Angstron Increasing Graphene Production From 300 to 1000 Tonnes

During remarks at GrapChina 2015 in Qingdao, China, Dr. Bor Jang, chief executive officer and co-founder of Angstron Materials Inc. (AMI) unveiled a two-pronged plan he says will raise production capacity and lower pricer, jump starting market growth.

“We are ramping up production of graphene from 300 metric tons a year to 1000 metric tons a year in 2016,” says Jang. “Inability to source commercial scale quantities of graphene has historically hampered the growth and implementation of graphene-enabled and graphene-enhanced applications such as next-generation energy technologies, composites, water treatment, and corrosion protection. Increased production means we can bring market costs down too, giving companies previously priced out of the graphene market access to the material’s unique performance advantages.”

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Versarien (LON:VRS) Granted North American Patent for High Quality Graphene Production Process

logoVersarien (LON:VRS) a proprietary tech company has announced that it has been granted US patent protection (No. 14/002399 (2014/0044968) for its very own graphene production process. That patent is in partnership with the University of Ulster. This is in addition to its existing patent protection for the volume graphene platelet production process that is held in Europe.  The acquisition of the North American patent is in line with Versarien’s opinion on North America becoming a key graphene marketplace.

The company reports that that their proprietary method of graphene production, has multiple advantages over the standard graphene production methods. Versarien claims that their method could help them to attain the sought after graphene goal, to allow accelerated commercialization of products containing graphene.

“We are delighted to have secured a patent in the largest of the global markets which will allow us to accelerate the development of commercial applications for graphene and graphene products,” said chief executive Neill Ricketts.

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List of Australian Graphene Producers and What to Avoid

You are probably already aware that graphene production is highly expensive. The future of graphene and all of its applications hinges on commercialization which centres on mass production. The graphene company that is able to make large amounts of graphene in an economically viable way will win the contest.

Every week it seems there are major developments and announcements about new proprietary production methods. But there may be some marketing trickery, and deliberate vagueness when it comes to these “breakthroughs.”

If you are interested in investing in graphene, more specifically investing in graphene stocks involved in production, then it is imperative that you pay attention to the significance of the company’s claims.

Do not fall victim to extravagant claims. Claims by graphene companies are not necessarily regulated as in the case of pharmaceuticals for example. There seems to be no standard list of attributes the industry goes by, especially with regards to the stability and quality of the graphene.

Here is a list of some graphene producing companies that are listed on the Australian stock exchange (ASX). Visit the Ultimate Graphene Company List for over 150 graphene stocks and graphene companies.

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A Better, Faster, and Safer Graphene Production Method

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) along with the University Of Western Australia (UWA), has developed a new method of producing graphene. This production process may further enhance graphene’s viability for energy storage.

Compared to current manufacturing processes, this new production method has been described as being able to synthesize higher quality graphene in a much faster time frame. Even more astounding is the claim that this method is scalable to a commercial level.

One of the benefits of this new production technology is there is a decreased need for the use of toxic chemicals in the production process.

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Graphene Company Stock Pick: Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT NYSE)

Graphene Company: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Stock Symbol: LMT listed on the NYSE

Corporate Profile: Lockheed Martin is a United States and international aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology corporation. The current entity was formed with the 1995 merge between the Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta. As an advanced technology corporation, Lockheed Martin holds thousands of advanced future looking patents, including patents in graphene application and

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