Strategic Energy Resources logoStrategic Energy Resources (SER) is an Australian based explorer with a diversified portfolio of mineral assets. The company is exploring and developing land with prospective large discoveries in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.

In May 2014 SER announced it is resolved to focus on graphene related investments to move the company forward. SER holds 20% in Ionic Industries (which was spun-off from SER in 2015), and the company also holds a stake in Valence Industries.

SER is a public company trading in the Australian stock exchange (ASX: SER).

Company Address: 
100 Albert Road
South Melbourne VIC 3205

The latest SER graphene news:

Monash and Ionic cooperate to design graphene-based supercapacitors

Ionic Industries, a spin-off of minerals explorer Strategic Energy Resources, cooperated with Monash University to develop extremely thin graphene-based supercapacitors, able to store large amounts of energy. According to Ionic, the first battery prototype should be available within six months and more sophisticated prototypes in three to five years.

The supercapacitors are tiny - smaller than the diameter of human hair, actually. They were created following two years of rigorous experiments, using an ion beam to etch the supercapacitors on to wafers made of graphene. They are said to be able to be fully recharged in minutes and last longer than present battery technologies.

Strategic Energy Resources enters contract to commercialize graphene membranes

Strategic Energy Resources logoAustralia's Strategic Energy Resources entered into an exclusive worldwide licence to commercialize graphene-oxide membrane technology developed by Monash University.

SER's wholly-owned subsidiary Ionic Industries has full rights to exploit and commercialize the IP, including by direct sale or by sublicensing, within the field of energy storage and capacitor materials, and devices from indigenous natural graphite. Ionic will pay a royalty to Monash if the commercialization is successful.

Ionic Industries plans for a GO-SuperSand pilot plant

Ionic Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Strategic Energy Resources, has released the results of an engineering scoping study for its planned pilot plant, to compliment the previously released marketing study for SuperSand. The studies confirm the economic viability of the planned pilot scale graphene oxide and SuperSand facility.

Ionic has commissioned Minnovo Pty Ltd, an independent engineering group, to examine the feasibility of a pilot plant to produce graphene oxide (GO) and multiple SuperSand products using Ionic’s technology. Ionic will concentrate on two areas where its research and development teams have already made significant advances: graphene based high performance energy storage devices, and filtration in various industries for environmental pollutant decontamination and resource extraction.

Graphene-based SuperSand aims to replace activated carbon

Strategic Energy Resources logoIonic Industries, a subsidiary of Strategic Energy Resources, announced the completion of an independent marketing report on the potential of its graphene-based SuperSand product. This product is meant to be a potential substitute for activated carbon and can offer equal or better performance at a lower (or at least comparable) cost.

The report yielded positive findings that support the company's decision to make SuperSand the first of its products to be produced by its planned graphene oxide manufacturing pilot plant, for which an engineering study is almost complete (with commencement of construction of the pilot plant planned for later in 2015).

Graphene membrane casting facility acquired by Ionic Industries to further R&D

Ionic Industries, formerly known as Grafitech, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Strategic Energy Resources. Ionic Industries is working together with Monash University to develop a way to sustainably manufacture graphene from natural graphite and graphene-based nanofiltration membranes.

The company has announced the purchase of a membrane casting facility for its graphene membrane technology, with an intention to develop scalable graphene membranes with multiple uses for mining and food processing.