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From: DanD7/15/2016 12:23:35 PM
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Dassi lifts lid on 750 gram UK made graphene and carbon frame
July 15, 2016 Mark Sutton

The UK’s Dassi Bikes has revealed a new frame at its Hampshire headquarters, believed to be the first utilising graphene in its construction.

With the bike industry taking great interest in the what is described as a wonder material, Dassi’s featherweight 750 gram frame uses just 1% throughout the six layers of carbon. What’s more, at a presentation of the new frame, the firm said in future it expects to see sub 400 gram frames in the not too distant future and perhaps lighter in the long term.

Dassi confirmed that its interest in graphene is not just limited to frames, but that it will be working on components too – including stems, seatposts and seatclamps. The graphene frames will be layered by Brick Kiln Composite in Banbury, Oxfordshire, while the source of the raw product is Germany and Wales. The carbon fibre is sourced in the UK.

For those who have yet to look into Graphene’s potential, Vittoria’s Frank Levering described the material in simple terms in an interview last month, stating:

“Think of vase full of marbles, that’s carbon. Graphene is the sand that fills the jar, adding an immense amount of new properties to an already excellent material.”

The potential of the material is huge for bicycle manufacturing. Laying claim to being the world’s strongest material, the one atom thick material offer 200 times the strength of steel, yet six times the flexibility, making it ideal for vibration dampening and comfort in carbon frames.

At present Dassi, which builds clients frames to order, is focusing on one road and one time trial frame.

By the end of 2016 the firm expects to be able to offer customers a test frame which will feature a wireless recording system that will collect output data. Everything down to the amount of twist in the frame under intense cornering will be measured. This data will then b used to help tailor that customers unique frame.

Read more on graphene’s history, its current use in the cycling industry and future potential here.

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From: DanD7/15/2016 12:40:01 PM
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BRIEF-Cemtrex to setup research pilot plant for Graphene production

Cemtrex Inc

* Cemtrex to setup a research pilot plant for production of Graphene

* Expects research pilot plant to commence within six months. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Note: This is a tradeable idea:

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From: vitalremains7/24/2016 8:42:29 AM
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Elcora receives $495,750 from gov't for R&D centre

2016-07-21 10:22 ET - News Release

Mr. Troy Grant reports


On July 20, 2016, Darrell Samson, member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, was in Bedford touring Elcora Advanced Materials Corp.'s new graphene research and development centre. During his visit, Mr. Samson announced a $495,750 repayable contribution to the project through ACOA's business development program (BDP). This support has assisted Elcora with purchasing equipment and completing renovations to its new R&D centre, which is now up and running at full capacity. Funds are also being allocated to hire staff and conduct marketing activities.

Elcora will use its new R&D centre to explore further applications of the raw material graphite, which is processed into graphene. Initially, the company is planning for small-scale production of up to 100 kilograms of graphene per year. Current forecasts are to increase output to 10 tons per year within a few years. An integral component of Elcora's research and marketing will be working with application developers to use graphene in the commercialization of products.

The potential uses for graphene are virtually limitless -- from bulletproof vests to water purification. Elcora is dedicated to electricity storage, specifically developing batteries for electric cars. That is why, on Wednesday, June 22, Elcora hosted the first North America stop of the 80edays electric car challenge. Eleven international race teams met at the new graphene R&D centre to be briefed on the route. This event helped to demonstrate that electric cars are a sustainable, reliable means of transportation. Elcora's scientists are dedicated to unlocking the full potential of graphene. They are creating a strong foundation of research to support new opportunities and discoveries that will help make Nova Scotia an international centre of interest for the development of graphene applications.

The government of Canada and the governments of the four Atlantic provinces are committed to working together to build a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada. Through the Atlantic growth strategy, they are focusing efforts and resources to stimulate the region's economy and address both longstanding and emerging regional challenges, and build on Atlantic Canada's competitive advantages, such as its strong export potential, growing innovation ecosystem and skilled work force.


