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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. Announces Option Grants in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 17, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") announces that it has made a grant of stock options under its stock option plan to certain of its directors and officers to acquire a total of 1,100,000 common shares of the Company. In addition, the Company has granted options to acquire an aggregate of 175,000 common shares of the Company to certain non-executive employees and consultants. All of the options are exercisable at a price of $0.40 per share. One-third of the options granted to the directors and officers vested on the date of their grant, one third of the options will vest six months following the date of grant and the balance will vest on the first year anniversary of the date of grant. One-third of the options granted to the non-executive employees and consultants vested on the date of their grant, one third of the options will vest on the first year anniversary of the date of grant and the remainder will vest on the second year anniversary of the date of grant. The options have a term of five (5) years and are subject in all respects to the terms of the Company's stock option plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/.


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/46331

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Signs Three Year Graphene Research Agreement with University of British Columbia in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 10, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan Campus, School of Engineering, where ZEN will contribute a minimum of $300,000 over three years in support of graphene research and application development. Under the MOU, UBC and ZEN will collaborate on graphene-focused research projects relevant to applications of interest to potential end-user partners.


The main initial objectives defined in the MOU are:


(a) To formalize a collaborative research program utilizing expertise and capabilities from both ZEN and UBC and, where applicable, utilizing additional support and resources from government agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Mitacs and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP); and,


(b) To structure an initial three-year research program with a committed minimum contribution by ZEN of $100,000 per year in support of UBC-based research projects.


ZEN has already supplied samples of its graphene and graphene oxide to UBC where it has undergone preliminary testing in the following applications:



  1. In multiple battery technologies;

  2. As an additive in cement-based composites;

  3. As an additive to aluminum and aluminum alloys; and,

  4. As a diesel and jet fuel additive.


"UBC has become a strong partner for ZEN over the last year bringing top quality researchers from multiple fields and connecting us with potential industrial partners. We wish to recognize the excellent research contributions made to date by Prof. Lukas Bichler and his team, and we look forward to formalizing our relationship with this agreement," commented Dr. Francis Dubé.


"The three-year project, slated to begin this summer, challenges UBC engineering researchers to develop the next generation of stronger and lighter composite materials. The partnership with ZEN Graphene will allow for a transformational approach to composite materials development utilizing the unique properties of the Albany Graphite product. This will result in new composite materials with performance characteristics long beyond the reach of engineers and scientists using traditional material processing techniques. Linking to R&D activities at UBC will in turn enable ZEN to develop the Albany Graphite Deposit and get its graphene product to market more rapidly with a clear focus on high-impact real-world applications," commented Dr. Bichler, associate professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus and research supervisor.


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About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer


Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820


Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/



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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Signs Agreement on Novel, Low Cost, High-Yield Graphene Production Process in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 30, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed an initial agreement to in-license certain intellectual properties from a Canadian University that when combined with ZEN's Albany Graphite, produces low cost, environmentally friendly graphene. The production process rapidly exfoliates Albany Graphite into few layer graphene (FLG, 2-5 layers) with a conversion efficiency of over 90%. Previous work has demonstrated that the unique Albany Graphite was converted to graphene far more efficiently when compared to flake or metamorphic graphite. This advantage was confirmed by recent testing using this new process.


"The challenge in the emerging graphene industry has been to produce consistent FLG, available in industrial quantities at prices that permit industrial adoption," commented Dr. Francis Dubé. "We believe that with this exciting new process applied to our unique Albany Graphite product, ZEN Graphene Solutions possesses all the components to solve this challenge within a single vertically integrated company."


The company has collected 110 tonnes of graphite-mineralized material with an estimated average grade of 6% graphitic carbon during the 2019 bulk sample program (see March 22, 2019 news release). Once this material has been purified into approximatively 99.8% graphite, this exfoliation process and others, will be used to convert the Albany Graphite into graphene and graphene oxide. The Company has commenced searching for an industrial location that will house a pilot production centre, a research and development lab as well as office space. The graphene produced by the pilot production centre will be offered for sale as permitted by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.


ZEN invites companies looking for bulk quantities of graphene as described earlier to contact Phil Chateigneau, Head of Sales at pchateigneau@ZENgraphene.com.


