GMG is a clean-technology focused company which aims to offer energy-saving products and solutions and energy storage products, enabled by Graphene manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process. In 2017 and 2018, GMG developed and proved its proprietary production process to produce GMG Graphene from natural gas (methane), not from mined Graphite. This process produces high quality, low input costs, scalable, tuneable and low contaminant Graphene suitable for use in clean-technology applications. While GMG Graphene may be suitable for a wide range of industries, GMG’s initial focus has been developing applications for ENERGY SAVING AND ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS.
In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on Graphene enhanced heating, ventilating, and air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) coatings, lubricants and fluids. GMG and its customers have successfully demonstrated HVAC-R coating projects, offering customers improvement in the efficiency of space cooling (air-conditioning) and coolant units. Also, GMG is developing lubricants which aim to reduce friction in engines. These projects demonatrate potential energy cost reductions.
In the energy storage segment GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress research and development, and ultimately explore the commercialization of GMG graphene aluminium-ion batteries. Aluminium-ion batteries have the potential to have better energy density than lithium-ion batteries. Graphene Aluminium-ion Batteries may eliminate many disadvantages of LI Batteries, including the risk of overheating/fire and performance degradation. Management believes that successful commercialization of the Graphene Aluminium-ion Batteries would result in a superior substitute to LI Batteries in targeted applications.
The focus so far has primarily been in paints, coolants and lubricants demonstrating improved heat transfer in air-conditioning and chilling units and in addition reducing friction in engines. The result is less energy needed thus reducing both cost and typically emissions.
GMG is also in the early stages of de-risking the additional material opportunities for GMG graphene including to enhance the performance of liquid fuels and develop next-generation batteries. Academic studies have demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the performance and reduce the fuel use of both bio- and petroleum fuels. Separately GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with Australian Government financial support to progress the potential step-change performance characteristics of Aluminium Ion + (GMG) Graphene batteries.
This has been a journey of continual innovation by a team of high-performance executives, each with decades of experience in one of the world’s largest energy companies. In 2016, bringing various energy and nanoparticle pharmaceutical manufacturing business experience GMG was founded to create a business to manufacture bulk graphene to disrupt unsustainable manufacturing practices and enhance society.
The GMG team has continued to grow, and we are now engaging with large global manufacturers who want to improve their products by embracing graphene. These companies are undertaking research and trials as they prepare to leverage the strengths and capabilities of different types of graphene made by GMG’s proprietary process. Our GMG team is constantly refining the graphene production process and producing graphene to the requirements of each customer’s demands for different applications to reach the best application outcome.