First Graphene Ltd. in collaboration with Kainos Innovation Limited recently announced they were awarded a grant by the UK Government to advance their work on developing green hydrogen and battery grade materials, First Graphene wrote in a news release.
The grant was awarded by Innovate UK under the UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund to advance Kainos’ “unique process technology” of converting hydrocarbon feedstocks into graphene materials and hydrogen gas, according to the news release.
First Graphene for its part will be responsible for helping Kainos scale up its production of high performing graphene products while also capturing the hydrogen gas produced as a byproduct of the feedstock.
Craig McGuckin, Managing Director of First Graphene Ltd. says in the news release, “This new, innovative process provides our company with a foot in the door of both lithium-ion cathode materials and hydrogen production businesses. Further test work and process advancement is obviously required before we can comment on commerciality, but we are very encouraged by results achieved so far.”