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ZEN Graphene Solutions Targeting Albany Graphite for Utilization in Concrete Market $DNI.ca $GRAT.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:48 AM on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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  • Test work is being carried out as part of the Company’s market development strategy with the goal of utilizing the tailings as a partial cement replacement
  • Early results show promise and if successful would reduce tailings disposal costs and create a potential by-product revenue stream
  • Research tailings material was successfully tested as a partial cement replacement, using 10 and 20 percent of a cement mixture with ZEN’s tailings material.
  • After 28 days, the results showed the 10% replacement had a compressive strength rating of 46.1 MPa, less than a 2% difference from the control at 47 MPa.
  • The 20% replacement had a compressive strength rating of 37.9 MPa, about 20% difference with the control sample.
  • These highly encouraging initial and unoptimized results show significant promise for ZEN to push forward with further development work.

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$ZEN Zenyatta provides update on Albany Graphite Bulk Sampling Program $GRAT $DNI

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:34 AM on Friday, January 11th, 2019
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  • Update on fully permitted 2019 bulk sampling program on the Albany Graphite Project, located in northern Ontario
  • Purpose of the program is to recover a large sample of the graphite mineralization in order to generate graphene product samples for market development purposes
  • Program to generate up to 40 tons of 99.8% purity graphene pre-cursor material, with a budget of 3$M derived from recent financing.

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(January 11, 2019) – Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“Zenyatta”, “ZEN” or “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its now fully permitted 2019 bulk sampling program on the Albany Graphite Project, located in northern Ontario near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. The main purpose of the program is to recover a large sample of the graphite mineralization in order to generate graphene product samples for market development purposes. The program is expected to generate up to 40 tons of 99.8% purity graphene pre-cursor material. The total budget for the program is $3 million, to be funded with the proceeds of the recently completed flow-through financing.

“This bulk sampling program is critical to the further development of the exciting graphene product opportunity that we have confirmed with our research partners over the past few months. We now have numerous potential customers requesting product samples to test in various new graphene-based technologies and composites in our 5 identified verticals. This work will also help us discover the market value of ZEN’s graphene products.” stated Dr. Francis Dubé Co-CEO.

The Company has now received the final two permits required from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines: one for permission to collect the 990 tonne sample and offer graphene produced from the sample for sale to prospective future customers; and second, an exploration permit to drill the large diameter reverse circulation drill holes required to recover the sample from the overburden-covered Albany Deposit.

The Company has also received permission from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to build three ice bridge creek crossings along the proposed winter access road to the drill site which will largely utilize pre-existing forestry roads, a bridge and the 2013 winter trail. Now that the program is fully permitted and funded, preparation of the winter road will get underway immediately. The drilling is expected to be completed by the end of March 2019 following which processing work on the bulk sample can begin.

Peter Wood, P. Eng., P. Geo. 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.

For further information:

Dr. Francis Dubé, Co-CEO & Head of Business Development and Technology
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

About Zenyatta

Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite Project hosts a large and unique quality deposit of highly crystalline graphite. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods. The deposit is located in northern Ontario just 30km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. Important nearby infrastructure include hydro-power, natural gas pipeline, a rail line 50 km away and an all-weather road just 10 km from the deposit.

To find out more on Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., please visit our website at www.zenyatta.ca. A copy of this press release and all material documents with respect of the Company may be obtained on Zenyatta’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

$ZEN.ca Zenyatta Provides Graphene Market Development Update

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:23 AM on Thursday, December 6th, 2018

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  • Identified 5 vertical sets for its graphene products
  • Aerospace, Biomedical, Water Treatment, Transportation and Civil Engineering
  • Graphene has many potential applications and ZEN is working in close collaboration with researchers both in industry and in academia.
  • Multiple Canadian government agencies have already directly contributed over $2 million to ZEN’s graphene research and development work.
Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 6, 2018) – Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“Zenyatta”, “ZEN” or “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its graphene market development work which has led to the creation of five significant potential market verticals for the Company which include aerospace, biomedical, water treatment, transportation and civil engineering.

Graphene is an emerging market opportunity with many potential applications. The challenge for a new supplier like ZEN is to define the priority market segments offering the best value creation potential. ZEN is tackling this challenge by working in close collaboration with researchers both in industry and in academia. From the work done by the ZEN team over just the past 6 months, the Company is now actively collaborating with 22 industrial end users and 10 Canadian universities. ZEN is also receiving significant interest from multiple Canadian government agencies who have already directly contributed over $2 million to ZEN’s graphene research and development work.

