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Firm to Open Graphene Products Pilot Plant in Ontario

February 5, 2020

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Firm to Open Graphene Products Pilot Plant in Ontario

Graphene technology solutions firm ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. will open its new pilot plant and research and development (R&D) facility in Guelph, ON on March 3, the company announced Tuesday. 

When the graphite purification pilot plant becomes operational, it will be capable of producing 99.8% high-purity graphite from the 86% flotation concentrate, according to the Thunder Bay, ON-based company. ZEN Graphene promoted James Jordan, P.Eng., to Chief Operating Officer (COO), and placed him in charge of the facility. 

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“This new facility will move the company towards the production and sale of Albany Pure TM graphene products and introduce our high-quality nanomaterials to the market,” the firm’s chief executive officer, Francis Dube, said in a statement. “Albany Pure TM will be our marketing seal to identify that all our products are sourced from the Albany deposit. We look forward to bringing our nanomaterials, including graphene quantum dots, graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, and graphene to the market.”

ZEN Graphene also announced the appointments of Colin van der Kuur to Head of Research and Monique Manaigre as Senior Government Relations and Account Manager. 

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 38% between 2017 and 2025, market research firm Grand View Research said in a January 2019 report, propelled by increased demand for lightweight and durable materials. 

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