About Universal Matter
Universal Matter has developed cleaner, faster, and less expensive technology to commercialize graphene, a carbon-based nanomaterial with multiple applications. Our proprietary Flash Joule Heating process can convert inexpensive carbon sources into ultra-thin graphene layers with an almost unlimited number of applications.
Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, with U.S. headquarters in Houston, Universal Matter’s vision is to build on its strong R&D foundation to scale its production process and become the world’s leading supplier of lower cost and higher quality graphene materials from petcoke, agricultural feedstocks, recycled plastic, recycled rubber and coal.
Potential for GHG reduction and Industrial Upcycling (Industry 5.0)
- Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.
- The goal of upcycling is to prevent wasting potentially useful materials by making use of existing ones. This reduces the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of new raw materials can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and even greenhouse gas emissions.
- The flash graphene process can convert inexpensive carbon sources, such as coal, petroleum coke, biochar, and carbon black into graphene. Additionally, previous waste or low value recycling streams such as discarded food and mixed plastic waste can also be effectively converted into graphene via this new process. Finally, this process uses no reactor/furnace, no solvents and no reactive gases.
Our leadership team includes renowned scientists specializing in chemistry and nanotechnology, as well as a highly successful cleantech entrepreneur with a deep background in chemistry.