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Graphene Being Utilised In Home Heating Systems

A UK-based startup has developed a heating system that can cut energy costs by up to 70%, it has been claimed. The ‘gRAD’ heater utilises graphene, a material made out of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb shape. It is very thin and strong, which helps to make it a highly-efficient heat conductor.

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Licensed under CC – credit Flickr user: CORE-Materials

The startup, Xefro, are reportedly the first to use graphene as a part of a heating system.

There are other expected advantages for a graphene heating system. It heats and cools quickly, thanks to the minimal thermal energy in graphene, while the material’s high surface area means that its surface temperature does not become too hot.

The heating system is expected to be released this summer and is another example of the opportunities potentially presented by graphene as a material and also in the work that can be done to create better energy systems in addition to making the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

Source: A U.K. startup wants to use graphene to heat your home

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