Graphene Manufacturing Group Limited has commissioned its cutting-edge natural gas to graphene production plant in manufacturing facility at Richlands.
The facility is based on the GMG plasma technology with which the Company’s existing production plant has been making graphene for over five years, however this new plant is built in a modular fashion which can allow more production units to be installed as the sales of Company’s products grows.
GMG expects to be able to install at least an additional 20 graphene production units in the Richlands manufacturing facility with most of the supporting infrastructure for these additional production units already installed as part of this initial project.
Details of the new modular Graphene Production Plant:
- Technology is based on GMG’s self developed plasma technology which splits natural gas into graphene and hydrogen gas.
- The production plant’s automation allows for repeatable graphene quality, higher plant reliability and lower operator time.
- The graphene production technology has been developed internally by GMG staff and continuously optimised over the past five years to be able to make the different graphene required for GMG’s end products – including THERMAL-XR(R) and G(R) LUBRICANT and Graphene Aluminium Ion Battery.
- The Company expects that Graphene production from both its existing plant and this newly started up plant will be adequate for production.
- The expected final cost of the facility is approximately AU $2.9 million – which also includes the infrastructure for other future modular production units.
- More production units will be installed as required for the Company’s sales.
- The modular plant can be built in various locations around the world, for example in North America where natural gas cost is low and abundantly available, significantly reducing the cost of the graphene. At scale the GMG graphene production process will produce large amounts of hydrogen.
GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are very excited to have started up this new modular graphene manufacturing plant – it is a significant milestone for the company. It uses GMG’s self developed cutting edge plasma technology which creates the high quality graphene GMG’s end products need to deliver their astounding benefits.”
THERMAL-XR(R) EPA Update:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested a 30-day extension to review the GMG/Nu-Calgon Premanufacture Notice (PMN) for the THERMAL-XR(R) power GMG Graphene(R) Low Volume Exemption (LVE) application to be able to sell THERMAL-XR(R) into the United States of America. The extension will allow the EPA to continue their assessment of the detailed submission put forward by GMG and Nu-Calgon. GMG is expecting a decision on the PMN LVE to be finalised in the first quarter of 2024.
GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.
GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.
In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialisation of G+AI Batteries.