GMG tests its graphene aluminium-ion battery production

Graphene Manufacturing Group has fired up its pilot plant producing its graphene aluminium-ion batteries and has manufactured its first G+AI batteries in coin cell format.

Additional equipment to enable the manufacture G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format has been ordered and is expected to arrive in early 2022, according to the Richlands, Queensland company.

GMG, The University of Queensland Research, and UniQuest have shown that their Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery energy storage technology has high energy densities and higher power densities compared to current leading marketplace Lithium-Ion Battery technology.

They claim up to three times longer battery life and 60 times faster charge times.

GMG CEO Craig Nicol said the pilot plant was an important milestone.

“Not only will it allow us to develop, manufacture and test our own G+AI Battery coin cell and subsequently pouch packs in-house, it will also enable the company to accelerate the commercial development of our G+AI Batteries, work with future customers and further build on our internal expertise.

“We also expect the battery pilot plant to accelerate optimisation of our G+AI Battery prototypes, building on the encouraging results we have already achieved which are generating so much interest from prospective customers.”

GMG Graphene is produced from natural gas (methane), and not from mined graphite.

As previously announced, subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG aims to construct an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility.

“The location of this manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.”

As previously announced, GMG and Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) have signed a non-binding letter of intent, with the aim to agree on the terms for BAMS to design and deliver this manufacturing facility.

Picture: Graphene Manufacturing Group

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