Renova subsidiary and Novosibirsk nanotech center team up for carbon material RandD

Renova subsidiary and Novosibirsk nanotech center team up for carbon material RandDEnergoprom, a sizable Russian industrial group, and SIGMA.Novosibirsk, a new nanotech center in Siberia, have agreed to jointly push new carbon material development projects and seek to establish an engineering company

Energoprom, a sizable Russian industrial group which is part of international Renova Group run by Viktor Vekselberg, has agreed with SIGMA.Novosibirsk, a new nanotech center in Siberia, on joint implementation of new carbon material development projects, Delovoy Kvartal ? Novosibirsk reported last week. In addition, the partners are reportedly in talks over the setup of an engineering company that would focus on Energoprom?s main R&D areas, including the development of anode material for lithium-ion storage batteries, new graphite/carbon components for aerial contact wires used by electric public transport, large siliconized graphites for nuclear energy and metallurgic projects, and others. As a nanotech center, SIGMA.Novosibirsk ?is primarily interested in supporting entrepreneurs that do projects in new materials, instrument-making, biotechnology, and cleantech,? said Luisa Lesnaya, the CEO of the company...