TechConnect Innovation Program

Production of High Value Graphene from Coal

Ohio University Center for Electrochemical Engineering, OH, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This process enables the use of coal as the raw material for graphene synthesis. Coal is a cheaper alternative than graphite and methane. Based solely on raw material costs this technology will by several orders of magnitude lower cost than from graphite and methane).

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The Coal to Graphene process addresses technical and economics obstacles (cost and reliability) that inhibit graphene’s market growth and acceptance.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 7M - 7T

Website: http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/ceer/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Ohio Department of Energy

Primary Sources of Funding: University, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners