Hydrograph's Graphene Outperforms Leading Cathode Catalyst In Li-O2 Battery Study

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. (CSE: HG) (OTCQB: HGCPF) (the“ Company ” or“ HydroGraph ”), a manufacturer of high-quality nanomaterials, today announced a groundbreaking achievement in the field of energy storage. According to a study published in the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, HydroGraph's graphene surpassed the performance of the leading cathode carbon materials in a lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery test.

Lithium-oxygen batteries have emerged as one of the most promising energy storage solutions, but global adoption has been hampered in achieving efficient electrocatalysis, which impacts a battery's performance. Using HydroGraph's patented high-purity fractal graphene, battery scientists have overcome performance challenges, allowing for a better performing battery at a lower cost compared to the incumbent.

HydroGraph's graphene offers not only superior performance but also better economics, at a significantly lower cost. Extensive testing and analysis have demonstrated that HydroGraph's graphene delivers exceptional results, including the highest discharge capacity, superior cycling stability, and promising performance at higher current densities.

"This achievement marks a significant turning point in Li-O2 battery technology," said Ranjith Divigalpitiya, Chief Science Officer for HydroGraph. "Our graphene material showcases improved performance, surpassing the industry's leading catalyst and providing battery manufacturers and investors with renewed hope and confidence."

"We are incredibly proud of the breakthrough our team has achieved," stated Dr. Xianglin Li, the corresponding author of the publication and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis. This work was done while Dr. Li was an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas.

"HydroGraph's graphene showcases unparalleled capabilities in electrocatalysis, unlocking new possibilities for Li-O2 batteries and accelerating the transition to cleaner energy solutions," said Dr. Li.

Read more about Dr. Xianglin Li's work involving HydroGraph's high-performance graphene in The Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage found here .

About HydroGraph
HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. was founded in 2017 to fund and commercialize green, cost-effective processes to manufacture high-purity graphene, hydrogen and other strategic materials in bulk. The Company acquired the exclusive license to produce both graphene and hydrogen through their patented detonation process from Kansas State University. More information about the Company and its products can be found on the HydroGraph website.
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