Graphene could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by over one hundred times compared with current technologies, University of Manchester research indicates.
Developing the GEIC
The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre Industry Advisory Panel has been set-up to guide the early stage planning for The University of Manchester's second graphene facility.
A broad range of industrial partners are supporting the design and implementation of the GEIC and its business model.
I was very impressed by the scale and vision of what Manchester is trying to achieve. The key for companies like BAE Systems, who will be long-term users of graphene, is the capability to move quickly and the GEIC will allow the University to do that.
Steve Harris, Head of University Collaboration, BAE Systems.