TORONTO, April 13, 2023 /CNW/ – Black Swan Graphene Inc. ("Black Swan") (or the "Company") (TSXV: SWAN) (OTCQB: BSWGF) (Frankfurt: R96) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris Herron as Vice-President Research and Product Development. In this leadership role, Dr. Herron will be instrumental in ensuring optimal product performance across the recently announced integrated supply chain partnerships aimed at accelerating the adoption of graphene-enhanced concrete globally. These partnerships include Nationwide Engineering Research & Development and Arup Group Ltd.
Dr. Herron’s expertise will also be central in driving the Company’s overall commercialization initiatives, encompassing the polymer industry, with forthcoming updates anticipated from the Company in the near future.
Dr. Herron brings over 10 years of experience in the graphene industry, with a strong background in research, development, and applications. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Durham University, United Kingdom, earned following a first-class honours Master’s degree. After his post-doctoral research post at Durham University, Dr. Herron joined Applied Graphene Materials PLC, where he established the graphene characterisation laboratory, scaled up the dispersion process, and led numerous successful commercial customer projects.
Mr. Michael Edwards, Chief Operating Officer of Black Swan, commented: "In a rapidly emerging industry, such expertise is very scarce and we are honored to have Chris join our team, which speaks to the Company’s product excellence, technical expertise, and commercially driven strategy. His addition strengthens our research and product development capabilities. On behalf of everyone, I would like to warmly welcome Chris to Black Swan."
Black Swan is focused on the large-scale production and commercialization of patented high-performance and low-cost graphene products aimed at several industrial sectors, including concrete, polymers, Li-ion batteries, and others, which are expected to require large volumes of graphene. Black Swan aims to leverage the low cost and green hydroelectricity of the province of Québec as well as the proximity of the province’s emerging graphite industry in order to establish an integrated supply chain, reduce overall costs, and accelerate the deployment of graphene usage. On March 27, 2023, Black Swan, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development Ltd. ("NERD") and Arup Group Limited ("Arup") announced strategic partnerships, establishing a fully integrated supply chain and providing a turnkey solution for the construction and concrete industries. Arup is a multinational engineering consultancy headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with 18,000 experts working across 140 countries. Black Swan’s graphene processing technology was developed by Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd ("Thomas Swan") over the last decade. Thomas Swan is a United Kingdom-based global chemicals manufacturer, with a century-long track record and has been at the forefront of graphene innovation.
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Black Swan Graphene Inc. on behalf of the Board of Directors
Simon Marcotte, CFA, President & Chief Executive Officer
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