Urbix Resources recently licensed a portfolio of technologies invented at the University of Arizona. Among these are a graphene exfoliation reactor, a graphite purification technique, a new electrode architecture and an electrolyte. These technologies were developed by a research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences which is now the full-time chief technology officer at Urbix, overseeing the commercialization of these technologies.
Urbix executive chairman and co-founder Nico Cuevas sees these inventions as "transformational for the energy storage industry". The company has made steps beyond its original graphite commercialization business model to bring these new materials and battery cell designs to market.