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Community Building: Gratomic $GRAT.ca Continues to Support Local Initiatives $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:06 PM on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to have recently met with local leaders of the !Aman Clan. The Company has also donated $70,000 to drought relief in Namibia, hosted a site visit from the President’s office, and has organized a community cleanup program in the neighboring town of Aus.

The !Aman clan resides in the Karas region of Namibia and were interested in learning about progress at the mine. The clan leaders were also interested in discussing harmonized working relationships between Gratomic and the !Aman Trust Fund for local businesses and individuals. A tour of the Aukam mine site was conducted for the head of the !Aman Clan by the Company’s Site Medic and Safety Manager, Oswald Mughongora. The local Clan leaders were presented with a full, guided tour of the property, were provided with explanations regarding the preservation and safeguarding of ancestral lands and resources as well as operational plans and future expectations of the mine. Gratomic has mobilized its workforce to homestead in the town of Aus.

Discussions regarding visible and transparent job tendering opportunities were had regarding participation of local businesses in various areas such as loading and unloading of equipment, drilling and blasting, plant operations, maintenance, inventory delivery to port, and water supply chain. Plans were also made regarding visible and transparent job postings for individuals.

Gratomic is pleased to provide opportunities for the improvement of surrounding communities. The Company has invested in the betterment of society by way of educational programs, opportunities for local businesses and the hiring of local workers whenever possible. We look forward to continued growth in these areas.

$70,000 Namibian dollars has been donated recently to the Farmers Drought Relief Fund to support these initiatives in the area. Gratomic feels that this is an important objective because water is a scarce natural resource in a desert environment under normal conditions and drought in Namibia has been exacerbated by 5 years of below average rainfall, which has led to wildfires in the region. As discussed in a previous press release dated November 9, 2020, the Company is very cognisant about water conservation and recycling.

“We intend to ensure that clean water remains available to local communities,” commented Namibian born President & CEO, Arno Brand, “Our overarching goal at Gratomic is to make the world a better place than it was before we began this adventure at Aukam.”

Gratomic also provides opportunities in skill development through-on-the-job training programs. This directly affects many people in the area by providing them with improved lifestyles and skill sets that they would have otherwise not have received. The Leadership team at Gratomic views this project as an opportunity to create prosperity in the Karas region by providing jobs, community programs, and assisting with the protection and preservation of natural resources.

The Company is currently organizing a clean-up initiative in Aukam’s neighboring Town of Aus. Gratomic plans to close the mine down for the day and transport its workers to the Aus town-site, where the group of paid volunteers will begin the beautification process by removing litter and debris from the townsite and its neighboring nature preserve.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among peers, anticipating full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aiming to transition to an open pit operation as early as the end of 2021.

Gratomic is in the process of solidifying its development plans for micronization and spheronization of its clean Aukam graphite. This significant milestone is a small, additional step in the Company’s existing Eco-friendly processing cycle and will allow its naturally high purity graphite to meet ideal North American battery grade standards for use in Li-ion battery anodes.

The Company promises to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in 2021. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

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CLIENT FEATURE: Gratomic $GRAT.ca Bringing the Aukam Graphite Deposit Back To Life $GRAT.ca $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:12 PM on Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Gratomic recently made 2 announcements accelerating the Aukam Mine toward commercial production.

  1. Retained 100% of the rights and interests in the Aukam Mining and Exploration License
  2. Final Phase of construction on Aukam Processing Plant set to begin

Gratomic will optimize the potential of the Aukam graphite mine through it’s 100% ownership and the accelerated development of the building process. The final phase of foundation construction for the Rotary Drier, Filter Press, Cyclone, Material Hopper, Material Thickener Tank and Product Thickener Tank is currently in process and sets up the final build out for the Aukam Mine and production. Gratomic is focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphit. These critical steps allow Gratomic to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains.

  • Aukam Graphite is high purity graphite and ideal for North American battery grade standards for use in Li-ion battery anodes.
  • Retaining 100% ownership and advancing Aukam toward commercial production are key steps toward becoming a leader in the emerging EV Market.

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Concrete Expert Arrives On Site to Complete Final Phase of Construction on Gratomic $GRAT.ca Aukam Processing Plant $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:43 PM on Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce the arrival of Fanie Barnard to its Aukam Graphite project in Namibia. Mr Barnard has been appointed to complete onsite construction and oversee the concrete work on the Aukam Graphite processing plant which is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Mr Barnard has steel and concrete experience on previous projects with many high-profile companies including Glencore and Anglo American. He has been tasked to supervise rebar and baseplate installations and the pouring of concrete foundations. Fanie Barnard is leading the final phase of foundation construction for the Rotary Drier, Filter Press, Cyclone, Material Hopper, Material Thickener Tank and Product Thickener Tank.

