Log 9 Materials, an IIT
Roorkee spin-off working in nanotechnology domain is working on a metal-air
battery concept to revolutionise the energy sector. The company is making a
commercially viable product on this underlying technology for electric vehicles
and stationary applications. It is like literally running your car on water!
A metal-air battery works on
water and metal. The battery is a primary energy generation technology similar
to a fuel cell. The company is using graphene to make the batteries
commercially viable and economical.
Conventional lithium ion
batteries store energy rather than generating the same. Thus an electric
vehicle with li-ion batteries could have a range of 100-150 kms post which it
has to be charged which in itself takes around 2-3 hours. What Log 9 Materials
is doing is that it is developing a solution which charges a silo battery while
it is being drained in parallel, thus making the range extend to about 1000
The energy generated is clean
as it does not generate harmful toxins in the process of generation of
electricity, the company said in a press statement. Log 9 Materials has been
founded in 2015 by Akshay Singhal and co-founded by Kartik Hajela. Log 9
Materials focuses on graphene nanotechnology, with an aim to innovate and
develop end user commercial applications of the wonder material 'Graphene'. The
company recently secured a pre series-A funding of around Rs 3 crore from Metaform
Ventures, Hemant Luthra, Chairman, Mahindra CIE, GEMS and other angel
investors. This is a continuation of Log 9's Pre Series-A funding received from
GEMS Advisory earlier in 2017
Log 9 functions as a bridge
between the market and the research community providing mankind the access to
life changing and eco-friendly products. Log 9 Materials also manufactures high
quality nanomaterials in bulk for industrial production of these products.
The company claims that its recent
research shows extra-ordinary potential for the launch of various life changing
graphene based products like non-electric water purification systems,
Industrial effluent treatment. Log 9 currently holds 3 patents in graphene
synthesis and graphene products. Currently, it is focussing on 6 new technology
SECTORS IN WHICH LOG 9 MATERIALS IS WORKING:
Better modes of energy
generation and storage are vital for a sustainable future. Development of new
age forms of energy production and management are not only important from an
environmental perspective but also for better lifestyle and human growth.
Two-dimensional layered structure of graphene with its extra-ordinary and
customisable electronic properties makes it ideal for improving existing energy
platforms. While at the same time, with advancements in graphene it has become
possible in realising technologies in the energy sector which were not viable
earlier. Log 9 is developing new age energy solutions for electric mobility and
remote applications using graphene.
Rampant ecological imbalance
caused due to multi-faceted pollution has led to a dire need for new and
improved filtration technologies for purification of air and water. Also, with
diminishing fossil fuel reserves challenges of oil purification are more
intense then ever before. Graphene due to its high surface area and unique
electronic properties is the best solution to the filtration needs of the 21st
century. Log 9 is developing the catalysis, absorption and micro-channeling
properties of graphene based materials for new age filtration and purification
technologies. We are adopting a diversified approach by developing particulate,
foam as well as membrane based graphene technologies.
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