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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

Next Tech Frontier – Can Graphene Change The World? SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:03 PM on Thursday, February 13th, 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

Every age in the history of human civilisation has a signature material, from the Stone Age, to the Bronze and Iron Ages. We might even call today’s information-driven society the Silicon Age.

Since the 1960s, silicon nanostructures, the building-blocks of microchips, have supercharged the development of electronics, communications, manufacturing, medicine, and more.

How small are these nanostructures? Very, very small – you could fit at least 3,000 silicon transistors onto the tip of a human hair. But there is a limit: below about 5 nanometres (5 millionths of a millimetre), it is hard to improve the performance of silicon devices any further.

So if we are about to exhaust the potential of silicon nanomaterials, what will be our next signature material? That’s where “atomaterials” come in.What are atomaterials?

What are atomaterials?

“Atomaterials” is short for “atomic materials”, so called because their properties depend on the precise configuration of their atoms. It is a new but rapidly developing field.

One example is graphene, which is made of carbon atoms. Unlike diamond, in which the carbon atoms form a rigid three-dimensional structure, graphene is made of single layer of carbon atoms, bonded together in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice.

Diamond’s rigid structure is the reason for its celebrated hardness and longevity, making it the perfect material for high-end drill bits and expensive jewellery. In contrast, the two-dimensional form of carbon atoms in graphene allows electron travelling frictionless at a high speed giving ultrahigh conductivity and the outstanding in plane mechanical strength. Thus, graphene has broad applications in medicines, electronics, energy storage, light processing, and water filtration. 

Using lasers, we can fashion these atomic structures into miniaturised devices with exceptional performance.

Using atomaterials, our lab has been working on a range of innovations, at various stages of development. They include:

  • A magic cooling film. This film can cool the environment by up to 10℃ without using any electricity. By integrating such a film into a building, the electricity used for air conditioning can be reduced by 35%, and summer electricity blackouts effectively stopped. This will not only save electricity bills but also reduce greenhouse emissions.
  • Heat-absorbing film. Some 97% of Earth’s water is in the oceans, and is salty and unusable without expensive processing. Efficiently removing salt from seawater could be a long-term solution to the growing global freshwater scarcity. With a solar-powered graphene film, this process can be made very efficient.

The film absorbs almost all the sunlight shining on it and converts it into heat. The temperature can be increased to 160℃ within 30 seconds. This heat can then distil seawater with an efficiency greater than 95%, and the distilled water is cleaner than tapwater. This low-cost technology can be suitable for domestic and industry applications.

  • Smart sensing film. These flexible atomaterial films can incorporate a wide range of functions including environmental sensing, communication, and energy storage. They have a broad range of applications in healthcare, sports, advanced manufacturing, farming, and others. For example, smart films could monitor soil humidity near plants’ roots, thus helping to make agriculture more water-efficient.
  • Ultrathin, ultra-lightweight lenses. The bulkiest part of a mobile phone camera is the lens, because it needs to be made of thick glass with particular optical properties. But lenses made with graphene can be mere millionths of a millimetre thick, and still deliver superb image quality. Such lenses could greatly reduce the weight and cost of everything from phones to space satellites.
  • Near-instant power supply. We have developed an environmentally friendly supercapacitor from graphene that charges devices in seconds, and has a lifetime of millions of charge cycles. By attaching it to the back of a solar cell, it can store and deliver solar-generated energy whenever and wherever required. You will be free and truly mobile.

Where to next?

It can take years for some of these laboratory technologies to reach fruition. To try and speed up the process, we established the CTAM Global OpenLab to engage with industry, academia, government and the wider community and to promote sharing and collaboration. The lab was launched earlier this month at the International Conference on Nanomaterial and Atomaterial Sciences and Applications (ICNASA2020).

The world is facing pressing challenges, from climate change, to energy and resource scarcity, to our health and well-being.

Material innovation is more vital than ever and needs to be more efficient, design-driven and environmentally friendly. But these challenges can only be solved by joint effort from worldwide researchers, enterprise, industry and government with a sharing and open mindset.

SOURCE: https://techfinancials.co.za/2020/02/12/next-tech-frontier-can-graphene-change-the-world/

New Graphene-Based Material to Increase Recording Density of Data Storage Devices SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:58 PM on Tuesday, February 11th, 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

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An international group of Russian and Japanese scientists recently developed a graphene-based material that might significantly increase the recording density in data storage devices, such as SSDs and flash drives. Among the main advantages of the material is the absence of rewrite limit, which will allow implementing new devices for Big Data processes.

