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Ian Ross reports that the Toronto Great Lakes Graphite is pouring $800,000 into a refit of a shuttered micronization plant in Matheson to begin processing graphite flake for customers in the U.S. Midwest by 2016. The currently mothballed crushing mill will be processing flake graphite imported from South America. Great Lakes Graphite has struck a five-year agreement with DNI Metals to procure graphite from Brazil for shipment to the northeastern Ontario plant.

The company has a facilities-use agreement for five years with the mill owner, Northfill Resources, with the option for anot... More →
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Charlotte McLeod presents a collection of articles from Graphite Investing News
looking at the companies shaping investment opportunities.

Graphite has a layered, planar structure, with carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. It is thermally stable and can conduct electricity, but is also valued for its self- and dry lubricating properties. Interestingly, there is more than one type of graphite, with the three main kinds being flake, amorphous and vein. While all are
important for different industries, currently flake graphite is getting the most buzz.

Fl... More →
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Katherine Bourzac reports that graphene, a form of carbon that is just one atom thick, does have truly superlative electronic, optical, and mechanical properties. But some applications envisioned for graphene, such as in computers, are appearing to be unrealistic. Nonetheless, the material may become a key component in flexible electronic displays, high-energy batteries, and other products.

Some of the graphene best properties are mechanical. It is flexible and stretchy.
In 2008, researchers at Columbia University showed that graphene was the strongest material ever tested. Re... More →
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Chris Berry reports that he has always been skeptical of the impact that graphene can or will have in the future. I do not doubt that it is deserving of its moniker of as wonder material, but given that it is such a small industry ($9 million globally) and given that there are almost innumerable applications for graphene, my skepticism is rooted in figuring out where to start. Energy? Infrastructure? Healthcare? Each of these industries is gigantic in their own right and could benefit from graphene qualities being included in their supply chains.

The size of this prize has not been ... More →
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Robin Bromby reports that it has been quite a week on the Australian graphite scene with at least three technology breakthroughs. As posted here on InvestorIntel overnight you will have seen one more company confirming it can produce graphene in a single-step process. On top of that, one player is moving into producing Super Sand, while another is proving up its ability to offer expandable graphite.

As Bromby has previously reported, Sydney-based analyst Warwick Grigor of Far East Capital has become an enthusiastic backer of graphene. In his latest client note he reports that, at a ... More →
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David Biello reports that fire ranks among humanity oldest and most powerful tools. Now the residue from all the oil and coal burned to power modern civilization may provide the best marker for the start of a new geologic epoch that highlights Homo sapiens world-changing impact, known as the Anthropocene, or new age of humans.

Soot is not the only potential marker. Other proposals include the radionuclide spike in the wake of the first atom bomb explosion in 1945 to a dip in CO2 levels around 1610 occasioned by the mass deaths that followed European arrival in North and South Americ... More →
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Kristin Majcher reports that scientists have been studying ways to use nanotubes in computers for years, but the material has proved difficult to work with. The hallmark of advancement in the electronics industry has been the ability to squeeze more and more transistors onto computer chips. But as the chips have become denser, it has become trickier to make their tiniest features with the traditional method, photolithography, in which light is used to etch patterns.

By 2020, the smallest features on chips could be as minuscule as five nanometers, down from 14 nanometers today. That... More →
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Elizabeth Gibney reports that spheres of carbon-60 are responsible for mysterious cosmic-light features. Carbon cages floating in the space between the stars have been confirmed as the cause of cosmic-light features that have puzzled astronomers for almost 100 years.

In 1919, Mary Lea Heger, a graduate student at the University of California Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, saw that particular wavelengths of light were dimmed in the emissions from certain stars, in a way that seemed unrelated to the stars themselves. As astronomers spotted more such features, they attributed them... More →
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Charlotte McLeod reports that Andrew Miller of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence weighed in on the factors that influence graphite prices and on the status of Chinese graphite production. The resource industry as a whole is down, but graphite is one commodity that continues to attract investor interest. Unfortunately, the graphite industry can prove difficult to navigate - pricing is not straightforward, and the terminology companies use is often not familiar to those accustomed to the terminology of the better-known precious and base metals sectors.

With those issues in mind, the Inv... More →
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Lignite is a low-ranking, brownish black coal. It is not as soft as peat nor as
hard as bituminous coal and has a fibrous earthy texture. Lignite is commonly used as an energy source, usually in a power plant where it is burned as a fuel. But it can also be used as a raw material in the production of lignite briquettes, fertilizers and livestock feed.

Oxidized lignite can be used as a thinner for oil well drilling mud, as an industrial
water softener and as a soil conditioner. Other uses include chemical feed stocks,
like activated carbon, and conversion to synthetic... More →
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Pia Rivera reports that Magnis Resources has been granted a Special Mining Licence SML 550-2015 for the Nachu Graphite Project in Tanzania on September 7th, 2015 by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania. A Special Mining Licence is superior to a Mining Licence (ML) as it encompasses projects with an investment over US$100 million. The granting of the SML is the key approval for the project and allows the Company to move forward with finalizing funding arrangements for the further development of the project. The SML has been granted to Uranex Tanzania Ltd, the 100% owned Tanzanian sub... More →
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Graphene has been deemed by financial markets to be a disruptive technology. Manufacturers have shown a keen interest in graphene either as a lightweight structural material replacement, or, as an investment for the creation of new 21st Century products or materials.

