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Reliance and Vorbeck Announce Partnership to Develop Graphene-Enhanced Elastomer Products

September 13, 2016

JESSUP, Md. and MUMBAI, India, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reliance Industries Ltd, one of Asia’s top petrochemical production companies, and Vorbeck Materials Corp., a leading producer of graphene and graphene-based products, announced today that they have signed a joint development agreement to develop graphene-enhanced synthetic elastomer products. 

“Vorbeck’s ability to develop innovative graphene-based products opens the door to many potential applications,” said Bharat B. Sharma, Sr. V.P. Product Development & Technical Service (Elastomers) for Reliance’s Petrochemicals division. “We look forward to bringing products that emanate from this partnership to market.”

“We are excited to be working with Reliance, and are inspired by their commitment to innovation,” stated John Lettow, President of Vorbeck Materials.  “This collaboration will accelerate the development and commercialization of products that have the potential to have a real impact on the market.”

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Vorbeck Materials Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Development Agreement with In-Q-Tel

June 30, 2014

JESSUP, Maryland USA -- Vorbeck Materials Corp., a world leader in the field of graphene, has entered into a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.


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License will lead to faster charging batteries for phones, electric vehicles 

January 30, 2013      

The agreement will allow Vorbeck to bring lithium batteries incorporating Vor-x® graphene technology to market for use in consumer portable electronic and medical devices, tools and electric vehicles. Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and are widely used in electronic devices such as laptops and smartphones, and to power electric cars and trucks.


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Vorbeck Materials: America's Next Top Energy Innovator

January 19, 2010

JESSUP, MD.  The Department of Energy has selected Vorbeck Materials to compete with thirty-six other companies to be America's Next Top Energy Innovator. The award will be selected by on-line public voting . The winner will be announced at the Arpa-E summit in Washington, D.C. Feb 27-29. Vorbeck, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, is working to rapidly commercialize next generation lithium ion batteries, which are widely used in laptops and smartphones and to power electric vehicles. The new innovation would use Vorbeck's patented graphene technology to enable major improvements in the performance of lithium ion batteries.


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Vorbeck Materials Awarded $1.5M ARPA-E Grant

December 5, 2012

Jessup, MD – The battery cells are based on lithium-sulfur chemistries, which have a greater energy density compared to today's lithium-ion batteries. If successful, the system has the potential to shorten recharge times by factor of three, maintain high battery capacity and increase the efficiency of hybrid vehicles by up to 20% while also reducing cost and emissions.


Vorbeck Team Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award 


June 20, 2012

Jessup, MD – The R&D 100 Award recognizes Vorbeck's breakthrough work with PNNL and Princeton to commercialize graphene technology, which will enable greater use of electric vehicles and faster charging consumer electronics.