When the novel coronavirus began spreading rapidly across the globe, the international economy essentially ground to a halt for weeks. At the time, apocalyptic scenes of major metropolitan areas reduced to ghost town status dominated headlines. However, thanks to an unprecedented vaccine rollout, the U.S. and many other nations are finally seeing daylight.
Still, economic pain lingers, which is the core reason why the Biden administration rolled out the American Jobs Plan. According to the proposal’s language, this investment in America “will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China.” Naturally, major concrete players, such as Vulcan Materials Company(NYSE:VMC) and US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR), have responded well.
What doesn’t get nearly as much airtime as it should, though, is the need for innovation in the building materials space. Mainly, concrete is surprisingly subject to deterioration stemming from various causes, ranging from improper production and implementation to water absorption. To help align concrete with modern standards and expectations, we have First Graphene(OTCMKTS:FGPHF).
A leading pioneer in the research and development of graphene — a carbon allotrope that has the thickness of only a single atom yet is exponentially stronger than steel — First Graphene has been on the frontlines of exploring this “wonder” material’s commercial applications. Interestingly, because of graphene’s chemical and structural composition, it represents an ideal additive for concrete.
Leveraging the company’s proprietary PureGRAPH material, developers can advantage far greater strength and longevity compared to traditional, untreated concrete. As well, data from various experiments indicate that the PureGRAPH additive cuts down on total material requirements, which directly ties into an overall lower carbon footprint.
What’s more, concrete by itself is not immune to carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, production of cement, which is the binding element in concrete, accounted for 7% of all global carbon dioxide emissions in 2018. In other words, as the world transitions to green energy solutions, more attention will be paid to the sustainability of the materials that underline our advanced societies.
Therefore, First Graphene is well positioned for the industries of tomorrow, making FGPHF stock a tremendously undervalued investment. Currently priced at 19 cents in the over-the-counter market, it sports a market capitalization of $102.4 million (or 132.56 million AUD).
This discount most likely will not last. In fact, in the week beginning May 17, FGPHF stock gained nearly 12%. After shedding value early in the year, equity traders are rediscovering the fundamental relevance of First Graphene, not just its speculative potential. From every angle, whether as an additive to existing materials to sparking next-generation applications in green energy, the company’s PureGRAPH innovation is quietly sparking a graphene revolution.
Of course, once the news hits the mainstream, the market cap of FGPHF stock will probably skyrocket. Therefore, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor while you still can.
Disclosure: The author holds a long position in FGPHF stock.
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