Carbon materials company Saint Jean Carbon has started to design and build of a graphene based lithium-ion battery.
Following two years of research, the company has created an anode using a one atom thick layer of single graphite to add conductivity while reducing the amount of carbon used.
Graphene companies claim the material can enhance lithium-ion batteries when used on the battery’s anode because of its crystalline structure, and the uniformity of its atoms make it a good conductor.
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Paul Ogilvie, SJC’s CEO, said: “Research is being conducted around the world in the graphene space, we feel our strategy to focus on real world applications where the graphene may play a leading role is important to the company’s growth strategy and strengthens our global positioning as a green technology company.
“As our battery projects continue, from spherical shaped carbon coated graphite, recycled battery materials and to now applying our graphene expertise to lithium-ion batteries, this rounds out our research.”
SJC’s board of directors has also approved the issuing of 3,600,000 options to its directors and officers at a price of $.05 exercisable for five years.