Gratomic would also like to report that a local company, Pro Edge Steel, in Keetmanshoop is responsible for designing and supplying various structural base plates and steel frames. Pro Edge has delivered the first order of steel structures to the Aukam Processing site and we expect further delivery of the steel frames in short order.

Excavation work for the multiple foundations on site was completed in late October. In total, Company employees excavated approximately 414 tonnes of material. This work will accommodate the multiple tanks and final pieces of equipment for the Company’s custom designed Graphite Processing Plant with a design capacity of 20,000 tpa. The Processing Plant has been designed on a modular basis with an over-engineered front and back end to accommodate easy future expansion through the inclusion of added columns and mixing tanks.

With excavation work completed on Aukam, the team has begun installing concrete forms and rebar in preparation for the final construction phase. The structural base plates and hold-down bolts are being carefully positioned into the concrete foundations during the pouring process. Once the concrete has been properly cured, the equipment structures and support frames will be assembled and installed onto the new foundations.

Fanie Barnard, and Gratomic’s Aukam team have begun work on the installation of rebar and pouring of concrete on all required foundations. The rotary dryer foundation is the first equipment foundation being poured on the expansion of the Company’s Graphite Processing Plant. The custom built rotary dryer consists of 6 steel frames, a dryer inlet frame, inlet support frame, main support frame, outlet frame, drive frame and motor-gearbox frame.

The mounting frames and rotary dryer will be installed and mounted once the concrete foundation has cured. The drive motor assembly and final hookups to the unit will then be completed, tested and calibrated upon plant commissioning. At 39 feet long and a drying capacity of 5 tonnes per hour, the rotary dryer will play a key role in the final processing phase of generating high quality graphite concentrate from Aukam.

The Company would like to provide an additional update on the progress made by the local masonry crew from Aus (see press release November 9th, 2020). The crew has now completed the construction work on the base frame of the water filtration and deionization unit.

Workers have completed the excavation work on the processing plant’s settling reservoir. The excavation has been completely lined with a black plastic liner to prevent seepage of water. Concrete pouring of the foundation started this morning and has subsequently been completed. Workers will now start pulling up the six tier overflow settling reservoir walls which will be plastered with a chemical and water tight seal to further minimize seepage. When completed the reservoir will be filled with water and left to cure for 21 days allowing the cement to cure.

Gratomic would also like to provide an update on the graphite flotation circuit. Company workers recently disassembled and removed the components from the pilot processing facility. This equipment was utilized to generate the data sets required to engineer the 20,000 tonne per year processing facility at Aukam. The new mixing tanks and vertical flotation columns were manufactured by Pro Edge Steel and will be installed on the existing sump that was utilized for the pilot facility. The sump was originally designed to a size that will allow it to fully contain all the water from the new six commercial sized columns with a minimum free board of 4 feet, if all of them were to fail at the same time. This is another great example of the Company’s capability to plan ahead for future development and make sure it is doing its part to sustain the environment in which it is working.

The Company wishes to advise that C.B Burger engineering has completed manufacturing the Material Hopper and Graphite Concentrate Chipper. The material hopper and chipper were designed by the company’s engineering team alongside the manufacturing team from South Africa, C.B Burger Engineering. We would like to thank our Chief on-site geologist, Corne Coetser, for his agility in taking on this part of the processing plant and organizing the execution and build of these vital pieces of equipment.

The company designed the Material Hopper to hold up to 80 tonnes of graphite material and to act as a buffer to keep the processing plant running for up to 1 and a half days without flow disruption during maintenance. The Hopper will be fed continuously by the already constructed crushing and screening circuit of the processing plant. The material hopper was designed to feed directly into the rod mill with a horizontal screw conveyor using a VSD (variable speed drive) to control the material fed into the rod mill.

The custom designed Graphite Concentrate Chipper which will be fed by the filter press, is made from stainless steel to prevent any contamination of the Company’s final product. The chipper has a capacity to handle up to 2.7 tonnes per hour of graphite concentrate that will feed directly into a supply hopper for the rotary dryer. With these last two equipment components completed and en-route to site, Gratomic is pleased to advise that all components for the Aukam custom built processing plant are now manufactured and assembly will be completed over the upcoming weeks.

