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  • Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC) announced the first phase of testing is complete, designed to characterize and optimize the company’s graphite concentrates for use in advanced applications
  • The applications include use as fuel cells, lithium ion batteries and flow batteries as well as in traditional markets
  • Testing is being done by Germany-based ProGraphite GmbH
  • Graphite from the company’s Bisset Creek deposit has an almost unique combination of high carbon content and extremely coarse particle size distribution
  • Shares of Northern Graphite are up 3.66 per cent on the day, and trading at C$0.42 at 11:16 am ET

Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC) announced the first phase of testing is complete.

The testing is designed to characterize and optimize the company’s graphite concentrates for use in advanced applications.

The applications include use as fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries and flow batteries as well as in traditional markets. Testing is being done by Germany-based ProGraphite GmbH.

ProGraphite determined that graphite from Northern Graphite’s Bisset Creek deposit has an almost unique combination of high carbon content and extremely coarse particle size distribution. The grades are in high demand, availability is relatively low and prices are the highest of any standard graphite concentrate types.

ProGraphite indicated that the greatest potential for Bissett Creek graphite is in the fast-growing expandable graphite market, especially with respect to its use in the manufacture of bipolar plates for hydrogen fuel cells.

The second phase of testing has commenced to characterize it for use in lithium-ion batteries.

“Characterization work continues to confirm the industry leading quality of Bissett Creek concentrates. There are no limits to the applications for which it can be used and it is especially suitable for the fuel cell market.” He added:

“Like the lithium ion battery market, the expandable graphite market is dominated by China for all the wrong reasons. The west needs secure, transparent and sustainable sources of supply to support growth in the fuel cell industry which will be an important contributor the green energy economy,” said Northern Graphite CEO Gregory Bowes.

ProGraphite is located in Germany and is one of the world’s leading graphite research and development laboratories with over several decades of professional expertise and experience.

Northern Graphite is a mineral development and technology company focusing on developing its Bissett Creek graphite deposit and upgrading mine concentrates into high-value components used in lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, fuel cells, graphene and other advanced technologies.

Shares of Northern Graphite are up 3.66 per cent on the day, and trading at C$0.42 at 11:16 am ET.

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