Sparc Technologies ecosparc tested on marine infrastructure

Technology development company Sparc Technologies has announced the start of trials of its ecosparc graphene coatings additive in field trials with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport. Steel piles for the department’s Streaky Bay Jetty remediation project have been delivered for blasting and coating with either the ecosparc enhanced or control coatings. Field…

First Graphene, Bisley & Company reach distro deal

Nanomaterials developer and producer First Graphene has announced a five-year distribution agreement with privately-owned industrial products distributor Bisley & Company. According to an ASX announcement from First Graphene on Thursday, the non-exclusive distribution deal will see the company’s PureGRAPH sold throughout Australia and New Zealand through Bisley, and represented “a significant milestone” in its commercialisation…

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Sparc Technologies raises $2.25 million Graphene and green hydrogen developer Sparc Technologies has received firm commitments from sophisticated and other professional investors to raise $2.25M through a share placement. New and existing investors strongly supported the placement. Sparc Technologies Managing Director Nick O’Loughlin, said: “Sparc is very pleased with the strong support it has received…

GMG gets $2 million Queensland government grant for battery pilot plant

Graphene Manufacturing Group announced this week that it has signed a Queensland Critical Minerals and Battery Technology Fund Agreement with the state government for a $2 million grant, supporting the company’s proposed battery pilot plant. Brisbane-based and Toronto-listed GMG is commercialising graphene aluminium ion batteries among other graphene-based products.  GMG claims that their batteries, developed…

Graphene helps make more hydrogen with less energy

First Graphene has announced results of a study by the Centre for Process Innovation UK showing improved performance in hydrogen production through graphene-based electrocatalysts. According to a statement from the Henderson, Western Australia-based company on Thursday, the analysis showed electrodes using the company’s graphene, functionalised through metal oxide doping, reduced the amount of power required…

Brisbane company takes delivery of equipment to produce “turquoise hydrogen” and graphene

ASX-listed energy company Pure Hydrogen Corporation has confirmed that Turquoise Group has taken receipt of key production equipment from its development partner for a “turquoise hydrogen” commercial demonstration plant at Brisbane.   Pure Hydrogen holds a strategic, 40 per cent stake in Turquoise Group, which is developing its plant in collaboration with French technology startup Plenesys.…

UQ expertise bolsters aluminium ion battery tech

The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology is to work with Graphene Manufacturing Group in its quest to commercialise novel Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology. The development, supported by the federal government’s Economic Accelerator Seed Grant, will accelerate under a partnership between AIBN material chemist Dr Xiaodan Huang (pictured, below) and GMG’s supporting…