Assertions about graphene in chemistry

Graphene is allotrope of carbon that forms sp2 bonded atoms which that has a structure of two-dimensional, hexagonal lattice. It is the elementary structural element of allotropes, comprising graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerene. Graphene is the solitary structure of carbon in which every atom is available for chemical reaction due to its 2D structure. The atoms on the edges of a graphene sheets have chemical reactivity. Of any allotrope of carbon, graphene has the highest ratio of edge atoms.


Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced its Experion Local Control Network (LCN) solution. This new offering enables the incremental upgrade of the company’s legacy TotalPlant Solution (TPS) control system to allow for a secure, seamless integration with Experion PKS. With Experion LCN, Honeywell is providing a path for continuous innovation to customers around the world. Industrial facilities can gradually move their legacy control system forward to become part of a new, modern solution while leveraging existing automation assets. Read more


Clariant said that its board of directors has approved the investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50.000 tonnes, will be built in the southwestern part of Romania. The facility will be a flagship site, confirming competitiveness and sustainability of the sunliquid technology at commercial scale thus supporting Clariant’s sunliquid licensing business strategy. Read more


ExxonMobil Corporation and Renewable Energy Group (REG) said that using REG’s patented fermentation technology, the companies’ joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. During their initial research, the companies successfully validated the feasibility of the REG life sciences fermentation technology across multiple cellulosic sugar compositions produced with a variety of methods from various non-edible biomass sources. Read more