June 18, 2018 - 1:03 PM EDT
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CL-WV Holdings, LLC and West Virginia University Research Corporation Receive Significant Patents for Producing High Value Carbon Materials

COLUMBIA, Md., June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CL-WV Holdings, LLC (CLWV) has recently received several US and corresponding international patents under their Exclusive License Agreement with West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC). CLWV's patent portfolio includes technology to cleanly produce high value carbon forms, and hydrogen, from carbides, natural gas, methane, and other hydrocarbons.

CLWV is in discussions with several government and commercial organizations for collaborations to further develop their carbon manufacturing process, with a goal of producing new and better forms of carbon and with greater purity. Managing Director of CLWV, Rich Duafala stated, "There is a need for a less expensive, scalable process for producing highly pure carbon forms such as diamond, graphene, nanodots, nanotubes, wires and fibers, and CLWV is excited with the promise of our patented technology." Rich Duafala also commented, "We have come a long way since originally establishing our relationship with WVURC in 2013, and we now hope to participate in the planned manufacturing growth in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a long term goal of exporting manufactured carbon materials globally."

Engineered carbon materials represent a multi-billion dollar market annually. Diamond and graphite are only two forms of carbon, which have been produced commercially for decades. There are many new forms of carbon allotropes such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbynes, and others that have only recently begun to be researched. If successful, CLWV's technology may lead to significant advancements impacting the electronics, energy, aerospace, communications, and many other industries.

CONTACT: Rich Duafala, 301-971-0200, [email protected]

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