Technology

Technology Platform

Our Hyperion detonation technology is a platform for the production of products in both the materials and energy space.

Environmental Advantage

The Hyperion's superior "closed system" conserves energy by not pulling energy from the grid, and it doesn't emit waste products.

Commercial Advantage

Compact and modular, the Hyperion's small footprint allows easy deployment, making it easy for customers to implement.

2016 patent for the high-yield production of graphene via detonation.

HYPERION DETONATION SYSTEM

The 2016 patent for the high-yield production of graphene via detonation is the founding technology for HydroGraph. The detonation closed system produces the highest quality products, while conserving energy, preventing emissions, and is modular and scalable for clients.
HydroGraph’s Hyperion process will change the landscape of nanotechnology, beginning with graphene and followed by hydrogen and an array of other valuable materials,
Easy to implement for customers: modular; scalable; customizable; decentralized; low expense; and eco-friendly
Highest-quality, purist, blackest, most easily integrated graphene on the market. The same high-quality standards will apply to all other materials produced by HydroGraph.

High quality
feedstock inputs

Extensive Applications

HydroGraph’s Hyperion process will change the landscape of nanotechnology, beginning with graphene and followed by hydrogen and an array of other valuable materials,

Reactive shell graphene

Highest Quality Materials

We produce the highest-quality, purist, blackest, most easily integrated graphene on the market. The same high-quality standards will apply to all other materials produced by HydroGraph, including soon-to-come hydrogen.

Detonation Chamber

Patented Hyperion Process

The "closed system" that conserves energy and prevents emissions is ideal for commercial deployment: modular; scalable; customizable; decentralized ; low expense; and eco-friendly.

A Letter From the Inventor

Dr. Chris Sorensen serves as HydroGraph’s VP R&D and is the inventor of the Hyperion Synthetic System. Chris is the former Cortelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor in the department of physics at Kansas State University.

Chris Sorensen

Chris Sorensen
VP R&D, HydroGraph

Elegance, with its attendant simplicity, underpins many great achievements in science. The Hyperion method to create graphene is, we believe, an example of an elegant synthesis. Fill a chamber with a hydrocarbon and oxygen, ignite the mixture with a small spark, and voila, graphene is formed. Simple, simple, simple! Change the oxygen to carbon ratio, the hydrocarbon or add dopants to create a variety of high-quality graphenes for a wide variety of potential applications.

Exothermic

The science behind the method is simple as well. The Hyperion method is exothermic. This is totally unlike any other graphene production method, all of which are endothermic. That means we don’t need to draw energy out of the grid or burn a fossil fuel to create the energy that converts the hydrocarbon to graphene. One could say that the precursor materials bring their conversion energy with them. Hence the Hyperion method is extraordinarily green. Once that energy is released in the chemical reaction initiated by the spark, it is contained in the constant volume chamber (hence no work can be done) to create the high temperatures necessary for creation of graphene. Simple, simple, simple!  

Syngas

Like all great science, the Hyperion method gives back in many ways. After the chamber reaction and the graphene is formed, a valuable product remains: syngas. Syngas is a well-known mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and as such is the source material for many useful organic chemicals like methanol. And, of course, the hydrogen has great value as a green energy fuel. The Hyperion method applied to natural gas yields green hydrogen at a price less than classic steam reforming.

Chemical combination

Many have forecasted that graphene with its marvelous physical properties will enhance the physical properties of other materials when mixed via simple “shake and bake” procedures without a rational design. We believe a more rational approach is needed — chemically react graphene with the matrix material. To satisfy this glaring need we have created a “reactive graphene” that has carboxylic acid groups on the surface of multilayer graphene while leaving the interior core graphene not compromised. With this, we adapt the chemistry of our graphene to chemically combine with any given material, from polymers to concrete and with themselves. In fact, we believe that we are at the threshold of a graphene organic chemistry with boundless technical opportunities!

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