Global Graphene Group Inc. (G3) was the first company to discover and patent graphene in 2002 B. Z. Jang, et al, "Nano-scaled Graphene Plates," US Pat. Appl. No. 10/274,473 (10/21/2002); now US Pat. No. 7,071,258 (07/04/2006), two years before the Nobel laureates Andre Geim and KonstantinNovoselov published their results on mechanical exfoliation of graphene using Scotch tape. Since 2002, G3 has been developing processes for mass production of both single layer and multilayer graphene and their derivative composites. G3 has the largest and most significant portfolio of patents related to graphene, graphene production and graphene-enabled products. Our Graphene Silicon Composite Anode (GCA) was recognized as a 2018 R&D 100 winner. We are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative and affordable graphene-enabled and -engineered solutions.
Graphene serves as a versatile component in a wide range of applications including membranes, reinforced composite materials, coatings, biomedical technologies, sensors, electronics and many more. As a graphene materials supplier capable of scaling production of high-quality graphene, G3 has the intentions of expanding graphene's potential into different fields of applications. Amongst all the applications deriving from graphene, G3 places substantial effort and resources on the development and investigation of energy storage and conversion, particularly in next generation advanced lithium battery systems.
G3's co-founder, Dr. Bor Jang, will present at the IDTechEx Show on Wednesday, November 20. His presentation, "From Graphene to Graphene-Enabled Batteries for EV Application: a 17-Year Journey," will offer Dr. Jang's perspectives on the rapidly emerging graphene industry, emphasizing the opportunities and challenges in commercializing graphene materials and products. The technical and commercial challenges experienced by graphene producers will also be highlighted. For instance, a significant challenge is the notion that graphene is a unique material that requires different processes to bring out the most desirable characteristics for a particular application. In other words, different processes are required to produce different types of graphene materials for different applications in different market sectors. There are also technical, economical, and regulatory issues that must be addressed in order for the large-scale production of affordable graphene materials to be fully realized.
Dr. Jang's presentation will be followed by a discussion on some of the potential and realized applications of graphene materials, including graphene-enabled batteries for EV applications. Dr. Jang's research team was the first to invent graphene-containing anode and cathode materials for lithium-ion cells. The team has also developed graphene-based lithium metal anode protection technology, which is essential to the emergence of all lithium metal secondary batteries such as Li-S, Li-Se, Li-air, and other rechargeable batteries featuring a lithium metal anode. Also developed is the graphene-protected sulfur cathode for overcoming the challenges that have thus far impeded full-scale commercialization of Li-S cells, including shuttling effect, low sulfur conductivity, low sulfur content and low sulfur utilization efficiency.
To learn more about G3 and its graphene-engineered solutions, visit www.theglobalgraphenegroup.com. Meet with the G3 team in booth Y31 at the IDTechEx Show! November 20-21, 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Global Graphene Group (G3) is one of the world's largest producers of graphene material and a leader in the development of graphene-enabled killer applications. G3 is headquartered in Dayton, OH, with additional facilities in Taiwan and China. G3 aims to innovate energy storage technologies, including graphene-protected Li metal anodes, graphene-enhanced Si anodes/high-Ni cathodes, graphene/Al current collectors for high voltage cathodes, graphene dispersion for high power applications, and FireshieldTM battery safety technology. G3 is currently developing a safe, 400 Wh/kg battery.