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$LMR.ca Jason Gregg Joins Lomiko Board of Advisors $DNI.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:17 AM on Friday, July 19th, 2019
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  • Mr. Jason Gregg has joined the Lomiko Board of Advisors.
  • Mr. Gregg is a seasoned mining professional with a broad range of experience in leading Human Resources for mining projects in a variety of jurisdictions

Vancouver, B.C., July 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lomiko Metals Inc. (“Lomiko”) (TSX-V: LMR, LMRMF, FSE: DH8C, (ISIN: CA54163Q1028) (WKN: A0Q9W7) (LEI: 529900GJP51V4HR9MN94) is pleased to report that Mr. Jason Gregg has joined the Lomiko Board of Advisors.

“Mr. Gregg is a seasoned mining professional with a broad range of experience in leading Human Resources for mining projects in a variety of jurisdictions,” stated Mr. A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals.

Jason Gregg was most recently Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Alio Gold.   Mr. Gregg has more than 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional. He holds a BBA (1995) and an MBA (2000) from Simon Fraser University. Before Alio Gold, he was Vice President of HR, Safety and Environment for Newmarket Gold. Before joining Newmarket, he provided HR consulting services to various mining organizations as well as other industries including forestry and technology. Prior to developing his consulting practice, he worked as a Human Resources executive in the mining industry with Farallon Mining and Nyrstar. Mr. Gregg has also held senior level human resource roles with HDI, International Forest Products, Canadian Forest Products, and Teck.

For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com, contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected]

On Behalf of the Board,

“A. Paul Gill”

Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

Attachment

A. Paul Gill
Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR)
6047295312
[email protected]

Lomiko Metals $LMR.ca Looks to Participate in North American Graphite Anode Production for EV Lithium-ion Batteries $DNI.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:09 PM on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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  • Lomiko is in an ideal position to participate in the burgeoning Electric Vehicle market
  • Has the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials with La Loutre graphite project located in Quebec, Canada.
  • Graphite is a major and critical material in the manufacture of lithium-ion and other batteries, specifically battery anodes

Vancouver, B.C., July 16, 2019 — July 16, 2019 – Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) (Lomiko or the “Company”) has been keenly watching the lithium-ion battery market in anticipation of identifying an opportunity to participate in the supply of materials for electric vehicles with its La Loutre graphite project located in Quebec, Canada.  Lomiko is focused on advancing the La Loutre graphite property and is looking to deliver a NI 43-101 graphite resource based on the success of its recently completed drilling campaign at the Refractory Zone.  This will add to the previously announced 43-101 graphite resource at the adjacent Graphene-Battery zone announced March, 2016.

A. Paul Gill, CEO states, “Lomiko believes that it is in an ideal position to participate in the burgeoning Electric Vehicle market, with the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials, a market currently dominated by foreign supply from China. Graphite is a major and critical material in the manufacture of lithium-ion and other batteries, specifically battery anodes”.

According to Benchmark Minerals, graphite anode demand is set to increase from 194,160 tonnes in 2017 to 1,080,360 tonnes by 2023 and 1,747,800 tonnes by 2028. [Source: INN Graphite Investing News]

On February 4, 2019, Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence raised supply and demand concerns in a submission to the US Senate which was echoed by Energy and Natural Resource Committee Chair Senator Lisa Murkowski in a February 5, 2019 News Release: “In contrast to the energy sector, our nation is headed in the wrong direction on mineral imports. This is our Achilles’ heel that serves to empower and enrich other nations, while costing us jobs and international competitiveness,” Murkowski said. Lomiko brought this crucial opportunity to the attention of shareholders in a February 8, 2019

Recent announcements and cooperation agreements on electric vehicle and self-driving cars between Ford and Volkswagen indicate automakers are taking action to put millions of electric vehicles on the road.  Raw material demand for graphite, lithium and nickel sourced from North American is likely to increase as a result. Ford said its battery electric vehicle rollout will start in 2020 with a performance utility, and it plans to launch 16 battery electric vehicles by 2022.

