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1 month 3 weeks ago #122001 by ron
ron replied the topic: Excellent Overview of Graphite Industry and Competitive Landscape

CIMA wrote: www.hallgartenco.com/file.php?path=Batte...name=NGC_Jan2019.pdf


good find,i like that report,CIMA,i need your prediction for the contest on the zonte board,you might win it again in 2019...lol...

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1 month 3 weeks ago #122000 by CIMA
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2 months 2 weeks ago #121849 by ron
ron replied the topic: Northern Graphite: CEO Buying Shares

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i own the stock and like it,i saw that you picked it also on the 2019 SI contest,
don't want to spoiled your day,but i might win it again with ZON....lol...

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2 months 3 weeks ago #121773 by CIMA
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9 months 3 weeks ago #120685 by CIMA
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Northern Graphite Signs Product Offtake Agreement

Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - June 4, 2018) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQX: NGPHF) ("Northern" or the "Company") announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with a European commodity trading company to sell 100 per cent of the projected output from the Bissett Creek graphite project in China. The parties intend to enter into a binding agreement when a number of conditions have been met, including the arrangement of project financing. Northern's partner will be identified at that time as per their request.

Customers of the trading company have tested graphite from a number of different sources outside China and have found that Northern's graphite is of the highest quality and fits best with market requirements. Chinese production of XL (+50 mesh) and XXL (+32 mesh) flake graphite is declining while demand is growing, particularly in the expandable graphite market. There is an immediate opportunity for new production and Northern is uniquely positioned to meet that need with an advanced stage project that will produce almost entirely large/XL/XXL flake and which has a reasonable capital cost. The project is also located close to infrastructure in a politically stable jurisdiction.

The Bissett Creek project will produce almost no small flake or fines, both of which are in oversupply. Chinese companies continue to add small flake production capacity to meet demand from the rapidly growing lithium ion battery ("LiB") market which has kept small flake prices from rising. This will continue to be the case until the very positive growth forecasts for electric vehicles are realized. China Minmetals Corporation, China's largest metals and minerals group, recently estimated that the demand for spherical graphite, the anode material in LiBs, will be one million tonnes by 2020 and most will be consumed in China. This will require annual flake graphite production to more than double from current levels. While Northern is not specifically targeting the LiB market, a rise in small flake prices is expected to drive up prices for all flake sizes.

Gregory Bowes, CEO commented that: "The fact that we can sell up to 100 per cent of production in China alone is very strong confirmation of current market conditions and provides a base level of sales which will enable the Company to pursue project financing. Demand for XL/XXL flake is also strong outside of China and Northern has the flexibility to pursue other opportunities to diversify sales."

Expandable Graphite

Expandable graphite is manufactured by treating large and particularly XL flake graphite concentrates with an intercalation agent that penetrates between the many layers of each individual flake. It can be sold as is or heated which causes the intercalation agent to expand, splitting the flakes apart and increasing the volume by hundreds of times. The expanded graphite is then pressed into self binding sheets or foils. These products are used for thermal management in consumer electronics as every smart phone, tablet and flat panel TV, as well as solar panels, require a sheet of graphite foil to keep them cool and dust free; for gasket products in the automotive, petroleum, chemical and nuclear industries as graphite does not rust, corrode or react with acids; in conductive plates for fuel cells and flow batteries; and in fire retardants. The latter market is expected to grow rapidly as the use of brominated flame retardants is phased out or banned. Expandable graphite is principally made from +50 mesh XL flake which sells for approximately US$1,750/tonne while expandable graphite can sell for up to US$3,000/tonne.

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Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this news release.

About Northern Graphite

Northern Graphite is a Canadian development company with a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit, which is located in southeastern Ontario and relatively close to all required infrastructure. The Company has completed a full FS, a PEA which includes a Phase 2 doubling of production after three years of operation, and has secured its major mining permit. The Bissett Creek project has a low capital cost, a high profit margin at current prices, and low marketing risk resulting from the very high quality of its concentrates and a realistic production level that can be easily expanded when market conditions warrant.