James Jordan, P.Eng., is the "Qualified Person" for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed, prepared and supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this news release.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/



To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/45155


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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Solutions Awarded $1,000,000 Grant for Graphene-Infused Concrete Applications Research in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 8, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant that will accelerate ZEN's graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project. The grant will potentially help the Company achieve its goal to provide innovative cement-based composite products to the Ontario market by possibly early 2020. The grantor will reimburse 50% up to a maximum of $1,000,000 spent by ZEN on relevant expenses directly related to graphite purification, graphene production research, concrete additive research and large-scale graphene-enhanced concrete testing.


ZEN is currently developing a graphene-enhanced concrete additive in collaboration with the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan campus that has the potential to increase the strength of concrete by 40%. The graphene additive also has the potential to reduce the amount of concrete required in numerous concrete applications thereby contributing to greenhouse gas emission reductions by the concrete industry. In addition, the graphene additive has the potential to make concrete more durable resulting in infrastructure that will resist cracking related to freeze-thaw cycles and salt corrosion which are key attributes relevant to Canadian usage. The Company is working towards commercialization of this graphene application with a business plan to potentially provide significant volumes of graphene to the concrete industry at a competitive cost.


Dr. Francis Dubé commented: "This $1,000,000 reimbursement grant will accelerate ZEN's innovation for graphene applications through game-changing research and a vibrant collaboration between industry and academia helping to launch the next generation of products and jobs. I thank the entire ZEN team for securing this grant which validates the business plan to accelerate our graphene-enhanced concrete application towards potentially successful commercialization."


The tailings study results (see February 21, 2019 press release) were not included in the grant submission as results were not known at the time. However, the encouraging initial test results indicate that the use of Albany Graphite tailings as a partial cement replacement has additional commercial potential. Preliminary testing has indicated that as a 10% partial cement replacement, the tailings actually increased the strength of the concrete at the 56 day mark by 4.23%. The Company will continue to work to develop innovative graphene concrete additives that will benefit the construction industry and the environment.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", "possibly" or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://www.zenyatta.ca/disclaimer/


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/44629

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Announces Commencement of Environmental Baseline Studies on Albany Graphite Project in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 25, 2019) - Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on the environmental baseline studies to support the development of the Albany Graphite Project (the "Project"). Material from the unique Albany Graphite Project will potentially serve as precursor graphene material for anticipated future graphene product and market opportunities.


The environmental and social baseline studies will provide important input into future project development plans, which include a Project design, a class environmental assessment (EA) and regulatory permitting. ERM Canada Ltd. ("ERM") is leading the desktop and fieldwork associated with the baseline studies on behalf of ZEN. ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, social and sustainability consulting services with over three decades of experience in the Canadian mining industry.


As part of the initial planning for the baseline studies, ERM is actively collaborating with Constance Lake First Nation ("CLFN") to maximize opportunities for involvement and incorporation of traditional knowledge. This aligns with the existing agreements ZEN has signed with CLFN and a commitment to ongoing engagement. (Please see the Company's news release dated September 27, 2018.)


"The initiation of field-level baseline data studies with ERM marks the next step in the development of the Albany Graphite asset." said Dr. Francis Dubé, ZEN's CEO. "As part of our baseline program design, staff and leadership of CLFN are actively involved to ensure meaningful engagement and economic development opportunities. By integrating baseline data into the early Project planning stage, ZEN will maximize the value to the benefit of both our shareholders and the local community."


CLFN Chief Rick Allen commented "We are happy to see ZEN Graphene taking the right steps to protect the environment and work closely with us. Constance Lake First Nation looks forward to participating in this important process and moving the environmental baseline study forward as partners. "


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


About ERM Canada Ltd.


ERM has been serving the mining industry in Canada for over 35 years and has a proven track record of high quality technical work along with a collaborative approach with regulators and Indigenous communities. ERM has local capacity with offices in both Toronto and Sudbury employing staff with direct experience in environmental baseline studies, regulatory approvals and Indigenous engagement in Northern Ontario. The firm is able to leverage this local expertise with their global presence of more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories.


To find out more on ERM and specifically their experience in the mining sector, please visit their website at www.erm.com/en/industries/mining-metals/.


