Levidian Nanosystems

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Levidian Nanosystems
FormerlyFGV Cambridge Nanosystems Ltd.
TypePrivate company
FoundedCambridge, UK
(2012 (2012))
Headquarters,
United Kingdom
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsGraphene
Websitewww.levidian.com

Levidian Nanosystems Limited (also known just as Levidian, formerly Cambridge Nanosystems) is a manufacturing company that specialises in the production of graphene.

Background[edit]

The company has developed a process to produce graphene at ultra-high quality and on a larger scale than has previously been possible by using biogas waste products such as Methane.[1]

Cambridge Nanosystems was spun out of Cambridge University in 2012,[2] and in 2014 began partnering with Malaysia's Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), a global agricultural and commodities business. FVG has abundant supplies of Methane as that is a by-product of their large-scale palm oil production. They aim to achieve synergy through the relationship with Cambridge Nanosystems whose technology will enable that waste material to be turned into valuable Graphene.

In December 2014, Cambridge Nanosystems was awarded £500,000 from the UK's Technology Strategy Board in order to increase capacity of their material. The funds were used to develop a manufacturing facility in Cambridge with the capability of producing up to 100 tonnes of Graphene a year for the European market. FGV and Cambridge Nanosystems are planning to build another plant in Malaysia to supply the Asian market.[3][4]

The company founders are Dr Krzysztof Koziol,[5] Jerome Joaug, Lukasz Kurzepa and Catharina Paukner. Chief scientist, Catharina Paukner has been described in the United Kingdom media as "The First Lady of Graphene"[6] and one of the eight UK business leaders to watch in 2015.[7] In January 2015, Dr Anna Mieczakowski joined the management team as the first non co-founder in the role of Chief Operating Officer.

On 19 March 2015, the company won the Hewitsons Award for Business Innovation 2015 at a business award gala organised by Barclays and Cambridge News.

In September 2015, Cambridge Nanosystems has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 certification, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.

In April 2021, the company went through an acquisition and changed names to Levidian Nanosystems.[8]

In May 2022, the company announced that its LOOP technology will be developed across UAE.[9]

LOOP Technology[edit]

Levidian's LOOP technology cracks methane into hydrogen and carbon, before locking the carbon into high-quality green graphene.[10] It uses plasma technology to separate methane into its constituent atoms: carbon, locked into high-quality graphene, and hydrogen, which can either be used immediately or stored for future use.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cambridge scientists to produce "miracle material" graphene | Anglia - ITV News". Itv.com. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Next Silicon Valleys: Why Cambridge is a start-up city - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ Spasenovic, Marko (14 May 2014). "Cambridge Nanosystems plans graphene plant in Malaysia". Graphenetracker.com. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Malaysia poised to become Asias largest producer of graphene materials". English.astroawani.com. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Google Scholar article - Krzysztof Koziol". Google Scholar. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Meet the first lady of graphene, turning harmful gases into the wonder stuff". The Telegraph. 6 December 2014.
  7. ^ "The bosses to watch in 2015". The Telegraph. 3 January 2015.
  8. ^ "LEVIDIAN NANOSYSTEMS LIMITED filing history - Find and update company information - GOV.UK". find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Levidian and Zero Carbon Ventures seal UAE decarbon deal". energydigital.com. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  10. ^ Fogden, Tom (10 June 2022). "Turning Landfill Methane into Hydrogen — Mobility Moments with Zero Carbon Ventures' Martin Reynolds". Auto Futures. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  11. ^ "High Resolution Modeling and Experiments for Deeper Understanding of Plasma Dynamics". dx.doi.org. 11 January 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2022.