CGH Power utilizes the newest in green technology to provide an advanced and efficient, biomass to Carbon recovery system. The process is environmentally friendly and requires no added chemicals or materials. The process uses 100% recycled biomass and improves the environment. Biomass-based Carbon can be used as a superior alternative to graphite due of its higher surface area up 900 m2/g. Our technology utilizes energy released during the process of converting biomass into Carbon to run its machinery and generate electrical power that is put back onto the power grid. All of our products are manufactured in the United States of America.
What is graphite?
Graphite was named from the Greek verb graphein meaning to write because it was once used in the manufacture of pencils. The name was given by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789. Its "Old World" (that is, old European) name was plumbago which means black lead, a reference to its use in pencils.
Because graphite flakes slip over one another, giving it its greasy feel, graphite has long been used as a lubricant in applications where “wet” lubricants, such as oil, can not be used. Technological changes are reducing the need for this application. Natural graphite is used mostly in what are called refractory applications. Refractory applications are those that involve extremely high heat and therefore demand materials that will not melt or disintegrate under such extreme conditions. One example of this use is in the crucibles used in the steel industry. Such refractory applications account for the majority of the usage of graphite. It is also used to make brake linings, lubricants, and molds in foundries. A variety of other industrial uses account for the remaining graphite consumed each year.
One of the strongest lightweight materials known
A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the strongest lightweight materials known. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2017/3-d-graphene...)
Lithium-ion Batteries Skyrockets Demand for High Quality Graphite
There is currently heavy demand for graphite to satisfy the growth of Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and solar energy storage. Speculation arose that graphite could be in short supply because a large EV battery requires about 25 kg (55 lb) of graphite for the Li-ion anode. Although price and consumption has been lackluster, there are indications that the demand is tightening.
Producing anode-grade graphite with 99.99 percent purity is expensive and the process creates waste. Our process is not only inexpensive, but creates valuable by-products and no waste.
Graphite comes from the Greek word “graphein.” It is heat-resistant, electrically and thermally conductive, chemically passive (corrosion-resistant) and lighter than aluminum. Beside Li-ion anodes, high-grade graphite is also used in fuel cells, solar cells, semiconductors, LEDs, and nuclear reactors.