(Yicai Global) May 5 -- Shandong Longju New Materials Technology Co., which is backed by Shandong Longlive Bio-Technology Co. [SHE:002604], has completed the installation and commissioning of a pilot biomass graphene production line and has put it into operation, a Longlive Bio-Technology statement said yesterday.
The facility uses corncob waste generated by Shandong Longlive to make few-layer biomass graphene, the statement said, citing Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences test results. The production line's annual capacity is five tons and is expected to increase to 300 tons.
Purified fine graphene products have been recommended for trial use to clients that make rubber, tires, thermal films, and anti-corrosion coatings.
Shandong Longlive holds a 34-percent stake in Shandong Longju and is its second-largest shareholder, per a previous Longlive Bio-Technology announcement.
Biomass graphene boasts a rich supply of ingredients, has a low production cost, is a high value-added good, and does not pollute the environment.