TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CVMR
Corporation's Managing Director in Turkey, Mr. Mehmet Bozdemir, announced CVMR's
investment in two high grade graphite mines in Turkey. CVMR has been producing graphene and
graphite from CO2, CO, methane, and coal in the past 7 years.
However, 'Producing graphite and graphene from a natural source of
graphite would be far less complicated and cheaper' emphasises Mr.
CVMR's proprietary technologies have moved forward in the past
36 years by inventing new processes and new products at an
astonishing pace. Besides the production of carbon-based products,
the company can refine 36 different metals including all the rare
earth element (REE) and platinum group of metals (PGM) using vapour
metallurgy processes. It produced its first self-assembled graphene
nanostructures that can absorb heat directly from the sun and
convert that heat to electricity, two years ago.
CVMR's unique refining technological platforms use an
inexpensive but highly sophisticated proprietary system that uses
recycled reagents in their gaseous form to vaporize various metals
from their ore concentrates. It can mix and then refine laterite
and sulphide ores in one combined process without any emissions
into the atmosphere. The process is capable of refining various
laterite and sulphide ores without polluting the air, water, or
soil. It can recycle EV batteries, rare earth magnets and
radioactively contaminated metals.
The driving force behind all these breath-taking innovations is
the Chairman and CEO of CVMR group of companies, Kamran M. Khozan,
and his management team of some 350 scientists, chemical engineers
and process engineers headed by their Chief Operating Officer
N. Victor Emanuel. The company has
some 57 seminal patents and about 150 patented new inventions to
its name. It is based in Toronto
with operations in 18 countries.
About seven years ago CVMR demonstrated that it could convert
CO2, CO, methane and coal to graphene, graphite using its CVD
The cheapest and the most abundantly available source of
graphene and graphite is coal and mineral graphite. Burning them is
hazardous to our health, converting them to graphene and graphite
and myriad of their derivative products has proven to enhance our
technologies and indeed with numerous applications in the medicine
to improve our lives.
Using graphene, we can now study a new class of two-dimensional
materials with unique properties. Graphene transistors are
substantially faster than silicon transistors and result in more
efficient computers. Graphene is suitable for producing transparent
touch screens, light panels, and solar cells. When mixed with
plastics, graphene can turn plastics into conductors of electricity
while making them more heat resistant and mechanically robust.
Satellites, airplanes, and cars are gradually being manufactured
out of the new carbon-based composite materials. Application of
graphite and graphene in medicine is astronomical.
The exceptional chemical, biological and physical
characteristics of carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted the
attention of scientists and large multinational coal mining and oil
refining corporations in the past five years. The earlier
scientific attempts were focused on the conversion of coal to
alternative fuels for use in automobiles, tar for use in
construction of roads and buildings, and variety of lubricants used
in machines and processing plants. The processing methods used to
convert coal to these products were gasification, liquefaction and
Today, however, the demand for the development of nanomaterials
using environmentally friendly technologies has changed the nature
of these processes and the form and use of the products that can be
developed. The reagents used in these processes and the synthesis
techniques employed to grow nanomaterials from carbon-based
materials employ mostly coal, mined graphite, CO2, and methane as
sources of inexpensive and abundant raw material.
All these value-added, highly sophisticated materials can be
produced from various types of coal such as lignite, bituminous and
anthracite. These new nanomaterials have applications in the
production of energy, biomedicine, aerospace, batteries,
electronics, computers, and composite materials used in the
aerospace, automotive, and defence industries.
In developing these products, CVMR selects the most economic
combination of value-added products, given the feed material's
characteristics, market potential of the products to be chosen and
the potential for generating maximum revenue. 'A diverse portfolio
when chosen carefully can mitigate sales and marketing risks' sates
The predominant techniques employed currently to synthesize
carbon-based nanomaterials from coal are:
1) Thermal Plasma (requiring high levels
2) Arc Discharge methods;
3) Laser Ablation; and
4) Chemical Vapor Deposition or CVD.
The latter method, CVD, is based on a platform discovered some
110 years ago. It has been further developed and applied to 36
different metal concentrates by CVMR and its organo-chemical-based
processes. As a cost-effective method it has been expanded by CVMR
to apply to coal as a source of inexpensive feed material.
Mr. Khozan pressed home the point by stating, 'We plan to mine
the graphite mines in Turkey and
convert the mined graphite to products that today's industrial
market is hungry for. This, we hope will spearhead a new industrial
sector in Turkey and beyond.'
Sydney Lu, CVMR®, +1 (416)