Investing in public graphene stocks

Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb (hexagons or chicken-wire) crystal lattice. Graphene is the world's strongest and most conductive material, and no wonder that researchers and professionals looked into graphene's potential across many applications, including sensors, batteries, conductors, displays, electronics, energy generation, medicine and more.

The commercialization of graphene is just in its infancy, but already dozens of new companies have been established to develop graphene based materials, applications, graphene production processes and other related activities.

There are many companies directly involved with graphene. Most of these companies are either private early stage companies or large companies in which graphene is just one business segment, but some pure-play graphene companies are public. Below we will list some potential graphene stocks for investors that wish to take part in the graphene revolution. For a more in-depth analysis of the possibility of investing in graphene, and a complete public companies listing, see our Graphene Investment Guide.

Pure-play graphene companies

In the past few years several graphene producers and graphene application developers started trading in stock exchanges around the world - mostly in Australia, Canada and the UK. Here we'll list some of those companies:

Versarien LogoVersarien (AIM:VRS) is an advanced materials group leveraging proprietary technology to create innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries - focusing on graphene materials.

Haydale logoHaydale (AIM:HAYD) is a UK-based supplier of functionalized graphene and related technologies. Haydale is mostly involved with graphene composite solutions and graphene-based inks. In 2016 Haydale acquired ACMC, a US-based silicon carbide whisker manufacturer.

G6 Materials logo imageG6 Materials (TSX: GGG), formerly known as Graphene 3D Lab, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials.

Other graphene investment options

Several large and public companies (such as Samsung, Intel, Nokia, IBM and Sony) are involved in graphene research. These companies may be on the forefront of graphene research - especially in high-end fields such as electronics and photonics - but graphene, even if successful, will probably represent a small portion of their business.

Another option is to invest in graphene production equipment. Aixtron SE, for example, is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry who offers CVD graphene production systems. Aixtron trades in the NASDAQ (ticker:AIXG). US-based CVD Equipment Corporation also offers graphene R&D and production equipment. CVD Equipment trades in the NASDAQ (ticker: CVV).

Interested in graphene investing? our graphene investment guide includes detailed information on over a dozen public graphene companies.

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GMG secures funding to build graphene aluminum ion battery pilot plant

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has secured Queensland government backing for a proposed automated battery pilot plant for the manufacture of GMG’s Graphene Aluminum Ion Battery. The Company signed a Queensland Critical Minerals and Battery Technology Fund Agreement with the state for a grant of AUD$2 million (almost USD$1,300,000).

GMG is using graphene to produce aluminium-ion batteries utilizing a patent-pending surface perforation technology developed by the University of Queensland. GMG said the grant was for the payment of 50 percent of the capital cost of GMG’s proposed pilot plant, up to a maximum of $2 million.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 02,2024

Directa Plus gets €1 million loan for Setcar acquisition

Directa Plus has entered a €1 million loan agreement with Nant Capital LLC. The funding will be used to complete the final payment for the acquisition of Setcar SA. Directa Plus previously agreed to buy a stake in Setcar, the group's environmental services subsidiary, for €1.5 million, which took Directa Plus' holding to just under 100%.

Nant is owned by Patrick Soon-Shiong, and together with Soon-Shiong it holds 28.73% of the share capital of Directa Plus.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 26,2024

Graphene Manufacturing Group secures funding for graphene aluminium ion battery pilot plant

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has been awarded a AU$2 million (over USD$1,300,000) grant by the Queensland Government to support the development of an automated battery pilot plant for the Company's graphene aluminium ion battery. 

The funding aims to bolster the local critical minerals and battery technology industries, contribute to economic growth, and is expected to create 12 new jobs. The grant represents half of the capital costs for the plant, which will be housed within GMG’s existing facility, contingent upon GMG’s final investment decision.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 26,2024

Versarien signs South American Graphinks agreements with Montana Química

Versarien has announced that it has, in line with its stated strategy to monetize intellectual property through licensing, entered into a manufacturing license agreement and a know-how license and technical assistance agreement with Montana Química ("Montana"). Montana is a Brazilian headquartered multinational business focused on the production and sale of paints, wood preservatives and other wood finishing products including stains and varnishes. The agreements cover the use of the Company's proprietary graphene and related material dispersions and formulations (Graphinks™) in products to be manufactured and sold by Montana in South America, together with Versarien providing further additional know-how, technical assistance and training to Montana.