The development of compact and reliable memory devices is an increasing need. Today, traditional devices are devices in which information is transferred through electric current. The simplest example is a flash card or SSD. At the same time, users inevitably encounter problems: the file may not be recorded correctly, the computer may stop “seeing” the flash drive, and to record a large amount of information, rather massive devices are required.

A promising alternative to electronics is spintronics. In spintronics, devices operate on the principle of magnetoresistance: there are three layers, the first and third of which are ferromagnetic, and the middle one is nonmagnetic. Passing through such a “sandwich” structure, electrons, depending on their spin, are scattered differently in the magnetized edge layers, which affects the resulting resistance of the device.

The control of information using the standard logical bits, 0 and 1, can be performed by detecting an increase or decrease in this resistance.

The international group of scientists from National University of Science and Technology MISIS (Russia) and National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (Japan) developed a material that can significantly increase the capacity of magnetic memory by increasing the recording density. The scientists used a combination of graphene and the semi-metallic Heusler alloy Co2FeGaGe.

“Japanese colleagues for the first time grew a single-atom layer of graphene on a layer of semi-metallic ferromagnetic material and measured its properties. The Japanese team, led by Dr. Seiji Sakai, conducts unique experiments, while our group is engaged in a theoretical description of the data obtained. Our teams have been working together for many years and have obtained a number of important results,” comments Pavel Sorokin, Sc.D. in Physics and Mathematics, head of the “Theoretical Materials Science of Nanostructures” infrastructure project at the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials.

Previously, graphene was not used in magnetic memory devices as carbon atoms reacted with the magnetic layer, which led to changes in its properties. By careful selection of the Heusler alloy composition, as well as the methods of its application, it was possible to create a thinner sample compared to previous analogues. This, in turn, will significantly increase the capacity of magnetic memory devices without increasing their physical size.

Next, the scientists plan to scale the experimental sample and modify the structure.

https://www.graphene-info.com/new-graphene-based-material-increase-recording-density-data-storage-devices

ZEN Graphene Solutions CEO, Dr. Francis Dubé, is Featured On The Stock Day Podcast SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:55 PM on Friday, February 7th, 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

  • “This company has the very rare graphite deposit in Ontario – as it is able to transform or exfoliate into graphene products easier than other graphites around the world”
  • “The goal of the facility is to start producing some of these nanomaterials – graphene, graphene oxide, and graphene quantum dots.” “These materials at the research level have a lot of excitement around them. They also come at a very high price.”

Phoenix, Arizona–(Newsfile Corp. – February 6, 2020) – The Stock Day Podcast welcomed ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (OTC Pink: ZENYF) (“the Company”), an emerging graphene technology solutions company with a focus on the development of graphene-based nanomaterial products and applications. CEO of the Company, Dr. Francis Dubé, joined Stock Day host Everett Jolly.

Jolly began the interview by noting that Dubé was appointed CEO of the Company in early 2019 and asked about his background with the Company. Dubé explained that he has been a long-term shareholder of the Company, which eventually led to his position as its CEO. “We really liked the asset that this company has – the very rare graphite deposit in Ontario – as it is able to transform or exfoliate into graphene products easier than other graphites around the world,” explained Dubé. “With the graphene markets predicted to be 5 Billion dollars by 2030 and the Quantum Dots market supposed to be 30 Billion dollars by then as well, this created a big opportunity for this company.” “We really wanted to bring a science and business approach to this mining project,” he continued. “There was a lot of work to do on the science front, so we brought in a lot of smart people around us,” said Dubé, adding that the Company has partnered with numerous universities and is leveraging their research dollars.

“There is no other graphite like it; It came up as a liquid intrusion into the host rock. When you compare that to regular graphite, which comes from millions of years of heat and pressure, it’s a very different formation and because of the way it was formed it really gives us a natural advantage in the graphene space,” said Dubé. “That’s why I got involved and we’ve done a lot of great things since we took over about 21 months ago,” he shared.

Jolly then commented on the Company’s new facility and asked about their plans for this space. “The grand opening of the new facility is actually March 3rd. So, it’s very new and we’re just getting into the space,” said Dubé, adding that the Company has ordered equipment for the facility, which has recently started to arrive. “The goal of that facility is to start producing some of these nanomaterials – graphene, graphene oxide, and graphene quantum dots,” explained Dubé. “These materials at the research level have a lot of excitement around them. They also come at a very high price,” he added, noting that graphene quantum dots sell for around $4,000 per gram.

