Canada-based Sama Graphite (SRG) has signed a consulting agreement with Dorfner ANZAPLAN, a German speciality minerals producer, for advanced graphite test work on SRG’s Lola Graphite for lithium-ion battery application.
Laboratory work and analysis on the Lola Graphite concentrate is aimed at identifying the optimal procedure for shaping and purification to obtain high-purity spherical graphite, suitable for use in lithium-ion battery and technology grade graphite applications.
The agreement comes as SRG said it focusing on developing its wholly-owned Lola Graphite deposit in Guinea, West Africa.
The results are expected to be published in August 2017. The works will focus on the comparisons between the Lola graphite concentrate and the existing concentrates on the market.
“We called upon Dorfner as they are renowned for their engineering expertise and the precision of their studies,” said Marc-Antoine Audet, president and chief executive officer, SRG.
“The results of this characterisation test work will provide our company with the specific characteristics of our graphite, thereby enabling us to maximise the potential of our product in what we expect to be the high-tech and lithium-ion battery industry,” Audet said.