Honeycomb Battery Company and Nubia Brand International Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

DALLAS, TX., Feb. 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Honeycomb Battery Company (“Honeycomb”), a leading battery materials supplier, today announced the completion of its previously announced business combination with Nubia Brand International Corp. (“Nubia”), a special purpose acquisition company led by an African-American/Latino sponsor group. The transaction was approved at a special meeting of Nubia’s stockholders on December 14, 2023.

Upon the completion of the business combination, the combined company was renamed Solidion Technology Inc. (“Solidion”). Beginning on Monday, February 5, 2024, Solidion’s common stock is expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the new ticker symbol “STI.”

Dr. Bor Jang, the Executive Chairman of Solidion, commented: “Today represents a momentous achievement for our company. Having developed a cost-effective process for mass-manufacturing green graphite anode materials from sustainable biomass sources, Solidion’s years of in-depth R&D and manufacturing experience in graphite and other anode and cathode materials put it in a unique position to capitalize on the rapidly changing EV battery materials market. As a public company with enhanced access to capital, we plan to continue building on our extensive battery IP portfolio to further expand the range of advanced battery materials we offer and help transform the EV battery space into a solid-state battery industry.”

Jaymes Winters, the Chief Executive Officer of Solidion, added: “We believe Honeycomb’s track record of performance and expertise in battery technologies, combined with the investment by Nubia and the continued acceleration of the EV battery market, will allow Solidion to extend its leading industry position, and we are looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish in this new phase of the company’s existence.”


Arbor Lake Capital Inc. served as financial and capital markets advisor to Honeycomb. Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP is serving as legal counsel to Honeycomb.

EF Hutton LLC, is serving as capital markets advisor to Nubia. Loeb & Loeb LLP is serving as legal counsel to Nubia.

About Solidion Technology, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with production facilities in Dayton, Ohio, Solidion’s core business includes manufacturing of battery materials and components, as well as development and production of next-generation batteries for energy storage systems and electric vehicles for ground, air, and sea transportation. Recognized as a global IP leader in both the high-capacity anode and the high-energy solid-state battery, Solidion is uniquely positioned to offer two lines of battery products: (i) advanced anode materials (ready for production expansion); and (ii) three classes of solid-state batteries, including Silicon-rich all-solid-state lithium-ion cells (Gen 1), anodeless lithium metal cells (Gen 2), and lithium-sulfur cells (Gen 3), all featuring an advanced polymer- or polymer/inorganic composite-based solid electrolyte that is process-friendly. Solidion’s solid-state batteries can be manufactured at scale using current lithium-ion cell production facilities; this feature enables fastest time-to-market of safe solid-state batteries. Solidion batteries are designed to deliver significantly extended EV range, improved battery safety, lower cost per KWh, fastest time-to-market, and next-gen cathodes (potential to replace expensive nickel and cobalt with sulfur (S) and other more abundant elements). For more information, visit

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between Honeycomb and Nubia. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections, and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the lack of a third party valuation in determining to pursue the transaction, (ii) the effect of the announcement or closing of the transaction on Solidion’s business relationships, operating results and business generally, (iii) risks that the transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Solidion and potential difficulties in Solidion employee retention as a result of the transaction, (iv) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Honeycomb or against Nubia related to the transaction, (v) the ability to maintain the listing of Solidion’s securities on a national securities exchange, (vi) volatility of the price of Solidion’s securities due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Solidion operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Solidion’s business and changes in the combined capital structure, (vi) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the transaction, and identify and realize additional opportunities, and (vii) the risk of downturns and a changing regulatory landscape in the highly competitive EV battery industry. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of Nubia’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC November 8, 2023, and other documents filed by Solidion from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Solidion assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Solidion does not give any assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

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Honeycomb Generates Buzz via SPAC Merger

Honeycomb Generates Buzz via SPAC Merger

SPACs are back with a flurry of activity. Among the latest deals, Global Graphene Group announced that its subsidiary Honeycomb Battery Company will be taken public via a $700 million merger with a SPAC named Nubia Brand International Corp. The combined company will be listed on the NASDAQ.

Honeycomb aims to capitalize on the exponential growth in demand for batteries to power electric vehicles. According to the joint press release, “HBC is excited to have this opportunity to move forward and expand the production of silicon-rich anode materials that will greatly improve the driving range of EVs. HBC is ranked among the best in silicon-anode IP and among the global leaders in solid-state battery IP; we plan to quickly move forward with its full-scale commercialization. Our goal is to enable EVs to drive farther, charge faster, operate safer, and cost less.”

According to the MIT Technology Review, “Every year the world runs more and more on batteries.” Last year, electric vehicles surpassed 10% global vehicle sales and are projected to account for 30% by the end of 2029. Demand for batteries mirrors this explosive growth.


While traditional lithium-ion batteries have been around since the 1990s and currently dominate the industry, Honeycomb seeks to rethink their makeup in order to improve their performance while reducing costs.

Honeycomb seeks to accomplish this via two different technological advancements. First, while traditional lithium-ion batteries rely on a liquid electrolyte to move charge, companies are developing solid-state batteries that instead use ceramics and other solid materials. If successful, these solid-state batteries not only store more energy in smaller spaces but also charge faster. Proponents of solid-state batteries also claim that they are safer because they avoid the flammable solvents of traditional batteries.

Second, Honeycomb is also pursuing an alternative to lithium-ion batteries’ use of graphite to hold the ions: silicon. Proponents of silicon anodes claim they charge faster and enjoy higher energy density.