In other positive developments, Quebec Premier Francois Legault reiterated his commitment to make the Province the ‘Green Battery’ of North America through investments in electric buses and trams while British Columbia Premier John Horgan aims to eliminate all gas-powered cars by 2040.

For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com, contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected] 

On Behalf of the Board,

“A. Paul Gill”

Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

A. Paul Gill
Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR)
6047295312
[email protected]

Lomiko Metals and Quebec Precious Metals report multiple 100 m+ intercepts and multiple 10%+ Cg Zones at La Loutre Flake Graphite Project $DNI.ca $CJC.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:21 AM on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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  • Results from the remaining 16 exploration diamond drill holes from the 2019 program at the Refractory Zone of the La Loutre graphite project
  • The strike length of the mineralization is estimated at 900 m in the NW-SE direction and is open in both directions.  A detailed interpretation of the results will be carried out to better estimate the thickness and strike length of the mineralized zone.
  • Next Step is to establish new resource estimate for the entire project including the 36 new drill holes completed since the 2016 resource estimate.

Vancouver, B.C. and Montreal, Que, July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V:LMR, OTC:LMRMF, FSE:DH8C) (Lomiko  or the “Company”) and Quebec Precious Metals Corporation (TSX.V:CJC, FSE:YXEP, OTC-BB:CJCFF) (“QPM”) are pleased to announce the results from the remaining 16 exploration diamond drill holes received from the 2019 program (see Table 1 below, and Figure 1) at the Refractory Zone of the La Loutre graphite project (the  “Project”). A total of 21 holes were completed on the Refractory Zone for a total of 2,985 metres.  The Project is owned by Lomiko (80%) and QPM (20%).

 â€œLa Loutre has proven to be a large and high-grade area worthy of further investment.” stated A.  Paul Gill, CEO. “The only operating graphite mine in North America is the Imerys Graphite & Carbon at Lac-des-ÃŽles, 53 km northwest of La Loutre which reported Proven reserves of 5.2 M Tonnes at a grade of 7.42 % Cg in July 1988 before the start of production.” (reference: Potentiel de la minéralisation en graphite au Québec, N’Golo Togola, MERN, page 31, Conférence Québec Mines, November 24 2016).

Although the current focus is on the Refractory Zone, the Project was also subject of an independent technical report in accordance with NI 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, prepared by B. Turcotte and G. Servelle of InnovExplo Inc. from Val-d’Or, Québec, and O. Peters, of AGP Mining Inc., dated March 24,  2016, filed for the Project’s Graphene-Battery Zone. The report presented a mineral resource estimate of 18.4 M Tonnes at a grade of 3.19% carbon flake graphite (“Cg”) in the Indicated category and 16.7 M Tonnes at 3.75% Cg in the Inferred category using a cut-off of 1.5% Cg.

The above-noted 2016 mineral resource does not include the current results or the intercepts from the Refractory Zone in 2016 which were as follows:

LL-16-01 – 7.74% Cg over 135.60 m including 16.81% Cg over 44.10 m

LL-16-02 – 17.08% Cg over 22.30 m and 14.80% Cg over 15.10 m

LL-16-03 – 14.56% Cg over 110.80 m

The next task is to complete a new resource estimate in compliance with NI 43-101 for the entire Project including the 36 new drill holes completed since the above-mentioned 2016 resource estimate.

Table 1: Results of the 21 drill holes of the 2019 drill program. The width is drill indicated core length. Insufficient data exists to determine true width at this time.

