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5 years 1 month ago #117097 by RonS
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Hopefully out tomorrow, even I was surprised. When You crunch all the data it looks like batteries will drive 4 or 5 times more demand for graphite over lithium

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5 years 1 month ago #117095 by Trev
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Maybe we will start to see some more positive news out of Sri Lanka on mine progress.

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has appointed Klaus Leiders as the general manager for the Sakura joint venture's Ragedara mine. Mr. Leiders joins at an opportune time as the company recently discovered additional graphite veins at the Ragedara mine.

Mr. Leiders, a German national, is a mining engineer and brings extensive experience to the Sakura joint venture. He will oversee all facets of the operation, including the processing plant and the mine. Another key role will be to interface with customers like ThyssenKrupp and senior management of both joint venture partners. Mr. Leiders's expertise in narrow-vein mining and mine management will add to the strength and capability of the mining team in Sri Lanka. He will reside at the Ragedara mine site in Sri Lanka.

"The appointment of Mr. Leiders will improve the development of the mine and integration of the mill in order to expand the production capabilities and performance of both the mine and the mill. In addition, he will ensure the effective management and liaison between major customer ThyssenKrupp and other clients," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer. "The successful exploration of additional veins in the last month positively influences the development of the mine towards expanding production within the next quarters."

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5 years 1 month ago #117078 by GoldnBoy
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Ron, looking forward to your report on EV batteries, graphite and lithium etc. Seems to be a lot of hype out there now on lithium

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5 years 1 month ago #116911 by alexgreat
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Sept 8th

ELCORA BEGINS VERIFYING OTHER GRAPHITE SOURCES FOR ITS ANODE PROGRAM

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has expanded its anode test program to other graphite sources.

The Elcora vertically integrated strategy is designed to optimize the end product and to minimize supply risks. Optimization is done by working closely with source companies to ensure that mining and initial processing do not interfere with the end product and therefore Elcora only works with established mines and/or companies that are near-term production. In order to minimize supply risk associated with any one mine, Elcora has developed its separation process to be flexible and at the same time commenced tests on two other graphite sources: one from Europe and one from Africa. The utilization of more than one source will provide Elcora with additional supply flexibility for anode production.

"The move to expand our anode test program to other graphite sources is to ensure sufficient supply flexibility for anode production, and to minimize supply risk. Elcora's separation process is specifically designed to be flexible and coupled with flexible supply will in turn ensure an uninterrupted supply to Elcora's clients," said Troy Grant, Elcora's president and chief executive officer.

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5 years 2 months ago #116775 by RonS
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Great news out today, note that Buiel says "a preferred source"


ERA announce successful initial test results of Elcora’s proprietary graphite processes for lithium ion battery anodes.

The purpose of the tests was to validate Elcora’s processes using grade, size analysis, BET surface area, calendar density and eChemistry.

“Elcora’s high purity 99+% flake concentrate is significantly above the industry standard of 95-98%. This will have important implications for thermal processing which is the preferred method of purification for long-life automotive cells. Elcora graphite also exhibits a very high level of crystallinity and therefore reversible capacity consistent with the top 20% of graphite materials we have tested from junior graphite companies. The combination of high purity and high reversible capacity could prove to make Elcora a preferred graphite sources for LIB anode materials”, states Dr. Edward R. Buiel, CEO and President of Coulometrics, LLC.

Particle size distribution

Elcora has developed a proprietary process to reduce the size of graphite crystals to those best suited for anode production. This process was developed in order to combine different sizes of particles so that anode packing density can be optimized and to minimize the use of spherical graphite.

BET surface area

For better anode performance the BET surface area of graphite is minimized. As an example for under 20 micrometer particles the target surface area is between 3-5 m2/g. This target is usually met by reducing the surface area through coatings. The Elcora process has achieved and surpassed this target without coatings

Calendar density
The calendar density is the density of the anode. This characterizes how much graphite can be added to a battery. The target is between 1.5 and 1.8 g cm-3. Initial tests, without optimization of the particle size distribution or spheronization, have resulted in Elcora densities as high as 1.46 g/cm3.

Graphite purity
The Elcora process uses multiple steps to produce high purity graphite. The results of both the primary and secondary purification stages are shown in Table 3. The repeatability of the results gives confidence in the results. PIXE, or proton induced x-ray emission tests, are currently being conducted to confirm these results and to accurately determine the contaminants at the ppm level.

eChem tests

c20 cycling tests were done with Elcora process graphite using different binders, additives, and electrolytes. Examples of battery test using Elcora anodes is shown in Figure 2. In these results, the reversible capacity increased to 371 mAh/g in the first 4 cycles which is very close to the theoretical maximum of 372 mAh/g. The capacity was calculated based on the mass of graphite in the electrode only and does not include the small mass of carbon black that is added to the electrode to maintain conductivity. Notwithstanding, the reversible capacity of the Elcora Graphite is very high and well suited for lithium ion battery applications.

