World Graphene Summit emphasizes gap between graphene potential and availability of capital: points to nanotech bust

The first World Graphene Summit occurred in San Francisco, CA on September 15-16, 2014 which is aimed at helping stakeholders find the shortest distance between the staggering potential of graphene and its commercialization. In this mixed gathering of a hundred entrepreneurs and scientists, the availability of financial resources is emerging as a significant determinant shaping the arrival of graphene in the marketplace. There is a need to develop new approaches to secure financial resources. Keith Blakely, Founder & CEO, The InVentures Group, the USA has been following the graphene industry for the…

How graphene could revolutionize 3D printing

Last week at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 100,000 visitors and 1,900 exhibitors gathered in Chicago to showcase recent developments in machines, tools and manufacturing systems. Arizona-based automobile manufacturer “Local Motors” stole the show by printing and assembling an entire automobile, called the ‘Strati’, from scratch and live in front of spectators. On the other side of the world, a Chinese company “WinSun Decoration Design Engineering” recently constructed a set of ten single story, 3D-printed…

Elcora’s Dr. Ian Flint on Tesla’s challenge to find graphite

September 12, 2014 -- In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Dr. Ian Flint, VP of processing and Refining at Elcora Resources (TSXV: ERA), about some of the misconceptions that investors have about graphite and Tesla's challenge to find enough graphite. Tracy Weslosky: Today I have the privilege of speaking to one of the most world-renowned experts on graphite, Dr. Ian Flint. How are you today? DR. IAN FLINT: I'm very good. Thank you very much. TW: Dr. Flint, there are is so many misconceptions…

Zen & the Art of Market Cap Maintenance

Without any negative happenings to justify a down-move, the high-quality graphite mine developer, Zenyatta Ventures has retreated from a twelve-month high of $4 to half that level. This would seem to be a rather harsh punishment by the market of the company. It could be that the advancement of some other stories to production (e.g. Flinders, Elcora) has tempted investors jump over to the Swedish story in particular. However, with a PEA imminent the tide may be about to turn for Zenyatta. Certainly having a healthy market cap as it does makes…

Grafoid enters the electric vehicle race with the Braille Battery acquisition

Grafoid Inc., part of Focus Graphite (‘Focus’, TSX.V: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF | FSE:  FKC), announced that it acquired 75% of Braille Battery (Braille), which has designs and manufactures lightweight Li-Ion batteries for the automotive market. The acquisition will allow Grafoid to gain a high profile platform through which to develop graphene, which will be used by Braille to improve the performance of their batteries. Braille has built its technology and reputation, supplying batteries to Formula One, NASCAR and Indy racing teams. Automobile racing subjects man and machine to high levels…

Energizer on how graphite flake size does matter for high end market

September 10, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel, speaks to Craig Scherba, President and COO for Energizer Resources (‘Energizer’, TSX: EGZ | TSX: EGZ | OTCQX: ENZR), one of the top emerging graphite companies in the world, about its Molo Project in Madagascar. The Project can count on a 140 million ton resource, of which 100 million tons is measured and indicated “so this is one of the largest graphite deposits in the world”. But the size of the resource is but one factor, nor is the graphitic…

Elcora Resources’ to produce high quality graphite at lowest cost

Last August Elcora Resources Corp (‘Elcora’, TSXV: ERA) completed the first tranche a non-brokered private placement for a total amount of up to CAD$ 1.5 million at a price of $ 0.35 per unit. Elcora will use the proceeds from the private placement as general working capital to continue developing its Sakura graphite project in Sri Lanka. Unlike many of its competitors, Elcora has the advantage of being able to exploit a resource that is already in production ready phase. It needs a processing plant to ensure the highest grades possible,…

Epstein InvestorIntel CEO Interview: Aubrey Eveleigh, Zenyatta Ventures

This interview was conducted by phone and email on September 8th-9th. President, CEO & Director Aubrey Eveleigh P.Geo. provided excellent answers to my questions. He feels confident that his Albany Project in Canada is unique and very valuable. Find out why by reading below. Please describe Zenyatta Ventures to readers less familiar with your company Zenyatta Ventures (TSXV: ZEN | OTCQX: ZENYF) is a junior graphite company based in Canada with a graphite deposit that is entirely different than the numerous flake graphite deposits of dozens of juniors. The unusual mode of formation,…

Graphene World Summit 2014 ramps up excitement among graphene stakeholders

I am in a festive mood as a prepare myself to travel to the very first Graphene World Summit in Berkeley where I am dispatched by InvestorIntel to scrutinize first hand the irreversible march of the graphene industry into materials science. The event, which will be taking place September 15-16, 2014 in Berkeley, California, is meant to bring together the scientific and business communities for technical collaboration, scientific exchange, and the successful development and commercialization of graphene and potentially other 2-D materials aside from graphene. Expert stakeholders have crafted the program.…

Elcora mine has the potential to restore Sri Lanka’s role as a leading supplier of flake graphite