For additional information, please contact: Gregory Bowes, CEO (613) 241-9959

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9 months 3 weeks ago #120668 by CIMA
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Northern Graphite: Metallurgical Testing Indicates Potential to Reduce Capital and Operating Costs

Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 8, 2018) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQX: NGPHF) ("Northern" or the "Company") announces that ongoing metallurgical testing being carried out by SGS Lakefield ("SGS") has identified a very promising opportunity to simplify the process plant design and reduce capital and operating costs for the Bissett Creek Project. The test work is part of the Company's planned update of its Feasibility Study ("FS") and is subject to further evaluation, testing and cost/benefit analysis.

SGS evaluated a number of crushing and grinding options with the objective of creating a simpler, lower cost flow sheet that maximizes the recovery of high value, large and XL flake graphite and maintains concentrate purity levels, while sacrificing the recovery of some lower value, smaller flake material. The original flow sheet in the FS consisted of SAG milling, flash flotation, regrinding followed by rougher flotation, and then polishing and cleaning which lead to overall recoveries of up to 95 per cent. Testing to date indicates that SAG milling alone, followed by flotation, polishing and cleaning, can achieve recoveries of up to 90 per cent with almost no loss of large and XL flake production. This creates the potential to remove a large regrind ball mill and the rougher flotation circuit from the process plant.

Ore from the Bissett Creek deposit is not "hard" compared to many conventional mining operations and it fractures easily along cleavage planes where the graphite flakes are located. As a result, the graphite is liberated relatively easily with a minimum of crushing and grinding and little degradation of the large and XL flakes. The Company intends to test the new approach on a number of samples from across the deposit to ensure results are consistent. While this testing program has delayed progress on the Company's FS update, it could lead to a meaningful reduction in capital and operating costs.

Gregory Bowes, CEO commented that: "A significant competitive advantage of the Bissett Creek Project is that it has one of the simplest flow sheets in the industry which contributes to it also having among the lowest processing costs per tonne of ore. Recent test results have created the potential to improve project economics which are already attractive at current, relatively low graphite prices."

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Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this news release.

About Northern Graphite

Northern Graphite is a Canadian development company with a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit, which is located in southeastern Ontario and relatively close to all required infrastructure. The Company has completed a full FS, a PEA which includes a Phase 2 expansion, and has secured its major environmental permit. The Company believes Bissett Creek has the best attributes required of a new graphite project including low initial capital costs, a high profit margin and low marketing risk resulting from a very high percentage of large and XL flake and a realistic production level that can easily be expanded when market conditions warrant.

For additional information, please contact: Gregory Bowes, CEO (613) 241-9959

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11 months 2 weeks ago #120433 by alexgreat
alexgreat replied the topic: Northern Graphite:
Great to see NGC highlight the real world and just not hype about batteries. Sell the large flake and use fines for battery anodes

"However, large and extra large flake concentrates are too valuable to be used in this manner." He added: "the high percentage of large and XL flake at Bissett Creek provides a strategic alternative of initially focussing on high value, high margin industrial markets rather than the battery market, which is currently very competitive and dominated by Chinese producers."

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11 months 2 weeks ago #120431 by WealthyPlumber
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Great news today

Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 5, 2018) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQX: NGPHF) announces that additional testing has confirmed that lithium ion battery ("LiB") anode material made from concentrates from its Bissett Creek deposit meet or exceed current commercial specifications. The test work was carried out by the Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ("BGRIMM"), a Chinese state owned metallurgical research and development company.

Test results indicate that the crystallinity, yield and specific surface area (5.652 m2/g for 16µ material) of the Bissett Creek material were all better than industry standards. A yield of 50 per cent was achieved on a batch basis and can potentially be increased to 70 per cent with a continuous, commercial process. The tap density was 1 g/cm3 which is comparable to existing products.

Gregory Bowes, CEO, commented that: "essentially all Bissett Creek production could theoretically be turned into a premium LiB anode material because of its outstanding crystallinity, flake size and purity, and this differentiates it from most other deposits. However, large and extra large flake concentrates are too valuable to be used in this manner." He added: "the high percentage of large and XL flake at Bissett Creek provides a strategic alternative of initially focussing on high value, high margin industrial markets rather than the battery market, which is currently very competitive and dominated by Chinese producers."

