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Global Graphene Group Adds Second REACH-Certified Product

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, March 20, 2020
Global Graphene Group (G3) has finalized certification for its second product with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

G3’s Gi-PW-B050 (N002-PDR), a high-density single layer of graphene oxide with low oxygen content on its surface and high surface area, has achieved the REACH certification. G3 is registered with REACH to ship one to 10 metric tons of its N002-PS product into the EU annually with C.S.B. GmbH., the only representative for G3 in the EU. The REACH certification for this product secures G3 the right to market the product in Europe.

REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals. REACH establishes procedures for collecting and assessing information on the properties and hazards of substances.

G3 is also a proud member of the REACH graphene consortium, taking an active role in how graphene solutions are handled in Europe.

“The addition of this product being REACH certified will help us ramp up our business in Europe,” said Adam Quirk, Global President of Taiwan Graphene Company for G3. “I’m proud of our team’s continued work and focus to get more of our products REACH certified.”

Tags:  Adam Quirk  environment  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  graphene oxide 

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Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, March 13, 2020
Global Graphene Group (G3) announces the consolidation of Angstron Energy Company (AEC) into Honeycomb Battery Company (HBC), effective February 28, 2020. G3 is the holding company for both organizations, in addition to Taiwan Graphene Company (TGC) and Nanotek Instruments. This structure change brings the world-class energy storage and battery R&D and manufacturing expertise from both AEC and HBC together under one leader, Dr. Aruna Zhamu, G3 co-founder and HBC President.

“The combination of these two businesses will create a powerful energy storage and battery products company with some of the best technology and products in the market,” said John Davis, G3 Chief Operating Officer. “With the good leadership of Dr. Aruna Zhamu as HBC’s Global President, the future is very exciting.”

“We’re primed for rapid development and commercialization of our energy and battery products with the combined resources and expertise under HBC,” said Dr. Aruna Zhamu. “Bringing our Si anode and current collectors to market is a priority for HBC for 2020. I look forward to continuing to lead this team and growing our business.”

G3 is pleased to announce additional leadership changes. Adam Quirk, formerly VP of Business Development, has been promoted to TGC Global President. In this new role, Quirk will manage G3’s TGC organization, which manufacturers graphene raw materials, thermal management products and nanocomposite products. Stuart Blair, formerly Director of Finance, was promoted to Vice President of Finance. Bob Crouch, formerly Director of IP, was promoted to Vice President of Legal Affairs. These promotions round out the company’s executive leadership team.

“These key leadership changes position G3 to accomplish our strategic goal of expanding our manufacturing of battery and thermal management solutions and continuing to grow our market share,” said Dr. Bor Jang, G3 Chief Executive Officer. “We have a strong leadership team in place who will take G3 to the next level.”

Tags:  Adam Quirk  Aruna Zhamu  Battery  Bor Jang  Global Graphene Group  Graphene 

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Posted By Graphene Council, Thursday, March 5, 2020
With International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020, Global Graphene Group (G3) is excited to celebrate our co-founder, Dr. Aruna Zhuma, who recently passed the milestone of 475 US patents issued and applications filed in her career. Dr. Zhamu is recognized as the world’s number 2 graphene inventor. She is the President of Honeycomb Battery Company, a subsidiary of Global Graphene Group, and the VP of New Product / Process Developmentat G3.

Dr. Zhamu’s impact on the scientific community is massive. She has filed more than 215 graphene-related US patents. She now holds over 450 US patents and patent applications focused on graphene – more than any other female scientist. She is one of only a handful of female scientists to hold over 150 US patents.Dr. Zhamu led Global Graphene Group to become the world’s largest manufacturer of single-layer graphene oxide. She co-invented graphene thermal film, graphene-enabled sulfur cathode, high-capacity anodes and graphene supercapacitors.

“Supporting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) is very important to me,” said Dr. Zhamu, who holds a BS and PhDfrom Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China. “Being a woman in science, I’ve found you need to be strong and confident in yourself to be successful. Then you can become a leader and truly make an impact.”

“It’s very important to me to support other women in science and support girls pursuing STEM education,” said Zhamu. “Female scientists have so much to offer our chosen fields of study, and we’ll continue to be a big part of the future in technology.”

Tags:  Aruna Zhuma  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  graphene oxide 

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Global Graphene Group Named R&D 100 Award Finalist

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, January 17, 2020
Global Graphene Group (G3) was honored recently by R&D World, naming G3’sgraphene-protected lithium metal anode for rechargeable metal batteries solution (HELiX™) a finalist for the 2019 R&D100 Award. The R&D 100 Awards recognize the top 100 most technologically significant new products of the year. 

HELiX is a single-layer graphene-protected lithium metal technology making high-energy rechargeable metal batteries viable. It allows extremely low anode usage (anode/cathode ratio ≤ 10%), creating an energy density over 350 Wh/kg and 1,000 Wh/L, which yields a 60-80% improvement over current lithium-ion batteries. This offers unprecedented opportunities for advanced portable devices/electric vehicles.

HELiX is a readily available, drop-in, graphene-enabled anode solution for all types of high-energy, lithium metal batteries (e.g. advanced Li-ion, all solid-state batteries, Li-S, Li-Se, and Li-air cells). It adds immediate value to any rechargeable battery, including, but not limited to power drones, renewable energy storage systems, aerospace applications, unmanned vehicles, and electric vehicles (EVs). Additionally, due to its performance, batteries can be reduced in size by 30-40% while still providing the required energy. This provides room for other components or allows for significant reductions in size and weight.  The most promising opportunity for HELiX graphene-enabled anode solutions is inEV batteries, where it can replace incumbent (graphite) technology today and drive an accelerated adoption of EVs due to improved cost and performance. 

