Grafoid is a Canadian graphene research, development and investment company partnered with Focus Graphite Inc., owner of the high grade Lac Knife, Quebec graphite deposit. They invest in, manage, and develop markets for processes that produce economically scalable, pristine graphene for polymer and non-polymer, energy storage and other applications. Grafoid claims to have a technology for inexpensive exfoliation of graphene at a stage that is very close to the raw ore, which would really be a game changer. The technology is still secret, and a patent has been filed in November 2012. Focus Graphite holds a 40% stake in Grafoid and is listed on several stock markets (TSX VENTURE:FMS, OTCQX:FCSMF, FRANKFURT:FKC).
Grafoid has been very active both through JV partnerships and acquisitions. In February 2015, the Canadian government granted $8.1 million in a non-repayable grant to Grafoid, for the development of its MesoGraf product line. Grafoid is one of the most active companies in the graphene industry right now and is likely to succeed in the long run.