Hole ID # UTM E UTM N Azimuth Dip Mineralization Gp %
From(m) To(m) Interval (m)
LL-19-01 499426 5098072 66.7 -50 3.00 10.50 7.50 18.85
  109.50 213.00 103.50 9.89
Including: 109.50 177.00 67.50 13.89
LL-19-02 499364 5098071 62.1 -50 114.80 117.00 2.20 8.62
LL-19-03 499515 5097977 55.6 -50 43.90 174.00 130.10 3.73
Including: 106.50 162.90 56.40 4.97
LL-19-04* 499567 5098041 65.9 -50 3.00 93.00 90.00 2.75
LL-19-05 499562 5097944 56.3 -50 100.50 148.50 48.00 2.70
LL-19-06 499614 5097980 63.3 -50 5.50 30.00 24.50 6.81
  52.50 70.30 17.80 4.89
LL-19-07 499644 5098001 66.1 -50 6.00 84.00 78.00 2.31
LL-19-08 499630 5097931 57.3 -50 55.50 109.50 54.00 2.73
LL-19-09 499654 5097957 63.1 -50 27.60 86.50 58.90 8.05
  51.00 86.50 35.50 9.94
LL-19-10 499587 5097909 62.9 -50 102.00 108.00 6.00 3.54
LL-19-11 499687 5097903 75.1 -50 90.00 108.00 18.00 4.42
Including: 100.50 105.00 4.50 10.10
LL-19-12 499641 5097888 69.1 -50.00 93.00 124.50 31.50 1.26
LL-19-13 499669 5097837 56.8 -50 81.00 90.00 9.00 6.35
  106.50 136.50 30.00 1.19
LL-19-14* 499700 5097803 59.7 -50 80.70 99.00 18.30 4.43
LL-19-15*

499751 5097832 64.8 -50 51.00 167.90 116.90 4.80
Including: 152.70 167.90 15.20 18.04
LL-19-16** 499851 5097829 66.5 -50 4.10 92.00 87.90 7.14
Including: 70.50 91.50 21.00 15.48
  132.00 160.50 28.50 3.86
LL-19-17* 499894 5097804 78.2 -50 15.00 62.30 47.30 7.56
Including: 51.00 62.30 11.30 17.45
  96.00 126.00 30.00 1.96
LL-19-18 499919 5097767 69.6 -50 3.00 36.20 33.20 3.50
  43.70 60.00 16.30 12.38
  69.80 72.00 2.20 12.38
LL-19-19 499792 5097791 63.2 -50 55.50 166.50 111.00 4.93
Including: 55.50 84.00 28.50 3.40
Including: 110.50 166.60 56.10 7.47
Including: 145.50 166.50 21.0 15.69
LL-19-20 499839 5097766 69.5 -50 34.30 40.50 6.20 4.07
  97.50 115.50 18.00 2.18
  118.30 124.10 5.80 16.00
LL-19-21 499857 5097726 52.9 -50 96.00 104.60 8.60 2.85

* Results announced in May 6, 2019 press release.

** Results announced in April 24, 2019 press release.

 On the basis of the available geophysical and 2016 drilling data, the strike length of the mineralization is estimated at 900 m in the NW-SE direction and is open in both directions.  A detailed interpretation of the results will be carried out to better estimate the thickness and strike length of the mineralized zone.

The Project consists of contiguous claim blocks totaling 29 km2 situated approximately 53 km NW of the Lac-des-Îles mine, formerly known as the Timcal mine, North America’s only operating graphite mine. It is accessible by driving NW from Montreal for a distance of approximately 170 kilometres.

 The 2019 exploration program is managed by Consul-Teck Exploration Minière Inc. (“Consul- Teck”) of Val-d’Or, Quebec, who designed the drilling campaign, supervised the program and logged and sampled the core.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Consul-Teck implemented QA/QC procedures to ensure best practices in sampling and analysis of the core samples. The drill core was logged and then split, with one half sent for assay and the other retained in the core box as a witness sample. Duplicates and blanks were inserted at a regular interval into the sample stream.

 The samples in secure tagged bags were delivered directly to the analytical facility for analysis. In this case, the analytical facility was the ALS Minerals laboratory facility in Val-d’Or, Quebec. The  samples are weighed and identified prior to sample preparation. The samples are crushed to 70% minus 2 mm, then separated and pulverized to 85% passing 75µm. All samples are analyzed for Cg using the C-IR18 method.

