The progress between BAMS and GMG continued with a two-day workshop to progress the manufacturing and design for GMG’s Coin Cell production facility.

The workshop covered GMG requirements and gained insights from BAMS experience to enable customised manufacturing solutions for GMG’s Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery in the Coin Cell format.

Both teams reviewed the Battery Development Centre’s current and future prototypes and discussed scaling mass production capabilities, production testing (moving from development to full scale production).

As GMG optimises the cell technology, BAMS will, in parallel, look to optimise production designs.

The aim is to have an FID in 2023 and production in 2024 (as per GMG’s press release dated 11/10/22 GMG’S Battery Update: Significant Battery Performance, Cell and Graphene Production Improvements).

  • Bobby Bran     
  • David Taylor
  • Paul Beckett
  • Roberto Bran
  • Louisa De Vries
  • Bradley Trewin
  • Mark Chan Yan
  • Craig Nicol
  • GMG Chief Project Officer
  • Bosch BAMS Consulting
  • Bosch BAMS Regional Sales Manager
  • GMG Head of Technology
  • Bosch BAMS Consulting Manager
  • Bosch BAMS National Sales Manager
  • GMG GM Battery
  • GMG CEO

 

GMG And Bosch Sign Collaboration Arrangement For Bosch To Design And Deliver GMG’s Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Plant (25/10/21).

Please contact Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd for more information

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Craig Nicol, Founder and CEO of Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd (TSX.V: GMG) joins Cory Fleck of the KE Report to provide an update on the Company’s battery division and what’s further down the development pipeline.

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GMG CEO & Managing Director, Craig Nicol, joins Cory Fleck of the KE Report to provide a detailed overview of recent news from the Company.

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BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – December 22nd, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Battery”) 2032 type coin cell prototypes (see Figure 1) have been sent to a number of prospective customers around the world.

Coin cell testing to date has demonstrated that the GMG 2032 type G+AI Battery coin cell prototypes are fully rechargeable in several seconds, retain capacity for several thousand charge and discharge cycles, are non-flammable, and are relatively non-toxic and almost fully recyclable. These characteristics compare favourably against typical rechargeable Lithium-Ion 2032 type coin cells which take 3-6 hours to recharge, are toxic and can be quite harmful if ingested, are difficult to recycle, are flammable under certain conditions, and degrade more rapidly in performance.

Figure 1: GMG 2032 1.7V Prototype

GMG is pleased to report that further battery development, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, has increased the capacity of the G+AI Battery coin cells, when compared to earlier proof of concept prototypes. The Company is also currently in the process of developing the technology required to increase the voltage of the coin cell from approximately 1.7 Volts to 3.4 Volts – making the G+AI Battery better suited for interchangeable use in existing everyday personal devices. In addition to graphene manufactured by GMG, the Company also continues to test different grades of graphene from various sources for use in G+AI Batteries. GMG considers the performance characteristics of these prototypes clear enough to engage potential customers and industry partners for feedback on their commercial potential following subsequent further development.

GMG’s CEO and Managing Director Craig Nicol said: “We are very pleased with the technical and commercial progress we have made to date on our G+AI Batteries, and with the level of interest received from potential customers. We look forward to customer feedback on these prototypes, and to progressing towards the commercialisation of this impressive battery technology. In parallel we will continue to optimise and improve performance in our newly commissioned pilot plant and start to develop pouch pack formats during 2022 in addition to the coin cell.”

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this and other sources of low input cost graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.

The Company is pursuing opportunities for GMG graphene enhanced products, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding the continued optimisation of the G+AI Battery, the potential toxicity and recyclability of the 2032 type G+AI Battery coin cell prototypes, the technological development and optimisation of the G+AI Battery coin cells, the potential commercialization of the 2032 type G+AI Battery coin cell technology, the optimisation and improved performance of the Company’s pilot plant, and the development of the 2032 type G+AI Battery coin cell prototype in a pouch pack format.

