Recently, there has been a lot of buzz in the scientific community about graphene, a layer of graphite only a single atom thick that has incredible potential both for its ability to support a tremendous amount of weight compared to its own mass, and for its function as a superconductor. But, while the applications could be limitless once the manufacturing technology of the material catches up, getting in now on the ground floor may prove tricky for investors. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos discusses several possible investing ideas in graphite and graphene production, and points out to investors the reasons why this might still be more trouble to invest in than it's worth.

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Blake, I agree with a lot of what you have stated. In fact, read our news article that goes into more depth. I invite you to contact us and discuss the strategy Lomiko and Graphene Labs has embarked on detailed here

There has been monumental changes in our world due to technological innovation and graphene is one substance that is applicable in a variety of products that has a serious chance of creating power sources that make solar and wind viable by increasing efficiency. Have a look at what we are doing to develop new technologies and products that will change the world. and

Regards, Paul

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