GIT Selected as Ocean Exchange Finalist for $100,000 WWL Orcelle Award

This year’s finalists are from five different countries:

  • Graphite Innovations and Technology (Nova Scotia, Canada) – GIT developed marine coating materials which utilize graphene to create a formula that protects ship hulls from corrosion and biofouling.
  • Ashored Innovations (Nova Scotia, Canada) – Ashored’s MOBI (Modular Ocean Based Instrument) system is a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system that prevents whale entanglements and trap loss, where damaged traps become ocean waste.
  • Blue Nalu (CA, USA) – Blue Nalu is a pioneer in cellular aquaculture, in which living cells are isolated from fish tissue, placed into culture media for proliferation, and then assembled into fresh and frozen seafood products.
  • Coral Vita (Freeport, Bahamas) – Coral Vita’s land-based farms integrate new methods to accelerate coral growth, while enhancing resiliency to changing environmental conditions.
  • Hoopers Island Oyster Co (MD, USA) – Hooper’s Island Oyster Co developed a vertically integrated oyster aquaculture system that provides new and established growers with seed, grow-out equipment, and processing equipment to support oyster-preneurs.
  • Jolt Energy Storage Technologies (MI, USA) – Jolt developed a new and highly scalable battery technology where no expensive catalysts or selective membranes are required.
  • MicroSynbiotiX (Cork, Ireland) – MicroSynbiotiX helps solve the current fish vaccine challenge by engineering microalgae to lock the vaccine in the biomass which is a natural part of the fish diet and an essential dietary element in the early development of shrimp and fin-fish.
  • OceanComm (IL, USA) – OceanComm has developed a wireless underwater modem that offers communication similar to Wi-Fi, negating the need for tethered communication links.
  • Osmo Systems (CA, USA) – The Osmobot integrates a series of well-proven photochemical sensors into a single, low-cost robust probe, improving aquaculture management and monitoring.
  • Pajarito Powder (NM, USA) – Pajarito Powder developed catalyst and engineered catalyst supports for improved Proton Exchange Membranes in fuel cells and electrolyzers, facilitating energy-dense onboard energy storage of electricity.
  • Sailing for Sustainability S4S (Suva, Fiji) – Drawing on designs of the one of the greatest innovations of the Pacific Islanders, the proa boat, and using modern materials, S4S created a low-cost cargo and passenger sailing proa for last mile connection to scattered island communities around the world, helping solve logistics issues and saving the culture of island life.
  • ThisFish Inc. (British Columbia, Canada) – Built for the seafood processing sector, Tally is simple, user-friendly software that enables companies to digitize all their production, traceability and quality control data, using visual data dashboards and data analytics.

GIT will be competing in the first of two $100,000 USD awards:

  • The WWL Orcelle® Award 2018 will be given to the solution that can make our (WW) logistic operations more sustainable by advancing high-efficiency or zero-emission technologies that are commercially viable.
  • The Neptune Award 2018 will be given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water, including healthy marine life and coastlines.

2018 Orcelle® and Neptune Review Team

“GIT is very excited for this opportunity that Ocean Exchange has provided us,” says GIT co-founder Marciel Gaier (who will be presenting at the competition). “Not only for the opportunity to present and possibly win $100,000, but also for growing our network and gaining new contacts in our target market of the shipping and logistics industry.”

About The Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group (OEX: WWL) is a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics, transporting cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk around the world. The company operates around 130 vessels servicing 32 trade routes to six continents and operates a global inland distribution network, 77 processing centres, and 13 marine terminals. The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group consists of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, EUKOR and ARC. The group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with 7.500 employees in 29 countries worldwide. Read more at

About Ocean Exchange is a 501c3 with the sole mission to help advance the adoption of solutions in the field of sustainability. Ocean Exchange seeks solutions with working prototypes that reduce waste and the use of nature’s resources while increasing productivity and respecting cultures around the world. Read more at

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

Visit GIT at the Graphene 2018 Conference in Germany

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) will be exhibiting at the Graphene 2018 conference in Dresden, Germany from June 26-29.

GIT is among a select few Canadian companies represented at the conference and is the only Nova Scotian company to have a presence at the largest European event in graphene and 2D materials.

Stop by the Canadian Pavillion exhibition space on the show floor and visit Mo A. to learn more about our GrapheneCoat™ product and disruptive graphene solutions.

Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the graphene community worldwide. Highlights of the conference include 82 confirmed speakers and a wide range of sessions and panels to discuss applications for graphene products.

To learn more about the Graphene 2018 conference, please click here.

GIT Co-Founder Speaking at Seminar Series in Newfoundland

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) co-founder, Marciel Gaier, is speaking tomorrow (February 27, 2018) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Gaier is a guest speaker at the university’s Lunchtime Seminar Series event. He will be delivering an insightful lecture about environmentally friendly anti-fouling coatings, specifically GIT’s innovative GrapheneCoat™ product. Those in attendance will learn more about how GIT has used alternative approaches in materials science to address major issues in the marine coating industry.

GIT selected to present to investors at BlueTech PitchFest in San Diego

Over 25 of North America’s most innovative ocean technology startup companies have been selected to present in San Diego, California on November 10, 2017 — including Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT).

GIT co-founders Mo. Algermozi and Marciel Gaier will take to the stage to demonstrate their graphene products and showcase their offerings at the BlueTech PitchFest event. Featured in their presentation will be information about of their disruptive product GrapheneCoat™, a multi-functional coating designed for anti-corrosion and anti-fouling purposes specifically for marine applications (e.g. ships and boats of diverse sizes).

Twenty-six organizations are set to present at the BlueTech PitchFest event. GIT is the only representative selected from Canada to present. Pitches will be accompanied with additional time for Q&A from potential investors. Angel and impact investors, philanthropists, potential corporate partners and other SMEs are encouraged to attend.

The GIT team will also be attending several events during BlueTech Week in San Diego from November 6-11. Co-founders Mo. Algermozi and Marciel Gaier are interested in making new connections—from potential investors and clients to partners and new connections in the US market. If you are interested in meeting with our team, please email us at to arrange.

GIT wins pitch at Global Marine Tech Entrepreneurship Competition

Graphite Innovation Technologies (GIT) was successful at the Global Marine Technology Entrepreneurship Competition in Halifax on October 24, 2017.

The competition, hosted by Shandong University, China and Qingdao City, China, serves as a pathway for entrepreneurs and teams to get access to Chinese capital and markets. The Halifax competition was one of ten held across the world, where regional companies pitched to the judges for entry into the market based on their value and contribution in Marine Science and Technology.

Graphite Innovation Technologies (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies. GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom up” process for the production of high specification graphene. They provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

(With files from McInnes Cooper)

GIT Selected to Present Graphene Products at Demonstration Showcase

Ten of Atlantic Canada’s most innovative companies were selected to present in Halifax on October 10, 2017 — including Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT).

GIT co-founders Mo. Algermozi and Marciel Gaier took to the stage to demonstrate their graphene products and showcase their offerings. Featured were live samples of the GrapheneCoat™ marine coating and XGIT™, GIT’s graphene nanoplatelets (GNP).

The event, Demo Camp HFX, was organized by Volta Labs and there was a capacity crowd in attendance at Pier 21 on the Halifax waterfront.

DemoCamp Halifax is an event for the regional technology and startup community to come together and share what they’ve built as a live demo (no powerpoint allowed), give each other feedback, learn from speakers and connect with one another. Everyone interested in locally-built technology was welcome to attend. Entrepreneurs, makers, developer, students, non-technical and technical, funders, marketers, salespeople, lawyers, accountants – anyone who is interested in regionally-built tech and startups.