These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel, and the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain products and technologies, the ability of the Company to optimise certain products and facilities, and the commercial progress and technical characteristics of certain products.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines, and market demand for the Company’s products.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – December 09, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG ” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that the pilot production and testing plant (“Battery Pilot Plant”) for its graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”) is operational and that the first G+AI Batteries in coin cell format have been manufactured. Additional equipment to enable the manufacture G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format is expected to arrive in early 2022.

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “The commissioning of our Battery Pilot Plant is an important milestone for GMG. Not only will it allow us to develop, manufacture and test our own G+AI Battery coin cell and subsequently pouch packs in-house, it will also enable the Company to accelerate the commercial development of our G+AI Batteries, work with future customers and further build on our internal expertise. We also expect the Battery Pilot Plant to accelerate optimisation of our G+AI Battery prototypes, building on the encouraging results we have already achieved which are generating so much interest from prospective customers.”

“Having our own manufacturing and testing capability also supports collaboration efforts with industry partners that continue to express strong interest in the initial performance results and future potential of G+AI Batteries. The lessons we learn from this process will be highly valuable as we work towards commercialisation of this technology” Nicol said.

As previously announced, subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG aims to construct an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, followed by first production and sales of G+AI Batteries. The location of this manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located. As previously announced on the 25th October 2021, GMG and Robert Bosch Australia Pty Ltd (“BOSCH”) have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent, with the aim to agree on the terms of binding agreements for BOSCH to design and deliver this manufacturing facility.

GMG’s current cash balance is approximately A$15.6m, leaving the Company well-funded for the next stage of its growth plans.

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this and other sources of low input cost graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.

The Company is pursuing opportunities for GMG graphene enhanced products, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding the expectation that the Pilot Battery Plant will allow the Company to develop, manufacture and test its own G+AI Battery coin cell and pouch packs in-house and that such capability may accelerate the development of the Company’s G+AI Batteries; the expectation that additional equipment to enable the manufacture of G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format will arrive in January 2022; GMG’s expectations relating to construction of an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, production and sales of G+AI Batteries and the anticipated timing of such events; the proposed location of the anticipated manufacturing facility; and the potential full commercialization of the Company’s technology.

These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel; the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain products; the ability of the Company to acquire additional equipment to enable the manufacture of G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format and the timeline for such acquisition; the ability of the Company to complete construction of an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, including obtaining necessary permits; timing of anticipated construction; and fluctuations in the market for graphene.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines; the ability of the Company to acquire additional equipment to enable the manufacture of G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format in a timely manner; the costs associated with construction of an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility; the ability of the Company to obtain necessary production permits; the continued demand for graphene; sufficient demand for the Company’s products; and that in-house production of G+AI Batteries by the Company will be cost-effective.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update regarding the patent status of the associated Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery (“G+AI Battery”) technology.

GMG’s partner, UniQuest Pty Limited (“UniQuest”), has filed a global patent application for the G+AI Battery under the Patent Corporation Treaty (“PCT”) following an initial filing on November 25, 2020. The patent application is an important step in securing the intellectual property (“IP”) and global commercialisation rights for the G+AI Battery technology that GMG has rights to develop and deploy.

As reported on April 22nd 2021, GMG is developing G+AI Battery technology with the University of Queensland (or “UQ”) and has entered into a licence agreement dated February 26, 2021 (the “Licence Agreement”) with UniQuest Pty Limited (“UniQuest”), an entity which commercialises research work done by the University of Queensland. The Licence Agreement has a term of 20 years or longer, should patents remain in place in certain countries. Under the terms of the Licence Agreement, GMG will pay for certain patent costs as they arise and will pay Uniquest a minimum royalty on sales of G+AI Batteries.

GMG CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “This PCT application is another important milestone for GMG. Apart from securing the IP and global commercialisation rights, it also further cements our long-term partnership with the University of Queensland and Uniquest to develop the G+AI battery, which continues to progress well.”

