CharmGraphene starts mass producing CVD graphene using a roll-to-roll process

Korea-based Charmgraphene has started to mass produce CVD graphene, using its proprietary roll-to-roll process.

CharmGraphene CVD graphene on copper and graphene-heater photoCharmGraphene's graphene on copper and heating element

CharmGraphene's R2R production system can produce 2 meters of CVD graphene per minute (maximum width 300 mm). According to CharmGraphene, its current CVD graphene capacity is about 8,000 sqm per month. The company says it uses use 6 um thick copper foil which reduces copper foil etching time dramatically compare to 35 um thickness copper foil used by other companies.

Lithium Energy to pursue commercial lithium-ion battery opportunities for its graphene

Lithium Energy, an emerging battery minerals company with two exploration and development projects (the Solaroz Lithium Project in Argentina and the Burke Graphite Project in Queensland), has announced its plans to pursue commercial opportunities for using its graphene in lithium-ion batteries

Testing by the Company has reportedly confirmed its Burke Deposit is well suited for graphene production via electrochemical exfoliation process, via a relatively low cost and environmentally friendly process that produces very high purity graphene products.

Carnarvon and Frontier Impact join forces to produce biodiesel and graphene from biomass

Australia-based oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has created a new joint-venture with Frontier Impact Group to produce renewable materials, including graphene. Carnavron committed $2.6 million AUD into the new JV.

FIG is developing a bio-refinery which will produce materials from biomass and other biogenic feedstocks. The main material produced by the new bio-refinery is biodiesel which is a direct substitute for the petroleum-derived diesel. The high-grade biochar used in the process will be further refined into graphene.

New project aims to turn urban waste into graphene and other useful materials

Graphenea will be taking part in a flagship project called CIRCULAR BIOCARBON, which was kicked off this week and has been awarded over €23 Million, to develop a first-of-its kind flagship biorefinery designed to turn the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) and sewage sludge (SS) into added-value products, from mechanical moving parts, to night vision cameras and devices for 5G telecommunications.

The project, which received full marks from the European Commission, involves 11 partners from five European countries (including Spain, Italy, Denmark, France and Germany) and is a milestone for the whole Europe owing to its implementation scale (industrial level) as well as to its replicability potential.

Researchers use HPC and experiment to refine graphene production

An international team of researchers, in an effort to produce cheap, defect-free graphene in larger quantities, have used GCS HPC resources to develop more efficient methods for producing graphene at an industrial scale.

Real-Time Multiscale Monitoring and Tailoring of Graphene Growth on Liquid Copper image

Recent research indicates that using a liquid copper catalyst may be a fast, efficient way for producing graphene, but researchers only have a limited understanding of molecular interactions happening during these brief, chaotic moments that lead to graphene formation, meaning they cannot yet use the method to reliably produce flawless graphene sheets.