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Hybrid Airships make it possible to affordably deliver heavy cargo and personnel to remote locations around the world. Burning less than one tenth the fuel of a helicopter per ton, the Hybrid Airship will redefine sustainability for the future.

With unlimited access to isolated locations around the globe, Hybrid Airships safely and sustainably support a wide range of activities in areas with little to no infrastructure. The airship offers the simplicity of a pickup truck by carrying cargo loads and personnel in and out of remote areas daily, not just certain seasons or only after ma... More →
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced early in 2014 that it plans to build a $5-billion lithium-ion battery gigafactory. Market watchers immediately began predicting how much lithium, cobalt and, of course, graphite the facility might require. Learn about these graphite companies looking to supply this growing market. Such as,

Flinders Resources Limited
Supplying Graphite to Europe
    
Magnis Resources
Large and Jumbo Flake Graphite in Tanzania and Historic Offtake with SINOMA

Focus Graphite
A Mine-to-Market Technology Graphite... More →
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Charlotte McLeod presents a collection of articles from Graphene Investing News to help new investors in the graphene market. Widely regarded as the wonder material of the 21st century, the graphene beginnings are modest. The 2D material was first produced in 2004, when two professors at the University of Manchester used Scotch tape to peel flakes of graphene off a chunk of graphite.

The material is a crystalline allotrope of carbon, a characteristic it shares with diamonds and graphite. Put simply, all three are made up of carbon atoms that are bonded together in different ways. Fo... More →
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Charlotte McLeod reports that Tesla Motors is a household name at this point, especially since the March 31 unveiling of its Model 3 sedan, a $35,000 car that the company believes will help make electric vehicles available to the masses.

That is definitely exciting news for car enthusiasts, but it is also good news for critical metals investors. Why? Because Tesla electric vehicles run on lithium-ion batteries, which require lithium, graphite and cobalt. Demand for those metals is expected to increase as Tesla sells more of its electric vehicles.

But some investors are s... More →
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Tesla Motors has been a hot topic in the graphite space since it announced plans to build a lithium-ion battery gigafactory back in March, and excitement about the company has only increased since it revealed on September 4 that the facility will be located in Nevada. For graphite companies that excitement has hinged on the assumption that Tesla will require a large amount of natural graphite. In terms of just how much, one oft-cited set of calculations comes from analyst Simon Moores, who reported that the plant will consume at least 28,000 tonnes of spherical graphite each year if operating ... More →
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Priscila Barrera reports that demand for lithium-ion batteries continues to rise, and the need for graphite is increasing in tandem. Graphite is a key component of these batteries, and many market watchers conclude that companies that are mining and exploring for it may be poised to do well in the coming years.

With that in mind, it is worth being aware of which graphite companies are out there and what they are currently doing. To help investors with that task, Barrera has put together a two-part list of graphite companies trading on the TSX and the TSXV. Below in Part I she profi... More →
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Lignite is a low-ranking, brownish black coal. It is not as soft as peat nor as
hard as bituminous coal and has a fibrous earthy texture. Lignite is commonly used as an energy source, usually in a power plant where it is burned as a fuel. But it can also be used as a raw material in the production of lignite briquettes, fertilizers and livestock feed.

Oxidized lignite can be used as a thinner for oil well drilling mud, as an industrial
water softener and as a soil conditioner. Other uses include chemical feed stocks,
like activated carbon, and conversion to synthetic... More →
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Matthew Spizziri reports that Lomiko Metals Inc. has made significant strides forward on several fronts in 2015. Working with partner Canada Strategic Metals, it has completed a drilling program and is working toward an 80% interest in the La Loutre property, has completed trademark applications, and looks forward to commercial production of Spider Charger USB devices and Power Converters.

Loiko management is confident the work done on both technology and exploration puts Lomiko in an excellent position to capitalize on developments in the electric vehicle space. Recent reports on L... More →
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Kristin Lewotsky that a simple solution-based method extracts photoluminescent carbon dots from coal with up to 25% yield. When you think of coal, you probably think of energy and steel manufacturing, of heat and electricity. You probably do not look at the inky black lumps and think of photoluminescence. And yet a Rice University team led by chemist James Tour did just that, grinding up coal and processing the material to isolate nanoscale crystalline structures (made up of sheets of carbon called graphene) that fluoresce at yellow, green, and blue wavelengths.

Whether the particl... More →
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Pia Rivera reports that Magnis Resources has been granted a Special Mining Licence SML 550-2015 for the Nachu Graphite Project in Tanzania on September 7th, 2015 by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania. A Special Mining Licence is superior to a Mining Licence (ML) as it encompasses projects with an investment over US$100 million. The granting of the SML is the key approval for the project and allows the Company to move forward with finalizing funding arrangements for the further development of the project. The SML has been granted to Uranex Tanzania Ltd, the 100% owned Tanzanian sub... More →
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Chen and Carroll (2016) evaluated three types of functionalized, graphene-based materials for activating persulfate (PS) and removing (i.e., sorption and oxidation) sulfamethoxazole (SMX) as a model emerging contaminant. Although advanced oxidative water treatment requires PS activation, activation requires energy or chemical inputs, and toxic substances are contained in many catalysts.

Graphene-based materials were examined herein as an alternative to metal-based catalysts. Results show that nitrogen-doped graphene (N-GP) and aminated graphene (NH2-GP) can effectively activate PS.... More →
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David L. Chandler reports that a team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-like configuration with a density of just 5%, can have a strength 10 times that of steel.