The first cycle efficiency is 93.2%. These results were achieved without spheronization or coating. Most battery manufacturers specify 93-95% first cycle efficiency which must be balanced with cathode materials that do not exceed 95%.

Troy Grant, President and CEO: “These results are the next successful step in Elcora’s goal of value-added graphite production which is able to produce cleaner batteries for electric vehicles. These anode and battery test results demonstrate that Elcora’s anodes show excellent potential for use in lithium ion batteries. It further confirms, at the bench scale, Elcora’s vertical integration strategy of value added transformation using our own proprietary process”.

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5 years 2 months ago #82321 by DearJohn
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Agree this looks good. The way I see it - if they can reduce or eliminate these steps, than ERA is going to leap frog ahead of their competitors in batteries.

They have done it in graphene so why not battery anodes

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5 years 2 months ago #81828 by Gambler
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Awesome news out this morning on ERA

Elcora develops technology for Li battery manufacturing

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp (C:ERA)
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Wednesday August 17 2016 - News Release

Mr. Troy Grant reports

ELCORA REVEALS LITHIUM ION BATTERY ANODE STRATEGY

Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. has developed a proprietary technology in order to reduce or eliminate several stages of the lithium-ion battery anode manufacturing process. This technology has the potential to eliminate most of the graphite preparation stages prior to incorporation into anodes.

"With the significant increases in the electric car market over the next ten years this is an exciting focus on downstream technologies to maximize value, says Troy Grant, Elcora's CEO."

The traditional method of graphite preparation for anodes includes spheronization, purification and coatings. The Elcora processes are designed to reduce or eliminate each of these stages with the goal of reducing the carbon and energy footprint of the anodes and to reduce costs.

The company is in the process of sourcing from several mines in order to minimize supply risks and to ensure sufficient volume to supply the lithium ion battery anode market and worldwide giga factories. Tests are currently underway with industry experts to prove the technology and to design a production facility.

"This move is part of Elcora's vertical integration strategy of added value processing to maximize returns to shareholders," said Troy Grant, Elcora's President and CEO.

Ian Flint, Ph.D., P.Eng., is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.

About Elcora Advanced Materials

Elcora was founded in 2011 and has been structured to become a vertically integrated graphite & graphene company that mines, processes, refines graphite, and produces both the graphene and end user graphene applications. As part of the vertical integration strategy, 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. Elcora has developed a unique low cost effective processes to make high quality graphite and graphene that are commercially scalable. This combination means that Elcora has the tools and resources for graphite and graphene vertical integration.

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5 years 3 months ago #701 by Gambler
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Thanks Lynsa that is excellent. I think a key point - the graphene research market is a $30 to $50 million market and in essence Elcora has no competition, they are so far ahead

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5 years 3 months ago #700 by lynnsa10
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I was on the Elcora website and this video, about a month old, a presentation by Ian Flint is a must see

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5 years 3 months ago #699 by lynnsa10
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Interesting news
ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL GRAPHITE NANO-PLATELET TESTS
By Maggie Ma Posted July 22, 2016 In Graphite Processing, Press Release 0 0
Halifax, Nova Scotia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 22, 2016) – Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (OTCQB: ECORF) (FSE: ELM), (the “Company” or “Elcora”), is pleased to announce that that graphite nano-platelets are formed as a by-product from the laboratory of Elcora’s subsidiary, the Graphene Corp. This provides the company with another product line in a growing market.



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Graphene Corp 4-6 micrometer graphite nano-platelets (NOO — July 12, 2016)

The Graphene Corp (Canada) nano-platelets are between 100 nm and 5 micrometers in size and can be used in many of the same applications as graphene including fillers for rubber and plastics to increase strength, impart electrical conductivity or to increase the heat transfer of many composites. This is a by-product of the Graphene Corporation’s high yield graphene production. This material currently sells for between one and fifty dollars per gram depending on the quality. Production of nano-platelets is scalable depending on demand.

“This work is a positive step in Elcora’s goal of producing graphite added value products that utilizes the same marketing as graphene” said Troy Grant, Elcora’s President and CEO. “And is another positive step towards Elcora’s continued strategic development as vertical integrated graphite company.”

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5 years 3 months ago #691 by daikaads
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Yup that rights!! I too expect that

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5 years 3 months ago #652 by RonS
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Yes agree, seems to be few sellers here, looks like a good bounce off of support. We could test it again or keep going higher, probably depends on some news??

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