“With multiple skilled crews now working on-site, we could not be more proud of the progress being made on our custom designed processing plant. We would also like to thank our very supportive shareholders and investors, who have given Gratomic the opportunity to bring the Aukam graphite deposit back to life.” says President and CEO, Arno Brand.

“The custom built plant, carefully designed to optimize the processing of the unique material we expect to obtain from the Aukam deposit, is one of the Company’s best competitive advantages,” says COO & Head of Graphite Marketing and Sales, Armando Farhate.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among peers, anticipating full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aiming to transition to an open pit operation as early as the end of 2021.

Gratomic is in the process of solidifying its development plans for micronization and spheronization of its clean Aukam graphite. This significant milestone is a small, additional step in the Company’s existing Eco-friendly processing cycle and will allow its naturally high purity graphite to meet ideal North American battery grade standards for use in Li-ion battery anodes.

The Company promises to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in 2021. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

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https://gratomic.ca/contact/

Gratomic $GRAT.ca Signs Agreement to Acquire Remaining 37% Interest in Aukam Property $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 2:55 PM on Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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November 19, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC PINK:CBULF)(FSE:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to report that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with Next Graphite, Inc. (“NextG”), for the acquisition of NextG’s 37% interest (the “Interest”) in Gazania 242 Pty Ltd. (the “Acquisition”), the Namibian company which holds the licenses on the Aukam property (“Aukam”). The Agreement was dated November 12, 2020 and executed on November 16, 2020. The parties negotiated an amendment to the Agreement dated November 16, 2020 which was executed on November 19, 2020. Upon completion of the acquisition, Gratomic will hold 100% of the rights and interests in the Aukam Mining License (ML215) and exploration License (EPL 3895).

Arno Brand, President and CEO commented, “It has been a pleasure working with Cliff Bream and his team at Next Graphite over the years and I look forward to continuing a strategic business relationship and building a strong future for Aukam together.”

In consideration for the Interest, Gratomic will, upon closing of the Acquisition (the “Closing“), issue 18,986,188 common shares (the “Escrowed Shares“), valued at $0.14 per share, and 2,272,727 common shares (the “Additional Shares” and collectively with the Escrowed Shares, the “Consideration Shares“)) in the capital of Gratomic (the “Common Shares“). Additionally, Gratomic has agreed to honour its previous contractual condition to provide NextG with US$500,000 from the first US$1,000,000 of net revenue generated from sales of graphite from the Aukam property pursuant to the issuance of the Additional Shares and the agreement to pay US$250,000 (the “Revenue Amount“). In the event the Revenue Amount is not paid in full by the 12-month anniversary of the Closing (the “Due Date“), then any outstanding Revenue Amount will be settled by the issuance to NextG of that number of common shares (the “Settlement Shares“) as is arrived at by dividing the then outstanding Revenue Amount by the closing price of the Common Shares on the first trading day following the Due Date, less the maximum discount allowed by the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV“).

The Consideration Shares will be issued to third parties and NextG shareholders (the “NG Recipients“), as directed by NextG, upon condition that no such issuance will result in any such recipient holding more than 9.9% of the Common Shares of Gratomic post issuance. The Escrowed Shares will be subject to an 18-month escrow subject to a release of 1/3 of the original balance every 6 months, pro rata, and the Additional Shares will be subject to an 12-month escrow and shall be released from escrow, pro rata, on the Due Date.

Gratomic has also granted the NG Recipients a right to participate in any future financings of Gratomic at the same price as any other participants on a pro rata basis to its percentage holding in Gratomic (calculated on the basis of the number of Consideration Shares remaining in Escrow) at the time of any such fundraise (calculated on a non-dilutive basis).

The Acquisition (including the issuance of the Consideration Shares and Additional Shares, if any) is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions precedent as are customary for transactions of this size including the approval of the TSXV.

Cliff Bream, President and CEO of Next Graphite said, “we feel that combining the interests in Aukam will optimize the potential of Aukam and allow the shareholders of NextG to participate in the success of Gratomic. Many of us in the two companies have worked together for years, and we have great confidence that Gratomic will be successful with the Aukam project”.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among peers, anticipating full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aiming to transition to an open pit operation as early as the end of 2021.

Gratomic is in the process of solidifying its development plans for micronization and spheronization of its clean Aukam graphite. This significant milestone is a small, additional step in the Company’s existing Eco-friendly processing cycle and will allow its naturally high purity graphite to meet ideal North American battery grade standards for use in Li-ion battery anodes.

