Energy storage

University of Manchester strikes graphene partnership with Khalifa University

The University of Manchester has entered a partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa University of Science and Technology, with the aim to deliver a funding boost to graphene innovation. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, and Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University  officially signed a contract between the two institutions during a VIP visit by a Manchester delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

This international partnership will further accelerate Manchester and Abu Dhabi’s research and innovation into graphene and other 2D materials. The Research & Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC-2D), based in Khalifa University, is part of a strategic investment program supported by the Government of Abu Dhabi, UAE. This partnership will expedite the development of the RIC-2D at Khalifa University as well as help building capability in graphene and 2D materials in collaboration with Graphene@Manchester, a community that includes the academic–led National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the commercially-focused Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), a pioneering facility already backed by the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 29,2022

The Graphene Batteries Market Report - a new edition

Today we published a new edition of our Graphene Batteries Market Report, with all the latest information. The batteries market is extremely active, as demand from EVs and mobile applications increases research and development efforts, and graphene is seen as a potential material to increase capacity, decrease charging times and improve other performance metrics. Indeed the new edition contains over 15 new updates, two new covered companies, new projects, research achievements and more.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all graphene companies involved with batteries
  • Detailed specifications of graphene-enhanced anode materials
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Batteries market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the batteries market, and covers everything you need to know about graphene in this niche. This is a great guide for anyone involved with the battery market, nanomaterials, electric vehicles and mobile devices.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 28,2022

Nanotech Energy Europe enters agreement to supply graphene-based battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Greece

Nanotech Energy Europe, a fully owned subsidiary of Nanotech Energy, has announced it has signed a purchase agreement to supply 1+ GWh size BESS (battery energy storage systems), based on graphene technology, through 2028 to Smile Energy in Athens, Greece.

Nanotech stated that the partnership with Smile Energy will allow the immediate expansion of Nanotech's energy storage business to a region which has committed to developing the world's preeminent solar infrastructure. Together, Nanotech and Smile will play a role in supporting Greece and the surrounding region to take the next steps to ensure stability of infrastructure and continuity of energy supply.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 20,2022

Researchers develop method for the fabrication of mesoporous graphene for energy storage systems

Researchers from South-Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Sungkyunkwan University, Yeungnam University, Konkuk University and University of Seoul have proposed a simple strategy for the fabrication of mesoporous graphene with applications in high-performance energy storage systems like electric double-layer supercapacitors (EDLCs).

Conventional energy storage systems made of activated carbons (ACs) tend to have a poor power density due to the insufficient specific contact area, leading to inadequate creation of an electric double layer between electrode material and electrolyte. Therefore, an active material with a high specific contact area could help obtain high energy densities and meet the needs of various energy storage systems. Graphene's remarkable electrical conductance naturally makes it a logical candidate, but the high van der Waals contact between the graphene sheets makes stacking unavoidable, producing a limited available surface area. 

Read the full story Posted: Oct 17,2022

Malaysia-based graphite and graphene producer Graphjet aims to list on the NASDAQ with a $1.5 billion valuation

Malaysia-based Graphjet Technology aims to list on the NASDAQ, with a projected valuation of $1.49 billion. The company has signed an agreement with Energem Corp (NASDAQ: ENCP), a special-purpose acquisition company that will merge with Graphjet.

Graphjet and Energem signing ceremony image

Graphjet was established in 2019 in Malaysia. The company produces graphene and graphite from palm kernel shells (a common waste product from the production of palm seed oil). The company targets several applications, including batteries for EVs and power storage.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 02,2022

Researchers develop new process for low-cost graphene production

A team of researchers from the Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN), Instituto Superior Técnico, have reported a new process to fabricate free-standing graphene using plasma technology, at much lower production cost than the other existing market solutions.

The invention was granted the first international patent on the Process, reactor and system for fabrication of free-standing two-dimensional nanostructures using plasma technology (ref. US 11254575B2), by the US Patent Office.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

We released a new edition of our Graphene Batteries Market Report

Today we published a new edition of our Graphene Batteries Market Report, with all the latest information. The batteries market is extremely active, as demand from EVs and mobile applications increases research and development efforts, and graphene is seen as a potential material to increase capacity, decrease charging times and improve other performance metrics.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all graphene companies involved with batteries
  • Detailed specifications of graphene-enhanced anode materials
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Batteries market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the batteries market, and covers everything you need to know about graphene in this niche. This is a great guide for anyone involved with the battery market, nanomaterials, electric vehicles and mobile devices.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 01,2022

UAE launches a global graphene funding initiative

Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, have launched a new global graphene funding opportunity, aiming to support the development and applications of graphene (and other 2D materials) in the areas of composites (lightweighting), water and energy.

Khlaifa University established a new fund, called the RIC-2D Research and Innovation Fund, which will offer funding of up to $2 million per year for each project, for a maximum project duration of 3 years.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 07,2022

GMG and Rio Tinto enter agreement for energy storage solutions

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced that it and Rio Tinto Group have signed a non-binding agreement to collaborate on energy saving and storage solutions. Rio Tinto is a mining and metals company that operates in 35 countries.

Together, GMG and Rio Tinto will explore the use of energy saving products in Rio Tinto's operations, explore working together to support GMG's development of Graphene Aluminium-Ion ("G+Al") batteries, and collaborate on mining and other industrial applications.

Read the full story Posted: May 23,2022

CAP-XX and Ionic Industries to develop graphene-enhanced supercapacitors

CAP-XX, Australia-based manufacturer of thin-form supercapacitors and energy management systems, recently formed a joint venture for what it calls a "transformational new graphene material".

The deal is with Australia's Ionic Industries, which is developing new forms of graphene for a variety of markets, and involves the commercialization of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) for supercapacitors and other energy storage devices.

Read the full story Posted: May 09,2022