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New project with IKEA, Avantium and Linnaeus University
Bright Day Graphene starts a new collaborative project with IKEA, Avantium and Linnaeus University. The project aims to extend graphene utilization in the wood industry by developing and testing 100% renewable bio-based adhesives for wood composite panel manufacturing to replace fossil-based carcinogenic formaldehyde adhesives that are commonly used today.
We are very proud to be a part of this project, that have recieved funding from SIO Grafen, a collaboration between Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.
Read more about the project here: https://siografen.se/project/anvandning-av-grafen-i-bioadhesiv-for-hallbara-trakompositskivor/
Batteries from trees
There is a lot going on in our world and many are chasing the technologies that will help us live in harmony with our planet.
BBC has written an article called "The promise of batteries that come from trees". The article discusses the rising need for high performing, sustainable batteries and says that "In 2015, a few hundred additional gigawatt hours (GWh) were required every year across the world's battery stocks – but this will rocket to few thousand additional GWh required annually by 2030 as the world moves away from fossil fuels... The problem is that the lithium ion batteries we rely on today largely depend on environmentally damaging industrial processes and mining. Plus, some of the materials for these batteries are toxic and difficult to recycle. Many are also sourced in countries with poor human rights records." They then discuss some intitiatives made in this market to make it more sustainable and Bright Day Graphene is one of the companies mentioned.
You can read the full article here:
Papermakers Night! Bright Day Graphene visiting Karlstad
This week we took part in Papermakers Night, an evening filled with inspiring speeches, mingling and entertainment. Papermakers Night is an industry meeting, and the evening involves the entire forest industry value chain and is created by Paper Provance.
During this day we were also proud to be invited to the inauguration of Lixea's new facility at LignoCity.
Bright Day Graphene and Ligna Energy!
We are very happy to have found a like-minded collaboration partner, Ligna Energy! Together we will work towards creating a more sustainable energy society.
Check out their interview with our CEO and co-founder Malin Alpsten!
New Article in Graphene Flagship
As the latest associated member of Graphene flagship, we are really excited to be featured in an article on their website. The article talks about our mission to offer high performing materials without harmful environmental impacts.
Go an check it out here! --> Bright Day manufactures sustainable graphene from biomass
Bright Day Graphene in brand-new EU Initiative for Deep-Tech startups
For the very first time the European Innovation Council has announced the results of the call – Women TechEU pilot program – A new initiative to support deep-tech start-ups led by women. Deep tech innovations are a very important part of Europe's start-up ecosystem. However, women remain largely underrepresented in deep tech. To address the innovation gender gap, the EU commision are selecting 50 promising startups to boost deep-tech innovation in Europe. The selected companies are offered a grant worth €75,000 each, to support the initial steps in the innovation process.
Bright Day Graphene are proposed for the support because of our work of developing graphene from renewable sources with the goal of creating more sustainable and efficient energy storage.
Female Energy Evening
On the 16th of February Anna Carlsson will be presenting at Female Energy Evening! An event dedicated to students, or anyone who wants to know more about entrepreneurship in the sustainability and energy sector.
The event will be held (in Swedish) digitally on the the 16th of February at 17:30-20:00!
Register here to watch the event online
Bright Day Graphene joins the Graphene Flagship
Bright Day Graphene is now a proud Associated Member of the Graphene Flagship! We are looking forward to working with them, and take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society. Their aim is to help take graphene innovation out of the lab and into commercial applications. Read more about Graphene Flagship and what they do here -->
Bright Day Graphene in Sweden Innovation Days
This January we are proud to have been a part of the four-day global digital event that promotes international collaboration within innovation and are working towards creating a more sustainable world. The event was centered around sustainable innovation and how we reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and aims to bring together different sectors to actively work towards new project that can create a long-term positive change in relation to the Global Goals.
We took part in matchmaking sessions in the event and Bright Day Graphene was one of the companies who were introduced in the SIO grafen session, together with other corporates and start-ups that are taking a big graphene leap from lab to industry.
Brght Day Grapene becomes new members of Paper Province!
We are proud to be new members of Paper Province, who are working for a sustainable forest-based bioeconomy.
We think that the network that Paper Province offer fits us perfectly and we look forward to participating in future events and collaborating on innovation and development!
Read more of our plans for 2022 and how we can contribute to a circular bioeconomy in this article. (in Swedish)
The Female Founder Event
Female Founders celebrates and elevates female tech founders, and for their main event on stage they had a pitch competition were 6 out of 70 nominated companies were selected to pitch in front of a jury and an audience. This year the event took place in Stockholm and was also live streamed to an online audience.
We are grateful for being a part of this eventful evening full of interesting talks and presentations. And we are proud for being one of the 6 companies who were selected to pitch!