Dubé then explained that given the facility’s ability to produce these high-end materials, the Company has the opportunity to develop a steady cash flow by supplying them to universities. “This does a few things for us. Number one, it’s a proof of concept,” said Dubé. “Number two, we can actually start generating some revenue, which for a company like us is very exciting,” he continued. “This gives us the potential to start earning enough revenue to offset our expenses.”

“The biggest thing is it starts creating some opportunities for us to start partnering with universities, to work with end users that are partners in those universities, and create a sales funnel for us,” said Dubé. “So, we’re pretty excited to get that facility up and running,” he shared.

Jolly then asked about the progress of the Company’s recent licensing agreements. “We have three universities that we are working with,” said Dubé. “We have signed a non-exclusive agreement with one them to use their patented process to make graphene,” he explained. “We’re pretty excited to work with them and scale up this process,” said Dubé, adding that the Company is also working with an additional university through an exclusive licensing agreement to develop and scale up processes to produce graphene oxide.

“One of the advantages there is that the processes in place, which have been developed for the last seven or eight months, really work with our graphite and only our graphite,” said Dubé. He then shared that the Company is also working with the University of British Columbia on numerous projects.

“Your flagship property, the Albany Graphite Deposit, what is going on over there at this moment?” asked Jolly. “In 2019, we raised the necessary money to start the baseline studies and completed the first year last year. We’re actually starting the second year of that baseline work now, and as an industrial mineral under provincial jurisdiction, we have to do two years of that,” said Dubé. “We’re gonna be looking at those results and hopefully jumping right into permitting after that,” he explained. “We’re moving the project along as fast as we can from that perspective.”

To close the interview, Dubé shared that the Company will be beginning the production of nanomaterials and will also have a web store set-up by the end of the month, which will allow users to purchase the products. “We’re hoping to start generating some revenue starting in March of this year. So, we’re really at an inflection point for us as a company right now,” said Dubé. “I don’t think there has ever been a better time to start looking at our company,” closed Dubé.

To hear the entire interview with Dr. Francis Dubé, follow the link to the podcast here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7497655-zen-graphene-solutions-ltd-ceo-dr-francis-dube-is-featured-on-the-stock-day-podcast

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN is an emerging graphene technology solutions company with a focus on the development of graphene-based nanomaterial products and applications. The unique Albany Graphite Project provides the company with a potential competitive advantage in the graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have independently demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany PureTM Graphite is an ideal precursor material which easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of mechanical, chemical and electrochemical methods.

For further information:

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

SOURCE: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zen-graphene-solutions-ltd-ceo-140200823.html

Hearst-Area Graphite Junior Miner Opens Pilot Plant in Guelph SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:32 PM on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
ZEN Graphene Solutions’ Guelph processing facility.
  • ZEN Graphene Solutions to produce sample sizes for commercial market

The developer of a graphite mine near Hearst has cut the ribbon on a research and production facility in southern Ontario.

ZEN Graphene Solutions announced Feb. 4 of the grand opening of a Guelph-based small-scale pilot plant and R & D centre.

The company (formerly Zenyatta Ventures) has high hopes for 2020 to enter the global market by delivering a refined product for end users, and potentially strike some commercial deals.

Over the years, ZEN has been developing the Albany Graphite Deposit near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and the Town of Hearst.

At their site, 30 kilometres north of the Trans-Canada Highway, the company discovered a very rare, highly purity graphite deposit that’s estimated to have an open-pit mine life of 22 years and should produce 33,000 tonnes of graphite a year.

The project is at an advanced stage of exploration with an environmental assessment process underway.

Graphene is a highly prized carbon nanomaterial that has a multitude of uses, including in electric vehicle batteries, high strength concrete, water desalination membranes, and auto parts.

ZEN has been concentrating on potential applications in the fields of transportation, aerospace, bio-medical, civil engineering and water treatment.

The company has been working with the University of Guelph in developing a proprietary process to convert graphite ore into top-quality graphene oxide for high-end users.

They’ve been increasingly fielding requests from clients for larger sample sizes. That led to ZEN making an arrangement last September with Chemisar Laboratories to move into a 2,300-square-foot office and lab space in Guelph by October.

This will serve as ZEN’s processing and production facility to ship small sample batchers to users in industry and academia for research purposes.

SOURCE: https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/mining/hearst-area-graphite-junior-miner-opens-pilot-plant-in-guelph-2069273

ZEN Graphene Solutions Announces Grand Opening of Guelph Facility $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:40 AM on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(February 4, 2020) – ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“ZEN” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Guelph facility for small scale pilot plant production and Research and Development.

James Jordan will be leading the work at the facility and is promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In other company human resource review, Colin van der Kuur is now our Head of Research while Monique Manaigre becomes our Senior Government Relations and Account Manager.