September 8, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Dr. Ian Flint, VP of processing and Refining at Elcora Resources (TSXV: ERA), about the reasons that led him to choose to develop Elcora’s property in Sri Lanka out of all the other graphite projects in the world. Dr. Flint taught engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax for eleven years during which period he came to know many of the people, managing the Elcora team, many of whom are based in Halifax. Dr. Flint has many years of experience…
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Great Lakes Graphite Receives Metallurgical Test Results – Large Flake Particle – Size Distribution in Concentrate Produced from Bulk Sample

September 18, 2014 (Source: Newsfile) -- Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (TSXV: GLK) ("Great Lakes" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that preliminary metallurgical testing of graphite samples from the Company's Lochaber Graphite Project in southwestern Québec has demonstrated that a graphite concentrate containing over 57% large flakes (+70 mesh or >180 microns) can be produced from that material. In addition…

Alabama Graphite Acquires Prior Producing Bama Flake Graphite Mine in Chilton County, Alabama, USA

September 18, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Alabama Graphite Corp. (the "Company") (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQX:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a mineral lease on a land package that includes the prior producing Bama flake graphite Mine in Chilton County, Alabama, USA. The mineral lease comprises 200 acres and includes both the surface as…

Great Lakes Graphite Inc.: IIROC Trading Resumption

September 17, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. TSX-Venture Symbol: GLK Resumption: 11:15 AM ET IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all…

Star Minerals Group Ltd. Closes Final Tranche of Private Placement

September 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Star Minerals Group Ltd. (CSE:SUV) ("Star") is pleased to announce that it has closed the third and final tranche of the non-brokered private placement announced on July 21, 2014. The final tranche consists of aggregate gross proceeds of $45,900. The Company has issued 153,000 units at a price of $0.30 per unit in the final…

Energizer Resources Announces Private Placement Common Share Financing

September 17, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ)(OTCQX:ENZR)(FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Energizer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has engaged an agent (the "Agent") to conduct a brokered private placement, on a best efforts basis, of common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company (the "Offering") to raise gross proceeds of up to US$4,800,000 with an issue price of US$0.14…

Graphite One Increases Financing to $5M

September 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPH) (OTCQX:GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is increasing the amount of the second and final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement due to increased interest. The Company intends to close this tranche on or around September 22, 2014. Oversubscribed by $1,000,000,…

Great Lakes Graphite Inc.: IIROC Trading Halt

September 16, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. TSX-Venture Symbol: GLK Reason: Pending Clarification of News Halt Time (ET): 2:28 PM ET IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair…

NanoXplore Announces Newly Appointed Advisory Board: Industry Veterans to Help Accelerate Market Adoption of NanoXplore Technology

September 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NanoXplore, a Montreal-based company specialising in the production and application of graphene and its derivative materials, today announced its newly appointed Advisory Board. Board members include Dr. Cameron Harris, Mr. Denis Labrecque, Dr. Francis Nedvidek, Prof. Federico Rosei, and Mr. Kirk A. Rowe. The advisory board will serve to provide strategic guidance on the company's…

Graphite One Announces Change of Corporate Jurisdiction

September 16, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPH)(OTCQX:GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") announces that further to the Company's news release dated September 11, 2014, the corporation's change in jurisdiction from Alberta to British Columbia is now complete. The continuation is not a reorganization, amalgamation or merger and will not alter shareholdings of the Company's shareholders nor…

Alabama Graphite Reports Higher Grade, Near Surface (oxidized zone) Intercepts within New Geophysical Targets at its Coosa Project, Alabama, USA

September 16, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Alabama Graphite Corp. (the "Company") (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQX:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to report assay results from the summer 2014 sonic drilling program at its Coosa Graphite Project in Alabama, USA. Sonic drilling was chosen because of its ability to drill on established roads without extensive pad preparation as well as accommodating…

Graphene 3D Lab Inc.: Dr. Elena Polyakova to Present at Graphene World Summit 2014

September 15, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (TSX-V: GGG) ("Graphene 3D") is pleased to announce its participation in the Smithers Apex Graphene World Summit 2014 on Monday, September 15, 2014. The Company will be presenting at 3:10 pm PDT as part of session III: Game-changing applications and commercialization success stories. At the conference, Graphene 3D Chief Operating Officer,…

Callinex Announces Key Appointments to the Board of Directors and Management

September 15, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Callinex Mines Inc. (the "Company" or "Callinex") (TSX-V: CNX; OTCQX: CLLXF) is pleased to announce an addition to its Board of Directors together with increased responsibilities for an existing Board member. The Board has appointed Keith C. Minty, P.Eng., to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Minty's mineral resource development experience spans more than 25 years…

Nevada Governor Enacts Tesla Tax Break Package

September 12, 2014 (Source: ABC News) -- Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State. The "gigafactory" is expected to bring more than 20,000 jobs and $100…

Elcora Resources Closes $206,050 Tranche 2 of Private Placement

September 11, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV : ERA), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce: Private Placement Tranche #1 Closes The Company has closed the second tranche of its non-brokered private placement of up to $1,500,000 (4,285,714 Units) at a price of $0.35 per Unit. Tranche 2 totals 588,714 Units…
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