BGRIMM has commenced a second study to evaluate the Company's LiB anode material (also called spherical graphite or "SPG"), with respect to purification, coating and electrochemical performance. Purification in particular is a key step in manufacturing SPG. The tests will enable the Company to benchmark the results against its own patent pending purification technology. The Company's technology, jointly developed with Hatch Inc., potentially represents the first cost competitive, environmentally sustainable alternative to Chinese methods of manufacturing anode material for the rapidly growing electric vehicle and grid storage markets.

About BGRIMM

BGRIMM is a premier Chinese institute in the field of mining and metallurgical technology and operates directly under the Chinese Government (SASAC). It has over 4,000 employees, is headquartered in Beijing and has operations in a number of provinces including Hebei, Jiangsu, Liaoning and Hunan as well as Santiago, Chile. BGRIMM has been conducting research on graphite since the 1970s and its services include mining, mineral processing (process development, flotation and reagent optimization and equipment design), and purification and downstream processing. It has completed a number of key national projects in recent years.

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1 year 3 weeks ago #120260 by CIMA
CIMA replied the topic: Northern Graphite:
Economics getting better even with low graphite prices: finance.yahoo.com/news/northern-graphite...omics-135000990.html

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1 year 2 months ago #119753 by Gambler
Gambler replied the topic: Northern Graphite:
Great news, would be a big vote of confidence if they could sign up a license user. Keeping my fingers crossed for 2018

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1 year 2 months ago #119751 by CIMA
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Northern Graphite Files Patent Application for Purification Technology

Ottawa, Ontario, Jan 08, 2018 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) -- Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC) (otcqx:NGPHF) ("Northern" or the "Company") announces that it has filed an application to patent its proprietary natural graphite purification technology. The patent is entitled "System and Method for Producing High Purity Particulate Graphite using Carbochlorination in an Electrical Resistance Heated Fluidized Bed Reactor." The inventors are Dr. Kamal Adham Ph.D. P.Eng, Sabrina Francey M.A.Sc. P.Eng and Darren Kazmaier P.Eng, all of whom are employees of Hatch Inc. ("Hatch"), and Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA P.Geo., Chief Executive Officer of Northern. The patent relates to the use of chlorine in a specially constructed fluidized bed reactor that was designed by Hatch. Northern has signed an exclusive licensing agreement to use Hatch's Intellectual Property ("IP") in the design, construction and operation of the reactor, which is a key component of Northern's patent pending purification technology.

Graphite mine concentrates must be upgraded with a secondary purification process in order to be used in a number of value added markets, the largest being lithium ion batteries ("LiBs"). The anode material in LiBs is graphite, either natural or synthetic, and there are no substitutes. Natural graphite, which makes up over 60 per cent of the market, must be purified to 99.95%Cg for use in LiBs and some specific impurities must be less than 50ppm. Essentially all of this purification is done in China with the wet chemical approach which is largely based on the use of hydrofluoric acid. This is difficult and/or expensive to do in the west because of environmental and workplace health and safety challenges. Thermal purification is too expensive and can still require secondary purification prior to use.

As the electric vehicle and grid storage markets expand, the demand for LiB anode material will grow exponentially and it is critical that the west develop an alternative to current graphite purification processes. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence estimates that over 300gWh of LiB manufacturing capacity will be added by 2021. This would require an additional 600,000t of flake graphite per year (current production is approximately 650,000t), and all of it has to be purified.

Gregory Bowes, Chief Executive Officer, commented that; "Northern's patent pending purification technology represents a cost competitive, scalable and environmentally sustainable solution for the lithium ion battery industry." He added; "This provides the Company with the opportunity to build anode material manufacturing plants, or to license the technology to other manufacturers, in parallel with the development of our Bissett Creek graphite deposit."

The ability to purify natural graphite with chlorine is well known and has been the subject of prior patents. However, previous processes have achieved very limited commercial success because of the costs associated with high reagent consumption, long furnace retention times, batch processing and the requirement for catalysts and other chemicals. Also, high purity levels were often not achieved and the corrosive nature of chlorine at temperature caused mechanical, structural and safety problems with the furnaces. Hatch's know how, expertise and IP have facilitated the development of a solution that addresses these issues. Initial lab and bench scale testing, and a fatal flaw analysis and scoping study, have all confirmed the viability of Northern's process. A pilot plant test is planned to evaluate its performance on a larger scale and to refine capital and operating cost estimates.

