February 2024

G6 Materials announces license agreement for graphene coatings technology

G6 Materials, a high-tech company with expertise in advanced materials and developing innovative composites for a wide range of industrial uses, has recently entered into an agreement to acquire a license from Graphene Corp. regarding intellectual property rights associated with graphene coatings technology. 

The License encompasses a suite of proprietary technologies, patents, and trade secrets that will enable the Company to enhance its product offerings, drive innovation, and meet the evolving needs of its customers. The acquisition of this License aligns seamlessly with G6's vision to deliver advanced solutions that push the limits of performance, sustainability and offers innovative solutions across diverse industries. The license for this technology is for a period of up to February 1, 2026, and is non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 29,2024

Lyten's graphene-enhanced lithium-sulfur batteries selected as the power source for Chrysler's new Halcyon Concept electric vehicle

Chrysler recently announced its Halcyon Concept electric vehicle, that plans to incorporate Lyten’s lithium-sulfur EV batteries as part of its goal to achieve a lighter weight and longer-range vehicle powered by batteries that utilize no nickel or cobalt.

Chrysler's Halcyon Concept EV. image credit: BusinessWire

Chrysler’s announcement states the Halcyon "envisions incorporating breakthrough Lyten 800V lithium-sulfur EV batteries that do not use nickel, cobalt or manganese, resulting in an estimated 60% lower carbon footprint than today's best-in-class batteries and a pathway to achieve the lowest emissions EV battery on the global market."

Read the full story Posted: Feb 28,2024

MITO and Vartega team up to create unique graphene-enhanced carbon fiber composite

MITO Material Solutions has teamed up with Vartega, developer of recycled carbon-fiber composites, on a new composite material project. The two companies incorporated MITO’s graphene-based materials into carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics. Vartega incorporated MITO’s liquefied graphene into their Fenix fiber EasyFeed bundle products – now offered as Fenix Fiber+, which supplies excellent performance with recycled materials.

Because carbon fiber manufacturing is an energy intensive process, waste diversion is a big factor in improving its sustainability. Carbon fiber is typically made from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor fiber that has been stretched and heated at high temperatures to first oxidize and then carbonize the material. These high temperatures coupled with PAN fibers traditionally coming from fossil fuels, means that carbon fiber has a considerable carbon footprint. By diverting waste carbon fibers from landfill, Vartega resets the material’s embodied energy to zero. Vartega’s recycled carbon fiber is 95% less energy intensive than virgin carbon fiber.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 28,2024

Nottingham houses test graphene-infused infrared wallpaper

A trial is underway in 45 social housing groups across the UK that could revolutionize the way we heat our homes, especially those that have long battled with issues like heat leakage and inefficient insulation. A graphene-enhanced infrared wallpaper, developed by NexGen Heating, is being tested in a project targeting social housing and older properties that are notoriously hard to insulate.

By infusing wallpaper with graphene, NexGen Heating has created a product that emits infrared heat, warming objects and people directly in a manner reminiscent of sunlight. This direct form of heating is not only efficient but also customizable to fit the aesthetics of any room, promising an unobtrusive addition to homes. Furthermore, the potential for integration with solar panels and batteries could make this a cornerstone of sustainable living, significantly reducing reliance on fossil fuels. NexGen Heating says infrared can provide greener, cheaper heating when paired with solar panels and batteries. 

Read the full story Posted: Feb 27,2024

Log9 and Trinity Cleantech join forces to develop interoperable charging network

Log9 Materials, an innovator in EV charging technologies which has been working on graphene-based battery solutions, and Trinity Cleantech, a comprehensive provider of sustainable solutions, have reportedly announced a strategic partnership aimed at advancing India's electric vehicle (EV) industry. The companies will work to establish an interoperable charging network. 

