LOMIKO METALS INC. (the “Company”) announces that the Research Foundation of Stony Brook University (RF), Graphene Laboratories, Inc. (Graphene Labs) and Lomiko Metals, Inc. have agreed to investigate novel, energy-focused applications for graphene.
“This new agreement with Stony Brook University’s researchers means Lomiko is participating in the development of the technology graphene makes possible,” commented Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko. “Using graphene to achieve very high energy densities in super capacitors and batteries is a transfomative technology. Strategically, Lomiko needs to be participating in this vital research to achieve the goal of creating a vertically integrated graphite and graphene business.”
Under its Strategic Alliance Agreement with Lomiko, Graphene Labs -- a leading graphene manufacturer -- will process graphite samples from Lomiko’s Quatre Milles property into graphene. The Research Foundation, through Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and the Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Sensor CAT), will then examine the most efficient methods of using this graphene for energy storage applications. There is no certainty the roposed operaton will be economically viable.
Graphene’s remarkable properties, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material for electrochemical devices used in clean energy applications. Graphene shows promise for super-capacitors and next-generation Liion batteries. Efficient energy storage is a cornerstone for a resilient and reliable energy transmission grid and graphene is a key element of the clean energy system.
For all parties involved, the goal of this collaboration is to map commercially viable routes for the fabrication of graphene-based energy storage devices. By participating in these projects, the partners will address the cost of graphene production, as well as how best to integrate the material into commercial energy storage devices.
The Lomiko and Graphene Labs Strategic Alliance
Lomiko and Graphene Labs have agreed to co-develop a vertically integrated supply chain that includes a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, tight quality control and integration of graphene-based products in end-user products. The parties will capitalize on the secure supply of high quality graphite, provided by Lomiko, and the extensive customer database and expertise in graphene materials brought by Graphene Labs.
Lomiko has provided mineral samples from the Quatre Milles Project for natural high quality flake graphite for graphene conversion.
Under the Agreement, Graphene Labs will develop a feasible procedure for the purification of flake graphite for use in graphene production. They will also provide guidance on technologies tailored to the production of graphene and graphene-related materials.
The Agreement also calls for joint Research and Development and business, communications, and marketing strategy for end uses of the graphite and graphene products.
Lomiko also has the option to provide equity financing(s) to Graphene Labs on an exclusive basis for two years if it meets Graphene Labs funding requirement of raising at least $500,000 within eight months of the agreement, $1,000,000 within twelve (12) months and $2,000,000 within eighteen (18) months. If the requirements are not met, Lomiko loses exclusivity but maintains the right to participate in financings on a non-exclusive basis.
The Agreement is subject to approval by the TSX.