Troy Grant on Elcora’s ThyssenKrupp Graphite Deal and their Graphene Tech Advantage
March 18, 2016 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Troy Grant, President and CEO for Elcora Advanced Materials (TSXV:ERA | OTCQB:ECORF) about their offtake agreement with ThyssenKrupp and being named the 6th top performing company on the TSX Venture 50 Mining sector in 2015. Tracy also asks Troy about their graphite to graphene processing facility timeline, their recent engagement with leading lithium ion Coulometrics and their role as a guest speaker at the Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit in Toronto on May 10-11th.
Tracy Weslosky: I think I’m just going to start by talking about how fast your stock is moving. I think anybody that’s involved in graphite or graphene is familiar with Elcora Advanced Materials. I recently read that you were one of the fastest moving companies on the TSX Venture last year. Can you just tell us a little bit about why you think you’ve moved so rapidly over the last year?
Troy Grant: It was a combination of several things, one being the completion of the mill and with the recent announcement of TK (ThyssenKrupp) it shows now to the investors that we have a customer.
Tracy Weslosky: And for everyone in InvestorIntel who’s not aware of who Elcora Advanced Materials are, you recently just made a deal with ThyssenKrupp. Can you tell us a little bit about that deal?
Troy Grant: Yes. It’s a 10-year marketing deal where they have up to 50% of our product and so we work closely with them and their customers to supply them with our graphite.
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Tracy Weslosky: I was talking to David Morgan here earlier today, and he says, he always starts by interviewing companies about the people on their team. Of course, Elcora has Jack Lifton on your advisory board and Dr. Ian Flint. Can you tell us a little bit more about your team?
Troy Grant: Yes. You know, we’re looking to start to expand that team and specialize in the lithium-ion battery space and we’ll be making several more announcements in that space.
Tracy Weslosky: Speaking of talent, I’ve noticed that you just engaged Coulometrics.
Troy Grant: Yes. We’ve been working with Coulometrics for the last several months testing our processing design as well as our graphite in the lithium-ion space.
Tracy Weslosky: And can you talk to us a little bit about your production timeline and where you’re at right now as well with your graphene processing facility?
Troy Grant: Yes. With the processing facility right now the current mill is designed for 2,500 tons per annum and it’s a modular design so as our demand increases with our customer base we’ll be expanding it to up to 10,000 tons per annum.
Tracy Weslosky: Troy we are delighted that you will be one of very few companies presenting at the Cleantech and Technology Metal Summit. Jack Lifton is talking about this cleantech revolution. Can you tell us how Elcora Advanced Materials plays into this?
Troy Grant: Well, we’re working closely with Coulometrics and we’re demonstrating that we’ve developed a clean process, environmentally friendly process in the lithium-ion space with proven…to access the complete interview, click here
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