Northern's process can also be used as a simple means to increase the purity of flake graphite concentrates to 98 or 99% Cg for many industrial markets or to 99.95%Cg for more advanced uses.

About Northern Graphite

Northern is a Canadian company with a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in southern Canada, relatively close to all required infrastructure. Bissett Creek is an advanced stage project that has a Full Feasibility Study and major environmental permit. Subject to the completion of operational and species at risk permitting, which are well advanced, Northern could commence construction 2018 pending financing. The Company believes Bissett Creek has the highest margin, best flake size distribution and lowest marketing risk of any new graphite project, and has the added advantages of low capital costs and realistic production levels relative to the size of the market.

About Hatch Ltd.

Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers an array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch draws upon its corporate roots which extend back more than a hundred years and its 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for clients, employees, and the communities it serves. Hatch's mining and metallurgy teams undertake major expansions and metallurgical plant upgrades from concept to design to construction anywhere in the world. Hatch rebuilds furnaces, introduces new process controls, and develops unique technologies that give its clients a substantial competitive edge.
 
For additional information, please contact:       Gregory Bowes, CEO (613) 241-9959
                          
Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this news release.

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1 year 3 months ago #119623 by CIMA
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Northern Graphite Signs Technology Licensing Agreement with Hatch Ltd.

OTTAWA, Dec 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Northern Graphite Corporation ("Northern" or the "Company") (NGC) (otcqx:NGPHF) announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement to license certain Intellectual Property ("IP") from Hatch Ltd. ("Hatch") for use in Northern's proprietary natural graphite purification process. Hatch's IP relates to the design, construction and operation of a special fluidized bed reactor that is a key component of Northern's chlorine based process. Under the Agreement, Hatch will provide engineering, design and technical support services and equipment with respect to the core technology, and will share in any royalties/revenues earned by Northern through licensing the Company's technology to third parties
Graphite mine concentrates must be upgraded with a secondary purification process in order to be used in a number of value added markets, the largest being lithium ion batteries ("LiBs"). Graphite is the anode material in LiBs and there are no substitutes. LiB anode material must be purified to 99.95% and some specific impurities, such as Fe, must be less than 50ppm. Essentially all of this purification is done in China using the wet chemical approach which is largely based on the use of hydrofluoric acid. This is difficult and/or expensive to do in the west because of environmental and workplace health and safety concerns. As the electric vehicle market expands and the demand for LiB anode material grows exponentially, it is critical that the west develop an alternative to current graphite purification processes.
Gregory Bowes, Chief Executive Officer, commented that; "Hatch's know how, expertise and IP has facilitated the development of a cost competitive and environmentally sustainable solution to the purification problem." He added; "Northern's technology provides the opportunity to build and/or license anode material manufacturing plants in the west, in parallel with the development of our Bissett Creek graphite deposit."
Northern's proprietary purification technology will use a specially constructed continuous, fluidized bed reactor designed by Hatch. Northern's process has been extensively tested in the lab and at a bench scale and the next step is to build a pilot plant to further evaluate its performance and refine capital and operating costs.

About Northern GraphiteNorthern is a Canadian company with a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in southern Canada, relatively close to all required infrastructure. Bissett Creek is an advanced stage project that has a Full Feasibility Study and major environmental permit. Subject to the completion of operational and species at risk permitting, which are well advanced, Northern could commence construction 2018 pending financing. The Company believes Bissett Creek has the highest margin, best flake size distribution and lowest marketing risk of any new graphite project, and has the added advantages of low capital costs and realistic production levels relative to the size of the market.

About Hatch Ltd.
Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers an array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch draws upon its corporate roots which extend back more than a hundred years and its 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for clients, employees, and the communities it serves. Hatch's mining and metallurgy teams undertake major expansions and metallurgical plant upgrades from concept to design to construction anywhere in the world. Hatch rebuilds furnaces, introduces new process controls, and develops unique technologies that give its clients a substantial competitive edge.
For additional information, please contact: Gregory Bowes, CEO (613) 241-9959
Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this news release.

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