 Qualified Person

Jean-Sébastien Lavallée (OGQ #773), Geologist, is a shareholder of both companies, VP  Exploration of QPM and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release.

 For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com, contact A. Paul  Gill at 604-729-5312 or email: [email protected]

 On Behalf of the Board,

“A. Paul Gill”

Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

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Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR)
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$ZEN.ca Zenyatta Provides Graphene Market Development Update

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:23 AM on Thursday, December 6th, 2018

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  • Identified 5 vertical sets for its graphene products
  • Aerospace, Biomedical, Water Treatment, Transportation and Civil Engineering
  • Graphene has many potential applications and ZEN is working in close collaboration with researchers both in industry and in academia.
  • Multiple Canadian government agencies have already directly contributed over $2 million to ZEN’s graphene research and development work.
Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 6, 2018) – Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“Zenyatta”, “ZEN” or “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its graphene market development work which has led to the creation of five significant potential market verticals for the Company which include aerospace, biomedical, water treatment, transportation and civil engineering.

Graphene is an emerging market opportunity with many potential applications. The challenge for a new supplier like ZEN is to define the priority market segments offering the best value creation potential. ZEN is tackling this challenge by working in close collaboration with researchers both in industry and in academia. From the work done by the ZEN team over just the past 6 months, the Company is now actively collaborating with 22 industrial end users and 10 Canadian universities. ZEN is also receiving significant interest from multiple Canadian government agencies who have already directly contributed over $2 million to ZEN’s graphene research and development work.

Dr. Francis Dubé Co-CEO commented, “Our model of bringing together end-users with specific graphene-related opportunities and researchers from top Canadian Universities to provide industry specific graphene solutions is proving to be attractive to all parties. We are creating win-win-win scenarios for everyone involved as we help solve industry challenges in delivering the power of graphene to end-users. Our work is also bringing leading edge research projects to Canadian academia and creating demand for our graphene products while developing potentially valuable intellectual property (IP) protected inventions. The work being done across the country has the potential to make Canada a leader in the emerging clean technology-oriented graphene industry.”

ZEN’s graphene solutions and the potential economic benefit that they can bring to the Canadian economy has attracted the attention of several government agencies that are supporting innovation, sustainability and new clean technology. The Company will continue to work with the government program coordinators for the opportunities that ZEN’s unique Albany Graphite product offers for innovative nano-materials applications. This effort is led by ZEN’s Ottawa-based Outreach Program Coordinator, Monique Manaigre.

The market development work is being led by the Company’s Head of Sales, Phil Chataigneau along with Research Catalyst, Colin van der Kuur. Their combined efforts have led to the development of the 5 most significant potential graphene market verticals:

Aerospace Applications:

Graphene light-weighting, hydrogen applications, Lightning strike protection, composite enhancement, solid state heat sinks, solid state wiring, leading edge/wing de-icing, ceramic armour, radar/sonar absorption, technical/smart fabrics, personal body armour, Graphene Oxide (GO) in jet fuel, lighter cargo containers.

Biomedical Applications:

Oncology treatment using Graphene Quantum Dots (GQD) to deliver targeted therapies.
Diabetes, other standard diagnostic testing with Functionalized GO sensors.

Water Treatment:

Graphene based desalination membranes and other water purification products.

Transportation:

Applications with auto makers and resin manufacturers for: Heat Sinks & Light-weighting, Graphene wires for electric motors, graphene 3-d printing apps to deliver weight savings, (GO) Fuel Additives (Diesel & Jet Fuel), Hydrogen Economy: Fuel Cells, Electrolysis Units, Next-Generation Fuel Cells with graphene 3-D printed circuits and graphene plates.

Civil Engineering:

Graphene additive in cement/concrete.
Graphene in roads/surfacing products.

