Researchers have discovered that coal powder can be transformed into graphite using a conventional microwave oven.
Mineral Resources (MinRes) has stepped back from proceeding with its synthetic graphic project with Hazer Group as it hones in on its focus on the iron ore, lithium and mining services portfolios.
EcoGraf and the Western Australian Government have signed an agreement to deliver a $98 million graphite processing facility in the Rockingham industrial area of Western Australia.
GR Engineering Services and EcoGraf could form an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the development of a 20,000 tonnes a year battery graphite facility in Western Australia.
The Australian Government is prioritising the development of the nation’s position as a global supplier of rare earths and high performance metals.
Syrah Resources has delivered first production of purified spherical graphite from its battery anode material (BAM) plant in Louisiana in the United States.
Mineral Resources (MinRes) has abandoned the McIntosh graphite joint venture with Hexagon Resources.
According to Walkabout Resources, a previously reported “sudden and material decrease” in spot prices for all graphite flake sizes in China has not occurred.
Syrah Resources plans to take “immediate action” in response to the sudden decrease in graphite prices, which may plummet further later this year.
Syrah Resources has entered into a convertible note deed and an underwritten entitlement offer to raise approximately $111.6 million for its Balama graphite project.
Mining and exploration company Mineral Commodities Graphite (MRC) has acquired Norwegian company Skaland Graphite, significantly boosting its capacity as a flake graphite producer.
Syrah Resources has cemented its comeback from production issues last year by posting a production record in March at as the Balama graphite project.
Mineral Commodities’ subsidiary MRC Graphite has awarded an early start engineering contract to Mondium for its Munglinup graphite operations in Western Australia as the company moves closer to a final construction decision.
Syrah Resources is on track to meet the lower end of its production guidance at the Balama graphite operation in Mozambique.
Hazer Group’s graphite pilot plant works with Mineral Resources are set to advance further following the delivery of a new pilot plant to Kwinana in Western Australia.
High graphite prices are encouraging development of new projects outside of China, according to market consultant Roskill.
Syrah Resources has posted strong results in the December 2018 quarter in spite of production issues caused by a fire at the Balama graphite mine in Mozambique last October.
Syrah Resources has started commercial production at the Balama operation in Mozambique, southeast Africa, following a review of its monthly metrics.
Battery Minerals’ second major graphite operation Balama Central in Mozambique boasts a mine life of 27 years and will cost just $US69.4 million to develop, its feasibility study has shown.
Graphex Mining has taken a major step towards becoming a significant supplier of premium, coarse flake graphite by securing up to $US85 million ($119.8 million) with Castlelake to advance its Chilalo project in Tanzania.