EcoGraf in the Media
WA Minister for Mines and Energy, Hon Mr Bill Johnston provided the keynote speech at the opening of the Benchmark conference and highlighted EcoGraf’s development.
The taskforce is comprised of mining companies, industry bodies and union groups, including Albemarle Lithium, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA, EcoGraf, Tianqi Lithium Australia, BHP Nickel West and the Lynas Corporation, to name a few.
Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations announces EcoGraf as part of McGowan Government’s Future Battery Industry taskforce.
EcoGraf is building a vertically integrated graphite business positioned to support the global transition to clean energy and e-mobility
The Australian graphite company EcoGraf Ltd. ( ASX EGR ) is making great strides towards becoming the first battery graphite producer outside of China.The already great interest in the market, as Managing Director Andrew Spinks explained in an interview, is reinforced by the fact that the production process developed by EcoGraf is much more environmentally friendly than the method used in China.
Increasing interest in direct resource-related business relations (investments, offtake agreements, joint ventures) between Australia and Germany.
Below is a summary map by the
German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Rockingham is set to house a multi-million-dollar downstream processing facility supporting Western Australia’s growing battery minerals industry, with the signing of an agreement between DevelopmentWA and EcoGraf.
Minister Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology releases the ‘make it happen’ video. Working together is the solution to secure global EV & battery manufacturers to support responsibly produced critical mineral manufacturing & value added industries in Australia.
EcoGraf Limited, Perth, Australia, and Untergriesbach, Germany, (ASX: EGR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SungEel Hitech Co. Ltd to evaluate the EcoGrafTM proprietary purification process to recover and re-usehigh-purity battery carbon anode material from production scrap and ‘black mass’ from lithium-ion battery materials produced at their South Korean plant.
EcoGraf and Graphite mining firms are developing an integrated supply chain in Europe, in response to rising demand from electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers and EU concerns about critical mineral supply.
Australia’s race against China’s ‘rare earths weapon’
EcoGraf is pleased to report coverage from The Sydney Morning Herald that highlights the increased support from the Australian Government on securing alternative and resilient supply chains for critical minerals, including battery graphite, outside of China. EcoGraf’s battery anode materials facility located in Kwinana, Western will be the first manufacturing facility outside of China to provide a sustainable alternative to the global lithium-ion battery market.
Australia’s race against China’s ‘rare earths weapon’
EcoGraf is pleased to report coverage from The Age that highlights the increased support from the Australian Government on securing alternative and resilient supply chains for critical minerals, including battery graphite, outside of China. EcoGraf’s battery anode materials facility located in Kwinana, Western will be the first manufacturing facility outside of China to provide a sustainable alternative to the global lithium-ion battery market.
Australia challenges China’s graphite crown in EV batteries
Article, published by Nikkei Asian Review, covered EcoGraf’s plant to process graphite a mineral vital to electric vehicle batteries with a purification process that does not use hydrofluoric acid, an expensive and environmentally hazardous material.
EcoGraf (EGR) has received electrochemical results for its preferred feed materials at its Kwinana graphite facility.
The electrochemical testwork was conducted to determine the electrochemical performance of each feed material and understand what would help increase the intelligence and performance of each product.
(Roskill) Australian graphite explorer EcoGraf reported in June that it had signed an agreement to supply graphite products used in making batteries to a unit of German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp.
(Bloomberg) — Supplies of lithium and other minerals used in rechargeable batteries are highly concentrated in just a few countries, leaving the raw materials vulnerable to disruption as a boom in electric cars bolsters demand, according to the United Nations.
EcoGraf features in the Swiss broadcaster SRF’s business and economics program ‘ECO’, which covered WA’s emerging “Lithium Valley” which is reported to become a long-term provider of raw material for the Lithium-ion battery market. The program includes Hon. Mr Bill Johnston, Minister for Mines and Energy, Western Australia discussing the industry and an overview of EcoGraf’s proposed 20,000tpa Kwinana facility to produce battery graphite.
SRF is considered equivalent to the Australian broadcaster ABC and a summary of the EcoGraf coverage is provided below.
A link to the full Eco program can be found in Germany’s Goldinvest Coverage with the Battery materials program starting at minute 18:25 and EcoGraf from minute 23:35.
Australian graphite explorer EcoGraf Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to supply graphite products used in making batteries to a unit of German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp AG, sending its shares more than 32% higher in early trade.