In recognition of the excellent progress made by the Company’s market development team over the past six months, the Board of Directors has approved the grant of 50,000 incentive stock options grant to each of these three individuals. These options will be priced at $0.40 per share. One-third of the options vested on the date of their grant, one-third of the options will vest six months following the date of grant and the balance will vest on the one-year anniversary of the date of grant. The options have a term of two years and are subject in all respects to the terms of the Company’s incentive stock option plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

For further information:

Dr. Francis Dubé, Co-CEO & Head of Business Development and Technology
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

About Zenyatta

Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite Project hosts a large and unique quality deposit of highly crystalline graphite. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods. The deposit is located in northern Ontario just 30km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. Important nearby infrastructure include hydro-power, natural gas pipeline, a rail line 50 km away and an all-weather road just 10 km from the deposit.

To find out more on Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., please visit our website at www.zenyatta.ca. A copy of this press release and all material documents with respect of the Company may be obtained on Zenyatta’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

CLIENT FEATURE: Gratomic $GRAT.ca The Cleaner Carbon of Tomorrow $DNI.ca $LMR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:54 AM on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

  • Gratomic is focused on the manufacture of high quality, high demand graphenes and graphene derivative products primarily targeted towards elastomers and polymers for automotive tires
  • Intends to cultivate and exploit Aukam graphite to facilitate the manufacture of graphenes for large volume, mass-market applications
  • Gratomic owns 63% of the Aukam graphite mine in southern Namibia which it has developed as its key asset since 2015
  • The Aukam graphite mine is a rare massive vein graphite occurrence which has formerly only been mined commercially in small veins in Sri-Lanka
  • Aukam graphite has been tested and proven in several high value applications including graphitic foils and is currently being tested by an anode manufacturer for performance quality
  • Gratomic recently announced LOI to create Blockchain ecosystem for Gratomic Graphene

FULL DISCLOSURE: Gratomic is an advertising client of AGORA Internet Relations Corp.

$ZEN.ca Zenyatta Provides Graphene Research Funding Update

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:43 AM on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

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  • Industrial Research Partner with Prof. Aicheng Chen of Guelp University
  • Prof. Chen received 1.4$ Award as a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in electrochemistry and nanoscience
  • Zenyatta continues to attract talented and creative research partners along with research funding through federal and provincial government programs.

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – November 22, 2018) – Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) congratulates Prof. Aicheng Chen at the University of Guelph for being recently named as a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in electrochemistry and nanoscience, a title that included an award of $1.4 million over the next seven years. Zenyatta has been collaborating with Prof. Chen and his team since 2015 and the research has been funded by two Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (“NSERC”) Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grants and an Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (OCE VIP II) grant. Zenyatta is proud to be an industrial partner with Prof. Chen and his team and looks forward to continued collaborations.

Zenyatta continues to attract talented and creative research partners along with research funding through federal and provincial government programs. Under the NSERC Engage program, any Intellectual Property (IP) that is developed by the two projects will go to the Company. Zenyatta will continue to identify, recruit and sign on more research partners in order to increase the market potential of graphene. This will permit the company to develop its own market demand for Zenyatta graphene and also develop its vertical integration as well as adding more IP to its incubator program.

Zenyatta is also pleased to announce that the NSERC Engage committee has granted awards to Professors Eugenia Kumacheva and Michael Pope to study the use of Zenyatta graphene quantum dots and graphene in water filtration and next generation solid-state batteries applications, respectively.

Prof. Kumacheva is a Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials. Her research interests span the fields of fundamental and applied polymers science, nanotechnology, microfluidics, and interface chemistry and has led to over 250 journal publications and over 20 patents. Prof. Kumacheva and her team propose to develop a nanocolloidal graphene-derived material which has a tunable pore size and can purify water of toxic heavy metal ions. These hydrogels have the potential of being scalable, robust and recyclable and provide a highly effective water purification and remediation solution.

