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Graphene – Meet The Material of The Future That’s 200 Times Stronger Than Steel SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 6:40 PM on Friday, February 14th, 2020

SPONSOR: ZEN Graphene Solutions: An emerging advanced materials and graphene development company with a focus on new solutions using pure graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Our competitive advantage relies on the unique qualities of our multi-decade supply of precursor materials in the Albany Graphite Deposit. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada confirm this. Click here for more information

Graphene has been dubbed the material of the future for its unbelievable strength and the myriad of potential applications it offers and European researchers have just released the first-ever manual on how to produce it.

The manual was released by the Graphene Flagship consortium composed of universities and companies. Founded in 2013, it is one of the three big EU-funded science projects with a budget of over €1 billion until 2023.

The consortium hopes the manual will boost the uptake of the material which has the potential to revolutionise whole industries.

Graphene is a layer of carbon atoms obtained from graphite, which we can find, for example, in the tip of a pencil.

Arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern, it is 200 times stronger than steel, harder than diamond, and carries both heat and electricity better than any other material including gold or copper. And it’s also a million times smaller than a strand of hair.

Seventy researchers participated in the elaboration of the free, 500-pages manual.

“It’s a big book that encompasses the description of many of the most important methods to produce graphene and other two dimensional materials,” Mar García Hernández, from Graphene Flagship told Euronews.

Researchers from Graphene Flagship have shown that at least 1,800 different layered materials exit but so far, only a few have truly been investigated.

“For any application of graphene or related materials, you need first to be able to make it. For this reason, a book or a paper that gives you precise details on how to make these materials, how to characterise them, how to transfer them from the good substrate to the final substrate is going to be very useful,” Andrea Ferrari, Graphene Flagship’s Science and Technology Officer told Euronews.

The material’s flexibility and resilience mean it can be used in a variety of industries such as aeronautics, space exploration, medicine, energy or electronics.

Last December, Graphene Flagship partnered with some of Europe’s biggest companies including Airbus, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, Lufthansa Technik, Siemens and ABB among others to take graphene-enabled prototypes to commercial applications.

One of the projects will develop state-of-the-art vision sensors, which could be critical for the safe functioning of self-driving cars while another will use graphene-based filters to remove contaminants such as pesticides and dangerous pathogens from drinking water.

SOURCE: https://www.euronews.com/2020/02/13/graphene-meet-the-material-of-the-future-that-s-200-times-stronger-than-steel

CLIENT FEATURE: ZEN Graphene Solutions Awarded $1,000,000 Grant for Graphene-Infused Concrete Applications Research $ZEN.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:11 PM on Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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  • Grant will accelerate ZEN’s graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project.
  • Potentially help the Company achieve its goal to provide innovative cement-based composite products to the Ontario market.
  • ZEN is currently developing a graphene-enhanced concrete additive in collaboration with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia-Okanagan

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

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ZEN Signs Three Year Graphene Research Agreement $ZEN.ca with University of British Columbia $CVE.ca $DNI.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:23 AM on Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – June 10, 2019) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan Campus, School of Engineering, where ZEN will contribute a minimum of $300,000 over three years in support of graphene research and application development. Under the MOU, UBC and ZEN will collaborate on graphene-focused research projects relevant to applications of interest to potential end-user partners.

The main initial objectives defined in the MOU are:

(a) To formalize a collaborative research program utilizing expertise and capabilities from both ZEN and UBC and, where applicable, utilizing additional support and resources from government agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Mitacs and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP); and,

(b) To structure an initial three-year research program with a committed minimum contribution by ZEN of $100,000 per year in support of UBC-based research projects.

ZEN has already supplied samples of its graphene and graphene oxide to UBC where it has undergone preliminary testing in the following applications:

  1. In multiple battery technologies;
  2. As an additive in cement-based composites;
  3. As an additive to aluminum and aluminum alloys; and,
  4. As a diesel and jet fuel additive.

“UBC has become a strong partner for ZEN over the last year bringing top quality researchers from multiple fields and connecting us with potential industrial partners. We wish to recognize the excellent research contributions made to date by Prof. Lukas Bichler and his team, and we look forward to formalizing our relationship with this agreement,” commented Dr. Francis Dubé.

“The three-year project, slated to begin this summer, challenges UBC engineering researchers to develop the next generation of stronger and lighter composite materials. The partnership with ZEN Graphene will allow for a transformational approach to composite materials development utilizing the unique properties of the Albany Graphite product. This will result in new composite materials with performance characteristics long beyond the reach of engineers and scientists using traditional material processing techniques. Linking to R&D activities at UBC will in turn enable ZEN to develop the Albany Graphite Deposit and get its graphene product to market more rapidly with a clear focus on high-impact real-world applications,” commented Dr. Bichler, associate professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus and research supervisor.

