Graphenano Nanotechnologies is a Spanish company established in 2012, which is devoted to the production of graphene supported on sheets and wires made of copper or nickel, powder of graphene and graphene oxide and carbon nanostructures. This company is seriously involved in the research and development of commercial and industrial applications of these materials in the fields of the electronics and electricity and in the design of new composites for thermal, mechanical and electrical purposes. Carbon nanostructures supplied by Graphenano Nanotechnologies are being used by other companies in the formulation of a new generation of adhesives, polymer-based composites and paints with improved mechanical, thermal, electrical and electronic capabilities not previously described. Graphenano has also developed materials to be used in construction by combining traditional manufacture procedures with the most innovative ones, with the main idea of supplying products to be used in modern constructions and also to improve the performance of the so-constructed ones. In addition, Graphenano has developed together with the Spanish Company, Iedisa, an innovative and a commercial paint, GraphenestoneTM, which incorporates graphene and has remarkable properties in terms of long durability resistance, improved breathability by preventing moisture issues and minor formation of cracks under extreme conditions. When this product is used in construction, it reabsorbs CO2 from the air and turns back into calcium carbonate. Furthermore, contrary to modern paints, this kind of product does not cause any environmental and health problems.
The staff of Graphenano Nanotechnologies who supports this proposal is constituted by a PhD and a MSc in Chemical Engineering, two BSc in Chemistry, a BSc in Food Engineering, a BSc in Aeronautic Engineering, a BSc in Electronic Engineering and a BSc in Economics. They have developed research activities related to the scaling up of the process for manufacturing carbon nanostructures, the incorporation of these materials as a part of composites, studies of electrical and electronic performances of graphene-based devices and, the formulation and optimization of graphene-doped coatings and the corresponding coating characterization.
1. Synthesis and Structural Characteristics of Highly Graphitized Carbon Nanofibers Produced from the Catalytic Decomposition of Ethylene. Influence of the Active Metal (Co, Ni, Fe) and the Zeolite Type Support. A. Romero, A. Garrido, P. Sánchez, A. de Lucas, J.L. Valverde. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 110, 318-329 (2008).
2. Synthesis and characterization of graphene: influence of synthesis variables. M.P. Lavin, M.C. Cuevas, A. Garrido, P. Martinez, J. L. Valverde, A. Romero-Izquierdo. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014,16, 2962-2970
- Synthesis of carbon nanomaterials of industrial interest in collaboration the research group at the University of Castilla-La Mancha supporting this proposal: UCTR120087. 2012.
- Montealto building ranch. More than 3000 m2 complete facade refurbishment and surface restoration by using by using lime mortars, lime consolidants and graphene lime based paints Graphenstone™.
- CAPITA ERA-NET Research Project – 7th Framework Program: CO2 and H2O toward methanol synthesis at atmospheric pressure in co-ionic electrochemical membrane reactors. Coordination: University of Castilla-La Mancha (Prof. Fernando Dorado).
- Lab and pilot plant scale reactors for the production of graphene and graphene oxide by dry and humid procedures and for the production of graphene by CVD method.
- Industrial and pilot plant reactors for the production of carbon nanostructures.
- RAMAN characterization technique of graphene-based nanomaterials
- Pilot plant devices for the dispersion of carbon nanostructures in a solid matrix.
- Lab material for the dispersion of carbon nanostructures in liquids.
- Pilot plant and industrial equipment to produce mortars, stuccos and paints, with the corresponding research lab to test the quality these products (and also new formulations) and evaluate their main chemical and mechanical properties.