The company was formerly named Elcora Resources, and changed its name in February 2016.
It is based in Canada and aims to become a vertically integrated carbon company - from graphite mining to graphene production. The company has full operational control and a 40% equity interest in Sakura graphite Mine in Sri Lanka.
Elcora Resources is a public company that trades in the Toronto stock exchange (TSXV: ERA)
The latest Elcora graphene news:
Elcora Advanced Materials has announced that it has started construction of its graphene production facility. Elcora is constructing its own graphene production facility in the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to supply high quality graphene.
The plant is meant to have a modular design in which each "line" will be able to produce 100 kg of graphene per year. The plant will use a graphite precursor specially processed and refined for the Elcora graphene process within the vertically integrated supply chain.
Elcora Resources announced that it is working the development of a unique graphene production process, which can use a wide variety of graphite sources as raw material to produce consistent high quality graphene.
The Elcora system uses vertical integration in the mining, processing, and refining to optimize the graphite for the process. The company has developed a new industrial process, which it refers to as 'a trade secret', that is capable of transforming Elcora graphite into high quality graphene. The synthesis of the graphene itself does not depend on the graphite source as long as it is properly processed, meaning that the Elcora process can be used with a wide range of graphite sources.
Canadian Elcora Resources Corp. announced the beginning of sample testing for potential graphite clients, and started testing purified Elcora graphite for graphene, batteries and high-end expandable graphite.
The company plans to take several steps to reach their goals: reducing the particle size of the graphite to maintain crystal morphology and perform separations techniques to upgrade the graphite, pursuing contaminant removal methods, and testing expansion ratio, activation temperatures, surface area and performance in lithium ion battery applications and graphene preparation for quality testing.
Elcora aims to become a vertically integrated graphite to graphene production company, changes name to Graphene Corporation
Elcora Resources, a Canadian graphite mining company (with a 40% equity stake in a Sri Lanka based graphite mine) announced plans to become a vertically-integrated carbon company, from graphite mining to graphene production. Elcora will also changes its name to the Graphene Corporation.
The company hopes that controlling all the steps from graphite mining to final graphene production will enable it to optimize the conversion of the processed graphite to bulk, top-down, single or few layered graphene. The company is currently testing several graphene production methods and will soon (before the end of 2014) choose one and scale it up to a "market supportable production rate".