For further information:
Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements. This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/44308

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Solutions Reports a 324% Increase in Anode Discharge Capacity in Preliminary Battery Testing Results in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 11, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") and its research partners, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, The German Aerospace Center ("DLR") and Kal Tire are pleased to report on their preliminary battery development results at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, performed by Dr. Lukas Bichler and his team. Initial results showed that the addition of 5% ZEN reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) into Carbon Black derived from recycled tires from Kal Tire resulted in a 324% increase in the anode discharge capacity in comparison to the current industry standard anode material, SUPER P Carbon powder, which is used in numerous battery applications as a conductive additive.


Dr. Francis Dubé, "This environmentally friendly process utilizes recycled used tires and produces Carbon Black which is potentially suitable for use as an Anode material in rechargeable batteries. This could potentially decrease the cost of anode material, which is currently the highest cost component of these batteries. These are excellent preliminary research results and ZEN will continue to work with Dr. Bichler and his team along with DLR and Kal Tire to optimize these results."


Follow-up research will now focus on optimizing these preliminary results to produce a new environmentally friendly, lower cost and higher capacity anode material. The Carbon Black material derived from the Kal Tire tires yielded an anode material with an energy discharge capacity of 115 milliampere hours per gram (mAh/g), the same as industry standard carbon, Super P. The addition of 5% rGO from ZEN to the Carbon Black anode material increased the capacity from 115 mAh/g to 488 mAh/g while a battery consisting of 100% rGO had a capacity of 840 mAh/g. These results were presented during a 2 day summit at UBC-O. Future opportunities in next generation batteries and other applications were discussed between the 3 industrial partners along with the potential for strong collaborations between the Canadian and European partners. The collaboration also focuses on international exchange of students and research scientists to rapidly develop these new battery anode materials.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on the development of the unique Albany graphite project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, the United Kingdom, Israel, the United States and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany graphite/Naturally Pure easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Dr. Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this news release contains statements concerning the acceptance of the engagement of Storyboard by the TSX Venture Exchange and the anticipated monthly fees payable to Storyboard. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/44028

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. Announces Option Grants in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 17, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") announces that it has made a grant of stock options under its stock option plan to certain of its directors and officers to acquire a total of 1,100,000 common shares of the Company. In addition, the Company has granted options to acquire an aggregate of 175,000 common shares of the Company to certain non-executive employees and consultants. All of the options are exercisable at a price of $0.40 per share. One-third of the options granted to the directors and officers vested on the date of their grant, one third of the options will vest six months following the date of grant and the balance will vest on the first year anniversary of the date of grant. One-third of the options granted to the non-executive employees and consultants vested on the date of their grant, one third of the options will vest on the first year anniversary of the date of grant and the remainder will vest on the second year anniversary of the date of grant. The options have a term of five (5) years and are subject in all respects to the terms of the Company's stock option plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/.


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/46331

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Signs Three Year Graphene Research Agreement with University of British Columbia in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 10, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan Campus, School of Engineering, where ZEN will contribute a minimum of $300,000 over three years in support of graphene research and application development. Under the MOU, UBC and ZEN will collaborate on graphene-focused research projects relevant to applications of interest to potential end-user partners.


The main initial objectives defined in the MOU are:


(a) To formalize a collaborative research program utilizing expertise and capabilities from both ZEN and UBC and, where applicable, utilizing additional support and resources from government agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Mitacs and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP); and,


(b) To structure an initial three-year research program with a committed minimum contribution by ZEN of $100,000 per year in support of UBC-based research projects.


ZEN has already supplied samples of its graphene and graphene oxide to UBC where it has undergone preliminary testing in the following applications:



  1. In multiple battery technologies;

  2. As an additive in cement-based composites;

  3. As an additive to aluminum and aluminum alloys; and,

  4. As a diesel and jet fuel additive.


"UBC has become a strong partner for ZEN over the last year bringing top quality researchers from multiple fields and connecting us with potential industrial partners. We wish to recognize the excellent research contributions made to date by Prof. Lukas Bichler and his team, and we look forward to formalizing our relationship with this agreement," commented Dr. Francis Dubé.


"The three-year project, slated to begin this summer, challenges UBC engineering researchers to develop the next generation of stronger and lighter composite materials. The partnership with ZEN Graphene will allow for a transformational approach to composite materials development utilizing the unique properties of the Albany Graphite product. This will result in new composite materials with performance characteristics long beyond the reach of engineers and scientists using traditional material processing techniques. Linking to R&D activities at UBC will in turn enable ZEN to develop the Albany Graphite Deposit and get its graphene product to market more rapidly with a clear focus on high-impact real-world applications," commented Dr. Bichler, associate professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus and research supervisor.


