- NERA Clayton Hydrogen Technology Cluster (Clayton H2)
- ARENA: Efficient, Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Solar PV Recycling Technology
- ARC Linkage Project: Sustainable Hydrogen Production from Used Water
- Western Sydney Hydrogen Hub
- Centre for Deep AI Research
CO2 CAPTURE AND UTILIZATION (CCU)
GrapheneX research, development and demonstration activities are focused on low-cost, large scale manufacturing of high-value carbon materials and technologies from affordable and abundant carbon feedstock. Our initiatives create pathways for recycling CO2 and developing markets for carbon-embedded products towards Australia’s 2030 emission reduction target and net zero by 2050.
The CO2-to-eFuel Project demonstrates the applications of CO2-to-products and CO2 recycling. Our technology integrates CO2 capture and electrolysis into one process for production of low-emission power fuels powered by renewable energy. The technology enables direct CO2 capture from a diluted gas stream (either industrial emissions or air) and conversion of the greenhouse into syngas —a mixture of CO and H2 — the basic building block for subsequent production of synthetic fuels and many other carbon materials.
NEXT GENERATION ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES
GrapheneX is developing next generation batteries, featuring large energy density, high specific capacity, and extended lifespan, which will find broad applications in residential and industrial applications from smart devices, electric vehicles to grid energy storage. One recent focus is the joint developed gas-involved batteries, such as metal-O2 battery that uses atmosphere O2 as the fuel and metal-CO2 battery that uses CO2 from industry exhaust emission as the fuel. 2D carbon based conductive materials and 2D metallic conductive materials are targeted as the battery cathode catalysts.
GrapheneX’s dedicated research engineers with decades of experience in battery industry are working together with scientists on developing battery pilot production and assessment facility includes the full capability of electrode preparation and processing (mixing, coating, compressing, drying, slitting), single cell and cell pack assembly (electrode connecting, electrolyte filling, vacuuming, heat sealing, storage aging), and battery performance analysis. A series of battery measurements can be conducted such as power and energy test, accelerated durability test, cycling & load & abuse test, thermal imaging, mechanical & environmental test, and failure analysis, to make sure that the battery single cells and packs meet the real-life energy and safety demands. The ultimate goal is to achieve the ultrahigh energy and power density comparable to gasoline, which will be the only demonstration of their kind that can compete with fossil fuels to power the future of mankind.
Australian Research Council (SEAM)
ARC TRAINING CENTRE IN SURFACE ENGINEERING FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS
GrapheneX Pty Ltd is an industry partner to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM) that is led by Swinburne University of Technology.
SEAMs proposed area of surface engineering for advanced materials is a core need in all manufacturing sectors that controls the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of Australian industry. SEAM integrates industry‐university cooperation for applied training within an industrial setting. This collaboration will pursue ambitious outcomes that are reflected in terms of industry‐fit researchers targeting the training of early career researchers in an industrial context. SEAM, more broadly focuses on applications including biomaterials, smart materials, high temperature coatings, laser metal deposition for materials repair and Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes; ranging from thin films to thick coatings and additive layered materials.
GrapheneX, by partnering with SEAM, will investigate the development of smart surface coatings that enable rapid cross linking and sensing with enhanced performance and durability for a wide range of industrial sectors.
Visit www.arcseam.com.au for more information.