|I was looking for any concrete laced with graphene news, and I found this story. I'm posting it because it has a graphite company, Zenyata (ZEN on the Israeli exchange) that is developing graphene for concrete, and is investable if you have access to the Israeli market (I don't).|
I am not sure how these graphite to graphene plays will work out against the other mass production forms that don't use graphite and have showed promise recently, but there are a bunch of them out there.
Zenyatta Ventures Graphene – Wonder material makes concrete stronger
By now most investors have heard of the new wonder material called graphene. This single carbon atom super material can be derived from natural graphite. Graphene can truly be called the material of the future as it is 200 times stronger than steel but very flexible, and it conducts electricity better than any other material. Graphene is so thin that it may be thought of as two-dimensional and can be mixed with all manner of materials to increase strength. Due to these and other properties, it has the potential to literally revolutionize several industries. Thousands of researchers all over the world are working to develop many disruptive and game changing graphene applications. One such revolutionary application is the addition of graphene to cement creating a strong and environmentally “green” concrete.
Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV- ZEN) partnership with Ben-Gurion University (‘BGU’) and Larisplast Ltd. is putting the junior mining company on the leading edge of a graphene concrete application because of its purity and crystallinity derived from a rare igneous (or volcanic) style of graphite. The deposit, called Albany, is especially well suited to form graphene from graphite as noted by scientists from BGU and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.