First Graphite - On-Site Production Solution

In 2016 FGR made considerable progress in its graphene strategy. Having determined that the science involved in its electro-chemical exfoliation production method was sound the board decided to move from laboratory scale to a production size graphene cell.

Design and construction of the cell began in May 2016 and the cell was ready for commissioning in late September 2016. Since that time the cell has been optimised and is now regularly producing high quality, few layer graphene with a large platelet size.

 

This simple, elegant unit is capable
of producing up to 14 tonnes per
annum of graphene. The unit is
scalableand operators do not require
specialist training.

The small footprint means a customer
may install the unit at their own
premises and produce ‘just in time’
graphene, thus eliminating the costs
related to transport and storage and
other logistical and HS&E issues.

on site production image

Phase 1 Unit being run at Nagrom, Kenwick, Western Australia 

 

Graphene Product

Using Sri Lankan graphite FGR is able to obtain a conversion rate of >80% of the carbon to graphene. 1 tonne (1,000 kg) of 95% TGC ore will produce 760 kg of graphene platelets. The highest conversion rate in the world.

Again, the unique raw material when combined with our process is producing large size platelets between 45µm and 78µm on a regular basis.

graphene platelet size

 

What is FGR doing next?

FGR are now consistently producing quantities of high quality, low cost graphene

Phase 2 will address:

  • Methodologies for screening and sizing, washing and drying of the graphene being produced.
  • Bulk packaging of graphene products, tonnes not kg’s.
  • Several methods are under consideration, including the use of secondary sonication screens and the use of a Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) and Turbo Thin Film processing technology.
  • Engaging marketing personnel to develop sales outcomes