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What is Graphene and why will it change the World?

Strongest material in the World

Graphene is a one atom thick layer of carbon. These flat sheets weigh 0.001% compared to paper of the same size and have extraordinary properties. They conduct electricity and heat better than most metals whilst being strong and flexible at the same time. 

 

Graphene is compatible with existing materials, from plastics to ceramics and metals. Hybrids display the best of both and are therefore able to revolutionise industries from automotive to aerospace, power supply to construction and healthcare to the design of everyday electronics. Application areas are literally limitless.

 

Graphene will reshape the manufacturing processes and the performance of thousands of consumer goods. Everyday objects will be more connected, interactive and resilient as a result of this revolutionary material. Highly controlled material is the cornerstone of any real graphene breakthrough.

Yes Graphene is even stronger than diamonds. In fact these are the same material as diamonds (pure carbon) but it is highly organised at nano level to make it many times stronger.

Clean, safe water for everyone

Graphene has both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, as such when arranged in such a way it can be used for large scale desalination. Thus could supply endless fresh water for many 3rd World Countries from the sea.

Sustainable Packaging

Using Graphene in food and pharmaceutical packing can stop the transfer of oxygen and water, keeping goods fresher for longer, without the need for the use of plastics. 

Eco Solar & Battery Technology

Graphene's high level conductivity and capacity to retain electricity means it would be ideal for a replacement to Lithium batteries which are bad for the environment.

In the U.K., the government has earmarked £166 million for graphene programs. That includes at least £80 million for the National Graphene Institute and a new Graphene Engineering Innovation Center.

 

Trumping them all, however, is the European Commission, which in 2014 announced it would spend £1.22 billion over 10 years on the Graphene Flagship, a partnership of 125 research organizations, governments, and industry that aims to take the new material out of labs and into commercial products. 

Why is our Graphene the greenest in the World?

Although Graphene is amazing, most current production techniques are far from eco or sustainable. They usually involve mining for Graphite, then using chemicals to break it down, then using resources to clean the resulting Graphene. The end result is not perfect either, often containing a lot of lingering contaminants and imperfections.

 

Fusion’s unique partnership with a leading University composites Professor has created the opportunity to create, develop and fund an abundance of new and exciting products using Graphene. 

The Professor also has a commercial team which is a Fusion Alliance Member, who have developed a unique and very cost effective method of making industrial quantities of top grade Graphene using methane, with Hydrogen being the byproduct of the production. 

  • Manufacturing process that captures carbon from Methane (The World’s worst and most prolific greenhouse gas).
     

  • Creating products that improve performances in their second/third/fourth life.
     

  • Providing the most sustainable method of Hydrogen gas production to supply a new eco car, air, rail and house heating market place.

Key Points:

Imagine a world where pure carbon Graphene in industrial quantities can transform our lives by reducing our energy needs and by enabling technological improvements that will lead us to a truly sustainable way of living. For example, Graphene can be used to make recycled materials stronger than it was the first time around. This makes recycling plastic economically viable and therefore more likely to be taken up by industry. 

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