“Rechargeable lithium metal batteries for next-generation portable devices and EVs must meet several challenging requirements: safety, high energy density, long cycle life, and low cost.This is the end-goal laid out by nearly every EV manufacturer for the foreseeable future,” said Dr. Aruna Zhamu, VP of New Product / Process Development at G3. 

“Global Graphene Group has developed an enabling anode-protecting technology that is essential to successful operation of safe, high-energy and long-cycle-life lithium metal batteries working with liquid, quasi-solid, or solid electrolytes,” continued Dr. Zhamu.“This HELiX product has overcome the long-standing issues thus far impeding successful commercialization of all the rechargeable batteries that make use of lithium metal as the anode material. OurHELiX technology is available and offers a drop-in, scalable, facile, cost reducing improvement over current solutions. It lowers the battery cost to less than$100 US$/kWh.”

G3 developed and produces the HELiX solution in its Dayton, Ohio, facilities. G3 was named an R&D 100 winner in 2018 for its graphene-enabled silicon anode (GCATM).

Tags:  Aruna Zhamu  Batteries  electric vehicle  Energy Storage  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  Li-Ion batteries  Lithium 

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NAI Names Dr. Bor Jang to 2019 Fellows Class

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, December 13, 2019
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Dr. Bor Jang, CEO and Co-founder of Global Graphene Group (G3), a 2019 Fellow. Dr. Jang joins a class of 169 innovators from around the world in this year’s Fellows group.

According to the NAI, “Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. To date, NAI Fellows hold more than 41,500 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, and created more than 36 million jobs. In addition, over $1.6 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI Fellow discoveries.”

Dr. Jang is recognized as the world's number 1 graphene inventor with over 250 graphene-related U.S. patents and numerous international patents. This includes the world’s first patent on graphene, B. Z. Jang, et al, “Nano-scaled Graphene Plates,” U.S. Pat. Appl. No. 10/274,473 (10/21/2002); now U.S. Pat. No. 7,071,258 (07/04/2006), two years before the Nobel laureates Andre Geim and KonstantinNovoselov published their results on mechanical exfoliation of graphene using Scotch tape.In addition, he is the co-inventor on over 300 U.S. patents on battery, fuel cell, and supercapacitor technologies.

Dr. Jang’s influence on the graphene market is immense. His graphene-enabled innovations have helped lead G3 to become the world’s largest mass producer of single-layer graphene and graphene-enhanced silicon anode.

“It is a sincere honor to be recognized by the National Academy of Inventors,” said Dr. Jang. “I have dedicated my career to driving innovation and continue to focus on bringing new technologies to market to make a difference in the world.”

“We are proud of Dr. Jang’s recognitionby the NAI,” said Dr. Aruna Zhamu, Vice President of New Product/Process Development and Co-Founder of Global Graphene Group. “Innovation is a key to our company’s success, and Dr. Jang’s contributions to our scientific team are immeasurable.”

Prior to starting G3, Dr. Jang served as the head of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at North Dakota State University from 2002-20005 and was promoted to Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University from 2005 until 2010 when he retired from academia. He holds a B.S. in Physics from National Central University in Taiwan, and an M.S. and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.

Dr. Jang will be inducted into the NAI Fellows Program in a ceremony to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 10, 2020.

Tags:  Bor Jang  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  National Academy of Inventors 

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Global Graphene Group, Taiwan Company Sign JDA

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Global Graphene Group (G3) and a major Taiwan-based manufacturer have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to incorporate graphene-enhanced materials into polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-based products for the semiconductor industry in portions of Asia.

PEEK is a high-performance engineering thermoplastic. The addition of G3’s graphene will improve the thermoplastic’s mechanical, electrical and thermal properties.

As an excellent self-lubrication material, graphene can help lower the friction ratio of PEEK/Graphene devices and reduce its wear rate significantly. It can also improve its anti-corrosion properties against harsh environments by creating a barrier to the polymer matrix.

“G3 is excited to partner with this major Taiwanese company to develop enhancements to their PEEK-based products in the Asian market,” said Dr. Bor Jang, G3 CEO. “Our graphene and graphene-enhanced solutions will be able to greatly improve the performance of semiconductors.”

“This agreement helps strengthen our relationship with this company and will allow G3 to grow our business in the Asia,” said John Davis, G3 COO. G3 expects to begin development work with the Taiwan-based company starting immediately.

Tags:  Bor Jang  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  John Davis  Semiconductor 

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Global Graphene Group Joins EU REACH Consortium

Posted By Graphene Council, Monday, November 18, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Global Graphene Group (G3) continues its leadership in the graphene industry by joining the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) graphene consortium. A member of G3’s executive team represented the company in Frankfurt, Germany, at the November 14 REACH consortium meeting.

G3 is one of only three companies actively engaged with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to participate in studies on potential exposure sources and recommendations for improved safety practices when dealing with graphene.

REACH focuses on how chemicals in products are handled, and their potential impact on the environment and human health. It works with companies that manufacture products in or import products to Europe to address chemicals that could have a negative effect.

“Global Graphene Group does business with European customers,” said John Davis, G3 COO. “It is vital to our continued success in the EU region to be REACH certified. Joining the REACH consortium allows G3 to take an active role in how graphene solutions are handled in Europe, and help shape the trajectory of the graphene industry.”

Tags:  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  Healthcare  John Davis  NIOSH 

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