The Company promises to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in 2021. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies. Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

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https://gratomic.ca/contact/

Gratomic $GRAT.ca Updates Masonry and Concrete Work Progress at Aukam Mine $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 2:31 PM on Monday, November 9th, 2020

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 9, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce that local concrete and brick crews have recently arrived on-site at Aukam. The local contractors have been employed to construct the foundations for the custom designed and constructed water filtration deionization unit, settling reservoir, and product thickener tanks, along with various smaller non-structural components of the processing plant build-out.

Gratomic is very pleased to include local, independent builders in the construction of its Aukam Graphite Project. This collaborative effort will allow the Company to adhere to its strict timelines, while simultaneously providing opportunities to local businesses and community members. The workers have been commissioned from the nearby town of Aus to complete construction work on various foundations and tanks.

Upon arrival on site, the crews promptly began pouring concrete and commencing the brick work required on the foundational platform designed to house the custom water filtration & deionization unit. The crew has since completed this project, which will accommodate ten separate water storage tanks with a cumulative capacity of 100,000 liters. The construction crews have since moved onto the build-out of the settling reservoir tanks, from there they will continue onto constructing the walls for the product thickener tank.

Completion of the water filtration and deionization system will allow the Company to achieve its objective of a 95% water recycling rate during the graphite processing phase. The Company is very pleased to have completed the build-out on this aspect of the processing plant and is dedicated to preserving and protecting natural resources, securing them for future generations.

“We are ecstatic to have completed this phase of construction so quickly and look forward to seeing the rapid progress made by the talented professionals we have brought in to assist with the completion of the Aukam Processing Plant project.” says President and CEO, Arno Brand.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among peers, anticipating full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aiming to transition to an open pit operation as early as the end of 2021.

Gratomic is in the process of solidifying its development plans for micronization and spheronization of its clean Aukam graphite. This significant milestone is a small, additional step in the Company’s existing Eco-friendly processing cycle and will allow its naturally high purity graphite to meet ideal North American battery grade standards for use in Li-ion battery anodes.

The Company promises to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in 2021. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

Subscribe to the link below to receive news and updates
https://gratomic.ca/contact/

Gratomic $GRAT.ca Begins Its Ascent into the EV Battery Market Supply Chain $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:23 PM on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTC Pink:CBULF) (FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) announces that it is in the process of submitting 243 Kg of high purity graphite concentrate obtained from its pilot testing program for characterization for use as anode material in Lithium Ion battery cells. The graphite will initially be put through an Air Classification process in Toronto, Ontario and from there will be sent to Dorfner Anzaplan in Germany to undergo spherical micronization and classification. This verification process should establish Gratomic as a leader among its peers in proving that its graphite will be suitable for the anode material supply chain for North American battery manufacturers like Tesla, Panasonic, and others.

High grade Aukam graphite is taken to 99.9% purity through a non-invasive and carbon neutral process. Upon verification of quality and purity, the graphite will then be put through the spherical micronization process where it is ‘polished’ and ‘rounded,’ taking it from a flake to potato shape. Next the graphite will be put through a coating process, which strengthens the mineral improving surface area and increasing cycle times of the particles leading to improved conductivity. From there, it will be acceptable for use in Lithium Ion battery applications.

Being only a few short weeks away from completion of its processing plant (see Press Release dated October 15, 2020), Gratomic is providing a leg up on the competition in this rapidly expanding sector with its Eco-friendly and clean graphite options. Follow the link provided to view progress on final construction of the Aukam Graphite processing facility, which will include an on-site Air Classification unit in the near future https://gratomic.ca/aukam-2020/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off

President and CEO, Arno Brand, along with COO and Head of Graphite Marketing and Sales, Armando Farhate, have collaborated on next steps for Gratomic Inc. and its clean Aukam graphite. The pair have conducted extensive research into battery manufacturing requirements for graphite and are laying the groundwork for the Company’s transition into this sought-after market. The pair will continue with Gratomic’s current outreach program to North American EV battery manufacturers.

Experts agree that graphite anodes will remain in use for the foreseeable future, as breakthrough alternative versions of battery anodes are still years away from commercial production. In the meantime, Gratomic intends to provide the EV Market and Renewable Energy Sectors with clean, Eco-friendly graphite with a near neutral carbon footprint.

The Graphite concentrate is scheduled to leave Namibia for Toronto on October 30th after a slight delay related to COVID – 19 restrictions implemented by the Government of Namibia.

