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Matthew Spizziri reports that Flinders Resources Limited announced an update on its two key initiatives to produce high-purity spherical graphite and graphene to position its 100% owned Woxna graphite mine as a leading supplier to the current and future graphite and graphene industries.The first initiative underway is the High Purity Graphite Project, which seeks to value add to its product stream via working with a strategic Chinese technology partner with a well-established design, build and operate capability in high-purity graphite production. The second, the Swedish Graphene Project, a S... More →
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Focus Graphite Inc. is an advanced exploration and development mining company with the goal of becoming a low-cost producer of technology-grade graphite concentrate from its Lac Knife project in Quebec. Lac Knife is one of the most advanced graphite projects in North America and holds one of the highest-grade flake graphite deposits in the world.

Focus Graphite is 100%-owned Lac Knife flake graphite deposit is located about 27 km south west of Fermont in the province of Quebec. It is within the well-established iron ore-mining jurisdiction in Canada, with multi-billion-dollar mining... More →
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For the first time, scientists have built a transistor out of carbon nanotubes that can run almost twice as fast as its silicon counterparts. This is big, because for decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how to build the next generation of computers using carbon nanotube components, because their unique properties could form the basis of faster devices that consume way less power.

Making carbon nanotube transistors that are better than silicon transistors is a big milestone, said one of the team, Michael Arnold, from the University of Wisconsin. This achievement has be... More →
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Grafoid announced today that it has acquired Braille Battery Inc. in order to advance the commercialization of its MesoGraf Graphene. Braille is an internationally recognized developer and manufacturer of lightweight, advanced Li-ion batteries for automotive applications. The Grafoid high-energy performing MesoGraf graphene combined with the Braille cutting edge engineering and manufacturing capabilities create a perfect fit for adapting a novel power source to the needs of our future electric vehicle manufacturing customers. In commercial terms, the benefits of a 100 per cent controlled suppl... More →
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As part of the new carbon-based industry, Grafoid Inc. is a graphene research, development and investment company partnered with Focus Graphite Inc., owner of the high-grade Lac Knife, Quebec graphite deposit. It invests in, manages, and develops markets for processes that produce economically scalable, pristine graphene that is used in graphene development applications by leading corporations and institutions. The company has investments that produce high-energy bilayer and trilayer graphene from a safe, non-destructive extraction process leaving the lowest possible ecological footprint. The ... More →
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Focus Graphite is developing one of the most important graphite projects in North America at Lac Knife, Quebec. Focus has already signed a 10-year strategic agreement for up to 40,000 tons per year - 400,000 ton total - of graphite concentrate with a Chinese-based industrial consortium located in the port city of Dalian, Lianing Province, China, one of the most important centers for trade and industry, and home to many of high-tech companies. Grafoid Inc. is Focus Graphite graphene research and development partner, which has been cooperating with a number of companies worldwide to achieve a co... More →
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Dave Smith reports that the extraordinary features and benefits of graphene make it sound like it was taken out of a comic book, e.g., adamantium, vibranium, but while the super material could change our world as we know it, graphene must overcome several obstacles related to viability before it is ready for mass usage.

Using graphene is a complicated technology to deliver. The race to find value is more of a marathon than a sprint.

It may be awhile until graphene is readily available to the public - the material was finally isolated only a decade ago - but scientific... 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.

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Press Trust of India reports that graphene can be used to clean up nuclear waste by filtering different isotopes of hydrogen, a new study has found. Researchers led by Andre Geim from University of Manchester in UK demonstrated that using membranes made from graphene can act as a sieve, separating protons, nuclei of hydrogen, from heavier nuclei of hydrogen isotope deuterium.

The process could mean producing heavy water for nuclear power plants could be ten times less energy intensive, simpler and cheaper using graphene. One of the hydrogen isotopes, deuterium, is widely used in an... More →
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Charlotte McLeod provides a collection of articles from Graphene Investing News to help new investors in this market. Widely regarded as the wonder material of the 21st century, the 2D material was first produced in 2004, when two professors at the U. of Manchester used Scotch tape to peel flakes of graphene off a chunk of graphite.

The material is a crystalline allotrope of carbon, a characteristic it shares with diamonds and graphite. Put simply, all three are made up of carbon atoms that are bonded together in different ways. For instance, graphite consists of carbon atoms bonde... More →
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Petra Szilagyi reports that graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, is stronger than steel and as stiff as diamond. Yet, this tough, thin material can also be induced to peel itself to pieces. Puncturing a hole in graphene with a diamond tip and repeatedly moving that tip back and forth, rather like rucking up a carpet, causes narrow strips of carbon to curl spontaneously upwards, tearing out of the graphene layer and even folding back on themselves, scientists from Trinity College Dublin report in an article in Nature on 13 July.