Prof. Pope has more than 11 years of experience developing supercapacitors, Li-ion and Li-Sulphur batteries using graphene-based materials at Princeton University during his PhD studies, in industry at Vorbeck Materials Corp. and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. His work has led to more than 23 journal publications and 7 patent applications describing such technologies. Prof. Pope and his team’s goal is to produce solid-state battery anodes by wrapping silicon particles with a protective layer of graphene and interfacing this graphene-wrapped powder with emerging, high-conductivity, solid-state electrolytes.

Mr. Peter Wood, P.Eng, P.Geo., President and COO of Zenyatta, is the “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed, prepared and supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this news release.

For further information:

Dr. Francis Dubé, Co-CEO & Head of Business Development and Technology
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

About Zenyatta

Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite Project hosts a large and unique quality deposit of highly crystalline graphite. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods. The deposit is located in northern Ontario just 30km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. Important nearby infrastructure include hydro-power, natural gas pipeline, a rail line 50 km away and an all-weather road just 10 km from the deposit.

To find out more on Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., please visit our website at www.zenyatta.ca. A copy of this press release and all material documents with respect of the Company may be obtained on Zenyatta’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

$ZEN Tokyo Tech Research Confirms Ease of Conversion of Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite to Graphene $GRAT

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:36 AM on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

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  • Researchers in Japan have published findings in the Journal of Materials Science
  •  “the smaller the feed graphite particle, the easier to exfoliate”
  • The exfoliation productivity of graphite derived from Zenyatta’s unique Albany deposit in Northern Ontario performed up to 1500% better than the researchers’ reference

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 16, 2018) – Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN) (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) today reported that researchers in Japan have published findings in the Journal of Materials Science linking particle size to the ease of producing graphene from graphite through exfoliation — the smaller the feed graphite particle, the easier to exfoliate. The researchers further concluded that, due to the size of its flakes, the exfoliation productivity of graphite derived from Zenyatta’s unique Albany deposit in Northern Ontario performed up to 1500% better than the researchers’ reference flake graphite materials.

In a 2017 Zenyatta news release, Dr. Yoshihiko Arao, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tokyo Tech, stated “Zenyatta’s high-purity graphite material was tested by our scientific team on mechanical conversion to graphene and discovered it converted much easier and with higher yields of graphene than our reference material. We have tested many types of natural graphite but found Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite material to have better exfoliation performance and produce better graphene particles than the reference material. We believe that this is an extraordinary, unique material and we would like to carry out further collaborative work with Zenyatta on graphene applications.”

The following significant test results are reported in the paper by Dr. Arao and Dr. Masatoshi Kubouchi at Tokyo Tech:

  1. The main conclusion of the paper was that the smaller the feed graphite particle, the easier it is to exfoliate thus indicating that the graphite particle size is quite an important variable for successful exfoliation.
    • Exfoliation productivity of smaller Albany Graphite flakes performs up to 1500% better than the larger reference flake graphite materials.
    • Albany Graphite particles reach a 2 µm particle size with a standard milling process, while the reference flake graphite material could not mill below a 3 µm particle size as the graphite tends to agglomerate together.
    • It is concluded that the fine crystalline nature of Albany Graphite contributes to the relatively easy milling characteristics. This can be attributed to the unusual geological mode of formation (a rapid crystallization igneous process) which accounts for the superior crystallinity and overall quality of the graphite mineralization found in this unique deposit.
  2. Graphene exfoliated from Albany graphite produced material with the highest aspect ratio with an average thickness of 2.0 nm indicative of graphene with 2.4 layers. Also, the optical absorbance of the Zenyatta graphene dispersion was 2-10 times better than the other 3 reference samples that were tested. This demonstrated that concentrated graphene dispersions can be easily produced from Albany Graphite. The resulting small and thin graphene dispersion is suitable for printable inks.

This paper confirms the reason for success on the Company’s many graphene research and product development initiatives, especially in composites. Tokyo Tech has established that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite converts (exfoliates) easily to graphene, producing mono-layer to tri-layer material with excellent dispersion properties and is highly suitable for many graphene and graphene-oxide applications.

