Eksagon has been awarded funding by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, under its Energy Catalyst competition.
The award is yet another significant milestone for the company, having secured an Innovate UK Proof of Market grant, two awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry and a top 10 position in the Energy sector (Europe) at the Hello Tomorrow competition, all in 2016.
During the project, Eksagon and its collaborators will investigate the use of graphene for improving the performance of fuel cells. The feasibility study, worth £300k, will be led by Eksagon in partnership with the National Graphene Institute, the national center of excellence for graphene research in the UK and the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester.
Antonios Oikonomou, Eksagon's co-founder said "The team is thrilled to win this award. It will help us bring together various innovations which have so far been developed separately". He added "This award is a significant step in the organic growth of Eksagon. The project has officially kicked-off, and we are excited to be able to share ongoing developments with the community".
The project will run until the end of 2018 and will lead to the development of a product prototype that will demonstrate the unique enhancement of 2D materials in a fuel cell.