March 04, 2013
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A film about how graphene will be the new battery in the future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtM6XJlynkk&feature=player_embedded.
I still see no way to invest in graphene research, though it looks like GE is into it.
That was a GREAT film! I had not seen that one before. Thank you for sharing!
This is an interesting technology. Graphene is obviously a conductor, the breakthrough here is the ability to fabricate it in forms that are only 1 molecule (or so) thick.
I must point out that to make this useful as a replacement for a battery, there would also have to be innovation in the fabrication of the insulator necessary for the function of a capacitor.
Many here may be unfamiliar with the principles of electricity, so I have included this video just as a lark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpaEGhjpZgc
Graphene has recently come on my radar. Not for this particular application, but because you could make insanely strong composite materials with it. But at this time, I don't see a practical way to invest in it.
> But at this time, I don't see a practical way to invest in it.
Here in northeastern Ontario, old graphite mines are starting to reopen in anticipation of graphene production. Ontario Graphite is nearby, but sadly private. Focus Graphite has a bunch of mines in Quebec, and it's public. Northern Graphite is nearby, and has ramped up their presence.
Granted, it'd be way better to invest in the next BASF or 3M, but if you want to be in the game with some fun money, maybe you could go for a junior miner. Or get some warrants, and pile on even a bit more risk!.
This may be a way to invest in graphene. The company is at multiyear lows, and many insiders have been buying the stock.