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Phil Bryant has served as the 64th Governor of Mississippi since 2012. Prior to that, he served as Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi , State Auditor of Mississippi, and was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. In 2008 Lieutenant Governor Bryant was the Honorary Chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association and is past president of the Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association. In 2011 he served on the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association Executive Committee as the Southern Region Republican-at-Large member. In January of this year, he was elected to serve as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s co-chairman for 2018.

Queen Mary University: 2D Graphene 3D as well

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2D Graphene is actually a 3D material as well, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

Realising that it is a 3D material is important for understanding its mechanical properties and for developing novel graphene-based devices.

Often hailed as a ‘wonder material’, graphene has the highest known thermal and electrical conductivity, is stronger than steel, light, flexible and transparent. Its uses are wide-ranging and recently it has been shown it could even act as a barrier against mosquito bites.

In this study, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers asked two fundamental questions: to what extent is graphene graphite, and what is the true thickness of graphene?

To their surprise, they found that 2D graphene, which is a flat single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure, has many of the same mechanical properties as 3D graphite, which is a naturally occurring form of carbon made up from a very weak stack of many layers of graphene.

They show that graphene shares a similar resistance to compression as graphite and that it is significantly thicker than is widely believed.

If the thickness of a block of graphite 100 layers thick is measured, the thickness of a single graphene layer is simply the thickness of the graphene block divided by 100. Therefore, it is reasonable to consider the thickness of graphene as 0.34 nm.

Dr Yiwei Sun, lead author of the study from Queen Mary University of London, said: “Graphene owes its thickness to an array of chemical bonds sticking out above and below the 2D plane of carbon atoms. Hence graphene is really a 3D material, albeit with a very small thickness.

“By applying conventional 3D theory, which has been used for around 400 years, to 2D materials such as graphene, which have been known for 15 years, we show that similar arguments apply to other so-called 2D materials, such as boron nitride and molybdenum disulphide. In that sense, 2D materials are actually all 3D.”

Read full article here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join NGA today!

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India’s Tata Steel utilizing graphene paint, powder and inks

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India’s Tata Steel utilizing graphene paint, powder and inks thanks to its diversification plans, in part by establishing the Graphene Development Centre.

From setting up scrapyards to steel recycling plants to developing new materials such as graphene, Tata Steel is looking to seed new businesses in a bid to limit the impact of uncertain steel pricing on its revenues.

TV Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, told BusinessLine that 30 per cent of the company’s revenues would come from non-core businesses in five years. Currently, it gets about 10 per cent of its revenue from these initiatives.

“We are planting the seeds of the future. One seed is the service and solution, the other is our new materials business, where we are working with graphene,” said Narendran…

…In the new materials business, Tata Steel is working with graphene. With the increasing threat from alternative products, the company is focussing on developing advanced material to protect its margin and bottom line.

Its Graphene Development Centre has recently produced corrosion-resistant graphene paint and supplied graphene powder to renowned tyre companies.

It has also demonstrated the potential of graphene inks, which are used in the printing of train tickets, plane boarding passes, and RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags. Like other conductive inks, graphene ink can be used to create printed materials that conduct heat and electricity.

Read full article here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join NGA today! 

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Graphene Behind the Headlines: What’s the Big Deal?

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NGA Advisory Board member and former International SAMPE President Steve Rodgers will be presenting “Graphene Behind the Headlines: What’s the Big Deal?” at the Utah Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Chapter, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT) in Salt Lake City, UT.

This new “Wonder Material” has been capturing more than its share of headlines recently. The claims made for it are far reaching and it seems that it can do just about anything. But what is the truth behind the claims? How much is hype and how much is reality? What are the critical elements of graphene that make it so interesting? How soon will commercialization become practical?

“Not all ‘graphenes’ are created equal, ” said Rodgers. “As we transition from Newtonian physics to Quantum physics, the way in which the physical properties of nanomaterials express themselves changes. Small, seemingly insignificant differences in materials can make a big change in how that material might be used. We will take a look at some of the variations in “graphenes” and how those variations currently provide benefit to many diverse markets and applications.”

In 2011, Rodgers founded Emergentek, which is engaged in the development and commercialization of advanced materials for such diverse markets as aerospace and agriculture, renewable diesel with a negative carbon footprint and strategic deployment of Graphene as a market-ready, commercially viable material. Read more here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join the NGA here.

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ASBURY CARBONS JOINS NGA AS NEWEST CORPORATE PARTNER

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MEDIA RELEASE                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                

                             

ASBURY CARBONS INC. JOINS NATIONAL GRAPHENE ASSOCIATION AS NEWEST CORPORATE PARTNER

 

Sept. 25, 2019 Nashville, Tennessee –The National Graphene Association (NGA), the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene, announces Asbury Carbons Inc. (Asbury)as its newest Corporate Partner.

NGA’s Corporate Partners are a group of business entities involved in or planning to be involved in the production, development, utilization, technical services and commercialization of graphene materials or graphene-based products who are interested in industry exposure, market information and involvement in critical issues such as policy and standards development.

Founded in 1895, Asbury Carbons is a fourth-generation, family owned company, and is the largest independent processor of graphite materials in the world.  With headquarters in Asbury, New Jersey and facilities throughout Europe and North America, Asbury seamlessly delivers engineered material solutions to the world’s industrial markets.  Backed by 125 years of experience and a global supply chain that sources materials from almost every continent, and a commitment to quality at every level, Asbury ensure customer needs are always met.

, Marketing & Product M“Asbury has been a proud supporter of the graphene industry since its inception, and we are excited to continue our support for commercialization of this exciting material through our partnership with the National Graphene Association,” stated Daniel Kenny, Marketing and Product Manager at Asbury. “We look forward to working with the NGA to address critical issues facing this industry, while providing industry access to our technical resources to help drive commercialization efforts.”

“It is a pleasure to have Asbury as a Corporate Partner of the NGA. Together, we look forward to advancing the graphene industry beyond its current state and facilitating the integration of graphene in key markets.” said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Executive Director of the NGA.

To learn more about National Graphene Association click here.

Register for the Graphene Innovation & Research Conference on Nov. 19 – 20 in Jackson, MS, click here.

Media Contact:

Torkel Nord Bjaerneman, Technology & Business Development Manager

torkel@nationalgrapheneassociation.com

(615) 669-9941

 

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join NGA here.

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News from Graphene Week: Graphene research changing lives

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Helsinki is currently hosting Graphene Week, featuring graphene and other 2D materials latest innovations, technology and research. Thomas Skordas, Director for Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure, focuses on graphene research changing lives.

Graphene Week is a chance to hear about recent scientific discoveries and technological advances in graphene, one of the key technology areas in Europe today. The great strength of the Graphene Flagship is that it provides a nurturing environment for top scientists, researchers and industry to discover new uses for this fascinating material, which consists of a single layer of carbon atoms.

This year alone, the Flagship has scored some significant achievements. For example, it has used graphene to increase the lifetime of Perovskite solar cells, the most efficient way of converting sunlight to energy in existence, when facing conditions such as heat and moisture. Once they are commercially viable, they could be a game changer for the clean energy transition. Flagship researchers have also built silicon-graphene coin cell batteries, of which a high proportion of the components can be recycled. This patented technology forms the basis of the spin-off Bedimensional, which received a private investment of €18 million in 2018, and test production is expected to start in the coming months.

Graphene has the potential to change our lives, and we are witnessing more and more graphene product launches and spin-offs. Read full article here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join the NGA here.

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NGA Industry Council Member First Graphene to collaborate with University of Manchester

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NGA Industry Council member First Graphene will collaborate with The University of Manchester on new graphene-hybrid materials development for energy storage.

First Graphene Ltd has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with The University of Manchester to develop graphene-hybrid materials for use in supercapacitors.

The licencing agreement is for patented technology for the manufacture of metal oxide decorated graphene materials, using a proprietary electrochemical process. The graphene-hybrid materials will have the potential to create a new generation of supercapacitors, for use in applications ranging from electric vehicles to elevators and cranes.

Supercapacitors offer high power-density energy storage, with the possibility of multiple charge/discharge cycles and short charging times. The market for supercapacitor devices is forecast to grow at 20% per year to approximately $2.1 billion by 2022. However, growth maybe limited by the availability of suitable materials.

Supercapacitors typically use microporous carbon nanomaterials, which have a gravimetric capacitance between 50 and 150 Farads/g. Research carried out by The University of Manchester shows that high capacitance materials incorporating graphene are capable of reaching up to 500 Farads/g. This will significantly increase the operational performance of supercapacitors in a wide range of applications, as well as increasing the available supply of materials.

