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CLIENT FEATURE: $ZEN Graphene Solutions: Bulk Sampling to Supply 40 tons of 99.8% Purity Graphene Pre-Cursor Material $CVE.ca $DNI.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:40 PM on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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  • The bulk sampling program is anticipated to be completed by early April 2019
  • The main purpose of the program is to recover a large sample of graphite to generate graphene product samples for market development purposes
  • This material will be subsequently purified to 99.8% and ultimately converted to graphene and graphene oxide for continued market development work.

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology solutions company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project as a precursor graphene material product opportunity and product market development. The Albany Graphite Project 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, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca Announces Commencement of Environmental Baseline Studies on Albany Graphite Project $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:33 AM on Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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  • Commenced work on the environmental baseline studies to support the development of the Albany Graphite Project
  • Material from the unique Albany Graphite Project will potentially serve as precursor graphene material for anticipated future graphene product and market opportunities
  • Material from the unique Albany Graphite Project will potentially serve as precursor graphene material for anticipated future graphene product and market opportunities

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 25, 2019) – Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on the environmental baseline studies to support the development of the Albany Graphite Project (the “Project”). Material from the unique Albany Graphite Project will potentially serve as precursor graphene material for anticipated future graphene product and market opportunities.

The environmental and social baseline studies will provide important input into future project development plans, which include a Project design, a class environmental assessment (EA) and regulatory permitting. ERM Canada Ltd. (“ERM”) is leading the desktop and fieldwork associated with the baseline studies on behalf of ZEN. ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, social and sustainability consulting services with over three decades of experience in the Canadian mining industry.

As part of the initial planning for the baseline studies, ERM is actively collaborating with Constance Lake First Nation (“CLFN”) to maximize opportunities for involvement and incorporation of traditional knowledge. This aligns with the existing agreements ZEN has signed with CLFN and a commitment to ongoing engagement. (Please see the Company’s news release dated September 27, 2018.)

“The initiation of field-level baseline data studies with ERM marks the next step in the development of the Albany Graphite asset.” said Dr. Francis Dubé, ZEN’s CEO. “As part of our baseline program design, staff and leadership of CLFN are actively involved to ensure meaningful engagement and economic development opportunities. By integrating baseline data into the early Project planning stage, ZEN will maximize the value to the benefit of both our shareholders and the local community.”

CLFN Chief Rick Allen commented “We are happy to see ZEN Graphene taking the right steps to protect the environment and work closely with us. Constance Lake First Nation looks forward to participating in this important process and moving the environmental baseline study forward as partners.

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 ERM Canada Ltd.

ERM has been serving the mining industry in Canada for over 35 years and has a proven track record of high quality technical work along with a collaborative approach with regulators and Indigenous communities. ERM has local capacity with offices in both Toronto and Sudbury employing staff with direct experience in environmental baseline studies, regulatory approvals and Indigenous engagement in Northern Ontario. The firm is able to leverage this local expertise with their global presence of more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories.

To find out more on ERM and specifically their experience in the mining sector, please visit their website at www.erm.com/en/industries/mining-metals/.

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

ZEN Graphene Solutions Testing of Albany Graphite Tailings as a Partial Cement Replacement Shows Excellent Compressive Strength Results $DNI $GRAT

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:59 AM on Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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  • Test work for potential application as a partial cement replacement material recently initiated at the University of B.C.
  • 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.

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – February 21, 2019) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to provide an update on the Albany Graphite Project tailings test work for potential application as a partial cement replacement material recently initiated at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan Campus (“UBC-O”). (Please see the Company’s news release dated December 17, 2018)

This 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. In addition, ZEN will also be initiating new research test work where Albany graphene will be added to project tailings material to potentially create an innovative new enhanced cement material and concrete that could have higher strength, faster curing time and increased durability as well as significant environmental benefits through reduced CO2 emissions.

Francis Dubé, Co-CEO of ZEN, commented, “Cement production from limestone is a significant source of CO2 emissions accounting for approximatively 8% of global emissions. Every ton of cement that we can replace with our tailings material would potentially save up to approximately one ton of CO2 emissions.”

