Graphene News Updates
Levidian Nanosystems Limited
This is a company that just recently hit the news (May 2022) mostly due to an article in the Economist. It’s a private company that developed out of the Cambridge University research hub. It was originally called Cambridge Nanosystems.
Its latest product is a self-contained processing plant inside a convenient shipping container. It converts methane, flare gas, into hydrogen and graphene. Usually flare gas is just burned off at resource extraction sites. Turning it into useful products while reducing CO2 emissions seems like a win-win-win situation.
Zentek – ZEN.V
Zentek, formerly Zen Graphene, describe themselves as an “IP development and commercialization company that uses expertise in nanomaterials and strategic partnerships to uncover new possibilities in healthcare”. Their flagship product is a mask treated with a graphene coating called ZenGUARD purported to have “99%+ proven filtration of viruses and bacteria.” Mark’s, the Canadian clothing store chain, will be carrying the masks.
NanoXplore – NNXPF
Nanoxplore is based in Montreal and boasts that it is the “world’s largest manufacturer of sustainable, high-quality, cost-effective graphene with 4,000 metric tons of annual production capacity. They recently made the news with a supply agreement to produce and sell GrapheneBlack™ SMC (Sheet Molding Compound).
First Graphene – FGR.AX
First Graphene is an Australian based company that promotes itself as “the leading supplier of high-performing graphene products”. It makes graphene additives and like many graphene companies, it’s looking for that killer app. Concrete additives, composites, inks and coatings and batteries are all potential applications.
Haydale – HAYD.L
Haydale, a UK based company near Llanelli in Wales has made a reputation in conductive inks using graphene. Their latest collaboration is in the Energy field using conductive inks to make low power flexible heaters that can be run off battery power.
Clean TeQ Water – CNQ.AX
This Australian company uses graphene to create more efficient and effective filters for water treatment. As is the case in many graphene applications scaling up production to meet commercial needs at a competitive price has been the issue. They recently announced a significant milestone, “producing over 1,000m of 1,000mm wide flat sheet Graphene Membrane, at speed, on an industrial roll-to-roll coating machine”.
Graphene Manufacturing Group – GMGMF
This Australian company made headlines when they announced a graphene aluminum-ion coin cell battery, the equivalent to the common 2032 battery. They claim the battery can fully recharge in seconds and retain capacity for several thousand charge and discharge cycles. They announced in December 2021 they were shipping the batteries to customers for testing and evaluation. You would think since over 5 months have passed since the December announcement they would follow up with a news release. Their stock was at a high of $4.45 USD at that December news release, 5 months later it’s down to $2.60 USD. We look forward to seeing the results of those evaluations.