In February UK-based Perpetuus Carbon Technologies entered the graphene supply market, and a month later the company launched two graphene based products - a graphene based ink and an ITO alternative polymer coating.
Today Perpetuus said it is going to give £2.5 million($4.2 million) - or up to 100 Kgs - of surface modified graphenes to the UK graphene academic research community. Perpetuus will invite twenty research organizations to collect 5kg of high quality friable surface modified graphenes each. Such a 5 Kg package is worth up to £125,000.
The recipients will be able to choose from a selection of surface modifications, including hydrogen, nitrogen, fluorine, carboxyl and ‘zero functionalities’, depending on their area of research.
Perpetuus will give away the graphene packages during the Graphene Commercialisation and Application Conference at Manchester University (June 12-13). During the conference, the company will also unveil their current graphene enabled prototype applications and products, which includes an ITO replacement, electroluminescent lamps, cathodes for lithium sulfur batteries, together with possibly the world’s lightest guitar, which is an example of Perpetuus’ new graphene enabled carbon fiber.