The U.S. Federal Government has sought to bolster such companies’ endeavors. Specifically, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 budgeted approximately $370 billion for green energy and climate, of which billions are targeted at battery manufacturing. The Act is expected to provide grants and loans for US-based battery manufacturers while also using tax credits to steer automakers to source batteries and materials from US companies. “New battery technology breakthrough is happening rapidly,” reports S&P Global. According to Matterhorn’s comprehensive M&A database, which harnesses AI to track current and historical deals, Honeycomb is represented by law firm Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP and financial adviser Arbor Lake Capital Inc. The SPAC Nubia Brand International is advised by Loeb & Loeb LLP.

Is Your Laptop Too Hot to Handle?

We rely on our computers for many tasks throughout our days. From browsing the internet to crunching numbers in Excel, to creating vibrant Power Point presentations and writing copy, we’re using our laptops to multitask and get our jobs done. And now in these times of COVID-19, many of us are using our laptops to tackle our work from home, or children are using them to attend their classes remotely. We demand our computers to work hard, churning through gigs of data to create videos, play games and more.

And that means many of us find our laptops heating up. Unlike desktop PCs, laptops are much smaller in size, not allowing much room for the internal components to have space for air movement. Thermal stress can cause irreparable damage to your laptop. Persistent overheating can fry the motherboard, video card and other internal components of your laptop. It also can decrease your laptop’s lifespan. Overheating can also make the laptop’s battery lose a charge quickly, and if left untreated, could even cause the battery to explode.

Global Graphene Group has the solution to laptops’ thermal management problem. Our heat spreader thermal films dissipate heat throughout a laptop, or any other consumer electronic device, to keep it cool and operating efficiently and safely.

Our AT1500 thermal film dissipates heat twice as fast as a commonly used graphite sheet. Just a thin layer of our thermal film will help laptops run cooler, extending their lifespan. Your laptop will be more reliable, continuing to work hard just like you. And don’t worry about a potentially exploding laptop battery! Our thermal films keep the heat moving away from the battery, eliminating the chance for a fire to spark.

This thermal management technology isn’t years away – it’s available NOW. G3’s thermal film is a drop-in solution, letting computer manufacturers easily incorporate it into their existing production process. Computer manufacturers can leverage graphene’s thermal management properties now in our thin thermal film solutions, which can be cut and sized to exact measurements needed for each laptop model. Our thermal films will keep your laptop cool while you put it to work.

On Demand Webinar- Si-Anode EV Battery Technology

EV battery technology is a hot topic now. Many EV OEMs are looking for ways to improve their battery performance. Unfortunately, many solutions are still 7-10 years away. But Global Graphene Group has EV battery solutions available today.

Dr. Bor Jang, G3 CEO and co-founder, presented a live webinar on EV battery technology and the suite of solutions G3 has developed, patented and has available now for EV OEMs. Our drop-in solutions can easily be incorporated into EV OEMs’ existing manufacturing processes to significantly improve their battery performance, extending driving range, improving energy density and lowering costs.

Slides from the webinar are available. Click here to request a PDF.

EV Adoption is Sooner than You Think

Years ago, Hanna-Barbera would have us think that we’d be living in 2020 driving flying cars. George Jetson zipped off to Spacely Sprockets for work in his flying car and made the idea of crazy advanced transportation being accessible to everyday people seem possible. All these years later, we’re still driving our gas guzzlers, but there are electric vehicles on the roads today. (Yes, we don’t have flying cars, yet…)

Electric vehicles are still in their early stages of adoption, especially in the US. 2019 EV sales in the US totaled 330,000. However, US EV sales account for only 2.2% market share. There is still major room for growth in the automotive sector for electric vehicles.

There are several factors for why EV’s have been slow to take off:

  • EV’s are expensive.
  • EV battery’s take long to recharge.
  • EV battery’s pose safety risks, with many accounts of EV’s catching fire.

Our Global Graphene Group headquarters of Dayton, Ohio, USA, is a Midwestern city known for its extraordinary innovation history. (Everyone has heard of the founders of flight, the Wright Brothers, right?) We have a population of around 800,000 in the metro area. We are situated along several large interstate highways, with gas stations always nearby. There are 82 charging stations in a 15 km radius of Dayton. That’s a far cry from the hundreds of traditional gas stations dotted around the region. Seventy-nine percent of the EV charging stations are free to use. Most charging stations have one or two available slots, meaning you may be forced to wait your turn to charge up your car. We’re used to quickly fueling up and going on our way. Who has time to wait 30 or more minutes to recharge their car?

Electric vehicles are the future and graphene helps that future become a reality now. Global Graphene Group’s experts have developed and tested graphene-enabled battery technology that is proven to allow EVs to:

  • Run for 1 million miles without replacing the battery
  • Drive for more than 500 miles on a single charge
  • Cost 40% less than current EV batteries
  • Recharge in 2-6 minutes
  • Be 100% safe from flammability problems

With G3’s innovative battery solutions, EVs will become less expensive. Consumers will trust that their electric vehicle won’t catch fire in their garage while recharging. Longer road trips will be possible without the need to find an out of the way charging station as your EV will able to go further on a single charge. Suddenly, an electric vehicle becomes transportation that people can easily fit into their lifestyle. And that’s when EVs will be more adopted and explode in popularity. Graphene is the key to making electric vehicles safer, cost-effective and more sustainable.

Want more information on our graphene-enabled battery solutions? Contact us at [email protected].