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About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer


Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820


Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/



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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Signs Agreement on Novel, Low Cost, High-Yield Graphene Production Process in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 30, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed an initial agreement to in-license certain intellectual properties from a Canadian University that when combined with ZEN's Albany Graphite, produces low cost, environmentally friendly graphene. The production process rapidly exfoliates Albany Graphite into few layer graphene (FLG, 2-5 layers) with a conversion efficiency of over 90%. Previous work has demonstrated that the unique Albany Graphite was converted to graphene far more efficiently when compared to flake or metamorphic graphite. This advantage was confirmed by recent testing using this new process.


"The challenge in the emerging graphene industry has been to produce consistent FLG, available in industrial quantities at prices that permit industrial adoption," commented Dr. Francis Dubé. "We believe that with this exciting new process applied to our unique Albany Graphite product, ZEN Graphene Solutions possesses all the components to solve this challenge within a single vertically integrated company."


The company has collected 110 tonnes of graphite-mineralized material with an estimated average grade of 6% graphitic carbon during the 2019 bulk sample program (see March 22, 2019 news release). Once this material has been purified into approximatively 99.8% graphite, this exfoliation process and others, will be used to convert the Albany Graphite into graphene and graphene oxide. The Company has commenced searching for an industrial location that will house a pilot production centre, a research and development lab as well as office space. The graphene produced by the pilot production centre will be offered for sale as permitted by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.


ZEN invites companies looking for bulk quantities of graphene as described earlier to contact Phil Chateigneau, Head of Sales at pchateigneau@ZENgraphene.com.


James Jordan, P.Eng., is the "Qualified Person" for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed, prepared and supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this news release.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/



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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Solutions Awarded $1,000,000 Grant for Graphene-Infused Concrete Applications Research in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 8, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant that will accelerate ZEN's graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project. The grant will potentially help the Company achieve its goal to provide innovative cement-based composite products to the Ontario market by possibly early 2020. The grantor will reimburse 50% up to a maximum of $1,000,000 spent by ZEN on relevant expenses directly related to graphite purification, graphene production research, concrete additive research and large-scale graphene-enhanced concrete testing.


ZEN is currently developing a graphene-enhanced concrete additive in collaboration with the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan campus that has the potential to increase the strength of concrete by 40%. The graphene additive also has the potential to reduce the amount of concrete required in numerous concrete applications thereby contributing to greenhouse gas emission reductions by the concrete industry. In addition, the graphene additive has the potential to make concrete more durable resulting in infrastructure that will resist cracking related to freeze-thaw cycles and salt corrosion which are key attributes relevant to Canadian usage. The Company is working towards commercialization of this graphene application with a business plan to potentially provide significant volumes of graphene to the concrete industry at a competitive cost.


Dr. Francis Dubé commented: "This $1,000,000 reimbursement grant will accelerate ZEN's innovation for graphene applications through game-changing research and a vibrant collaboration between industry and academia helping to launch the next generation of products and jobs. I thank the entire ZEN team for securing this grant which validates the business plan to accelerate our graphene-enhanced concrete application towards potentially successful commercialization."


The tailings study results (see February 21, 2019 press release) were not included in the grant submission as results were not known at the time. However, the encouraging initial test results indicate that the use of Albany Graphite tailings as a partial cement replacement has additional commercial potential. Preliminary testing has indicated that as a 10% partial cement replacement, the tailings actually increased the strength of the concrete at the 56 day mark by 4.23%. The Company will continue to work to develop innovative graphene concrete additives that will benefit the construction industry and the environment.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", "possibly" or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://www.zenyatta.ca/disclaimer/


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/44629

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Announces Commencement of Environmental Baseline Studies on Albany Graphite Project in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 25, 2019) - Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on the environmental baseline studies to support the development of the Albany Graphite Project (the "Project"). Material from the unique Albany Graphite Project will potentially serve as precursor graphene material for anticipated future graphene product and market opportunities.


The environmental and social baseline studies will provide important input into future project development plans, which include a Project design, a class environmental assessment (EA) and regulatory permitting. ERM Canada Ltd. ("ERM") is leading the desktop and fieldwork associated with the baseline studies on behalf of ZEN. ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, social and sustainability consulting services with over three decades of experience in the Canadian mining industry.