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About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

For further information:

Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820

Email: [email protected]

To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

ZEN Graphene $ZEN.ca Signs Agreement on Novel, Low Cost, High-Yield Graphene Production Process $CVE.ca $DNI.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:22 AM on Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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  • Initial agreement to in-license certain intellectual properties from a Canadian University that when combined with ZEN’s Albany Graphite, produces low cost, environmentally friendly graphene
  • Albany Graphite was converted to graphene far more efficiently when compared to flake or metamorphic graphite utilizing this process.
  • The company has collected 110 tonnes of graphite-mineralized material with an estimated average grade of 6% graphitic carbon during the 2019 bulk sample program

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – May 30, 2019) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has signed an initial agreement to in-license certain intellectual properties from a Canadian University that when combined with ZEN’s Albany Graphite, produces low cost, environmentally friendly graphene. The production process rapidly exfoliates Albany Graphite into few layer graphene (FLG, 2-5 layers) with a conversion efficiency of over 90%. Previous work has demonstrated that the unique Albany Graphite was converted to graphene far more efficiently when compared to flake or metamorphic graphite. This advantage was confirmed by recent testing using this new process.

“The challenge in the emerging graphene industry has been to produce consistent FLG, available in industrial quantities at prices that permit industrial adoption,” commented Dr. Francis Dubé. “We believe that with this exciting new process applied to our unique Albany Graphite product, ZEN Graphene Solutions possesses all the components to solve this challenge within a single vertically integrated company.”

The company has collected 110 tonnes of graphite-mineralized material with an estimated average grade of 6% graphitic carbon during the 2019 bulk sample program (see March 22, 2019 news release). Once this material has been purified into approximatively 99.8% graphite, this exfoliation process and others, will be used to convert the Albany Graphite into graphene and graphene oxide. The Company has commenced searching for an industrial location that will house a pilot production centre, a research and development lab as well as office space. The graphene produced by the pilot production centre will be offered for sale as permitted by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

ZEN invites companies looking for bulk quantities of graphene as described earlier to contact Phil Chateigneau, Head of Sales at [email protected].

James Jordan, P.Eng., is the “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed, prepared and supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this news release.

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

For further information:

Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

CLIENT FEATURE: ZEN Graphene Solutions Awarded $1,000,000 Grant for Graphene-Infused Concrete Applications Research $ZEN.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 7:14 PM on Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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  • Grant will accelerate ZEN’s graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project.
  • Potentially help the Company achieve its goal to provide innovative cement-based composite products to the Ontario market.
  • ZEN is currently developing a graphene-enhanced concrete additive in collaboration with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia-Okanagan

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

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CLIENT FEATURE: ZEN Graphene Solutions Awarded $1,000,000 Grant for Graphene-Infused Concrete Applications Research $ZEN.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:29 PM on Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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  • Grant will accelerate ZEN’s graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project.
  • Potentially help the Company achieve its goal to provide innovative cement-based composite products to the Ontario market.
  • ZEN is currently developing a graphene-enhanced concrete additive in collaboration with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia-Okanagan

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

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FULL DISCLOSURE: ZEN Graphene Solutions is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp

ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca Reports a 324% Increase in Anode Discharge Capacity in Preliminary Battery Testing Results $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:08 AM on Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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  • The German Aerospace Center (“DLR”) and Kal Tire are pleased to report on their preliminary battery development results at the University of British Columbia
  • Initial results showed that the addition of 5% ZEN reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) into Carbon Black derived from recycled tires from Kal Tire resulted in a 324% increase in the anode discharge capacity in comparison to the current industry standard anode material
  • Follow-up research will now focus on optimizing these preliminary results to produce a new environmentally friendly, lower cost and higher capacity anode material.

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 11, 2019) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) and its research partners, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, The German Aerospace Center (“DLR”) and Kal Tire are pleased to report on their preliminary battery development results at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, performed by Dr. Lukas Bichler and his team. Initial results showed that the addition of 5% ZEN reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) into Carbon Black derived from recycled tires from Kal Tire resulted in a 324% increase in the anode discharge capacity in comparison to the current industry standard anode material, SUPER P Carbon powder, which is used in numerous battery applications as a conductive additive.

Dr. Francis Dubé, “This environmentally friendly process utilizes recycled used tires and produces Carbon Black which is potentially suitable for use as an Anode material in rechargeable batteries. This could potentially decrease the cost of anode material, which is currently the highest cost component of these batteries. These are excellent preliminary research results and ZEN will continue to work with Dr. Bichler and his team along with DLR and Kal Tire to optimize these results.”