See: http://i2massociates.com/Downloads/campbelljustnotforburning-july19-2014col.pdf
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Cameron Perks reports that farming and mining as two complimentary activities, but what most people do not know is that farming is much more dependent on mining than intuition would have us believe. For example, key fertilizer minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen are all produced by mining (nitrogen is also sourced from the air).

Archer Exploration released news that the company was pursuing alternative uses of carbon produced from their graphite Sugarloaf deposit. Samples were taken to the University of Adelaide, where they were found to contain a unique kind of carb... More →
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Paul Hackley, Project Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, reports that organic petrology research is used to understand and predict the behavior of coal in utilization and/or thermal maturity of petroleum-source rocks, and to understand and predict hydrocarbon generation.

Other important themes of organic petrology research include the impact of coal composition on coalbed gas generation and storage. Research in the U.S.Geological Survey Organic Petrology Laboratory at the National Center in Reston includes all of these themes.... More →
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Charlotte McLeod reports that given the seeming inevitability of a graphite supply crunch, it should be no surprise that investor interest in the metal is rising. However, China is the top producer of graphite by a long shot, and it is not particularly easy, or indeed desirable, to invest in companies mining graphite there.

Instead, many investors are looking to North America for graphite investing opportunities, particularly since Tesla Motors announcement that it plans to source the lithium, graphite and cobalt it needs for its gigafactory from companies working on the continent. ... More →
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Next Graphite, Inc. is a development-stage resource company focused on advancing its Aukam Graphite Project located in Namibia. The past-producing graphite mine is estimated to contain up to 4 million tonnes of high-grade, large flake graphite. The Aukam Project hosts a high-grade vein-type deposit with medium to large flake distribution. Vein-type graphite mining is associated with lower recovery and operations costs than other natural graphite types. The Company is re-launching the Aukam mine and the construction of onsite processing facilities will require a CAPEX for less than USD $1.5 mil... More →
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced early in 2014 that it plans to build a $5-billion lithium-ion battery gigafactory. Market watchers immediately began predicting how much lithium, cobalt and, of course, graphite the facility might require. Learn about these graphite companies looking to supply this growing market. Such as,

Flinders Resources Limited
Supplying Graphite to Europe
    
Magnis Resources
Large and Jumbo Flake Graphite in Tanzania and Historic Offtake with SINOMA

Focus Graphite
A Mine-to-Market Technology Graphite... More →
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Archer Exploration Limited is a graphite, magnesite, manganese, copper, gold and uranium explorer focused on the discovery of world-class ore deposits. The company has carefully acquired a portfolio of projects, covering an area in excess of 10,500 km2, in the highly prospective Gawler Craton and Adelaide Fold Belt regions of South Australia. All projects are 100% owned by the company

This article covers their graphite project in South Australia.
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Canada Carbon Inc. holds a 100% interest in three strategic graphite properties located in Quebec, including 2 past producing graphite mines, the Miller and the Asbury mines.

The Miller hydrothermal lump-vein historical graphite mine and surrounding property cover approximately 100 square kilometres and is located 80 km west of Montreal in the Grenville Township. The Miller mine is a past graphite and mica producer which was worked since 1845. The Miller was likely the first graphite operation in Canada. Main roads connect up to 800 meters away from the deposit and travel all around... More →
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Charlotte McLeod reports that despite its exciting applications, graphene is not currently widely used, and cost is a key reason why. Researchers are understandably excited about the many desirable and unique properties of graphene, and believe it has the potential to spur advances in a variety of sectors - from transport to medicine to electronics.

While the price of graphene has come down since 2010, when it reportedly cost tens of thousands of dollars to make a piece of graphene the size of a postage stamp, it remains expensive (though specific pricing data is hard to come by). <... More →
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The Carbonfund.org seeks a cleaner & healthier environment & protects against the adverse effects of climate change by educating the public about the issues & facts of climate change, promoting a market-based, cost-effective carbon trading system.
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Charlotte McLeod reports that Rice University reported earlier this week that two of its researchers, Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Navid Sakhavand, have completed the first theoretical analysis of how 3D boron nitride could be used to control heat flow in small electronic devices. According to Shahsavari, the goal of the work is to improve the way heat moves in small electronic devices.

Typically in all electronics, it is highly desired to get heat out of the system as quickly and efficiently as possible, he told the university, adding that in the past the process has been complicated by ... More →
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A consortium dubbed the Graphene Flagship, which includes heavyweights such as Nokia and the University of Cambridge, has been selected by the European Union to participate in a program that will endow it with 1 billion euros over 10 years to make that happen. The hope is that pairing up researchers and businesses will hasten the development of material and component manufacturing processes for the carbon-based substance, and make it possible for graphene to find its way into products such as flexible electronics, batteries and faster processors.... More →
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Health Effects of Toxic Organic Compounds from Coal The Case of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy (BEN) U.S. G.S. Fact Sheet 004-01 Online Version 1.0. The Case of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy (BEN) otherwise known as kidney failure.



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Title: Preliminary Geochemical, Microbiological, and Epidemiological Investigations into Possible Linkages between Lignite Aquifers, Pathogenic Microbes, and Kidney Disease in NW Louisiana, by Bunnell, J.E., et al., Open-File Report 03-374.
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