The country’s first graphene mass production plant was opened in the capital Ankara with the participation of Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank. Turkey becomes one of 10 countries able to mass-produce graphene with nanotechnology company Nanografi’s, according to Varank. “This facility, which will make industrial-scale and cost-efficient production with environmentally-friendly methods, will become one of the most important graphene production centers with its capacity,” said Varank. The production plant is located at Ivedik Organized Industrial Zone. The facility was awarded TRY 4.5m as part of the Small Medium Enterprises Development Organization’s (KOSGEB) Techno Investment Program in 2018. The company plans to increase annual graphene production to over 100 tonnes with this investment, according to Ahmet Ahlatci, Chairman of the Board at Nanografi.