Under the terms of these agreements, Versarien has granted a license to Montana, for an initial period of five years, to use certain intellectual property and know-how owned by the Company in their business in South America. Montana will pay Versarien initial fees of £50,000 in March 2024 in consideration of the know-how and technical assistance, including training, to be provided. Once Montana commences manufacturing under the agreement, a further payment of £25,000 will be due to the Company, together with an amount equal to 5% of the total sales revenue earned from products manufactured using Versarien's intellectual property and know-how, subject to minimum royalty payments of £25,000 per annum.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 17,2024

Graphjet Technology begins trading on Nasdaq

Graphjet Technology has announced it will begin trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “GTI". Graphjet Technology, developer of patented technologies to produce graphite and graphene directly from agricultural waste, and Energem Corp. (Nasdaq: ENCP, ENCPW), have closed a business combination that "creates the only pure-play publicly traded direct biomass-to-graphite company.

Graphjet has raised $5.8 million through the transaction and anticipates that additional fundraising will be necessary to accelerate its growth strategy and expand its manufacturing capacity. These funds will enhance the Company’s financial flexibility as well as its ability to capitalize on organic and inorganic growth opportunities.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 16,2024

Haydale reports a 38% increase in revenues in the six months that ended on December 2023

UK-based graphene developer Haydale announced its interim financial results the first half of fiscal year 2024, that ended on December 2023. The company's revenues grew by 38% to £2.47 million, and its net loss reduced to £1.61 million (from £1.89 million in H1 FY23).

Haydale plans to continue with its cost savings plan, to further hone its operations, and the company says it continues to boost its key customer commercial progress on the functionalization powder element of its business.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 13,2024

Graphene Manufacturing Group announces organizational restructuring to cut operating costs

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced it will be implementing a strategic organizational restructuring to reduce operating costs, while maintaining focus on key business objectives including graphene production, energy-saving product revenue, next-generation battery development, and supply chain enhancement.

The organizational overhaul is expected to cut operating costs by A$4.5 million (almost USD$3 million) per annum, according to a statement by the company.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 12,2024

Versarien announces sale of Korean assets and licensing of IP

Versarien has announced that it has entered into an agreement with MCK Tech to sell the Group's plant and equipment in South Korea for a total consideration of £604,000, together with an exclusive license agreement with MCK Tech for the use of five patents, owned by the Group, for additional fees.

The Company continues to pursue its stated turnaround strategy, an integral part of which is to dispose of non-core businesses and assets. The plant and equipment acquired from Hanwha Aerospace in South Korea in 2020 were identified as non-core and marketed for sale. The Group's mature businesses, AAC Cyroma Limited and Total Carbide Limited, continue to be marketed for sale and the Company is progressing discussions with a number of interested parties, though the timing of any further asset sales and the quantum of the funds that may be received remains uncertain.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 11,2024

Solidion Technology begins trading on NASDAQ, aims to advance eVTOL aircraft with graphene-enhanced batteries

Solidion Technology, an advanced battery technology solutions developer, began trading on NASDAQ (ticker symbol “STI”) on February 5, 2024. Solidion is the merged entity between Honeycomb Battery Company (HBC, Dayton, Ohio) and Nubia Brand International Co., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), based in Dallas, Texas.

Some see electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as the next urban transportation technology breakthrough. At the heart of an eVTOL aircraft is a heavy battery pack. The amount of energy that can be stored in a battery pack with a reduced mass must be significantly increased before the eVTOL industry can literally take off. It is estimated that eVTOL aircraft needs a battery system with a gravimetric energy density > 400 Wh/kg. For an air taxi to carry more passengers, a battery cell energy density higher than 450 or even 500 Wh/kg will be required.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 07,2024