Trinity Cleantech plans to deploy 2,000 public charging stations under its brand “Thunder+” across India by the end of the next financial year. It plans to lead the market in Type 6 fast chargers, which represent the next-generation standard for charging speed and convenience. Trinity’s Thunder Platform is designed to seamlessly integrate with Log9’s “Instacharge” platform, streamlining operations and enhancing user experience. They have committed to adhering to the BCA LEV DC standard (IS 17017-25 & IS 17017-2-6), which provides users with the confidence to charge anywhere securely. As the EV landscape continues to evolve, Log9 and Trinity are dedicated to adapting to technological advancements in connectors, protocols, and payment gateways, ensuring continued compatibility for years to come.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 27,2024

Researchers develop improved graphene micro supercapacitors for wearables

Researchers from China University of Petroleum (East China), Henan Agricultural University and Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed an additive-free 3D printing process to construct graphene micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) with unprecedented electrochemical properties and seamless integrability. The team states that this achievement overcomes existing manufacturing limitations and brings closer the on-chip MSC arrays essential for the next generation of wearables.

Wearable devices require ever-smaller on-board energy solutions that can deliver bursts of power while remaining unobtrusive. Rigid coin batteries restrict device flexibility and ergonomics. Leading microscale alternatives include micro-supercapacitors (MSCs), which store and discharge energy rapidly owing to highly porous electrode materials interfacing with electrolytes. Supercapacitors’ quick charge ability and resilience to repeated charging cycles make them appealing to supplement batteries. However, difficulties producing intricately designed MSC devices that also offer high performance have confined MSCs to the lab. Conventional manufacturing techniques often lack suitable precision, flexibility, and scalability.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 27,2024

Graphene-Info updates its Graphene Batteries Market Report

Today we published a new edition of our Graphene Batteries Market Report, with all the latest information. The batteries market is extremely active, as demand from EVs and mobile applications increases R&D efforts, and graphene is seen as a potential material to increase capacity, decrease charging times and improve other performance metrics. This is a major release that contains the latest company updates, projects, research publications and more.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all graphene companies involved with batteries
  • Detailed specifications of graphene-enhanced anode materials
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Batteries market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the batteries market, and covers everything you need to know about graphene in this niche. This is a great guide for anyone involved with the battery market, nanomaterials, electric vehicles and mobile devices.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 26,2024

HydroGraph closes second tranche of non-brokered private placement with over USD$700,000

HydroGraph Clean Power has announced that it has closed the second tranche of its non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of C$962,600 (about USD$712,200). 

HydroGraph intends to use the proceeds for application development, business development and general working capital purposes. The Company looks forward to closing the final tranche of the offering by the end of February and is confident the aggregate proceeds will exceed the CAD$2,000,000 (around USD$1,479,000) target.


Read the full story Posted: Feb 26,2024

Honeycomb Battery Company and Nubia Brand International announce closing of business combination

Last year, Global Graphene Group (G3) announced plans for its subsidiary, Honeycomb Battery, to merge with a SPAC company (Nubia Brand International Corp.) in a deal worth $925 million. Earlier this month, it was announced that this business combination was completed.

Upon the completion of the business combination, the combined company was renamed Solidion Technology. Beginning on Monday, February 5, 2024, Solidion’s common stock was expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the new ticker symbol “STI.”

Read the full story Posted: Feb 22,2024

Researchers observe fractional quantum anomalous Hall effect in multilayer graphene

Researchers at MIT and Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have observed an exotic electronic state in a material made of five layers of graphene, that could enable new forms of quantum computing. 

Generally speaking, the electron is the basic unit of electricity, as it carries a single negative charge. At least, that's the case in most materials in nature. But in very special states of matter, electrons can splinter into fractions of their whole. This phenomenon, known as “fractional charge,” is extremely rare, and if it can be corralled and controlled, the exotic electronic state could help to build resilient, fault-tolerant quantum computers. To date, this effect, known to physicists as the “fractional quantum Hall effect,” has been observed a handful of times, and mostly under very high, carefully maintained magnetic fields. Now, the scientists have also seen the effect in a material that did not require such powerful magnetic manipulation. They found that when five sheets of graphene are stacked like steps on a staircase, the resulting structure inherently provides just the right conditions for electrons to pass through as fractions of their total charge, with no need for any external magnetic field.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 22,2024