-100 Mesh Natural Flake Graphite
Indicative CharacteristicsAvailable Grades: 94% to 98% Graphitic Carbon
Particle Size Distribution: > 80% -100 Mesh (> 150μ)
Moisture Content: < 0.5% (< 0.1% available)
Volatile Matter: 1.3% (< 0.4% available)
Loose Bulk Density: 0.55g/cm3 or 34.5 Ib/cu.ft
||Trace Elements (ppm)|
|Alumina 20.7%||Arsenic 1.8|
|Titania 0.2%||Beryllium 0.1|
|Ferric Oxide 14.6%||Boron 21.1|
|Lime 5.0%||Cadmium <0.1|
|Magnesia 1.4%||Chromium 112.2|
|Potassium Oxide 2.4%||Cobalt 1.6|
|Sodium Oxide 0.7%||Copper 4.9|
|Sulphur Trioxide 0.3%||Gold <0.1|
|Phosphorous Pentoxide 0.4%||Lead 1.3|
|Strontium Oxide 0.1%||Lithium 12.3|
|Barium Oxide 0.1%||Molybdenum <1.0|
|Manganese Oxide 0.1%||Nickel 475.6|
WB II ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES PROPOSED QUALIFYING TRANSACTION WITH MEGA GRAPHITE INC.
August 3, 2012 - WB II Acquisition Corp. ("WB II”; TSX Venture Exchange: WXB.P) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent dated August 3, 2012 with MEGA Graphite Inc. ("MEGA”) to complete a going public transaction for MEGA (the "Proposed Transaction”) by way of a reverse takeover of WB II..click here to view latest company releases
Mega Graphite Inc. in Receipt of Updated NI 43-101 on Uley Graphite Project Expediting Production and Listing
July 25, 2012 - Mega Graphite Inc., (Mega) announced today it has received a National Instrument 43-101 report from Coffey Mining in Perth, Australia on the Uley Graphite Project. click here to view latest company releases
MEGA Graphite Defines a Path to Listing and Near Term Graphite Production as a Revised Agreement is Struck with Strategic Energy Resources
April 25, 2012 - MEGA Graphite Inc. (MEGA), is pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with Strategic Energy Resources (SER) on the revised terms and adjusted timetable for acquisition of the Uley Graphite Mine by way of the previously announced Merger Implementation Deed (MID). click here to view latest company releases
General Motors expects Volt sales to be over 2,500 units in August. The company has also stated plans to idle the Hamtramck plant for four weeks starting in mid-September to balance supply with demand.
Nissan Motor is planning to use lower cost lithium ion (li-ion) batteries produced by Hitachi for its eco-friendly Altima and Pathfinder models to be marketed in the United States next year. If the move by Nissan is successful, it could pressure battery manufacturers to cut prices.
The City of Windsor has agreed to purchase up to 10 electric buses (ebuses) from BYD. This deal could potentially lead to BYD manufacturing ebuses in the Ontario region.
The first electric bicycle (ebike) made in Canada will make its debut on city streets this spring. The Procycle eVox ebike is targeting customers that are cycling enthusiasts over 50 years of age and young urban professionals.
Canada’s first public network of charging stations is about to power up. By March, the first 90 240-volt charging stations should be operating at 60 sites in the Montreal and Quebec City regions.
IBM is onto a potential breakthrough lithium-air battery that can theoretically store 1,000x more energy than a lithium-ion (li-ion) battery. The battery literally breathes in air to produce more energy as an EV is driven which extends the range of a single charge.
Toyota and BMW announced a partnership to share eco-friendly technologies, including in the joint development of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries for next-generation electric vehicles (EVs). The organizations will share development costs for batteries for EVs as part of plans to roll out battery-powered vehicles.
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed an electrode that could allow conventional li-ion batteries to hold a charge 10 times greater than current technology. The researchers sandwiched clusters of silicon between the graphene sheets that could eliminate or marginalize the fragmentation.
