Published: Thursday, 24 April 2014 As graphite exploration company Energizer Resources gears up to deliver a feasibility study for its Molo project in Madagascar, IM travelled 5,600 miles overseas to find out more about the company’s developments in the flake graphite race. Flake graphite has been considered a critical material for some time now, as its importance in certain end markets, such as batteries, has been well publicised. More recently, however, graphite has become a buzz word in both industry and mainstream circles after a potential game-changing announcement came at the end of February. The announcement in question is, of course, Tesla Motors’ decision to build a new $5bn lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery ‘Gigafactory,’ which could increase flake graphite demand by up to 34% by 2020. According to calculations by analysts at IM Data, Tesla’s plant could consume at least 28,000 tpa spherical graphite if operating at capacity. This equates to 93,000 tpa flake graphite if produced to today’s standards, which sees raw material wastage of up to 70%. This, as you can imagine, was music to flake graphite producers’ ears – especially those who were already targeting the battery market with high grade flake material. One company that could stand to benefit from developments like Tesla’s Gigafactory is Canada-based Energizer Resources Inc., which is looking to supply flake graphite from its Green Giant project in Madagascar. Full article below http://bit.ly/QBMHFG
Very good link. Reasuring that he knows what he wants and heading in the right direction. As he states they are now producing whereas many are still at the exploration stage. Big advantage in getting into market first.
Thanks for the link. Very interesting to hear from MY. No hype. Just the opposite. A man who believes in getting his ducks in a row. Reassuring after all the garbage spouted by his predecessor in the past.
RE: Stock tube today
Cheers for the link! Let the turnaround continue....
Cheers. Great to hear
RE: Stock tube today
Customer agreement soon, cash coming in quickly as volumes increase
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