As disclosed in GMG’s prospectus dated March 31, 2021, GMG and the University of Queensland entered into a research agreement dated February 26, 2021 (the “Research Agreement”), pursuant to which both parties are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress research and development, and ultimately the commercialization of G+AI Batteries.

About UniQuest

UniQuest is the commercialisation company of the University of Queensland (UQ). Working at the interface between industry and UQ’s researchers, UniQuest commercialises UQ’s intellectual property in partnership with UQ researchers to create societal and economic impact. Established in 1984, UniQuest’s commercialisation activities have placed UQ at the forefront of academic research translation in Australia.
http://uniquest.com.au/

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this and other sources of low input cost graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.

The Company is pursuing opportunities for GMG graphene enhanced products, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding payments under the Licence Agreement, discussions of future plans and management’s expectations and intentions with respect to the Research Agreement.

These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel, and the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain products, the Company’s success in obtaining all necessary approvals with regard to the patent application process, the creation of IP, and the Company’s success in collaborating with UQ and UniQuest to develop its products and IP.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines, the Company will be successful in obtaining all necessary approvals under the patent application process, the development and licencing of IP as anticipated, and the Company will be successful in collaborating with UQ and UniQuest to develop its products and IP.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

 

In the latest interview with the KE Report, Craig Nicol, MD, Founder and CEO of Graphene Manufacturing Group (TSX.V: GMG) joins Cory Fleck to recap the recent news out of the GMG battery division, including developments in terms of the pilot plant being built and a collaboration agreement with BOSCH (BAMS) to build an automated battery manufacturing plant.

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Highlights:
• Construction of the Pilot Battery Plant has commenced with commissioning expected in November, 2021.
• The company has purchased additional equipment to manufacture G+AI Battery prototypes in pouch pack cell format in addition to coin cell format.
• Commercial prototypes for coin cell and pouch pack batteries remain on target (see July 14, 2021 press release titled “GMG Announces In-House Battery Pilot Plant Investment”).
• GMG has secured a site for a new headquarters and Pilot Battery Plant facility.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the pilot production and testing plant (the “Pilot Battery Plant”) for GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+IA Batteries”) announced in the Company’s news release dated July 14, 2021.

Construction of the Pilot Battery Plant has commenced with commissioning of the facility expected to begin in November, 2021. The Pilot Battery Plant will be located in a recently secured new headquarters and production facility in Brisbane.

Further, the Company has committed additional expenditures to allow the Pilot Battery Plant to produce pouch pack cell format batteries in addition to the previously announced coin cell format. This addition to the facility is intended to potentially accelerate the development of G+AI Battery pouch packs and allow early collaboration with some of GMG’s major customer prospects and their specific requirements. Pouch pack cells are typically used in personal electronics such as cell phones, laptops, as well as in electric vehicles and grid storage batteries. Revenue from the Pilot Battery Plant is not expected to be significant.

Pilot production of a prototype coin cell battery is targeted before the end of 2021 and a pouch pack commercial prototype battery is targeted before the end of 2022. Subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG expects to construct an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, followed by first production and sales of G+AI Batteries. The location of this manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are excited to shortly be able to develop, manufacture and test our own G+AI Battery coin cell and pouch packs in-house, in continued collaboration with the University of Queensland. This will allow us to potentially accelerate the development of our G+AI Batteries, work with our future customers and further build on our internal expertise. Our new headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, will enable GMG to have graphene manufacturing, graphene fluid blending, the G+AI Battery pilot plant as well as our global headquarters all under one roof which will greatly enhance our overall efficiency.”

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the Company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this low input cost source of graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.

The Company is also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding discussions of future plans, estimates and forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations and intentions with respect to, among other things: commissioning of the Pilot Battery Plant; the timing of development of a commercial prototype coin cell battery and a pouch pack commercial prototype battery; and the construction of an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility.

