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Posted on May 30, 2013 by  & 

Collaboration on graphene supercapacitors and next gen batteries

The Research Foundation of Stony Brook University, Graphene Laboratories, Inc and Lomiko Metals, Inc have agreed to investigate novel, energy-focused applications for graphene.
"This new agreement with Stony Brook University's researchers means Lomiko is participating in the development of the technology graphene makes possible," commented Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko. "Using graphene to achieve very high energy densities in super capacitors and batteries is a transfomative technology. Strategically, Lomiko needs to be participating in this vital research to achieve the goal of creating a vertically integrated graphite and graphene business."
Under its Strategic Alliance Agreement with Lomiko, Graphene Labs -- a leading graphene manufacturer -- will process graphite samples from Lomiko's Quatre Milles property into graphene. The Research Foundation, through Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and the Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Sensor CAT), will then examine the most efficient methods of using this graphene for energy storage applications. There is no certainty the proposed operaton will be economically viable. Graphene's remarkable properties, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material for electrochemical devices used in clean energy applications. Graphene shows promise for super-capacitors and next-generation Liion batteries. Efficient energy storage is a cornerstone for a resilient and reliable energy transmission grid and graphene is a key element of the clean energy system.
For all parties involved, the goal of this collaboration is to map commercially viable routes for the fabrication of graphene-based energy storage devices. By participating in these projects, the partners will address the cost of graphene production, as well as how best to integrate the material into commercial energy storage devices.
Source: Lomiko Metals
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