The research work is being conducted by Dr. Ahmad Rteil at UBC-O where ZEN’s tailings material was successfully tested as a partial cement replacement. Dr. Rteil replaced 10 and 20 percent of a cement mixture with ZEN’s tailings material and 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 results are significant as currently most of the concrete used by the construction industry (e.g. for low and mid-rise buildings, bridge decks, foundations, etc.) has a compressive strength requirement ranging between 20 MPa and 40 MPa. These highly encouraging initial and unoptimized results show significant promise for ZEN to push forward with further development work. The Company now plans further tests that will optimize the use of Albany Graphite tailings as a partial cement replacement including the potential of adding ZEN graphene to the tailings material.

Dr. Rteil stated, “These results are very promising. Partially replacing cement with tailings materials could have a significant financial and environmental impact on the concrete industry by being able to deliver a better product while reducing its carbon footprint.”

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology solutions company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project as a precursor graphene material product opportunity and product market development. The Albany Graphite Project 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, Co-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.

$GRAT Gratomic and TODAQ announce supply chain partnership to track commercial graphene from source to end consumer on the TODA protocol $DNI.ca LLG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:56 PM on Friday, January 25th, 2019
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  • GRAT and TODAQ Holdings Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding
  • Describes the terms of a supply chain partnership to put Gratomic’s supply chain and products on the TODA Protocol.
  • Integrating Gratomic’s operations and products onto the TODA-as-a-service platform with TODAQ as a partner allows delivery of desired product efficiently and effectively into the customers hands

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Gratomic Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX.V:GRAT), a publicly traded Canadian TSX.V company, and TODAQ Holdings Inc. (“TODAQ”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding describing the terms of a supply chain partnership to put Gratomic’s supply chain and products on the TODA Protocol.

Gratomic Inc.

“The market for tires requires products that deliver fuel efficiency, safe handling, and extended wear.  Integrating Gratomic’s operations and products onto the TODA-as-a-service (“TaaS”) platform with TODAQ as a partner allows us to deliver the desired product efficiently and effectively into the customers hands, with the peace of mind of knowing what they own has been monitored from the raw material source through to the finished product,”said Gratomic’s Chairman and co-CEO Sheldon Inwentash.

The project will focus on providing incontrovertible proof of provenance in respect of Gratomic’s graphite supply and consequent synthesis of commercial nano engineered graphene products throughout the global graphene marketplace down to the end consumer. 

“We’re pleased to add Gratomic as our mining partner alongside our other pharmaceutical and energy supply chain projects. TODAQ is looking forward to adding efficiency and security with scale to Gratomic’s operations, providing a brand multiplier that adds confidence to products carrying liberated nano engineered graphene from Gratomic’s dedicated graphite source, and of course addressing the potential for forgeries and fakes that can become a constant source of leakage,” said Sung Soo Park, TODAQ Managing Director in Seoul.

The project will be rolled out in stages over 2019 as Gratomic brings its end products to market starting with first proof of concepts and staging to commercial delivery of its fuel efficient tire in collaboration with its development partner, Perpetuus Carbon Technologies.  

“Our Graphite mine in Namibia delivers some of the highest quality exceptionally friable graphite for ease of commercial processing. A methodology for monitoring which graphite source is processed into a specific product is a game changer,” said Arno Brand, Gratomic’s co-CEO.

It is expected that the complete project will span multiple continents with peer-to-peer cross-border settlement of transactions in less than a minute, and aim to efficiently demonstrate results that can commercially scale up looking into 2020. Later phases will also aim to include value-added trade finance services on the TaaS platform.

“The TODA Protocol ensures individual ownership of your own data and TODAQ is here to enable secure and efficient international trade and commoditize the settlement of value. The beauty of this project is that once a customer buys graphene ultra-efficient tires, they own that digital asset and embedded proof of the tire, without requiring any other intermediary including the mine, processor, manufacturing company, retail source or even TODAQ,” said TODAQ CEO, Hassan Khan.

About TODAQ Holdings Inc.

TODAQ is a fintech “bank of the future” that offers both a supply chain solutions platform and a consumer solutions platform to enterprises, banks, and smart cities for all their asset and money transactions. It intends to also provide these clients access to value added finance and insurance services. TODAQ is also initially responsible for the distribution of the Toda Note (TDN), a cryptographically controlled supply of 237 USD backstopped digital notes designed to be used as a medium of exchange for commerce and industry.

For more information contact:
Hassan Khan, CEO, +1 416-704-3113      E-mail inquiries: [email protected] 

About Gratomic Inc.

Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene-based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GRAT.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions.  Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

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For further information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact: Arno Brand, Co-CEO, +1 416-561-4095, E-mail inquiries: [email protected]