Mr. Peter Wood, P.Eng, P.Geo., President and COO of Zenyatta, is the “Qualified Person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed, prepared and supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this news release.

For further information:

Dr. Francis Dubé, Co-CEO & Head of Business Development and Technology
Tel: +1 (289) 821-2820
Email: [email protected]

About Zenyatta

Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite Project hosts a large and unique quality deposit of highly crystalline graphite. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite/Naturally PureTM easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods. The deposit is located in northern Ontario just 30km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. Important nearby infrastructure include hydro-power, natural gas pipeline, a rail line 50 km away and an all-weather road just 10 km from the deposit.

To find out more on Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., please visit our website at www.zenyatta.ca. A copy of this press release and all material documents with respect of the Company may be obtained on Zenyatta’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.ca.

$GRAT.ca Gratomic Provides Update on Perpetuus Graphene Development Program

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:28 AM on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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  • Update on its previously announced Graphene development program with partner, Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited (“Perpetuus”)
  • Perpetuus undertook to build three specialized process tooling chambers (“Chambers”) to be used solely for processing Graphite from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite mine in Namibia.
  • The first Chamber has passed the testing phase and is ready to process the Aukam sourced Graphite,
  • The second Chamber is presently under construction with the third to follow immediately thereafter.

 

Gratomic, is pleased to provide an update on its previously announced Graphene development program primarily targeted towards elastomer and polymer tire markets, launched with its European partner, Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited (“Perpetuus”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Perpetuus Advanced Materials.

As disclosed by Gratomic on April 22, 2018, Perpetuus and Gratomic executed a letter of collaboration pursuant to which Perpetuus undertook to build three specialized process tooling chambers (“Chambers”) to be used solely for processing Graphite from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite mine in Namibia.

The first of such Chambers has passed the testing phase and is ready to process the Aukam sourced Graphite, the second Chamber is presently under construction with the third to follow immediately thereafter.

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About Gratomic Inc.

Gratomic Inc. is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene-based components for a range of mass market products.

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact: Arno Brand, Co-CEO +1 416-561-4095 abrand@gratomic.ca

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

$GRAT.ca Gratomic Announces Successful Startup of Aukam Proccesing Plant

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:02 AM on Monday, May 7th, 2018

 

  • Aukam processing plant has been commissioned successfully
  • An initial shipment of graphite concentrate has been delivered
  • 4.5 tonnes of graphite concentrate grading between 88%-95% Carbon as Graphite delivered
  • Perpetuus Carbon Technologies will manufacture graphenes to be used in the tire industry.

TORONTO, May 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Gratomic Inc. (“Gratomic” or the “Company”) (GRAT.V) (CB81.F) a vertically integrated graphite to graphenes, advanced materials development company is pleased to announce that its Aukam processing plant has been commissioned successfully and an initial shipment of graphite concentrate has been made.

The Aukam processing plant was constructed between December 2017 and March 2018, with initial throughput and optimization reached during March and April 2018. To date, the plant has generated 4.5 tonnes of graphite concentrate grading between 88%-95% Carbon as Graphite (“Cg”) of which 2.25 tonnes of concentrate has been shipped to Perpetuus Carbon Technologies (“Perpetuus”) for the manufacture of graphenes to be used in the automobile bicycle tire industry. Gratomic and Perpetuus are currently in collaboration to build on Perpetuus’ capability to initially provide 500 tonnes of surfaced modified graphenes per annum to support the volumes required by the tire manufacturing industry (see March, 4, 2018 news release). The first cycle tire order for the graphenes to a globally recognised brand is planned for delivery at the end of the second quarter of 2018. Additional applications that have now been generated in a preproduction format include radiant heating membranes and super hydrophobic coatings with an addressable market that includes: marine, oil & gas, power generation, industrial (repair & maintenance), infrastructure (new build) and automotive & transportation among others.

