Gnanomat S.L. («GNA») has been awarded a patent by the Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas, the Spanish patent office, covering a method of obtaining nanomaterials composed of carbonaceous material (e.g. graphene) and metallic oxides.
The patent covers a key element of this production process, allowing GNA to combine materials such as Versarien’s graphene with metallic oxides in a liquid medium at moderate pressures and temperatures. These compounds can be produced in industrial quantities and the patented process allows the physical and chemical properties of the nanomaterials to be fixed by controlling the synthesis parameters.
It is the intention of GNA to extend this patent to cover territories including, amongst others, further European countries, the USA, Canada, China, Korea, Japan and India.