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Zen Graphene Solutions Announces Grand Opening of Guelph Facility for Graphene Materials Production and Development

Posted By Graphene Council, Saturday, February 8, 2020
ZEN Graphene Solutions is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Guelph facility on March 3, 2020. The facility will be used for small scale pilot plant production to produce future Albany Pure TM graphene products as well as further research and development work. All shareholders and interested parties are invited to attend. The Guelph facility is located at 24 Corporate Court, Guelph, Ontario. The opening will start at 1pm with an opportunity to meet with management, look at the lab facilities and attend a formal presentation at 3pm.

The company is currently sourcing and purchasing the necessary equipment to build a small-scale graphite purification pilot plant that will produce 99.8% high-purity graphite from the flotation concentrate (86%). James Jordan, P.Eng., has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will be leading the work at the facility.

"This new facility will move the Company towards the production and sale of Albany Pure TM graphene products and introduce our high-quality nanomaterials to the market. Albany Pure TM will be our marketing seal to identify that all our products are sourced from the Albany deposit. We look forward to bringing our nanomaterials including Graphene Quantum Dots, Graphene Oxide, reduced Graphene Oxide and Graphene to the market." Stated Francis Dubé, CEO.

As the Company moves forward towards graphene production and applications development, ZEN is pleased to announce that Colin van der Kuur has been appointed as Head of Research for ZEN, and Monique Manaigre has been appointed as Senior Government Relations and Account Manager for ZEN.

On May 8, 2019, ZEN was awarded a $1,000,000 grant that has allowed the Company to accelerate its graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project. To date, the Company has received a total of $465,000 in reimbursement payments related to this grant as ZEN continues its research into graphite purification, graphene production research, concrete additive research and large-scale graphene-enhanced concrete testing.

Shares for Debt Settlement
ZEN announces the issuance of shares in connection with its previously announced shares for debt agreement with Alphabet Creative. The Company issued 47,222 common shares at a deemed price of $0.36 per common share in settlement of a debt of $17,000 owed by the Company. The common shares issued in connection with the shares for debt agreement will be subject to a hold period until May 1, 2020 in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Issuance of Broker Warrants
Further to the Company's previously announced closing of its private placement of flow-through common shares, an aggregate amount of $54,840 in finders' fees as well as an aggregate amount of 137,100 broker warrants were paid to certain brokers in connection to the offering. These broker warrants expire on December 19, 2021 and have an exercise price of $0.50 per warrant share.

Tags:  Colin van der Kuur  Francis Dubé  Graphene  James Jordan  nanomaterials  ZEN Graphene Solutions 

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ZEN Graphene Solutions Announces Offering of Flow-Through Shares

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, December 11, 2019
ZEN Graphene Solutions announces that subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance, it has arranged an offering of flow-through common shares of the company on a non-brokered private placement basis. The offering comprises up to 2.5 million flow-through common shares of the company at a price of 40 cents per flow-through common share for gross proceeds of up to $1-million. The proceeds from the offering will be used to continue work on the environmental assessment and for community engagement.

All securities issued to purchasers under the offering will be subject to a four-month hold period from the closing date of the offering, pursuant to applicable securities legislation and policies of the exchange. Finders' fees may be paid, as permitted by exchange policies and applicable securities law.

ZEN hires Alphabet Creative

ZEN has hired Alphabet Creative for web services including building its webstore on the Shopify global platform to deliver an exceptional customer experience when they purchase graphene products from the company. Under the agreement, ZEN will issue shares for debt in the sum of $17,000 at a deemed value of $0.36 per share.

Tags:  Graphene  ZEN Graphene Solutions 

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ZEN Graphene Solutions Reports Preliminary Results for Graphene Aerogel Battery Tests

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
ZEN Graphene Solutions and its research partner, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt are pleased to report on additional encouraging results from their battery development program led by Dr. Lukas Bichler and his team at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus (UBC-O). UBC-O has created a Graphene Aerogel composite anode material using a proprietary aerogel formulation containing doping with either ZEN’s reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) or Graphene Preliminary results indicate that relatively low loadings (<5 wt.%) of graphene-based material, combined with this proprietary aerogel structure, can result in an anode with a significant specific discharge capacity. 

Preliminary best results were achieved with a 2 wt.% loading of Graphene dispersed in aerogel and resulted in an initial specific discharge capacity of 2800 mAh/g and a discharge capacity of 1300 mAh/g after 50 cycles at a current capacity of 186 mA/g. These unoptimized results are believed to be better than those currently reported in the literature for Graphene Aerogel batteries. DLR and ZEN will present a poster of the battery results at the Batterieforum in Berlin, Germany in January 2020. Graphene-containing aerogels could have the potential to be a low-cost, low-weight, high-performance composite materials for near future energy storage applications.

DLR has applied for and received federal funding from the Helmholtz Association to create a new Helmholtz Innovation Lab, called ZAIT, or the Center for Aerogels in Industry and Technology, which will be working together with industrial partners on the development of Aerogels. ZEN supported this application with a letter of intent indicating the Company would continue to collaborate with DLR in developing graphene-based aerogel batteries and other graphene-based products.

“Our work with the team at DLR has led to very promising research and we look forward to continuing this research both at UBC-O and within the new Center for Aerogels in Industry and Technology (ZAIT), a Helmholtz Innovation Lab” commented ZEN CEO Dr. Francis Dubé. Also, Dr. Bichler indicated that “this partnership brings together expertise from Canada and Germany to jointly develop high-tech energy storage systems, which are currently not available on the market”.

Tags:  Batteries  Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt  Energy Storage  Francis Dubé  Graphene  graphene oxide  Lukas Bichler  University of British Columbia  ZEN Graphene Solutions 

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