Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, welcomed this progress: "From lighter aircraft to better batteries – graphene truly is the new "wonder material". By getting top European researchers and businesses to work together, we can ensure Europe takes the lead. This is the EU investing in an innovative future".
Researchers of the AMBER centre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material.
The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries. The research team participates in the Graphene flagship @GrapheneCA, a €1 billion EU initiative to boost new technologies and innovation during the next 10 years.