Zenyatta Ventures has announced a program for a scaled-up production method of its graphite to graphene oxide for applications like water treatment, sensors, supercapacitors and Li‐ion batteries. The program is receiving grant funding from the Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE) to allow a team of scientists at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada to carry out this research.
The OCE funding helps established Ontario‐based companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships with publicly‐funded post‐secondary institutions. The focus of the research work will be on scaling up production methods for Zenyatta’s graphite to GO, a first critical step towards commercialization of the technology. The OCE VIP II $100,000 grant will be administered over two years and Zenyatta will be contributing $50,000 in cash and $60,000 in‐kind support to the project.
In March 2017, Zenyatta Ventures announced that a team of scientists at Lakehead University in Canada has made significant progress in developing sensing applications with the first graphene oxide (GO) produced from the Company’s Albany graphite. Zenyatta Ventures is also involved in an ongoing project concentrating on graphene-enhanced concrete. In June 2016, Zenyatta announced receiving grant funding from the Canada‐Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) for the “Production of Nano‐Graphite‐Reinforced Cement Admixture” under the Ontario‐Israel Collaboration Program (OICP).