A Complete Solutions Graphene Company
Founded in 2011, Grafoid Inc. is a graphene research, development and investment company that invests in, manages and develops markets for processes that produce economically scalable graphene for use in graphene development applications by leading corporations and institutions. Grafoid’s leading investment produces application friendly, minimal-defect, high-energy density few layer graphene, utilizing a safe, non-destructive extraction process, leaving the lowest possible ecological footprint. The completely unique, proprietary process results in what Grafoid regards as a new global standard for economically scalable, high-purity graphene products — trademarked under the MesoGraf™ trade name — that can be tailored to both industrial and commercial applications.
The Grafoid Difference
Current methods for producing graphene are expensive, time-consuming, chemically harsh, multi-step processes. Conversely, Grafoid’s graphene production process is a one-step, environmentally friendly method that extracts graphene directly from graphite ore. This process has the potential to position Grafoid as the lowest-cost producer and allows for mass production of functional graphene on a scalable basis. Most importantly, it may change the economics of graphene, allowing for widespread commercial adoption. As a result of Grafoid’s accomplishments, cost may no longer be a prohibitive factor in the development of graphene applications.
Leading the Graphene Revolution
Grafoid has a number of unique factors that position the Company as a potential global commercial leader in the graphene industry:
- At the Forefront of the Graphene Revolution
Grafoid brings product, process and expertise to develop new graphene applications.
- Developed a Unique, Proprietary, Patent-Pending Process
Grafoid has invested in a revolutionary process to extract high quality, few layer graphene directly from graphite ore without going through harsh extraction processes that damage graphene’s unique characteristics.
- Developed a Potential Global Standard for Graphene Production
The greatest challenge in commercializing graphene is how to produce high-quality material, on a large scale at low cost, and in a reproducible manner. Grafoid has successfully overcome these challenges with the MesoGraf™ production process.
- Proved and Replicated the One-Step Process of Producing Pristine, High-Energy Density Graphene
Determined that the science works – MesoGraf™ graphene is now being produced on a scalable production basis and the quality has been independently characterized and validated by major corporations, academic institutions and industrial partners.
- Determined the Market Acceptance Among Joint Venture Partners for Application Development
In testing market acceptance, Grafoid has proven significant market potential. Keen interest has been shown from joint venture partners and Grafoid is currently involved in more than 17 joint venture graphene application development projects.
- Graphite from the Purest Source
Grafoid is partnered with publicly traded Focus Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF | FSE: FKC), one of the premier graphite development companies in the world and owner of the ultra-high-grade, Lac Knife graphite deposit in Québec, Canada. While Grafoid’s process works with any graphite source, having long-term security of supply is critical with a strategic mineral.
- Partnering with the Right Strategic Players
Grafoid is partnering with leading universities, research laboratories and blue-chip corporations in graphene application development.
- Controls the Supply Chain
Grafoid and its partners remain in control of application development.
- Attaining a Global Profile
Grafoid has launched a global platform consisting of Grafoid Inc., Focus Graphite Inc., and Graphite Zero Pte Ltd.– to deliver a mine-to-market, scalable suite of MesoGraf™ graphene products.
- Intends to Lead in Application Development, with a Number of Applications Currently Underway
Grafoid employs a two-track process to lead the way — developing a global standard in graphene production through MesoGraf™ and challenging the competition in application development.
- Holds the Talent
Seasoned corporate leaders in public start-ups join key scientific and inventor talent in graphene production.
- One of the Purest Ways to Invest in Graphene
Grafoid is a complete solutions graphene company — a standalone in the world — and is potentially one of the purest ways to invest in the coming Graphene Revolution.
In addition to pilot plant scale production and R&D facilities in Singapore, Grafoid now hosts MesoGraf’s laboratories and production facilities at Queen’s University’s Innovation Park, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and, later this year, at its U.S. facilities in New Jersey.
Grafoid’s business model is straightforward, intending to generate revenue three ways:
- 1. Through royalty revenues for the use of the commercialization technologies that are being developed by Grafoid and its partners.
- 2. Selling rights to companies for the use of MesoGraf™ for individual applications through upfront payments for licensing agreements
as well as ongoing royalty payments.
- 3. Selling MesoGraf™ product to joint venture partners.
With multiple patents already filed, Grafoid is currently engaged in the development of numerous graphene joint ventures globally, in the areas of renewable energy and portable energy storage, oil-spill recovery, water desalination and purification, advanced polymer materials, bio-medicine, thermal dispersion technologies, coatings, 3D printing materials, and a number of classified material development projects. Due to reasons of commercial confidentiality, Grafoid is prevented from disclosing many of its ongoing commercial, industrial and military research and development projects. Please see Grafoid’s Partners page for details of the Company’s announced partnerships.
A Standalone in the Graphene World
With a world-class resource, a game-changing proven technology, industry-leading scientific talent, and a plethora of sophisticated joint venture partnerships, Grafoid is a standalone in the graphene world. Grafoid’s business model is unique. The Company’s corporate strategy, coupled with Grafoid’s vertically integrated, managed supply chain brings business efficiencies and ultimately higher operating margins. Grafoid brings world-leading expertise in graphene, resolves scalability issues, tailors MesoGraf™ high-energy density graphene for unique applications, and provides solutions for achieving long-term success.