May 2023

Haydale to take part in project to develop fuel cell hydrogen electric vehicles

Haydale has announced that it will be a key contributor to Viritech's development of fuel cell hydrogen electric vehicles (FCHEVs).

Viritech, a developer of high-performance hydrogen powertrain solutions for the automotive industry, has secured a major role in Ford Motor Company's three-year hydrogen fuel cell E-Transit trial and Haydale will lead the development of new functionalized materials and resins for Type V pressure vessels to support Viritech's proprietary integrated mounting system Graph-Pro™.

Read the full story Posted: May 29,2023

Researchers employ novel nanoprocessing method to achieve damage-free multi-point hole drilling in a graphene film

Earlier this year, Tohoku University researchers created a technique that could micro/nanofabricate silicon nitride thin devices with thicknesses ranging from 5 to 50 nanometers. The method employed a femtosecond laser, which emitted extremely short, rapid pulses of light. It turned out to be capable of quickly and conveniently processing thin materials without a vacuum environment.

By applying this method to an ultra-thin atomic layer of graphene, the same group has now succeeded in performing a multi-point hole drilling without damaging the graphene film. 

Read the full story Posted: May 28,2023

Graphene Manufacturing Group shifts focus to pouch cell batteries

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) recently announced the signing of a binding Joint Development Agreement ("JDA") with Rio Tinto, with the goal of accelerating the development and application of GMG's Graphene Aluminium-Ion batteries in the mining and minerals industry. GMG followed up on that announcement with an update on a series of changes, intended to further align development activities and support the progression of the Battery JDA.

First, the company said consumer feedback made it clear that pouch cell, rather than coin cell, batteries were of greatest interest to potential key customers. Additionally, the progression of the battery from the current Battery Technology Readiness Level (BTRL) Level 2-3 (Scientific Proof of Concept into Electrochemical Development) could be accelerated by having potential customer partners help define operating and design characteristics, the company said.

Read the full story Posted: May 27,2023

Stellantis Invests in Lyten to push forward graphene-enhanced applications in EV batteries, composites and sensors

Stellantis and Lyten have announced that Stellantis Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Stellantis, invested in Lyten to accelerate the commercialization of Lyten 3D Graphene™ applications for the mobility industry, including the LytCell™ Lithium-Sulfur EV battery, lightweighting composites, and novel on-board sensing. 

Lyten will aim to leverage the tunability of the material to enable enhanced vehicle performance and customer experience while decarbonizing the transportation sector. Lyten’s tunable materials platform has demonstrated significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and will advance the transition to sustainable mobility.

Read the full story Posted: May 25,2023

HydroGraph reports a study that shows its graphene outperforms leading cathode catalyst in Li-O2 battery

HydroGraph Clean Power has announced that according to a study published in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, HydroGraph’s graphene surpassed the performance of the leading cathode carbon materials in a lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery test.

Lithium-oxygen batteries have emerged a promising energy storage solution, but global adoption has been hampered in achieving efficient electrocatalysis, which impacts a battery’s performance. Using HydroGraph’s patented high-purity fractal graphene, battery scientists have reportedly overcome performance challenges, allowing for a better performing battery at a lower cost compared to the incumbent.

Read the full story Posted: May 25,2023

Logitech launches new graphene-enhanced gaming headset

Logitech has launched a new G Pro X 2 Lightspeed gaming headset, that features graphene audio drivers. 

Logitech is using a 50mm graphene diaphragm for the audio driver inside the G Pro X 2, designed to make sound more immersive alongside a 25g weight reduction compared to the original Pro X. 

Read the full story Posted: May 24,2023

CA2DM@NUS and CBMM develop advanced niobium-graphene batteries with 30-year lifecycles

The Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), focused on the research of graphene and other 2-dimensional (2D) materials, and CBMM, a leader in niobium products and technology, have developed new niobium-graphene batteries.

The batteries are currently being tested at the new CBMM-CA2DM Advanced Battery Laboratory which was recently launched by NUS and CBMM (established with a joint investment of USD$3.8 million) over three years, supported by the National Research Foundation, Singapore.

Read the full story Posted: May 23,2023

Participate in Europe’s leading graphene conference!

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Read the full story Posted: May 22,2023

GMG announces graphene aluminium-ion battery Joint Development Agreement with Rio Tinto

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced the signing of a binding Joint Development Agreement ("JDA") with Rio Tinto, with the goal of accelerating the development and application of GMG's Graphene Aluminium-Ion batteries in the mining and minerals industry. Rio Tinto will contribute technical and operational performance criteria and A$6 million (over USD$3,900,000), in exchange for preferential access rights.

The JDA seeks to support the accelerated development of GMG's Graphene Aluminium-Ion Batteries for use in heavy mobile equipment and grid energy storage applications in the mining and mineral industry. The JDA builds on the existing collaboration for Rio Tinto to explore the use of GMG's Energy Saving and Energy Storage solutions (announced May 2022). This JDA is effective immediately and is expected to last 2 years with payments spread over the term of the agreement. The JDA aims to co-develop GMG's Graphene Aluminium-Ion battery pouch cell into an initial battery pack/module proof of concept.

Read the full story Posted: May 18,2023