Malaysia’s R&D firm, Graphene Synergy rolls out super battery
15 Jun 2022
Graphene Synergy Sdn Bhd (GSSB) has successfully developed its first graphene-enhanced super battery energy solutions and has attracted the interests of China’s leading battery manufacturer, Dongying Cospower Technology Co Ltd.
GSSB is a research & development (R&D) company with new-age materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes as the core.
Despite having a strong and established research team working on original research and development technology and leading in the fields of nanomaterials, the company lacks expertise in commercialising its technology.
The interest from China’s leading battery manufacturer signals the potential of its super battery energy solutions by leveraging graphene material.
GSSB co-founder Mok Chiun Chek said the success of the company’s research in graphene-enhanced super battery energy solutions would help enhance the push towards renewable energy.
“Our focus is on the practical solutions that we can introduce with this new technology, and from our research, we found that the applications in ports will bring value to our customers,” Mok said in a statement today.
Mok is an entrepreneur and business leader with a strong track record over the last two decades.
He ventured into business in 2008 and was appointed as the managing director of Everest Group of Companies, one of Malaysia’s renowned groups with diverse expertise in several business areas.
Mok further said that the technology’s commercial success would help accelerate the research work and enhance the usage of graphene in the battery.
GSSB lead scientist and chief technology officer Dr Looi Ming Hoong said the solutions could potentially disrupt the battery industry.
“As the person responsible for conceptualising graphene-enhanced battery and its deployment in various sectors, I look forward to the deployment of the solution in port applications,” Dr Looi said.
Graphene-enhanced super battery energy offers an ideal solution to address the electrification of port equipment such as gantry cranes, rubber gantry cranes, automated guided vehicles, prime overs and others.
According to Dr Looi, the battery solution can convert the kinetic movement of these types of equipment and capture the energy recovered, which would otherwise be wasted, much more efficiently.
This will realise the potential for energy savings.
A case study on the pilot application of RTGC at Hong Kong Terminals Ltd, which has been conducted in collaboration since 2012, shows fuel savings of more than 60 per cent using graphene-enhanced super battery energy solutions.
With the interests of China’s pioneer and leading battery manufacturer, this could help to accelerate the commercialisation of GSSB’s works on the battery.
The commercialisation phase is also in line with the National Graphene Action Plan 2020 and will drive sustainable recurring income for the company.