electrical voltages to the material.

The gated graphene sample device in which the graphene film acts as a channel between source and drain electrodes  imageThe gated graphene sample device in which the graphene film acts as a channel between source and drain electrodes subjected to a constant potential difference of 0.2 mV. Image from Science Advances

It was recently discovered that the high electronic conductivity and "massless" behavior of graphene's electrons allows it to alter the frequency components of electric currents that pass through it. This property is highly dependent on how strong this current is. In modern electronics, such a nonlinearity comprises one of the most basic functionalities for switching and processing of electrical signals. What makes graphene unique is that its nonlinearity is by far the strongest of all electronic materials. Moreover, it works very well for exceptionally high electronic frequencies, extending into the technologically important terahertz (THz) range where most conventional electronic materials fail.

Hermès launches a new watch collection that includes a graphene-enhanced model

The famous fashion brand Hermès has recently launched its new H08 Collection of watches, said to be the "sportiest timepiece series to date", which includes a graphene-enhanced model.

Hermès Launches the Sports-Focused H08 Collection image

The H08 collection consists of three models, each differing in their case materials and strap options, but otherwise featuring the same overall design. The darkest of the group features a graphene-enhanced composite case with a satin-brushed ceramic bezel.

G6 Materials announces successful closing of CAD$5.4 Million non-brokered equity financing

G6 Materials has announced that it has closed its non-brokered equity financing previously announced on March 2021. The Company reported that unit offering increased due to "strong investor demand" - from the CAD$5 million initial target, to the final closing of CAD$5.4 Million (around USD$4.29 million).

“The closing of this Offering is a significant milestone for G6 Materials as it not only funds our Company for future growth, but it also empowers us to complete the previously announced acquisition of GX Technologies,” said Daniel Stolyarov, President & CEO of G6 Materials Corp.