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4 years 3 months ago #118144 by DearJohn
DearJohn replied the topic: Elcoa Resources (Graphene Corp)
Stock very quiet, so is this board, looks like good news to me today

2017-06-06 08:15 ET - News Release


Mr. Troy Grant reports

MULTIPLE BATTERY COMPANIES EVALUATES ELCORA'S ANODE MATERIAL

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. is working closely with several lithium-ion battery manufacturers. Elcora has provided multiple kilograms of its purified, spheronized graphite anode powder to prospective customers. The graphite powder will be tested in full lithium-ion batteries to evaluate the performance of Elcora's material. Cells are undergoing a variety of tests to potentially measure: i) capacity, ii) rate/power capability, iii) cycle life, iv) coulombic efficiency, v) voltage slip and vi) voltage stability.

All battery manufacturers have a unique process for making Li-ion cells. They use similar, but sufficiently different, methodologies.

For example, each manufacturer will have a distinctive way to perform the slurry mixing, coating, calendaring, cell build and type of cell format. Manufacturers also use comparable, but different, raw materials. For example, they will use graphite anode powder, cathode powder, electrolyte formulation(s), binder, conductivity promoters and electrode foil. Furthermore, a single manufacturer may produce several different cells for various applications (for example high energy density, high power, high cycle life). Hence, the best way for manufacturers to test the appropriateness of a material is to allow them to use the material in their unique, highly evolved, process.

"Given these unique and highly evolved processes, Elcora's advantage is having the in-house technical ability with the soon-to-be-completed battery lab and the addition of Dr. Shane Beattie to the Elcora team to oversee and perform these tests," states Troy Grant, chief executive officer of Elcora.

To this end Elcora has engaged with multiple battery manufacturers to evaluate its El-I-C6 anode graphite powder. Once testing is completed the battery manufacturers have agreed to share testing data and provide feedback. These data will further expand Elcora's database on the commercial performance of its anode powder and will provide valuable customer intel.

To date Elcora has generated quality data from 18,650 cells using both nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) and lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cathodes. The data show that Elcora's graphite anode power is suitable in both high-power and high-energy density applications.

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4 years 6 months ago #117756 by DearJohn
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Great news from Elcora, $1.8 million from Government is huge vote of confidence


Mr. Troy Grant reports

ELCORA APPOINTS CTO OF ANODE DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDES FINANCING UPDATE

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has appointed Dr. Shane Beattie as the chief technology officer of anode development with responsibilities in the technology, testing, manufacturing and technical support of the company's anode powder.

Dr. Shane Beattie

Dr. Beattie has more than 15 years of experience in energy storage and anode development. He earned his PhD working with Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University. His postdoctoral fellowship was with Dr. Jean-Marie Tarascon at the LRCS, UPJV, Amiens, France. More recently, he was the technical director at Warwick University's battery pilot scale-up line.

Dr. Beattie will be responsible for expanding the company's existing capabilities to include testing of pouch cells, evaluating different graphite sources, supervision of the anode facility construction and related personnel, and interfacing with clients. He brings valuable experience working with several automotive companies using lithium-ion technology and with cell manufacturers.

"The appointment of Dr. Beattie facilitates the development of the anode powder aspect of Elcora's vertically integrated structure and brings battery anode manufacturing and testing knowledge into the company," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer. In addition, "His experiences and knowledge of the industry will be key to help commercialize and sell the Elcora anode products."

Elcora is pleased to report that it has received $500,000 in non-repayable grants and $1.3-million in government loans to assist with continued lithium-ion battery testing and development.

In addition to the $1.8-million amount, the company announces that it has closed the second and final tranche of the non-brokered private placement financing announced on Jan. 31, 2017. The private placement closed at a total of $2,645,823 or 9,799,343 units.

The first tranche involved the issuance of 9,326,093 units of the company at a price of 27 cents per unit for gross proceeds of $2,518,045. The final tranche involved the issuance of 473,250 units of the company at a price of 27 cents per unit for gross proceeds of $127,778.

Each unit will comprise one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each full warrant gives the holder the right to purchase one additional common share of Elcora at an exercise price of 34 cents for two years following the closing of the private placement. The term of the warrants may be accelerated in the event that the issuer's shares trade at or above a price of 60 cents per share for a period of 20 consecutive days. In such case of accelerated warrants, the issuer may give notice, in writing or by way of news release, to the subscribers that the warrants will expire 45 days from the date of providing such notice.

