Graphene Investments – Impacts on the stock market
In the next five years, graphene will transform the world of clean technology. This transformation is likely to impact greatly on the clean tech stocks as well. Presently, most graphene technologies are in the lab and therefore do not affect their investments. However, this is set to change when the technologies are commercialized.
In the recent past, a lot of companies have engaged themselves in developing graphene applications, and have hastened to patent their results. Although most of these developments are years from measurable revenue, they promise to turn the necks of the stock investors. For instance, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is working on graphene water filters that are set to redefine how water as a resource is treated. A commercialized development will mean something huge worldwide since water is a crucial resource that is of great concern to all governments and other co-operations.
Already, companies such as Focus Graphite and Lomiko Metals Inc. (CVE:LMR) have demonstrated that they can oxidize graphene to produce graphene oxide which is a major breakthrough in graphene investments. Graphene oxide, for instance, is behind the manufacture of graphene super capacitors which are tipped to replace electrochemical batteries in almost all industrial and commercial applications.
Presently, there are over nine thousand patents for graphene. This shows that the graphene investments industry has enough graphite resources to supply and maintain itself. Even if graphene doesn’t meet the expectations of many as a product worth investing stocks in, the companies such as Lomiko (CVE:LMR) and Grafoid are considered as worthy investments as a result of the stakes they hold in graphite mines which support the graphene industry. If these companies are bought based on only the valuations of the mining assets that they hold, graphene industry will provide a potential for long-term investments.