As part of the initial planning for the baseline studies, ERM is actively collaborating with Constance Lake First Nation ("CLFN") to maximize opportunities for involvement and incorporation of traditional knowledge. This aligns with the existing agreements ZEN has signed with CLFN and a commitment to ongoing engagement. (Please see the Company's news release dated September 27, 2018.)


"The initiation of field-level baseline data studies with ERM marks the next step in the development of the Albany Graphite asset." said Dr. Francis Dubé, ZEN's CEO. "As part of our baseline program design, staff and leadership of CLFN are actively involved to ensure meaningful engagement and economic development opportunities. By integrating baseline data into the early Project planning stage, ZEN will maximize the value to the benefit of both our shareholders and the local community."


CLFN Chief Rick Allen commented "We are happy to see ZEN Graphene taking the right steps to protect the environment and work closely with us. Constance Lake First Nation looks forward to participating in this important process and moving the environmental baseline study forward as partners. "


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on development of the unique Albany Graphite Project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


About ERM Canada Ltd.


ERM has been serving the mining industry in Canada for over 35 years and has a proven track record of high quality technical work along with a collaborative approach with regulators and Indigenous communities. ERM has local capacity with offices in both Toronto and Sudbury employing staff with direct experience in environmental baseline studies, regulatory approvals and Indigenous engagement in Northern Ontario. The firm is able to leverage this local expertise with their global presence of more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories.


To find out more on ERM and specifically their experience in the mining sector, please visit their website at www.erm.com/en/industries/mining-metals/.


For further information:
Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements. This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "potential", "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to ZEN and ZEN provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Company's full disclosure can be found at https://zengraphene.com/disclaimer/


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/44308

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8020Admin posted a press release ZEN Graphene Solutions Reports a 324% Increase in Anode Discharge Capacity in Preliminary Battery Testing Results in ZEN GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS LTD

Thunder Bay, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 11, 2019) - ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) ("ZEN" or the "Company") and its research partners, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, The German Aerospace Center ("DLR") and Kal Tire are pleased to report on their preliminary battery development results at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, performed by Dr. Lukas Bichler and his team. Initial results showed that the addition of 5% ZEN reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) into Carbon Black derived from recycled tires from Kal Tire resulted in a 324% increase in the anode discharge capacity in comparison to the current industry standard anode material, SUPER P Carbon powder, which is used in numerous battery applications as a conductive additive.


Dr. Francis Dubé, "This environmentally friendly process utilizes recycled used tires and produces Carbon Black which is potentially suitable for use as an Anode material in rechargeable batteries. This could potentially decrease the cost of anode material, which is currently the highest cost component of these batteries. These are excellent preliminary research results and ZEN will continue to work with Dr. Bichler and his team along with DLR and Kal Tire to optimize these results."


Follow-up research will now focus on optimizing these preliminary results to produce a new environmentally friendly, lower cost and higher capacity anode material. The Carbon Black material derived from the Kal Tire tires yielded an anode material with an energy discharge capacity of 115 milliampere hours per gram (mAh/g), the same as industry standard carbon, Super P. The addition of 5% rGO from ZEN to the Carbon Black anode material increased the capacity from 115 mAh/g to 488 mAh/g while a battery consisting of 100% rGO had a capacity of 840 mAh/g. These results were presented during a 2 day summit at UBC-O. Future opportunities in next generation batteries and other applications were discussed between the 3 industrial partners along with the potential for strong collaborations between the Canadian and European partners. The collaboration also focuses on international exchange of students and research scientists to rapidly develop these new battery anode materials.


About ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.


ZEN Graphene is an emerging graphene technology company with a focus on the development of the unique Albany graphite project. This precursor graphene material provides the company with a competitive advantage in the potential graphene market as independent labs in Japan, the United Kingdom, Israel, the United States and Canada have demonstrated that ZEN's Albany graphite/Naturally Pure easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene, using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods.


For further information:


Dr. Francis Dubé, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: drfdube@zengraphene.com


To find out more on ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., please visit our website at www.ZENGraphene.com. A copy of this news release and all material documents in respect of the Company may be obtained on ZEN's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.


Forward Looking Statements


This news release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this news release contains statements concerning the acceptance of the engagement of Storyboard by the TSX Venture Exchange and the anticipated monthly fees payable to Storyboard. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although ZEN believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. ZEN disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/44028

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