In connection with the closing of both tranches of the private placement, the company paid cash finders' fees equal to 6 per cent of the proceeds and issued finders' shares equal to 6 per cent of the number of units sold. All securities issued pursuant to the private placement will be subject to a statutory four-month hold period.

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4 years 8 months ago #117448 by DearJohn
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Been quiet here, ERA has been edging higher, here is latest news

2017-01-05 10:02 ET - News Release


Mr. Troy Grant reports

BATTERY COMPANIES BEGIN TESTING ELCORA ANODE GRAPHITE IN BATTERIES

Independent testing of Elcora Advanced Materials Corp.'s anode graphite has been successful, and two battery companies are now testing industry-standard 18650 cells made with Elcora graphite.

The grade of the Elcora purified graphite was determined using PIXE, or proton-induced X-ray emission tests, in order to confirm the grade values at the part-per-million level of accuracy. These results indicate that only chlorine was present at detectable levels.

The very high purity of the graphite places the graphite as chemical grade. This material is suitable for not just lithium-ion batteries but also for other niche industries. PIXE analysis can detect element with atomic weight greater or equal to sodium, and up to uranium. Analysis was done by an outside third party testing services company with access to a proton source.

The Elcora spheronized graphite was fabricated into standard 18650 cells.

The batteries were cycled, charged and discharged, while tracking their performance.

As a result of these positive results, these batteries are now being tested by two battery companies.

Elcora is also progressing on the anode manufacturing plant. A site has now been selected, engineering on the equipment has been completed, and all major equipment has been sourced.

"The positive results and the progression of the development to tests performed by potential clients represents a significant progression of Elcora's vertical integration strategy," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer. "The site selection and preparation work for the anode facility [is] also a step towards production, revenue and cash flow."

Dr. Ian Flint, PhD, PEng, is the qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.

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4 years 9 months ago #117306 by Gambler
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Ford Motor Company gave a paper at the show. The biggest takeaway from that was the statement that it expected to be using graphene extensively in it cars within a couple of years. When questioned by the audience, it said that this will be as early as 2017, when Ford would use it in engine covers for reasons of heat dispersion and mechanical properties.

Ford said that it was getting better than 20% improvements in tensile and flexural strength in body parts with 0.25% w.t. loadings of graphene into nano-composites. It is now investigating graphene uses in smart textiles such as those used for heating and cooling car seats. While the challenge is in the dispersion of graphene, it is obviously a solvable problem.

www.fareastcapital.com.au/imagesDB/newsl...mm19November2016.pdf

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4 years 10 months ago #117234 by WealthyPlumber
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Seen a newsletter, I think out of Europe. they projecting revenue 0f $35 million in 2017 growing to $300 million in 2019, that would be impressive

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4 years 10 months ago #117231 by GoldnBoy
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Still see a big bid at 0.335 of 247,000 shares. I think they need to go higher

44,000 shares on US side today

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4 years 10 months ago #117216 by Gambler
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Looks to me that Elcora is the first graphite company to be a steady supplier of graphene.

ELCORA'S GRAPHENE CORP BEGINS GRAPHENE SHIPMENTS

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has made the first shipment of graphene from its 100-per-cent wholly owned subsidiary, Graphene Corp.

The graphene, produced from its Canadian plant in Bedford, N.S., has been sold. The graphene meets all the high-quality specifications as tested by the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore. The plant is ramping up production of graphene in powder and in wafer shape to meet demand following positive review of the product by its clients.

Elcora, through Graphene Corp., has developed processes to refine graphite with a much higher yield of graphene. This process can be used with a wide variety of graphite sources, therefore does not limit itself to specific raw material used. The Elcora technical personnel have also developed a unique low-cost and ecological process to make graphene that is commercially scalable. The company believe that its team is composed of the best research and development people in both graphite and graphene, as well as using top-of-the-line processes. The combination of mining resource proprietary processes with some of the best minds in the world concerning graphene applications means that Elcora has the tools and resources for graphene vertical integration.

As a subsidiary of Elcora, Graphene Corp. is in a unique position to produce consistently high-quality graphene. The graphene research and development facility is governed by North American laboratory quality standards and is dedicated to graphene production and application developments.

According to research done at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore, it shows that Elcora has generated a new and unique graphene production process with 55 per cent of graphene content. Many graphene production companies currently generate a thin graphite powder with only 2 to 10 per cent of graphene content.

"This is an important milestone for the Graphene Corp. facility. The company is currently preparing graphene for subsequent shipments," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer.

Ian Flint, PhD, PEng, is the qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.

About Elcora Advanced Materials Corp.