Dr. Francis Dubé Co-CEO commented, “Our model of bringing together end-users with specific graphene-related opportunities and researchers from top Canadian Universities to provide industry specific graphene solutions is proving to be attractive to all parties. We are creating win-win-win scenarios for everyone involved as we help solve industry challenges in delivering the power of graphene to end-users. Our work is also bringing leading edge research projects to Canadian academia and creating demand for our graphene products while developing potentially valuable intellectual property (IP) protected inventions. The work being done across the country has the potential to make Canada a leader in the emerging clean technology-oriented graphene industry.”

ZEN’s graphene solutions and the potential economic benefit that they can bring to the Canadian economy has attracted the attention of several government agencies that are supporting innovation, sustainability and new clean technology. The Company will continue to work with the government program coordinators for the opportunities that ZEN’s unique Albany Graphite product offers for innovative nano-materials applications. This effort is led by ZEN’s Ottawa-based Outreach Program Coordinator, Monique Manaigre.

The market development work is being led by the Company’s Head of Sales, Phil Chataigneau along with Research Catalyst, Colin van der Kuur. Their combined efforts have led to the development of the 5 most significant potential graphene market verticals:

Aerospace Applications:

Graphene light-weighting, hydrogen applications, Lightning strike protection, composite enhancement, solid state heat sinks, solid state wiring, leading edge/wing de-icing, ceramic armour, radar/sonar absorption, technical/smart fabrics, personal body armour, Graphene Oxide (GO) in jet fuel, lighter cargo containers.

Biomedical Applications:

Oncology treatment using Graphene Quantum Dots (GQD) to deliver targeted therapies.
Diabetes, other standard diagnostic testing with Functionalized GO sensors.

Water Treatment:

Graphene based desalination membranes and other water purification products.

Transportation:

Applications with auto makers and resin manufacturers for: Heat Sinks & Light-weighting, Graphene wires for electric motors, graphene 3-d printing apps to deliver weight savings, (GO) Fuel Additives (Diesel & Jet Fuel), Hydrogen Economy: Fuel Cells, Electrolysis Units, Next-Generation Fuel Cells with graphene 3-D printed circuits and graphene plates.

Civil Engineering:

Graphene additive in cement/concrete.
Graphene in roads/surfacing products.

In recognition of the excellent progress made by the Company’s market development team over the past six months, the Board of Directors has approved the grant of 50,000 incentive stock options grant to each of these three individuals. These options will be priced at $0.40 per share. One-third of the options vested on the date of their grant, one-third of the options will vest six months following the date of grant and the balance will vest on the one-year anniversary of the date of grant. The options have a term of two years and are subject in all respects to the terms of the Company’s incentive stock option plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

For further information:

Dr. Francis Dubé, Co-CEO & Head of Business Development and Technology
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

About Zenyatta

Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite Project hosts a large and unique quality deposit of highly crystalline graphite. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods. The deposit is located in northern Ontario just 30km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. Important nearby infrastructure include hydro-power, natural gas pipeline, a rail line 50 km away and an all-weather road just 10 km from the deposit.

To find out more on Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., please visit our website at www.zenyatta.ca. A copy of this press release and all material documents with respect of the Company may be obtained on Zenyatta’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

VIDEO: Our Interview With Co-CEO Francis Dube From The Global Graphene Expo. Must Watch Interview!

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:17 PM on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

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I’m very happy to have conducted my first interview with Zenyatta (Soon To Be Zen Graphene Solutions) Chairman and Co-CEO, Dr. Francis Dube. My thrill is two-fold:

1] Francis started out as an AGORACOM member and rose to the highest possible ranking on the site by providing great, intelligent conversation, analysis and information to his fellow members and shareholders. Now, he has transitioned from AGORACOM to the C-Suite of an actual public company and we couldn’t be more proud of both him and the platform for helping make this happen.

2] Francis has teamed up with Co-CEO, Don Bubar, who was one of our first clients many years ago before he too graduated Avalon to the NYSE, where the stock hit a high of ~ $10.00. Don is one of the top 5 people I have met in this industry over the past 20 years and a very well respected member of the mining industry. Their collaboration and complementary skill sets will be of great value to Zenyatta for many years to come.

On that note, this is why our first interview with Francis is a great one. The company is moving forward with great tangible steps, including the company’s most recent press releases that were well timed to coincide with the company’s presentation and exhibit at the Global Graphene Expo in Austin, Texas this week.

Taking the time to speak to his shareholders, via video from the conference, is proof positive that Francis is confident enough in the company’s future to be fully accessible and transparent.

Grab a coffee, sit back and watch this great interview. When you’re done, please feel free to post your comments and questions below for Francis to reply and comment.