Steve Gray, P. Geo. and a Director of the Company has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release and is the Company’s “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Dorfner Anzaplan

The Company is currently preparing to initiate a development process in partnership with German specialist Dorfner Anzaplan, in order to identify the ideal process route for micronization and spheronization of its high purity graphite sourced from its Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia. Gratomic aims to meet stringent specifications from potential battery manufacturing strategic partners and clientele.

“ANZAPLAN offers advanced graphite evaluation services for high value applications including strongly growing markets such as anode materials in lithium ion batteries and expandable graphite. Starting with the initial characterization of the graphite ore through development of a beneficiation process to obtain a high-quality flake graphite concentrate, shaping and purification into battery grade spherical graphite, characterization of electrochemical performance and testing of Li ion cells”(Anzaplan. “Graphite.” ANZAPLAN, ANZAPLAN, 2020, www.anzaplan.com/minerals/graphite).

“ANZAPLAN’s facilities offer process design and engineering for flake graphite for a wide range of downstream products including purified spherical graphite with a cost and time efficient spheroidization equipment developed in cooperation with a renown German equipment manufacturer NETZSCH” (Anzaplan. “Graphite.” ANZAPLAN, ANZAPLAN, 2020, www.anzaplan.com/minerals/graphite/).

Established in 1985, ANZAPLAN is the leading company for engineering and consulting services for metals and mineral projects. They provide various services utilized by mining companies to de-risk projects, provide insights, aid in product development, and assist with planning requirements. The Company even presented at the 2020 Lithium-Ion Battery Materials & Rare-Earth Elements Supply Chain Seminar this past February.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among peers, anticipating full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aiming to transition to an open pit mine as early as 2021.

The Company promises to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in late 2020. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

Gratomic Inc. $GRAT.ca Mobilizes Drill Fleet to Further Delineate Graphite Mineralization $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:51 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Mobilizing all three of its 100% owned drills to execute a strategic diamond drill program targeting areas proximal to known graphite mineralization

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to provide a graphite mineralization update for its Flagship Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa.

Gratomic Inc. is currently mobilizing all three of its 100% owned drills to execute a strategic diamond drill program targeting areas proximal to known graphite mineralization previously defined by mining, diamond drilling, and surface sampling. The drill program will also incorporate exploratory drilling, testing known structures along strike and optimized targets indicated by recent Geophysical Surveys.

Two phases of diamond drilling will be executed. The first of which will involve tightly spaced infill drilling in ML215 (Figure 1), targeting areas below and along visible strike from the main underground workings within, and around, the graphite bearing shear zone. Delineation drilling in EPL3895 & EPL6710 of known structures and new targets optimized by geophysical surveys will also be tested. Strategic planning of the drilling program is expected to assist with calculating a NI 43-101 mineral resource at Aukam in support of the completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).

Figure 1: Gratomic Inc. Mining and Exploration Licenses

2020 Diamond Drilling

Diamond drilling executed on Mining License ML215 will first test the strongest EM conductor C1 on Grid 1 (Fig 2 & 3). Drill holes will initially be spaced 40 metres apart testing each of the five conductors delineating the extent of the graphite mineralization proximal to past mining activities. Two holes per drill set up will initially be completed targeting 20 metres below the overburden, with the second hole drilled steeper to intersect 40 metres below the first hole. Subsequent infill drilling, based on delineation results, are to be drilled on 20 metre centres between the 40 metre spaced holes both along strike and at depth (down dip).

Drilling planned in Grid 2 – EPL6710 will concentrate on conductors C1a & C1b (Fig 2 & 4) with delineation drilling spaced initially at 40 metre centres.

Figure 2: Geophysical Survey & 2020 Diamond Drill Areas

Figure 3: Grid 1 Geophysical Survey & Drilling Areas
HLEM response: Conductors C1 to C5 interpreted as graphitic mineralization with C1 the strongest EM anomaly.

Figure 4: Grid 2 Geophysical Survey & Drilling Areas
Analytical Signal (AS) response: C1 interpreted as graphitic mineralization.

Arno Brand, President and CEO of Gratomic Inc, states “Now that travel restrictions due to Covid-19 have softened enough to allow our Geologic Team to make their way to site, planned drilling, specifically infill drilling, will allow us to quickly outline areas at Aukam which we plan to bulk sample. Upon completion of our Graphite Processing Plant during Q4-2020 we expect to process both current stockpiles and the intended bulk sample material in Q1-2021.”