Shares for Debt Settlement

ZEN announces the issuance of shares in connection with its previously announced shares for debt agreement with Alphabet Creative. The Company issued 47,222 common shares at a deemed price of $0.36 per common share in settlement of a debt of $17,000 owed by the Company. The common shares issued in connection with the shares for debt agreement will be subject to a hold period until May 1, 2020 in accordance with applicable securities laws.

About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN is an emerging graphene technology solutions company with a focus on the development of graphene-based nanomaterial products and applications. The unique Albany Graphite Project provides the company with a potential competitive advantage in the graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have independently demonstrated that ZEN’s Albany PureTM Graphite is an ideal precursor material which easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of mechanical, chemical and electrochemical methods.

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

High Demand in Natural Graphite Industry Will Lead To New Opportunities For Existing and Emerging Market Players SPONSOR: ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:31 PM on Friday, January 31st, 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

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The recent report published on Natural Graphite Market Research Report analyzes various factors impacting the growth trajectory of this industry. Primary and secondary research is employed to determine the development aspects and growth path in Natural Graphite Market on the global, regional and country-level scale. The historic, present and forecast situations impending the Natural Graphite Industry dynamics, competition as well as growth constraints are comprehensively studied. This report is a complete blend of technological innovations, market risks, opportunities, risks, challenges, and niche Natural Graphite Industry segments. 

Major companies present globally in this report are as follows:

Steel & Refractories
Carbon brushes
Batteries
Automotive parts
Lubricants
Others

The important market trends, prominent players, product portfolio, manufacturing cost analysis, product types and pricing structure are presented. All crucial factors like Natural Graphite market dynamics, challenges, opportunities, restraints are studied in this report. 

The up-to-date market information presents the competitive structure of Natural Graphite Industry to help players in analyzing the competitive structure for growth and profitability. The notable features of this report are Natural Graphite Market share based on each product type, application, player, and region. Profit estimation for all market segments and sub-segments and consumption ratio. 

Key Deliverables of Natural Graphite Research Report are mentioned below:

  • Renumeration analysis for each application is covered.
  • Market share per Natural Graphite application is projected during 2020-2026. Consumption aspects for the same are covered.
  • Natural Graphite Market drivers which will enhance the commercialization matrix to enhance the business sphere is explained.
  • Vital information regarding challenges, risks, SWOT analysis of top players, and market share is covered.
  • Consumption rates in Natural Graphite Industry for major regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MEA, South America and the rest of the world is covered. 

Research Methodology of Natural Graphite Market:

The primary and secondary research methodology is used to gather data on parent and peer Natural Graphite Market. Industry experts across the value chain participate in validating the market size, revenue share, supply-demand scenario, and other key findings. The top-down and bottom-up approach is used in analyzing the complete market size and share. The key opinion leaders of Natural Graphite Industry like marketing directors, VPs, CEOs, technology directors, R&D managers are interviewed to gather information on supply and demand aspects.

For secondary data sources information is gathered from company investor reports, annual reports, press releases, government and company databases, certified journals, publications, and other various other third-party sources. 

Table of Contents Is Segmented As Follows:  

Report Overview: Product definition, overview, scope, growth rate comparison by type, application, and region from 2020-2026 is covered.

Executive Summary: Vital information on industry trends, Natural Graphite market size by region and growth rate for the same is provided.

Profiling of Top Natural Graphite Industry players: All top market players are analyzed based on gross margin, price revenue, sales, production, and their company details are covered.

Regional Analysis: Top regions and countries are analyzed to gauge the Natural Graphite industry potential and presence on the basis of market size by product type, application, and market forecast. The complete analysis period is from 2014-2026. 

SOURCE: https://dagorettinews.com/high-demand-in-natural-graphite-industry-will-lead-to-new-opportunities-for-existing-and-emerging-market-players/

Researchers Develop A New Technique for Making Graphene Oxide and Implement it in Improved Supercapacitors SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:05 PM on Monday, January 27th, 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

Researchers at the India-based Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) are developing an economical graphene-based supercapacitor that can present an effective alternative to providing energy to various applications, including state-of-the-art military equipment, mobile devices and modern vehicles.

Graphene has been used in the newly developed ultra-capacitors to replace the expensive activated carbon, and the switch seems to have also reduced the supercapacitors’ weight and cost by ten times.

The team has developed a new technique for making graphene oxide, which is being used to produce new ultra-capacitors.