You can watch the entire event here --> The Female Founders Event
Bright Day Graphene in Female Founders
Bright Day Graphene has been chosen as one of six companies who will participate in the Female Founders pitch competition!
This will be Female Founders 5th year in row arranging this event, where they are supporting and celebrating female tech founders, rulers and investors.
The Female Founders digital event is happening on the 24th of November and you can sign up here to watch for free —> Sign up Female Founder
Read the full article (in Swedish) about us and why we were selected to pitch here —> DI Bright Day Graphene, Supermaterial makes batteries better
Bright Day Graphene in Friday Spotlight
Friday Spotlight is a live-streamed event presented by Sting Bioeconomy. On Friday the 12th of November they visited our lab in Stockholm Kista. Get to know us and our product better, learn what secret talent we have and see what we have in our glases on a usual Friday!
You can watch it here —> Friday Spotlight with Bright Day Graphene!
Bright Day Graphene highlighted in the news
Bright Day Graphene listed as one of the most promising startups in Sweden!
We are proud to have been selected for the Swedish Magazine Ny Teknik “33-listan” which is featuring the most promising and innovative tech startups in Sweden.
Ny Teknik magazine gives out their list of 33 young innovation companies each year since 2008. To be nominated for the list, the company have to be maximum 7 years, be based on a technical innovation, have great potential for international success and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Biobased graphene in transparent solar cells
High-tech companies Bright Day Graphene and Peafowl Solar Power are joining
forces in a development project to explore biobased graphene as a base for ink for
conducting films in transparent solar cells.
The purpose of the project is to evaluate the properties of biobased graphene as a base for ink for transparent conductive films (TCF). The graphene used is produced by Bright Day Graphene, with a patented technology of obtaining high-quality graphene flakes that are of few layers and exhibit unique qualities like high transparency and conductivity.
Green Graphene becomes Grapholium®
We are glad to present our premium green graphene with a new branding. Our sustainable graphene has now been named Grapholium®.
The name Grapholium® stems from the word graphene, which is the material made of one layer of carbon atoms with unique qualities, and from the Latin word folium, which means petal or leaf. The merging of these two words represents our sustainable premium green graphene product made from biomass. Our Grapholium® is made from a sustainable source with no toxic chemicals used in its production.
Bright Day Graphene are growing
Bright Day Graphene are expanding even more! We are pleased to introduce Emma Angehed and Tuğçe Akman!
Welcome Moon and Ievgenii!
We are proud to present two new team members of Bright Day Graphene. We welcome Moon Paul and Ievgenii Borodianskyi!
Moon has a M.Sc in Nanotechnology and a background as a technical executive and experience in nano chemistry. Ievgenii has a Ph.D in Physics and experience with nanofabrication and condensed matter physics.
They will be joining the team as Research Engineers and bring value to the process development and production of our green graphene. Welcome to the team and thank you for joining our journey towards a more sustainable world!
Press release: Stor satsning på kommersiella tillämpningar med grönt grafen
Bright Day Graphene och RISE har beviljats SEK 2,5 miljoner i stöd från Vinnova i Utlysningen Hypotesprövning BioInnovation steg 2 för att utveckla applikationer av grönt grafen. Nu ska de tillsammans med OptiPack titta på det gröna grafenets potential som förpackningsbarriär, samt utforska möjligheten att genom en beläggning skapa en antibakteriell yta tillsammans med Alfa Laval. . .
Bright Day Graphene in the news
The Swedish magazine Elektroniktidningen has written an article about Bright Day Graphene. "De skapar grafen av skogsrester". Your can read it here:
Ekman Group invests in Bright Day Graphene
Bright Day Graphene has closed a seed round with the investor Ekman Group.
Ekman Group is a trading house with a wide range of services, covering the entire forest products supply chain. For more than two hundred years they have assisted their business partners around the world. They are represented in over 100 countries, and have their own sales offices in about 40 locations worldwide, to ensure a strong presence throughout the world in all producing and consuming areas for the forest industry. . .
A Sustainable Company
Bright Day Graphene has an ambition to be different. We want to be value-driven and sustainable, but what does that really mean?
We had a vision about a company that works in another way than most companies today. We wanted to create a value-driven company where the revenue, crazy as it may seem, actually is secondary. The most important thing to us, is to make a difference in the world and a consequence of that, is that we make money. . .
Bright Day Prototypes becomes Bright Day Graphene
Bright Day Graphene focuses on selling green graphene to the premium mass market. We have developed a green graphene material from biomass and it has unique properties, especially suited for energy storage. The material combines a new form factor with the ability to produce in bulk, which creates a new market niche for graphene. . .