First Graphene has agreed on a partnership with Abu Dhabi-headquartered integrated services provider EMDAD Group to develop a small-scale, hydrodynamic cavitation reactor that will ultimately convert petroleum feedstock from oil producers into battery-grade graphite, graphene, and hydrogen.
One of the key outcomes of the partnership, sealed with a binding memorandum of understanding, is the joint development and submission of a proposal to Abu Dhabi’s state-owned oil company to fund the design, construction, and commissioning of the mobile reactor using First Graphene’s Kainos Technology.
The Kainos Technology, which will be incorporated into the pilot reactor, has previously demonstrated its efficiency in producing graphitic materials and green hydrogen in a single-step process. Notably, this technology offers a unique advantage by producing battery-grade materials through a thermodynamically favourable process, with clean hydrogen as a valuable by-product.
EMDAD Group, with more than 40 years of experience in providing integrated upstream and downstream technology solutions to the oil sector in the United Arab Emirates, brings a strong commitment to minimising environmental impact and helping companies work towards net-zero ambitions.
Among its clients are some of the world’s most prominent oil producers and service providers, including Eni, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and TotalEnergies UAE.
Separately, First Graphene has signed a five-year deal with Keyser and Mackay (K&M) to boost sales across Europe, a significant milestone to extend the company’s reach into global markets. Under the agreement, the leading international distribution agent will have exclusive distribution rights for First Graphene’s PureGRAPH® products across Europe, excluding the cement and concrete sector.
K&M’s local offices will also provide storage facilities for the products, simplifying international freight and supply chain management.