Published research by Professsor Robert Dryfe and Professor Ian Kinloch of The University of Manchester reveals how high capacity, microporous materials can be manufactured by the electrochemical processing of graphite raw materials. These use transition metal ions to create metal oxide decorated graphene materials, which have an extremely high gravimetric capacitance, to 500 Farads/g.

Read the full article here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join the NGA today!

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Announcing Graphene Flagship graphene products list

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Prior to this exciting announcement of Graphene Flagship graphene products list, Head of Innovation Kari Hjelt wrote, “Halfway through the ten-year project, the Graphene Flagship has successfully developed over 25 commercial products, using the impressive conductivity, strength and flexibility of graphene to improve on the properties of previously used materials. However, bringing a new material to market is not without its challenges. ”

Graphene Flagship Partners and Associated Members have released a number of products containing graphene to the market. Here is a sampling of these.

Researchers from IIT and Italian design company Momodesign incorporated graphene into the exterior shell of this helmet as a coating. This coating allows better distribution of impact force and the excellent heat-conductive properties of the graphene dissipate heat quickly across the helmet, protecting the inner materials from thermal degradation. The result is a helmet with improved thermal comfort and safety.

Graphene-based inks give printed textiles added functionality of touch sensors and circuits. Low-cost graphene inks can replace metal inks for printed circuits for a wide range of smart devices. Graphene inks will pave the road to wide availability of flexible circuits and sensors for smart connections and the Internet of Things.

Corsa is the tire of choice for professional riders in the peloton. Manufactured with premium cotton casing to conform closer to the road’s surface, and to provide a smoother ride, easier rolling, and better grip. Four compounds in the tread (4C) and GRAPHENE 2.0 allow for higher speed, increased wear life, lower resistance, and improved grip.

The Elesia Air Cooling Unit EL-ACU-1000 features an innovative approach in the design of high-performance air conditioning. Nanesa produced the evaporator and condenser unit through modern nanotechnology, using aluminium foam slices covered with a graphene-copper coating. These two components act as heat sinks, resulting in a compact system with exceptional efficiency (η>150%, compared to conventional systems).

Read full article here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join NGA today!

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Focus on Commercialization: Futuristic G1 Jacket Uses Graphene

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Focus on Commercialization: Futuristic G1 Jacket Uses Graphene.

The G1 Jacket, the revolutionary new futuristic heated jacket from Innovative Tech Gear crafted from Graphene, is live on global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter raising funds to bring the project to life.

Graphene is a groundbreaking new nano-material made from carbon atoms arranged in a planar film and is the first ever material to win a Nobel Prize Award. In its short existence, Graphene has been used by scientists, in electronics, solar cells and even by NASA for its natural strength and conductivity. This powerful and mysterious technology hidden in the G1 Jacket’s lining is capable of keeping wearers warm all winter long.

“The majority of the jackets in the market are either stylish or functional. There is no jacket in the market that can both keep you warm, but also has therapeutic purposes,” says co-founder Rick Hayward on the inspiration behind the project. “It was a great challenge for our team to merge both of these elements with the most advanced heating technology that will keep you warm while promoting good health by introducing far-infrared heating technology. “

The G1 Jacket’s graphene fabric lining works by trapping and circulating the warmth that the body naturally produces while also lowering humidity to keep wearers dry and sweat-free. The G1 Jacket also boasts a detachable velcro Graphene heating pad inside which gives users complete temperature control ranging from 104°F to 150°F with 8 hours of use on a single USB-charge. Read full article here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join NGA here.

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Successful Trial of Graphene Enhanced Safety Boots

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Graphene Enhanced Safety Boots had a successful trip according to NGA Industry Council partner First Graphene.

First Graphene has completed successful prototype trials with Steel Blue for the development of graphene-enhanced safety boots, used across the industrial sectors.

This is the first time that graphene has successfully been incorporated into a thermoplastic polyurethane masterbatch and offers considerable advantages, including even greater wear and chemical resistance, better thermal heat transfer and reduced permeability.

Steel Blue is a major global manufacturer of work boots, with a reputation for innovative design to improve comfort, durability and safety. The adoption of graphene to boost these features still further is a continuation of this philosophy, as Chief Executive Officer, Garry Johnson, explains, “Steel Blue is committed to developing innovative solutions for our customers. We’re excited by these recent developments with First Graphene and look forward to delivering these solutions to our market.” Read the full story here.

About the National Graphene Association (NGA)

The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene-based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders — entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies — to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies. Join NGA here.

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