Elcora has been structured to become a vertically integrated graphite-graphene company that mines, processes and refines graphite, and produces both the micro-graphite suited for lithium-ion battery anodes and graphene. As part of its vertical integration, Elcora has secured high-grade graphite and graphene precursor graphite from its interest in the operation of the Ragedara mine in Sri Lanka, which is already in production.

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4 years 10 months ago #117211 by JB
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I agree, more like a real in use test. Volume has picked up this month, looks like it could break to the upside soon

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4 years 10 months ago #117202 by GoldnBoy
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This looks great, I think they are the only graphite company to actually produce batteries with their graphite, a true test I would say

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4 years 10 months ago #117198 by Gambler
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Looks like very good news to me

2016-10-20 09:47 ET - News Release


Mr. Troy Grant reports

ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS ANNOUNCES THE BUILDING AND ADVANCED TESTING OF INDUSTRY STANDARD 18650 LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. is starting full cell testing and qualification of its graphite material in industry-standard 18650 lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). After successfully demonstrating that Elcora thermally purified graphite could meet all of the standard requirements for LIBs using coin cells with lithium reference electrodes, Elcora has contracted with Coulometrics LLC to complete full cell assembly and final qualification of its graphite anode material. Coulometrics LLC is a leading advanced energy consulting company with full LIB assembly and state-of-the-art testing capabilities.

"Elcora's graphite has performed well in half-cell testing, demonstrated good manufacturing characteristics with respect to electrode coating and adhesion, and has been successfully wound into high-quality cylindrical 18650 LIBs, the same format used by automakers such as Tesla. We have now started full cell characterization testing and we are starting accelerated life testing on the finished cells. This will provide the necessary comprehensive information that will allow battery companies to use Elcora's graphite in the near future," says Dr. Edward Buiel, president and chief executive officer of Coulometrics LLC.

The properties of the individual Elcora graphite anode electrodes are shown in the attached table. These electrodes were used to assemble 10 18650 LIBs for testing and qualification purposes. The results show that Elcora graphite can be use to produce high-quality electrodes with correct coating weight and with respectable densities of 1.5 grams per cubic metre.



Anode Single-
characteristics Active Total Avg. Foil Foil Coating Active sided Active
mater. wt thick wt thick weight weight load density
Anode ID % g mm g mm g g mg/cm2 g/cm3

EW16-0117-001 93.1 10.219 0.132 3.635 0.012 6.584 6.130 9.413 1.465
EW16-0117-002 93.1 10.145 0.126 3.635 0.012 6.510 6.061 9.307 1.523
EW16-0117-003 93.1 10.155 0.132 3.635 0.012 6.520 6.070 9.321 1.451
EW16-0117-004 93.1 10.177 0.121 3.635 0.012 6.542 6.090 9.352 1.595
EW16-0117-005 93.1 10.189 0.122 3.635 0.012 6.554 6.102 9.370 1.586
EW16-0117-006 93.1 10.207 0.125 3.635 0.012 6.572 6.118 9.395 1.545
EW16-0117-007 93.1 10.065 0.126 3.635 0.012 6.430 5.986 9.192 1.501
EW16-0117-008 93.1 10.094 0.125 3.635 0.012 6.459 6.013 9.234 1.527
EW16-0117-009 93.1 10.112 0.121 3.635 0.012 6.477 6.030 9.260 1.588
EW16-0117-010 93.1 10.104 0.124 3.635 0.012 6.469 6.023 9.248 1.543
Average 93.1 10.147 0.125 3.635 0.012 6.512 6.062 9.309 1.532

The 18650 cells produced as a result of this process are being cycled between 3.0 and 4.2 volts.

Initial cycle results show that the capacity and efficiency of the cells are within normal parameters for good quality LIBs. Dr. Buiel further commented: "Although significantly more cycles need to be completed, this level of performance and ease of use of Elcora graphite in the cell assembly process is a very good indication that Elcora processed graphite is very well suited for LIB applications. We plan to continue to work with Elcora to ensure that any issue that may arise during upcoming customer evaluations is addressed quickly."

"This work is another positive step in Elcora's goal of producing top-quality lithium-ion battery anodes using ecological process at a competitive cost. It also confirms the anode performance for potential clients," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer.

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4 years 11 months ago #117193 by alexgreat
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I see that big bid still in there and lots of others, seems like this graphite sector is awakening

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4 years 11 months ago #117192 by Gambler
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Somebody wants ERA. see a bid this morning for 375,000 shares at $0.335, I bet that bid has to go higher

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