SOURCE: Carbon Sciences Inc.

Carbon Sciences Inc.

September 16, 2014 03:01 ET

Carbon Sciences Developing Breakthrough Technology to Mass-Produce Graphene -- the New Miracle Material

Company Enters Into an Agreement With the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to Fund the Further Development of a New Graphene Process

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that it recently entered into an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fund the further development of a new graphene process.

"We have decided to commit our resources to developing a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, which is truly a new miracle material," said Bill Beifuss, the company's CEO. "Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold. Experts believe graphene to be the miracle material that will enable revolutionary applications such as bendable touch screen displays, rapid charge batteries, super-capacitors, low cost solar cells, extreme high-speed semiconductors, biosensors, as well as water purification."

To unleash the full potential of graphene for commercial applications, a more highly controlled and efficient way to produce high quality graphene is needed. Many laboratories around the world have produced graphene sheets in very small sizes, such as centimeter squares. While there are advancements in creating large sheets, they are not yet at commercial scale.

Mr. Beifuss continued, "While the raw materials to make graphene are readily available, the lack of an industrial scale manufacturing process has hindered its commercial use. Our breakthrough process is intended to transform natural gas into commercial size sheets of graphene that can be fine-tuned with application-specific electrical and materials properties."

"We are pleased to announce our agreement to fund a sponsored research program at UCSB, to develop a new graphene process." Mr. Beifuss added, "As one of the top research universities, UCSB is considered to be a global leader in bioengineering, chemical and computational engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and physics."

UCSB boasts five Nobel Laureates (four in sciences and engineering) and one winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize. The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCSB Engineering/Technology and Computer Science as #7 in the world.

The Company has updated its website at www.carbonsciences.com to reflect this new focus on graphene.

About Carbon Sciences Inc.

Carbon Sciences is developing a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material. Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold. Ever since the Nobel Prize was awarded for its discovery, experts believe graphene to be the miracle material that will enable revolutionary applications such as bendable touchscreen displays, rapid charge batteries, super-capacitors, low cost solar cells, extreme high-speed semiconductors, biosensors, as well as water purification. While the raw materials to make graphene are readily available, the lack of an industrial scale manufacturing process has hindered its commercial use. Carbon Sciences is developing a breakthrough process that will transform natural gas into commercial size sheets of graphene that can be fine-tuned with application-specific electrical and materials properties. To learn more about Carbon Sciences, please visit www.CarbonSciences.com

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