These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel, and the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain products.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines, and that results of testing and development data will be consistent with anticipated results and estimates.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

 

Oct 25, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG ; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that GMG and Robert Bosch Australia Pty Ltd (“BOSCH”) have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent, with the aim to agree on the terms of binding agreements for BOSCH to design and deliver a Graphene Aluminium Ion Battery (“G+AI Battery”) manufacturing plant.

Robert Bosch Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of the BOSCH Group, a global provider of integrated production line solutions, automation, robotics and testing equipment. BOSCH will support GMG in learning and developing the automation of the battery assembly process and use the results from the GMG G+AI Battery pilot plant to support the scaling of these into fully automated plants. The parties’ intent is for BOSCH to become GMG’s engineering, design and construction contractor for GMG’s near and long-term battery cell manufacturing facility needs (both coin cell and pouch pack).

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are proud and excited to be partnering with BOSCH. They are a major, world leading company in this space with outstanding capability to help provide highly automated, efficient and reliable battery manufacturing plants. It has been great working with the BOSCH Australia team so far and we look forward to building a strong long-term partnership with them.”

Gavin Smith, President of BOSCH Australia said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by GMG as its long term factory automation partner. We are excited to bring Bosch’s world class technology and expertise to support GMG commercialise its innovative battery technology, with an automated coin cell manufacturing plant the first cab off the ranks.”

GMG’s commitment to an initial commercial G+AI Battery manufacturing plant, which is planned to produce batteries in coin cell format, is expected to follow successful commercial G+AI Battery prototype development and a final investment decision. The location is not yet decided but is expected to be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.

Further to the Company’s news release dated July 14, 2021, the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment has been received and the Company intends to commence construction and commissioning shortly.

Following previously announced performance results of GMG’s G+AI Battery and highly encouraging customer feedback, the Company believes that it remains on track to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021, and thus continues to progress preparations for a commercial scale battery manufacturing facility in parallel. For further information, see the Company’s news release dated May 5th 2021 and June 22nd, 2021.

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this low input cost source of graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.

The Company is also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

About Bosch

Bosch is a preferred supplier of advanced manufacturing solutions and integrations to Australian businesses. Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) is committed to strengthening the competitiveness of the Australian manufacturing sector. BAMS has become one of the country’s leading factory automation companies, working with a diverse array of blue-chip, mid-tier and start-up manufacturers to automate their manufacturing. With over 50 years of manufacturing experience and factory automation know-how, BAMS aims to help Australian manufacturers become fit for the future.

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. The forward-looking statements herein are made as of the date of this press release only, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “predicts”, “projects”, “intends”, “targets”, “aims”, “anticipates” or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases or may be identified by statements to the effect that certain actions “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.

Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to: the Letter of Intent and entering into binding agreements with BOSCH, construction of the G+AI Battery manufacturing plant, the Company’s partnership with BOSCH, the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment, the Company’s pursuit of additional opportunities for GMG graphene, and the development of a commercial prototype coin cell battery.

Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions of management, including, without limitation, the Company will be successful in negotiating binding agreements with BOSCH as anticipated, the Company will be successful in obtaining all necessary approvals under the Letter of Intent and any binding agreement, the construction of the G+AI Battery manufacturing plant will be completed as anticipated, the Company will secure a partnership with BOSCH as anticipated, the Company the Company will be able to commence construction and commissioning of the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment on the anticipated timelines, the Company will be successful in collaborating with universities in Australia to develop its products, the Company will be able to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels, and that the Company will be able to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021.

Forward-looking information involve a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of GMG to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, without limitation: the Company will not be successful in negotiating binding agreements with BOSCH, the Company will not be successful in obtaining all necessary approvals under the Letter of Intent and any binding agreement, the construction of the G+AI Battery manufacturing plant will not be completed as anticipated, the Company will not be able to secure a partnership with BOSCH as anticipated, the Company will not be able to commence construction and commissioning of the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment on the anticipated timelines, the Company will not be successful in collaborating with universities in Australia to develop its products, the Company will not be able to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels, and that the Company will not be able to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.