Gratomic’s CO-CEO Arno Brand stated, “The successful start-up of our Aukam processing plant is a major milestone for the Company, one that allows us to begin feeding concentrate to Perpetuus for the manufacturing of graphenes for use as a material enhancing filler within tire elastomers.”

The Aukam processing plant uses a simple crushing, grinding and flotation system with a current capacity of 600 tonnes per annum. Construction is already underway for the installation of a larger mill with a 10,000 tonne per annum capacity.

Graphite Feed for the Aukam processing plant is obtained from screening and sorting of stockpiles existing from historical and recent mining. An average feed grade of 56.29% Cg with a range of 41.55% Cg to 63.87% Cg was determined from ten, 2kg to 30kg, grab samples from across the stockpiled lumps (see June 3, 2016 and July 12, 2016 news releases). Note that assays of grab samples should not be taken as representative of the mineralization on the Aukam property as a whole.

The technical content of this News Release was reviewed and approved by Roger Moss Ph.D., P.Geo, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Gratomic Inc.
Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene-based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GRAT.

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact:

Arno Brand, Co-CEO, +1 416-561-4095

E-mail inquiries: abrand@gratomic.ca

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions.  Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

$GRAT.ca Gratomic and Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited Enter Into an Agreement for the Exclusive Development and Marketing of Material Enhancing Graphenes

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:23 AM on Monday, April 23rd, 2018

 

  • Letter of collaboration with Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited
  • GRAT and Perpetuus to develop and market material enhancing graphite derived graphenes and graphene hybrids for tire elastomers
  • GRAT will purchase, and retain ownership, of three specialized process tooling chambers at an aggregate cost of 300,000 British Pounds

 

Gratomic Inc., is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a letter of collaboration (“Agreement”) with Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited (“Perpetuus”) pursuant to which GRAT and Perpetuus will develop and market material enhancing graphite derived graphenes and graphene hybrids for tire elastomers, whilst also exploring options to exploit polymer composites, energy capture and storage applications markets (“Project”).

The Agreement contemplates the first Phase of the Project (“Phase 1”), with the other phases to be described in a joint venture agreement to be entered into between GRAT and Perpetuus.

Pursuant to the Agreement, and as part of Phase 1, GRAT will purchase, and retain ownership, of three specialised process tooling chambers at an aggregate cost of 300,000 British Pounds. These specialized tooling chambers will be housed in Perpetuus’ existing facility in the United Kingdom. In addition to housing the specialized tooling chambers Perpetuus will contribute its Patented Project specific intellectual property, designed perfected and engineered by Perpetuus. In addition Perpetuus will also manage and maintain the specialized tooling chambers.

The Agreement contemplates the supply of Graphite from the Aukam Graphite mine in Namibia.

GRAT and Perpetuus will share equally all proceeds of sales after deductions of operating costs and Product purchasing costs.

Gratomic’s Chairman and CO-CEO Sheldon Inwentash stated:

“I am extremely pleased to announce that the Gratomic Perpetuus agreement completes the first stage of the Gratomic strategic plan to establish the first vertically integrated Graphite to Graphene to mass market product.”

Ian Walters Director – Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited stated:

“On road trials in the UK it has been duly established that the extra ordinary properties of the Gratomic Aukam Graphite derived graphenes provide enhancing properties for tire elastomer tread formulations. These conclusions are scientifically evidenced and duly recorded by the fact that the graphene enhanced tire tread significantly out performs a comparative size but more expensive premier branded Tire. We can only conclude that the Gratomic Tire due to be launched later this year is well placed to revolutionise the commercial Tire market and establish the first Graphite mine to commercial exploitation “vertical” for graphenes derived from mined graphite.”

About Gratomic Inc.

Gratomic Inc. is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products.

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact: Arno Brand, Co-CEO +1 416-561-4095 abrand@gratomic.ca

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”