With the internet rumour mill talking about the possibility of Grafoid being floated on the TSX, it is perhaps time to break my silence by publishing the latest news to come from the Director of Focus Graphite and Grafoid.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 16, 2013) – Focus Graphite Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) on behalf of Grafoid Inc. (“Grafoid”) is pleased to announce the signing of a two-year R&D agreement between Grafoid Inc. and the University of Waterloo to investigate and develop a graphene-based composite for electrochemical energy storage for the automotive and/or portable electronics sectors
Gary Economo, President and CEO of Focus Graphite Inc. and Grafoid Inc., said the objective of the agreement is to research and develop patentable applications using Grafoid’s unique investment which derives graphene from raw, graphite ore to target specialty high value graphene derivatives ranging from sulfur graphene to nanoporous graphene foam. Some of the new graphene materials will contribute positively as a powerful next generation composite for fuel cell/electrochemical supercapacitor applications, he said.
Head, one of the world’s best known tennis and sports goods manufacturers, has recently unveiled it latest product, a graphene racquet that may just win Wimbledon, the US Open, and the French and Australian Open too.
Given a test run by Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one player, the Head Graphene racquet has produced ball speeds of 173mph.
CrayoNano introduces GaAs nanowires on graphene, a patented hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors grown on graphene are expected to become the basis for new types of device systems, and ultimately change the semiconductor industry.
For anyone doubting the durability of graphene and carbon nanotube technology perhaps the collaboration between Zyvex Technologies and ENVE Composites will convince you to think again.
The two companies have been working jointly on producing a bicycle wheel rim specifically designed to withstand the rigours of downhill mountain biking. The resulting wheel, which employs Zyvex’s branded CNT and graphene composite material to achieve its incredible strength, gains its durability from the company’s proprietary Kentera technology which cleverly enables the creation of chemical bonding on the side of the carbon nanotubes.