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.

CEO & Managing Director Craig Nicol discusses the potential disruptive capabilities of the Company’s battery technology with Soar Financial.

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THERMAL-XR® | A HVAC-R Energy Saving Coating

The video demonstrates the hydrophobic properties of THERMAL-XR RETORE® after the complete coating process.

Please contact Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd for more information.

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CEO & Managing Director Craig Nicol provides a company update at the recent Benzinga EV Con 2021.

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BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – September 20, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (“GMG” or the “Company”), at the request of the TSX Venture Exchange, is pleased to provide an update on finder’s compensation payable in connection with the Company’s non-brokered private placement of units which closed on September 2, 2021 (the “Private Placement”). The Company has agreed to pay an aggregate cash commission of $24,652.80 and an aggregate of 5,760 finder’s warrants to certain arms’ length finders in connection with the Private Placement. The finder’s warrants are exercisable into units at a price of C$2.14 per unit until September 2, 2024, with each such unit comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company and one-half of one ordinary share purchase warrant. Upon issuance, each underlying warrant is exercisable by the holder to acquire one ordinary share in the capital of the Company at a price of C$2.60 per share at any time until September 2, 2024. Please see the Company’s news release dated September 2, 2021 for additional information regarding the Private Placement.

About GMG
GMG is a clean-tech, disruptive company that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By use of 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 the development of next generation batteries, collaborating with world leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricating 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) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosure in this release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable. However, the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. 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.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – September 13th, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to formalise its support to Queensland University of Technology – Centre for Biomedical Technologies (“CBT”) for the development of Piezo-Supercapacitors for Self-Powered Medical Implants by a Pilot Project Agreement (the “Agreement”). The Agreement details GMG’s contribution of expertise and graphene for the project.

The initial Industry Engagement Grant entitled “Piezoelectric Supercapacitors for Self-Powered Medical Implants” was awarded to Professor Cameron Brown, Associate Professor Deepak Dubal, Dr. Hong Duc Pham, and the Chief Scientific Officer of GMG, Dr. Ashok Kumar Nanjundan.

Most modern electrical medical implants (such as pacemakers, insulin delivery pumps, and as shown in figure 1) actively regulate or replace bodily functions, and thus require batteries capable of reliably functioning for many years without failure. Implanted batteries typically require secondary surgeries for replacement, incurring significant inconvenience to patients in the forms of high costs, discomfort, and the risk of infection.

This project aims to develop the capability for self-charging medical implants by engineering a novel power unit called a “Piezo-Supercapacitor”, which can harvest human body motions, converting that energy into electricity, and store it, in a single unit. The concept is based on a mechanism that hybridizes the two processes into one, where the mechanical energy is directly converted and simultaneously stored as electrochemical energy without going through the intermediate step of converting it into electricity.

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech disruptive company listed on the Canadian TSXV (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 of lube oil, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

For further information, please contact:

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 development of the Piezo-Supercapacitor by GMG contemplated by the Agreement and the viability and effectiveness thereof, and the benefits of the Piezo-Supercapacitor versus implanted batteries. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set out under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s final long form non-offering prospectus dated March 31, 2021 available for review on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. Such risk factors may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including, assumptions that the development and effectiveness of the Piezo-Supercapacitor will be consistent with anticipated results. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

Independent third parties carried out a project utilising THERMAL-XR ® on a diesel bus’s air conditioner and showed a 2.7% FUEL SAVINGS and 25% less cooling time to reach the set operating temperature. The results are highlighted in the table below.

Source: Results from over a two (2) hour period in a controlled facility whilst monitoring time and fuel usage. A Thermo King DAS (Data Acquisition System), standalone data recorder, (not connected to the AC system) with TK Wintrac 5 software was used to download the data for the Pull Down Test, and a proprietary Volvo Telematic System recorded the fuel data. Test was conducted inside a Spray ‘n’ Bake paint booth Model TNT-3-20/6.

GMG CEO Craig Nicol stated, “Where a city bus uses 25,000 litres of diesel fuel per year, with approximately 220 hours per month, THERMAL-XR® powered by GMG graphene based off these test results could potentially save over 650 litres of diesel fuel per year per bus – a significant cost saving for a city bus operator. This would also mean reducing approximately 1.8 tonne of carbon dioxide emissions per annum for each bus.”

“These results highlight the opportunity that THERMAL-XR® powered by GMG graphene also has with transport air conditioning – saving diesel fuel and improving driver and passenger comfort. There are approximately 3 million city buses in the world (~13% being electric) which could use our product to save fuel/energy and emissions or extend battery life (if electric) – which is obviously a significant opportunity for GMG” said Craig Nicol.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.

This document contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, including statements relating to: (a) the demand for THERMAL-XR® and cooling; and (b) management’s expectations of the effects of Thermal-XR® and cooling as a result of the independent third party projects.

Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions of management, including, without limitation, assumptions that the expected results of cooling and the THERMAL-XR® will be consistent with the Company’s expectations as a result of the independent third party projects, and that the market demand for the Company’s THERMAL-XR® will be consistent with the Company’s expectations. Additionally, 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: (a) the expected results of cooling and the THERMAL-XR® will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations as a result of the independent third party projects, and (b) there will be not global market trend or demand for THERMAL-XR® or cooling; and (c) public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic may adversely impact the Company’s business.

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.

In this recent management update webinar, Craig Nicol, Founder, MD & CEO of Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd and Chris Ohlrich, CFO & Director, join Cory Fleck of the KE Report to give an update on current company news and developments, including the recently closed $11.5M overnight marketed offering and non-brokered private placement.

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