The discovery is entirely surprising, says Ja... More →
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Graphenea, a technology company set up in 2010, is one of the European main producers of graphene. In 2013, the company received an investment from Repsol to boost its technological capacity, support its growth as a business and enable it to maintain its international lead within the emerging graphene production sector.

The company, which employs 11 people and exports graphene materials to 40 countries, supplies its products to global operations for Universities, Research Centers and Industries. Graphenea is part of a growing cluster of nanotechnology companies based at the nanotech... More →
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Sina Fogden reports that a team from the Graphene Flagship has recently published work showing how it is possible to interface graphene with neuron cells while maintaining the integrity of these vital cells. This work was an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Trieste in Italy, the University Castilla-La Mancha in Spain and the Cambridge Graphene Centre, with nanotechnologists, chemists, biophysicists and neurobiologists all playing an important role.

The Graphene Flagship is a European initiative which promotes a collaborative approach to research with an aim... More →
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Jocelyn Aspa reports that a mining company in Australia turned their attention to graphite, whose previous focus was on gold, thanks to its managing director, Mark Thompson. Why the switch? Back in 2011, Thompson gained an interest in graphite at a mining conference in Hong Kong. Attendees were excited about the idea of lithium being used in next-generation batteries being used in manufacturers, such as Tesla Motors. What captivated Thompson attention was the fact that graphite coating wires and anodes are the biggest components in batteries.

His vision of developing gold and iron-o... More →
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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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It has only been a month since Flinders Resources won a years-long race and became the first of the Canadian junior miners to produce flake graphite, but the company has not wasted any time in making its next move. Flinders and Big North Graphite announced this morning that they have entered into a binding letter agreement under which the former will acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of the latter - ultimately, Big North will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Flinders. Under the terms of the arrangement, Big North shareholders will receive one Flinders common share per eac... 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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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.

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Graphite One Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on the development of the world class Graphite Creek Project located on the western part of the Seward Peninsula of Alaska. The Graphite Creek Deposit is the largest known large flake graphite deposit in North America. Based on drilling 4.8 km of an 18 km strike length, Graphite Creek has an NI 43-101 inferred resource of 284.71 million tonnes at 4.5 per cent graphite, including 37.68 million tonnes at 9.2 per cent graphite and 8.63 million tonnes at 12.8 per cent graphite.
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Graphite One Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a clear and distinct business strategy focused on the graphite market to identify, acquire, and explore high potential projects ready for rapid advancement. Graphite One Resources Inc. has an option to earn a 100 per cent interest in the Graphite Creek project.

NI 43-101 Compliant Inferred Resource of 107.2 Mt at 5.78 Cg for 6.2 Mt of In-Situ Graphite, with a cut-off grade of 3 per cent.

Cg Potential for a multi-million tonne target of 235 to 492 Mt with grade between ... More →
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The Graphite Creek Property comprises 129 claims totaling 6,799 hectares on the Seward Peninsula of Alaska, 65 kilometers north of Nome. Mineralization at the Graphite Creek property is characterized by coarse crystalline (large-flake) graphite (greater than 80 mesh) within graphite-bearing schist(s). Graphite mineralization is exposed at surface. The large-flake graphite occurs as disseminations and high-grade segregations and lenses in distinctive garnet-bearing quartz biotite schist(s) and biotite schist(s). The host schist(s) is continuous over 18 kilometers of strike length, based on mapp... 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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WNN reports that a new graphite irradiation research program has been launched in support of ageing management of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGRs) in the UK. EDF Energy announced new scheduled closure dates for four of its UK AGR nuclear power plants.

AGR reactors feature a graphite moderator and are cooled using carbon dioxide. The graphite blocks cannot be replaced or repaired during the operating life of the reactors. However, radiation damage changes the shape and size of the crystalline structure that comprise graphite, a process known as dimensional change, which in turn de... More →
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Great Lakes Graphite Inc. announced today the exceptional results from its ongoing graphite mineral beneficiation program being conducted at Process Research ORTECH facilities in Mississauga, Ontario. The primary focus of the program is to determine the highest purity levels that can be achieved using the flake material from the Lochaber Graphite Project and to identify the processes and methods that are required to achieve those standards. Results have now demonstrated that purity levels of up to 99% can be achieved using only a simple flotation process. These tests were performed on fine ma... 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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