New Graphene Tech Could Double Lithium-ion Battery Lifespan

New Graphene Tech Could Double Lithium-ion Battery Lifespan

New research in the battery space could help lithium-ion batteries last a whole lot longer. A group of researchers, many of whom are affiliated with Samsung Electronics, have developed technology that could double the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries.

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Chris Berry: ‘Do the Math’ to Choose Graphite, Cobalt Juniors

Chris Berry was a hot commodity at this week's Canvest conference. He participated in multiple panels and gave his own talk, and still found time to speak with the Investing News Network about why he sees opportunity in the graphite and cobalt markets.

Energizer Resources: Molo BFS a Catalyst for Advancing Offtake Agreements

Energizer Resources released a bankable feasibility study for its Madagascar-based Molo deposit at the beginning of February. At PDAC, Resource Investing News had the chance to speak about it with Brent Nykoliation, the company's senior vice president, corporate development.

Simon Moores: Expect Supply Chain Focus for Megafactory Metals

Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence believes that the emergence of battery megafactories will put pressure on supply of graphite, lithium and cobalt. "What I would expect is more focus on the supply chain situation," he told Resource Investing News at VRIC.

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Lomiko Metals Receives Two 5,000 Metre Drill Permits For La Loutre

Lomiko Metals Receives Two 5,000 Metre Drill Permits For La Loutre

Lomiko Metals (TSXV:LMR,OTCQX:LMRMF,FWB:DH8B) has received two drill permits, each for 5,000 meters, for its La Loutre Crystalline Flake Graphite Properties in Quebec. The property will be assessed for a resource after the current program is complete.

GrafTech International Lowers EBITDA and Cash Flow Guidance

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) announced that it now expects its EBITDA and operating cash flow for H1 2015 to be at the low end of the previously announced ranges of $30 to $40 million each. Both could also come in lower than the targeted ranges.

Flinders Resources Clarifies Disclosure Regarding Woxna

Flinders Resources Clarifies Disclosure Regarding Woxna

Flinders Resources (TSXV:FDR) clarified a disclosure regarding its Woxna graphite mine and processing plant in Sweden, noting that the project has not yet achieved commercial production. The company has successfully restarted the mine and established "meaningful graphite production" at the project.

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Battery-grade Graphite Production Could Hit Record in 2015

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reported that battery-grade graphite is set for a record year of production. The firm notes that China's output of uncoated spherical graphite, which is used to make lithium-ion battery anodes, has been on the rise since 2013.

Chris Berry on Dislocations in Graphite Company Valuations

Chris Berry, president of House Mountain Partners and co-editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, co-authored an article on the graphite market with Jonathan Lee, an institutional mining analyst and president of JGL Partners.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Launches Benchmark Data Service

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence announced the launch of a new graphite price and data subscription service called Benchmark Data. Its goal is to allow customers to track graphite supply, demand and prices, all of which are generally difficult to attain information on.

Capex Comparison of Proposed Graphite Mines

Seeking Alpha contributor Jaberwock published an article that looks at recent news from Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:ZEN) and Syrah Resources Ltd. (ASX:SYR).

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