CMERI scientist Dr. Naresh Chandra Murmu stated that “scientists have developed a technique for producing graphene oxide. The production cost of one kilogram of graphene oxide using this technique comes to around ten thousand rupees, which is much lesser than the cost of activated carbon used in supercapacitors. We have modified the surface of graphene oxide in our research, due to which it has also succeeded in reducing its weight. We have now reached the advanced stage of making ultra-capacitors by using this graphene oxide, which can be useful in various sectors.”

Former Senior Defense Development Research Organization (DRDO) official M.H. Rahman said that such devices not only cater to civilian applications, but can be applicable in strategic and defense applications as well.

SOURCE: https://www.graphene-info.com/researchers-develop-new-technique-making-graphene-oxide-which-they-use-improving

Graphene-Enhanced Batteries Could Be About To Finally Hit The Market SPONSOR – ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 2:06 PM on Tuesday, January 21st, 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

The battery race shows no sign of letting up, even though the gains feel increasingly marginal. Whether it’s phones or portable consoles, maximising the life eked out of a slim lithium-ion battery is getting harder and harder. 

For some time, graphene has been touted as one possible solution, a material that hasn’t been efficiently harnessed yet but which could help improve charging times and battery life in one fell swoop. Now Real Graphene, a tech business from Los Angeles, is apparently preparing to change that. 

It has a range of portably power banks on the market, and ambitious plans to crowdfund the wider production of banks that go even further with their use of Graphene. For now, Real Graphene’s banks come in two sizes, a 10,000mAh version and another with 20,000mAh, and have a number of apparent advantages over lithium banks.

For one thing, they charge far more quickly themselves, with the smaller variant charging completely in 50 minutes, far less time than the hours most banks need to power themselves up. 

Graphene as a material is also extremely lightweight, so down the line it could lead to lighter batteries, always a welcome change. However, for now, even Real Graphene’s own batteries are not pure graphene — they’re a blend of graphene and lithium which gains in speed but remains affordable to build and sell.

Even so, the reality is that graphene-enhanced batteries will be more expensive than current lithium equivalents, to the tune of a 30% bump in cost at Real Graphene’s own estimation. That’s a sizeable leap, so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise if the tech can’t make too many mainstream waves until it’s even more affordable in comparison.

SOURCE: https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/150808-graphene-enhanced-batteries-could-be-about-to-finally-hit-the-market

CLIENT FEATURE: ZEN Graphene Solutions $ZEN.ca Creating a Sustainable Graphene Market Through Research and Development $LLG.ca $FMS.ca $NGC.ca $CVE.ca $DNI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:51 AM on Friday, January 17th, 2020

Multiple Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements:

Definitive Graphene Manufacturing Process License Agreement–

  • This agreement licenses to ZEN the intellectual property created by scientists and laboratories in collaboration with ZEN, and provides that a royalty is payable by ZEN based on the annual amount of material processed under the intellectual property.
  • Signed an 18-month exclusive initial option agreement with the University of Guelph for intellectual property regarding an electrochemical exfoliation (ECE) process to produce Graphene Oxide.
  • Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) Template – Forms the basis of each agreement with various UBC researchers and Universities.
  • Each contributing significantly to unlocking the value of the Albany Graphite deposit and creating a strong intellectual property foundation.

Graphene Aerogel Battery Development Program:

Coordinating with the German Aerospace Center–

  • A proprietary aerogel formulation containing doping with either ZEN’s reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) or Graphene produced via ZEN’s licensed process was tested. The unoptimized results are believed to be better than those currently reported in the literature for Graphene Aerogel batteries.
  • Graphene-containing aerogels could have the potential to be a low-cost, low-weight, high-performance composite materials for near future energy storage applications.
  • Results extremely positive, and DLR applied for and received federal funding to create a new Innovation Lab (the Center for Aerogels) to work with industrial partners on the development of Aerogels and other graphene-based products.

Albany Graphite:

  • Significantly outperforms both flake/sedimentary graphite and synthetic graphite, demonstrating the uniqueness of ZEN’s graphite and its superior performance to exfoliate into graphene products.
  • ZEN currently has an inventory of approximately 110 tonnes of graphite-mineralized material with an average grade of 6% graphitic carbon (Cg), 110 kilograms of 86% Cg material, 18 kilograms of 99.8% Cg, and 300 grams of GO.
  • The Company will continue to process material and manufacture graphene-related products on an as-needed basis for research and development (R&D) and marketing
  • ZEN’s is developing a proposed webstore which has an anticipated launch date in the first quarter of 2020, for which it is developing an inventory in advance of sales.
Graphene-Enhanced Materials
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About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is 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 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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