(Original article: Proactive Investors) Archer Materials Ltd (ASX:AXE) has used natural flake graphite from the Eyre Peninsula Graphite Project (EPGP) in South Australia to produce high-value coated spherical graphite (CSG). CSG material has been successfully tested in lithium-ion battery prototypes with enhanced performance in line with industry benchmarks for CSG anodes.
This work enables Archer to pursue downstream partnership and development opportunities with lithium-ion battery manufacturers, graphite processing options and high-value graphene and graphitic materials. CSG is one of the highest value-added processed forms of flake graphite concentrate used in the lithium-ion battery industry.
Archer CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair said: “Graphite is a mineral categorized by many world economies as ‘critical’ and important to their long-term economic growth and supply-chain security. We have demonstrated high-value graphite materials can be developed from the EPGP and are relevant to the growing global markets serviced by lithium-ion batteries, including electric vehicles and portable electronics.”
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