Galvorn, a remarkable material developed by Houston-based DexMat, is making waves in the green tech landscape. Stronger than steel, lighter than aluminum, and as conductive as copper, Galvorn presents itself as a promising alternative to rare and expensive copper, which plays a crucial role in electronics.
Backed by a significant investment of over $20 million from the U.S. Air Force, NASA, the Department of Energy, and other major tech players, Galvorn has the potential to revolutionize various industries and contribute to cleaner air. Its versatile form, available as tape, yarn, thread, or mesh, makes it suitable for a wide range of applications.
Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” where a fictional metal named galvorn was described as thin, flexible, and strong enough to serve as armor, the real-life Galvorn is produced using an advanced process that involves splitting hydrocarbons.
The benefits of Galvorn are extensive, with lighter and faster vehicles, wind-turbine blades, and improved conductivity in batteries to enhance renewable power storage being just a few examples. It is even being employed to help de-ice plane wings. Furthermore, incorporating Galvorn fibers into materials like concrete could strengthen buildings and infrastructure, aiming to render carbon-heavy resources like copper obsolete.
DexMat takes pride in its clean manufacturing process that utilizes electricity, sometimes sourced from renewables. Since Galvorn is carbon-based, it effectively locks away heat-trapping elements, contributing to long-term carbon storage and mitigating global warming.
The potential impact of Galvorn is vast, and it is expected to play a pivotal role in driving the clean energy transition and electrification efforts worldwide. With the ability to replace conventional materials and improve various applications, Galvorn is poised to be a game-changer in the quest for a greener future.
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