Battery materials firm EcoGraf has received development approval for its Battery Anode Material (BAM) facility in Perth, Western Australia.
The City of Rockingham’s (CoR) Planning and Engineering Services Committee’s support paves the way for the government body to make a recommendation to the Joint Development Assessment Panel for the grant of the development approval.
Works approval processes are led by the Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), which is completing its assessment of the proposed development under the Western Australian Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Subject to final considerations, DWER is expected to issue the approvals during this quarter.
The new EcoGraf HFfree™ BAM facility is located in an industrial precinct on land leased from the State Government land agency DevelopmentWA.
In January, EcoGraf received a patent for its purification technology that relates to the manufacture of battery anode material and high purity graphite products, together with the recycling of lithium-ion battery anodes.
The Australian Government Patent Office, through IP Australia, confirmed acceptance of the company’s patent application for EcoGraf’s HFfree purification technology.