In its two-dimensional form, graphene is thought to be the strongest of all known materials. But researchers until now have had a hard time translating that two-dimensional strength into useful three-dimensional materials.The new findings show that the crucial aspect o... More →
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James McCreary of Rice University asks what material is so diverse that it has applications in everything from improving human lives to protecting the earth? Few materials are capable of both treating prolific diseases like diabetes and creating batteries that last orders of magnitude longer than industry standards. None are as thin, lightweight, and inexpensive as carbon nanotubes.

Carbon nanotubes are molecular cylinders made entirely of carbon atoms, which form a hollow tube just a few nanometers thick. For perspective, a nanometer is one ten-thousandth the width of a human hair... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that scientists at the GE Global Research Center have been developing a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silica in the semiconductor and solar industries, significantly increasing their efficiency and speed.

SiC is a synthetic crystalline compound of silicon and carbon with diamond-like strength and resistance to high temperatures, along with excellent abilities to conduct electricity. The most effective application of SiC in the solar industry is i... More →
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Mark Peplow reports that the ice unusually has square structure suggesting why water can zip through stacks of the atom-thick sheets of carbon In square ice, which has been seen between graphene sheets, water molecules lock flat in a right-angled formation. The structure is strikingly different from familiar hexagonal ice. By flattening a droplet of water between two sheets of graphene, researchers have created a new form of ice. Just a few molecules thick, its atoms are locked in a square grid pattern.

The discovery of square ice highlights another remarkable property of graphene, ... More →
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Next Graphite, Inc. is a development-stage resource company focused on advancing its Aukam Graphite Project located in Namibia. The past-producing graphite mine is estimated to contain up to 4 million tonnes of high-grade, large flake graphite. The Aukam Project hosts a high-grade vein-type deposit with medium to large flake distribution. Vein-type graphite mining is associated with lower recovery and operations costs than other natural graphite types. The Company is re-launching the Aukam mine and the construction of onsite processing facilities will require a CAPEX for less than USD $1.5 mil... More →
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Paul Hackley, Project Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, reports that organic petrology research is used to understand and predict the behavior of coal in utilization and/or thermal maturity of petroleum-source rocks, and to understand and predict hydrocarbon generation.

Other important themes of organic petrology research include the impact of coal composition on coalbed gas generation and storage. Research in the U.S.Geological Survey Organic Petrology Laboratory at the National Center in Reston includes all of these themes.... More →
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Myles McCormick reports that in the wake of the publication of an article in the U.S. media last week, Industrial Mins canvassed members of the graphite industry for reactions. Feelings were mixed. A trace of graphite is in consumer tech. In these Chinese villages, it is everywhere, began the article in the Washington Post in early October.

As part of a series looking at the darker side of battery mineral production, the U.S. newspaper ran a piece entitled ... In your phone, in their air, investigating issues of pollution in China graphite industry. The Post visited various Chinese ... More →
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Simon Rees reports that at the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a wondrous new metal wowed the crowds ... aluminum. The enthusiasm surrounding it belied the decades of research taken to reach that point, with the big breakthrough occurring when Henri-Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville started producing the material on a commercial scale.

However, aluminum proved phenomenally expensive. French Emperor Napoleon III is said to have honored special dinner guests by providing them with aluminium cutlery. Everyone else had to make do with gold or silver.

The price only fell with... More →
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What may be the ultimate heat sink is only possible because of yet another astounding capability of graphene. The one-atom-thick form of carbon can act as a go-between that allows vertically aligned carbon nanotubes to grow on nearly anything. That includes diamonds. A diamond film/graphene/nanotube structure was one result of new research carried out by scientists at Rice University and the Honda Research Institute USA, reported today in the Nature online journal Scientific Reports.

The heart of the research is the revelation that when graphene is used as a middleman, surfaces cons... More →
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Fiona MacDonald reports that researchers in the UK have achieved a major turning point in the quest for efficient desalination by announcing the invention of a graphene-oxide membrane that sieves salt out of seawater.

There are already several major desalination plants around the world using polymer-based membranes to filter out salt, but the process is still largely inefficient and expensive, so finding a way to make it quicker, cheaper, and easier is a huge goal for researchers.

Thanks to climate change, seawater is something there will plenty of in the future, Greenla... More →
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AZoNano reports that the unique and valuable properties of graphene, a wonder material consisting of carbon noted for its strength and electrical conductivity, are being investigated by Masdar Institute researchers to help advance technologies of relevance to strategic local industries like oil and gas and desalination.

The graphene market is still relatively new and in the early stages of development with only a few products being commercialized to date. However, strong growth of graphene and other related 2-dimensional materials is expected due to superior strength, weight, conduc... More →
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Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride may be a suitable material to store hydrogen fuel in cars, according to Rice University scientists. The Department of Energy has set benchmarks for storage materials that would make hydrogen a practical fuel for light-duty vehicles.The Rice lab of materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari determined in a new computational study that pillared boron nitride and graphene could be a candidate.

The Shahsavari lab had already determined through computer models how tough and resilient pillared graphene structures would be, and ... More →
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Ben Hirschler reports that scientists have found a way to power electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch. Teams around the world are working to develop flexible versions of synthetic skin that can feel by mimicking the different kinds of sensory receptors found in human skin.

Powering such systems is a challenge, but now researchers at the University of Glasgow School of Engineering have developed a way to use graphene, an ultra-thin form of carbon, to generate electricity via solar power.
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Priscila Barrera reports that she profiles graphite companies that are listed on those exchanges and that had a market capitalization of less than $15 million as of February 10, 2017.

Berkwood Resources
Market cap .... $4.07 million

Berkwood Resources is a junior exploration company with several key projects, but its flagship project is its Lac Gueret graphite project in Quebec. It has a total area of 7,767 hectares and consists of 144 claims in two blocks ... the Lac Gueret East Block and the Lac Gueret South Block.

Canada Strategic Metals
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