The China-based Shandong Longju New Materials Technology announced that it has completed the installation and commissioning of a pilot biomass graphene production line and has put it into operation.
According to the reports, the facility uses corncob waste to make few-layer biomass graphene (citing Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' test results). The production line’s annual capacity is said to be five tons and is expected to increase to 300 tons.
Purified fine graphene products have been proposed for trial use to make rubber, tires, thermal films, and anti-corrosion coatings. Biomass graphene is said to boast a rich supply of ingredients, have a low production cost and not pollute the environment.