Follow-up research will now focus on optimizing these preliminary results to produce a new environmentally friendly, lower cost and higher capacity anode material. The Carbon Black material derived from the Kal Tire tires yielded an anode material with an energy discharge capacity of 115 milliampere hours per gram (mAh/g), the same as industry standard carbon, Super P. The addition of 5% rGO from ZEN to the Carbon Black anode material increased the capacity from 115 mAh/g to 488 mAh/g while a battery consisting of 100% rGO had a capacity of 840 mAh/g. These results were presented during a 2 day summit at UBC-O. Future opportunities in next generation batteries and other applications were discussed between the 3 industrial partners along with the potential for strong collaborations between the Canadian and European partners. The collaboration also focuses on international exchange of students and research scientists to rapidly develop these new battery anode materials.

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on the development of the unique Albany graphite project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, the United Kingdom, Israel, the United States and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany graphite/Naturally Pure easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

For further information:

Dr. Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca Signs MOU with The University of Manchester on Graphene Development and Commercialization Collaboration Opportunities $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:54 AM on Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The University of Manchester to explore opportunities of collaboration in the areas of development and commercialization of graphene
  • Manchester is well positioned as the global leading knowledge centre in graphene research and commercialization.
  • The Company’s strategic goal is to position ZEN as a leader in the graphene marketplace by developing a range of graphene applications for industry.

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 4, 2019) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with The University of Manchester (“Manchester”) in the UK. The purpose of the MOU is to explore opportunities of collaboration in the areas of development and commercialization of graphene and other 2D materials and accelerate the adoption of these materials into commercially viable markets. Manchester is where the one-atom thick material was first isolated in 2004. Since then The University’s infrastructure has grown to include the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC). Manchester is well positioned as the global leading knowledge centre in graphene research and commercialization.

“ZEN is very pleased to be collaborating with Manchester” said Dr. Francis Dubé, ZEN’s CEO and Head of Business Development. “Working with such a high calibre institution will combine efforts to access third party research and technology programme funding and to pursue collaborative projects with third parties.”

The Company’s strategic goal is to position ZEN as a leader in the graphene marketplace by developing a range of graphene applications for industry. This MOU will also foster a positive environment for potentially integrating leading Canadian Researchers and Canadian Businesses with which ZEN Graphene Solutions has an established relationship and help connect them to the broader graphene market.

A collaboration with Manchester has the potential to accelerate the development of the Company’s graphene enhanced applications to market and become an integrated graphene supplier. Additionally, the MOU could also potentially help accelerate many of the projects currently underway at The University of Manchester and promote the industrial adoption of graphene.

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

For further information:

Francis Dubé, CEO
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Corporate Update $ZEN.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:14 AM on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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  • Dr. Francis Dubé will take over the role of Chief Executive Officer.
  • The Company also announces the resignation of Mr. Donald Bubar as Co-Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 2, 2019) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that Dr. Francis Dubé will take over the role of Chief Executive Officer. The Company also announces the resignation of Mr. Donald Bubar as Co-Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Bubar will continue to support the Company as a member of ZEN’s Advisory Board.

Mr. Greg Fenton, Director, comments: “We are pleased to have Dr. Francis Dubé take on the role of CEO. Francis has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of the new vision for the Company with the focus on the development of graphene enhanced applications and as a large scale industry supplier of graphene. He has the full support of the Board of Directors and management team to continue leading the company as Chief Executive Officer. We look forward to his continued leadership as we move the company forward.”

The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Bubar for his leadership during the Company’s transition period and look forward to his continued contributions as a member of the Advisory Board. We wish him continued success in his role as President and CEO at Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.

ZEN is also pleased to announce that it has retained Integral Wealth Securities Limited (“Integral”) to provide Market-Making services in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) policies. Integral will trade securities of ZEN on the TSXV for the purposes of maintaining an orderly market of the Company’s securities. In consideration of the services provided by Integral, the Company will pay Integral a monthly cash fee. Integral will not receive shares or options as compensation. However, Integral and its clients may have or may acquire a direct interest in the securities of the Company. ZEN and Integral are unrelated and unaffiliated entities; Integral is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) and can access all Canadian Stock Exchange and Alternative Trading Systems.

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.

About Integral Wealth Securities Limited.

Established in 2003, Integral Wealth Securities Limited is a private, independent, IIROC-licensed investment dealer headquartered in Toronto. The firm operates from seven offices, including Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa. The firm’s capital markets group, Integral Capital Markets, has established capabilities in market making, energy banking and private capital solutions. Integral’s private client group is comprised of experienced advisors who provide sophisticated wealth management solutions to affluent individuals and families.

For further information:

Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com . A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

INTERVIEW: $ZEN.ca Discusses Development of Commercialized #Graphene Production Process and Larger Scale Graphene Applications

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:56 PM on Monday, March 25th, 2019