HydroGraph ready for graphene production at new plant
By Canadian Manufacturing
VANCOUVER — HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a commercial manufacturer of nanomaterials and alternative-energy fuels, has announced that it has opened its 13,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Manhattan, KS for production of its graphene.
The company’s patented Hyperion detonation process achieves graphene at both a lower cost and an environmentally friendlier manner due to its low energy consumption and absence of emissions.
Products include standard fractal graphene, an additive super-material used to enhance strength, water resistance, flexibility, electrical conductivity and the company’s proprietary “reactive graphene”, enabling it to chemically combine with other products.
“The completion of our new facility marks a key milestone in the revolution of graphene production and commercialization from lab to market,” said Stuart Jara, HydroGraph chief executive officer. “The HydroGraph process produces 99.8% pure graphene in identical batches with the lowest environmental footprint, striking at the heart of what’s needed to make graphene the world’s first 2D material discovered.”
The new facility is designed using the “Bell Labs” approach, providing R&D workspace near the manufacturing and production process to enhance future product development.
“This facility is the pinnacle in research and development,” said Dr. Chris Sorensen, vice president R&D. “Our new space allows the science to flourish and, as a result, will allow graphene to live up to its potential to change the world.”
The global graphene market size was valued at $87.5 million in 2019 and is projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2028. HydroGraph’s graphene plant is operational now and scaling to commercial production by the end of the year, kicking off a five-year plant expansion and job creation plan for the Manhattan, KS region.