Japan's three carbon fiber suppliers (Toray Industries, Toho Tenax and Mitsubishi Rayon) are leading a drive to adopt the lightweight carbon fiber (CF) for automobile According to BMW, CF is used for about 30% of the vehicle's body, cutting its weight by about 100 kilograms.
President Barack Obama toured the Johnson Controls-Saft advanced battery center, the first facility in the United States to produce lithium-ion (li-ion) battery cells and systems for electric vehicles (EVs). Johnson Controls has also committed to opening a 2nd li-ion plant in the U.S.
Graphene could create faster semiconductors
A one-atom-thick layer of carbon may one day help IBM Corp. and the U.S. military build more precise radar and computers that operate at near the speed of light. Click here to read more
IBM to Use Graphene in PCs by: Zacks Equity Research
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM - Analyst Report) recently made a significant breakthrough in silicon replacement, when its researchers developed the first integrated circuit (IC) from wafer-size graphene. IBM intends to use graphene in semiconductors and computers, according to a latest report from Bloomberg. Click here to read more
ASU Researchers Use Graphite to Boost Solar Efficiency, Cut Costs
World's thinnest substance graphene 'will power the next generation of computers'
A new generation of computers and smartphones could run much faster if they were made from the world's thinnest substance, scientists have claimed. Click here to read more
New graphene discovery boosts oil exploration efforts, could enable self-powered microsensors
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to harvest energy from flowing water. This discovery aims to hasten the creation of self-powered microsensors for more accurate and cost-efficient oil exploration. Click here to read more
Hydrogen may be key to growth of high-quality graphene
Implications of this research are significant, according to Vlassiouk, who said, "Our findings are crucial for developing a method for growing ultra-large-scale single domain graphene that will constitute a major breakthrough toward graphene implementation in real-world devices." Click here to read more
Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO)
Hydro-Québec and Technifin (a subsidiary of South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) have entered into an intellectual property (IP) collaboration agreement relating to the licensing of their respective lithium titanate spinel oxide technologies. Technology transfer and know-how will be provided with the support of Hydro-Québec researchers to enable rapid and efficient implementation of the technology in battery products. The Hydro-Québec/Technifin LTO patents comprise two separate groups of patent rights affording extensive worldwide protection for LTO technology.
Source: The Montreal Gazette
MATERIALS FOR BATTERY MANUFACTURING
Hydro-Québec’s research institute, IREQ, is contributing to the development of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It is conducting extensive work on battery materials, particularly molten salts, lithium iron phosphate and nanotitanates. Its contribution is helping to develop safe, high-performance lithium-ion batteries that can be charged more quickly and a greater number of times.
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In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels
Advances are opening solar to the 1.3 billion people who don't have access to grid electricity.
January 27, 2012 | By Kevin Bullis| Technology Review
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Graphene neural implants being developed to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more
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Neural implants have the potential to treat disorders and diseases that typically require long-term treatment, such as blindness, deafness, epilepsy, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. However, implantable devices have been problematic in clinical applications because of bodily reactions that limit device functioning time. Graphene neural implants could be made to last longer (perhaps 5 years) and could be smaller than current implants.
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Breakthrough could push graphene into mass production
Researchers have made a breakthrough in graphene manufacturing that could lead to mass production of the wonder material.
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Graphene gel means high speed, long lasting batteries
Graphene - is there anything it can’t do? Probably. It'll never score a top ten hit, but following a discovery by researchers at Monash University, the wonder material has added yet another string to its bow.
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Manitoba Hydro plugs into electric vehicles
Larry Kusch Posted | Winnipeg Free Press
With electric cars soon to hit the local market, Manitoba Hydro is planning for its role as the 'filling station' of the future.
The Manitoba Crown corporation's best guess is that within 20 years, the electrical load from zero-emission battery-powered electric vehicles will be 200 megawatts. That's the equivalent of the power that will be generated from Hydro's new Wuskwatim dam, set to come on stream next year. It assumes that tens of thousands of customers will be driving electric vehicles (EVs) by then.Click here to read more
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