Strategic Energy Resources (SER) signed a jointly-funded research agreement with Monash Universtiy to develop a bench-scale facility for graphene production. Monash and Graphitech (SER's wholly owned subsidiary) will fund this project, with Monash contributing $100,000.
SER expects that they will start the setup in November 2014, and it will take about 3 months to fully set-up and test it. Graphitech will retain ownership of the facility, with Monash responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Initial batches of graphene production will be in the range of 1 kilogram to 2 kilogram per day.