Graphene Could Be Used to Increase Performance in Next Generation Fuel- Efficient Cars

Scientists at the University of Manchester (where graphene was first synthesized in 2004) have published new research which indicates that graphene may enable the production of cleaner and more fuel-efficient cars. According to the researchers, heat generated by graphene can be converted into electricity. This could be applied throughout the automotive industry which is always seeking to improve performance and fuel efficiency. Tesla Motors could be an example of a company which may employs the use of graphene in its cars in the form of graphene batteries.

Heat that is generated by a car’s engine is usually wasted energy. New hybrid cars could instead utilize this heat to re-charge batteries and power auxiliary functions such as the air conditioning system. Graphene is perfect for this purpose as it is a thermoelectric material. This means that graphene can convert heat to electricity.  Graphene exceeds in performance compared to conventional thermoelectric materials which can face challenges such as the ability to dissipate heat and electrical conduction efficiency.

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Graphene Lighting PLC to List on Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada

Graphene Lighting PLC is aiming to become a world leader in the commercialization of graphene based light bulbs and illumination systems. The graphene bulb can be compared to the popular Light Emitting Diode (LED) which has taken the world by storm due to its low operating costs and brightness. A thin graphene coating further improves upon the strengths of the standard LED bulb. Specific benefits of graphene bulbs include longevity, minimal weight, low heat emitting, and aesthetics.

In its bid to further this technology, Graphene Lighting PLC is aiming to be listed on the Toronto stock exchange in Canada.  In order to accomplish this the British company has signed a letter of intent to participate in a reverse takeover with a Canadian capital corporation called Oriana Resources Corp.  (TSX: V.OUP.H). The reverse takeover entails a stock share exchange, resulting in Graphene Lighting becoming a subsidiary of Oriana Resources.

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10 Things You Should Know About Graphene

One important step any investor should take is to understand the product, service and industry of the company(s) you want to invest in. This may seem obvious, but you might be surprised at how many people get caught up in the financial “hard numbers” rather than taking in the nuances of the organizations environment.

If you want to buy stocks in an automotive company, you would want to stay on top of consumer trends, competition, emerging technology etc. In the case of graphene, this maybe a little more difficult as there is a lot of hard science and technical jargon to read and understand, not to mention the fast pace at which new developments emerge.

This list of 10 things you should know about graphene will give your graphene knowledge a little bump, or maybe just a refresh:

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Graphene 3D Lab Co-founder Steps Down From Board, Outstanding Shares Reduced

Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (TSX-V: GGG, OTCQB: GPHBF) has announced that there will be a reduction of the company’s outstanding shares by 7.3%. This translates into a change from 44,387,500 to 41,164,955 common shares. The cause of the share reduction is a result of the departure of co-founder Michael Gouzman who served on the company’s advisory board. The rights to the shares were contingent on Mr. Gouzman remaining on the advisory board.

The President and CEO of Graphene 3D, stated “I want to thank Professor Gouzman for his contributions and service to the company and I wish him every success in his future endeavors.”

What are the repercussion of a cancellation or reduction of shares?

More importantly what are the repercussions of the co-founder stepping down from the advisory board?

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Industrial Scale Production of Functionalised Graphitic Carbon Nanomaterials

Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced a collaboration with listed Australian technology materials development company, Talga Resources Ltd.

Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced a collaboration with listed Australian technology materials development company, Talga Resources Ltd.

Talga has a simple and cost effective process to liberate graphene and graphite directly from its 100% owned natural graphite ore deposits in Sweden. Talga is close to commencing trial production in Germany and once mining at full capacity, Talga expects to be one of the worlds’ largest nominal cost producers of graphene nano platelets (“GNPs”). As part of the collaboration, Talga and Haydale will jointly explore industrial scale business cooperation opportunities utilising Talga graphitic carbon nanomaterials, graphite and GNP’s value-added with Haydale’s proprietary low temperature plasma functionalisation treatment and end user demand chains.

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