"The government of Canada is making targeted investments to expand innovative research in clean technology. Organizations such as Elcora will help to drive economic growth and build on the strong foundation of scientific research in the region," said Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

"Supporting clean technology projects such as this one will help to diversify our region's economy, open up new markets and create high-quality jobs for Atlantic Canadians. Exploring new applications of revolutionary materials like graphene will help to accelerate clean growth -- and it will all be done right here in Bedford, N.S.," said Mr. Samson.

"Graphene is widely believed to be the next wonder substance that will have the ability to change mankind. The race is on to refine processing technology and to discover practical applications for this material. While the challenge is enormous, the rewards to be had by advancing this material commercially are even greater. This lab is at the forefront in that development and could not have happened without the support of these targeted investments by our elected officials," commented Troy Grant, president of Elcora.

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From: vitalremains7/24/2016 8:47:34 AM
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Graphene in F1 - CNBC International
Published on Jul 7, 2014

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From: vitalremains7/24/2016 8:50:57 AM
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The world's first graphene car is unveiled in Manchester
July 22 2016 - BBC News

The world's first car made with graphene in its bodywork has been unveiled in Manchester.

The vehicle, with graphene in its panels, was made by Briggs Automotive Company in Speke, Liverpool.

The BAC Mono spearheads an exhibition to highlight the future technology of graphene, which is 200 times stronger than steel.

It was developed by scientists at the University of Manchester in 2004 who won the Nobel Prize for it.

Graphene is made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick.

The BAC Mono has been road-tested and is being displayed at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester as part of the Science in the City festival from July 22-29.

James Baker, graphene business director at The University of Manchester, said: "The graphene car is an excellent example of how graphene can be incorporated into existing products to improve performance.

"It shows that graphene is having a real world impact just 12 years after it was isolated."
The Science in the City festival is Europe's biggest science festival.

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From: DanD7/24/2016 1:36:04 PM
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Murray-Smith with a method to "mass produce":

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From: DanD8/2/2016 9:53:48 PM
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Spanish Graphene battery, "Grabat".

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From: DanD8/2/2016 10:47:12 PM
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a 3D printed aerogel:

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From: DanD8/31/2016 8:21:15 PM
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Robert Murray Smith makes a ~1Kwh graphene battery puts it in an electric scooter and does a lot of laughing.

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From: Ron Struthers10/28/2016 9:58:13 AM
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Elcora begins shipping graphene from their new Nova Scotia production facility.
2016-10-26 10:09 ET - News Release

Mr. Troy Grant reports


Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has made the first shipment of graphene from its 100-per-cent wholly owned subsidiary, Graphene Corp.

The graphene, produced from its Canadian plant in Bedford, N.S., has been sold. The graphene meets all the high-quality specifications as tested by the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore. The plant is ramping up production of graphene in powder and in wafer shape to meet demand following positive review of the product by its clients.

Elcora, through Graphene Corp., has developed processes to refine graphite with a much higher yield of graphene. This process can be used with a wide variety of graphite sources, therefore does not limit itself to specific raw material used. The Elcora technical personnel have also developed a unique low-cost and ecological process to make graphene that is commercially scalable. The company believe that its team is composed of the best research and development people in both graphite and graphene, as well as using top-of-the-line processes. The combination of mining resource proprietary processes with some of the best minds in the world concerning graphene applications means that Elcora has the tools and resources for graphene vertical integration.

As a subsidiary of Elcora, Graphene Corp. is in a unique position to produce consistently high-quality graphene. The graphene research and development facility is governed by North American laboratory quality standards and is dedicated to graphene production and application developments.

According to research done at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore, it shows that Elcora has generated a new and unique graphene production process with 55 per cent of graphene content. Many graphene production companies currently generate a thin graphite powder with only 2 to 10 per cent of graphene content.

"This is an important milestone for the Graphene Corp. facility. The company is currently preparing graphene for subsequent shipments," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer.

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