Sparc and Fortescue accelerate novel green hydrogen process

Adelaide’s Sparc Technologies and Fortescue Future Industries will accelerate scoping of the commercialisation of a revolutionary green hydrogen production process that does not utilise energy-hungry electrolysis. The partners, along with Adelaide and Flinders Universities, are in a joint venture to commercialise patent-pending photocatalytic water splitting technology with the aim of producing low-cost green hydrogen on…

Sparc Hydrogen meets goals for catalytic production of hydrogen

Technology development company Sparc Hydrogen is on track to meet key project milestones in proving the feasibility of an Australian technology that produces green hydrogen through the use of a thermo-photocatalyst and solar radiation, avoiding more traditional and costly electrolysis. Developed by the Flinders and Adelaide universities, the technology has the potential to create significant…

Sparc to manufacture graphene additive coatings

Graphene technology company Sparc Technologies has developed a commercial manufacturing process for the production of graphene based additive products, and will begin manufacture. The company has identified, trailed and ordered specialised graphene based additive manufacturing equipment and has located a manufacturing site. Sparc managing director Mike Bartels said: “Our path to commercialisation is now clear…

Fortescue pounces on Sparc ultra-green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries has pounced on an Australian technology that produces green hydrogen through the use of a thermo-photocatalyst and solar radiation, avoiding more traditional and costly electrolysis. FFI today announced it had bought a stake in South Australian company Sparc Hydrogen, an offshoot of graphene technology company Sparc Technologies that is developing next-generation green…

Sparc to trial graphene PFAS remediation

Graphene technology company Sparc Technologies is to have its products tested in site trials for the adsorption of potentially hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with environmental remediation company JBS&G to jointly develop and operate a pilot plant testing PFAS adsorption from contaminated ground water and their…

Sparc identifies strategies for graphene commercialisation

Graphene development company Sparc Technologies has identified three key areas for the commercialisation of its graphene products. The company told investors that it was pursuing product development in three streams: Environment – Industrial Materials – Product Enhancement workstream Sustainability and Remediation – Extraction workstream And a Health – Living a Better Life workstream. CEO Mike…

Sparc deveops anti-microbial graphene

Advanced materials company Sparc Technologies has demonstrated bactericidal properties of its graphene based additives in an epoxy coating system. The company commissioned Flinders University, Adelaide to evaluate the coatings using an internationally recognised standard ISO 22196. The bactericidal activity was demonstrated in relation to Escherichia Coli, a commonly found and harmful bacteria. Graphene when added…