Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (June 19, 2019) — Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) continues to grow and is pleased to share its newest collaboration alongside two of Newfoundland & Labrador’s leading ocean sector companies, and a Nova Scotia community partner, to pursue a project opportunity as a member of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC).
GIT has partnered with Horizon Maritime, a world-class offshore marine services company and Newfoundland Aqua Service, a leading manufacturer and service provider of fish cages, boats, docks, and nets for the aquaculture industry. Together with Millbrook First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community in the heart of Nova Scotia operating fishing vessels and industrial facilities, the OSC project partners will test and evaluate graphene-based coatings on a variety of identified marine applications.
“Our project will evaluate our technology on ships and on other applications such as aquaculture equipment,” said Mo AlGermozi, Chief Executive Officer at GIT. “We also expect to develop new graphene-based products as various applications are identified across Canada’s ocean economy, and we are excited to be working alongside our great partners; Millbrook; Horizon Maritime and Newfoundland Aqua Service.”
The project is focused on understanding the range of marine applications for GIT’s coatings to better protect marine equipment and maritime structures at risk of corrosion and biofouling while also examining the efficiencies that Graphene Coat™ can offer. Benefits to the environment are expected to include reduced fuel consumption on vessels utilizing GIT coatings and the replacement of toxic copper-based biofouling products currently in use across various maritime industries.
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a private sector-led partnership—concentrated largely in Atlantic Canada—that brings companies together to boost innovation and modernization across oceans sectors. The Ocean Supercluster includes companies of all sizes who are committed to adopting and commercializing technologies to solve shared challenges. The partnership will also invest to develop talent, improve supply chain opportunities, and foster more ocean start-ups to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian material’s engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.
GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. GIT owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.