Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) has accomplished section 1 of a two-part plan by ending a coating line for the manufacturing of coated spherical purified graphite and starting chilly commissioning of a kiln and utilities. “Coating helps create a steady electrolyte interface-layer within the battery system and enhance preliminary coulombic effectivity and discharge capability, thus extending the battery efficiency over time,” says NMG.
After graphite is extracted from the corporate’s Matawinie Mine, it’s formed, purified and layered with carbon to arrange it to be used in anodes.
“Part 1 now covers the total worth chain,” says NMG Chair Arne H. Frandsen. “From extraction and focus to superior processing and battery testing in our laboratory, we now have engineered processes, designed operations and constructed services that reveal our proprietary applied sciences and manufacturing functionality. This constitutes a springboard for executing our section 2 to develop what’s projected to be North America’s largest absolutely built-in pure graphite operation.”
Part 2 will scale up know-how from section 1, and is geared toward producing 100,000 tons per yr of flake graphite from Matawinie and 42,000 tons of coated spherical graphite per yr on the firm’s Bécancour Battery Materials Plant.
NMG plans to start out scorching commissioning quickly. The corporate expects to course of the primary ton in the beginning of Q3 in 2022, and to start steady manufacturing by the tip of Q3.
“We at the moment are set to supply a turnkey provide of anode materials to our potential prospects, reinforcing our lively industrial discussions and bringing us one step nearer to signing an offtake settlement with a strategic anchor-customer,” mentioned founder, President and CEO of NMG Eric Desaulniers.
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