|Coordinator||2D fab AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 000 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - February 2020|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for graphene|
Purpose and goal
This project will develop a microwave (MiW)-based process for modifying graphite. By MiW-heating of the graphite it is transformed into a form that will with high efficiency in a later step be converted into graphene. Pegil AB will build a full scale MiW graphite converter and perform tests that will enable us to study and optimize for it for use in 2D fab AB’s process for manufacture of graphene. SaltX AB will use the produced graphene in their process for manufacturing of heat conducting composites and test the properties of the composites.
Expected results and effects
At the end of the successful project there will be a full scale MiW graphite converter available for 2D fab AB to use in their process for graphene manufacturing. Pegil AB will have gained substantial knowledge for managing an increased demand from other customers. Finally, SaltX AB will now have access to graphene optimized for use in their composite products for heat conduction. The cost for graphene will decrease which will result in better possibilities for the use of graphene for different purposes.
Planned approach and implementation
The project will be implemented through five work packages. AP1 will cover project administration, intellectual properties, the issue of Freedom-to-operate, investigations of supply chains including availability and cost for graphite. AP2 covers planning and execution of construction of the microwave graphite converter AP3 covers production of converted graphite. AP4 covers production of graphene and its evaluation. AP5 covers evaluation of the graphene produced from microwave converted graphite when used by SaltX AB in heat conducting composites.