- International Graphite (ASX:IG6) is on track to be one of Australia's first mine to market graphite producers and a new supplier of battery anode material to global battery manufacturers.
- Primary focus is battery anode material for lithium-ion batteries, supporting the global revolution in electric vehicles and green energy technologies.
- Operating exclusively in Western Australia, one of the world’s most reliable and attractive jurisdictions for resource investment.
- 100-percent company-owned graphite resource at Springdale will support a long life mining operation ensuring a secure, stable supply of graphite concentrate for value-added processing.
- Currently developing a planned graphite mine at Springdale and a state-of-the-art research and downstream processing hub in the industrial town of Collie.
- Downstream facilities located in Collie – the heart of Western Australia’s power generation infrastructure.
- Pilot plant commissioned with commercial micronising scheduled to be operational by 2024.
- Business underpinned by strong technical expertise, and rigorous environmental social and governance standards.
- Strong community support including A$6.7 million government investment.
Unprecedented demand for battery metals is swinging attention to graphite and the critical role it plays in the batteries needed to power electric vehicles and renewable energy, and global hopes for a sustainable future.
Traditionally, graphite hasn’t commanded the same publicity as peers like lithium and cobalt, but it is graphite's importance in battery production and electrification that is set to drive demand through the roof.
Of all the components in a lithium-ion battery, the biggest volume is in graphite which makes up 95 percent of the battery anode. It can take 50 to 100 kilograms of graphite to make a single battery – up to 10 times more graphite than lithium.