Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, recently announced that it has entered into a collaboration with GSP SA. Headquartered in Romania and part of the GSP Holding group. GSP will be working with Directa Plus to evaluate the use of Grafysorber, Directa's graphene-based product for environmental applications, in the removal of hydrocarbons from contaminated water emanating from oil & gas activities.
The companies have signed a binding letter of intent to conduct field trials with a view to entering into a commercial agreement during the first half of 2018. Under the terms of the LOI, GSP will commence on-field trials in early 2018 to explore multiple applications for Grafysorber across its range of activities in the oil & gas industry, which include offshore drilling and construction, shipping, engineering, aviation, onshore facilities, logistics and catering. This will involve testing the absorbent capabilities of Grafysorber in decontaminating hydrocarbons from seawater and in the treatment of industrial water.