Steve Gray, P. Geo. and a Director of the Company has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release and is the Company’s “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, high purity vein graphite. The Company is focused on producing low-cost, eco-friendly graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among its peers, promising to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking of the nearly negligible carbon footprint on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in late 2020. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

The Company anticipates full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aims to transition to an open pit mine as early as 2021.

Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

“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.”

Gratomic $GRAT.ca One Step Closer to Completion of Aukam Processing Plant $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:47 PM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 15, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce the arrival of its custom drying and dewatering equipment to its Aukam mine site, allowing the company to complete construction of its on-site graphite processing plant. The equipment was shipped from China and was recently received at Walvis Bay Port in Namibia.

“Covid-19 has certainly posed a challenge in getting our equipment on site. Our team’s hard work and dedication has prevailed against impossible odds and allowed us to get these vital pieces of equipment on site and stay on track with construction timelines. We are now ready to take Gratomic and its Aukam project forward to realize its full potential,” says Arno Brand, President & CEO.

Aukam staff will install the remaining equipment over the coming weeks, bringing the plant into its commissioning phase. The team will then begin testing and calibrating the new equipment to optimize its operations. Product sampling will be conducted in order to set processing parameters to conform to industry standard, quality control and quality assurance requirements. Graphite that is processed through the plant during this calibration phase will be cumulatively bagged and graded as part of the fulfilment for current purchase agreements and future sales.

The new equipment consists of one thickener tank, a cyclone, filter press, rotary dryer, and various slurry pumps and accessories.

The thickener tank, which will be assembled on site, boasts a standing height of 4 meters high by 6 meters wide and will be able to accommodate up to 64 tonnes of graphite per cycle.

Once assembled, the hydro cyclone will allow slurry to flow continuously between the Rod mill and the cyclone, size classifying the graphite between undersized and oversized material. Oversized material will be diverted back to the rod mill for increased resonance time. The undersized material will be sent to a separate holding tank that sends the material to the mixing tanks, and then the flotation columns.

The vertical flotation columns will have the capacity to treat up to 4 tonnes of graphite slurry per hour. From the columns, the processed graphite will settle into the thickener tank. Graphite will flow from the second tank into the filter press. This process is designed to remove as much water as possible for recycling before entering the chipper that will break up the caked mineral material.

Once positioned, the custom-built 39 foot rotary drier, with a drying capacity of up to 5 tonnes per hour, will remove any excessive moisture content from the graphite through evaporation before it is bagged and tagged for customers.

The entire system has been designed to accommodate graphite derived from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project. It has been designed for expansion and the Company intends to add an air classification unit onto the existing plant in late 2020, or early 2021. Plant parameters will be set based on mineral grading and finished product requirements calculated during the calibration phase and will include end product requirements from our current and future customers.

Gratomic wishes to emphasize that no Preliminary Economic Analysis (“PEA”), Preliminary Feasibility Study or Feasibility Study has been completed to support any level of production. In fact, no mineral resources, let alone mineral reserves demonstrating economic viability and technical feasibility, have been delineated on the Aukam Property.

The Company appointed Dr. Ian Flint to complete a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on the Aukam Processing plant. The study, its recommendations, and their subsequent implementation, will provide conclusions and recommendation at a PEA level of comfort relating to the scale up of the existing processing plant to a commercial scale processing facility that will provide the desired concentrate grades and production rates. The PEA requires that 4 drill holes be completed on the Property and the results be included in the PEA. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions resulting from Covid-19, the Company has been unable to get a geologist on the Property to complete the drilling so that the PEA can be finalized. It is anticipated that a geologist will soon be able to arrive on the Property to complete the drilling. A preliminary economic assessment is preliminary in nature, it includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the preliminary economic assessment will be realized.

Gratomic wishes to emphasize that the supply of graphite pursuant to any off-take or supply agreement referred to in this Press Release is conditional on Gratomic being able to bring the Aukam project into a production phase, and for any graphite being produced to meet certain technical and mineralization requirements. Gratomic continues to move its business towards production and as part of its business plan, expects to obtain a National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects technical report to help it ascertain the economics of the Aukam project as soon as drilling can be completed on the Property.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, high purity vein graphite. The Company is focused on producing low-cost, eco-friendly graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among its peers, promising to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking of the nearly negligible carbon footprint on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in late 2020. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

The Company anticipates full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aims to transition to an open pit mine as early as 2021.

Gratomic Inc. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

Gratomic $GRAT.ca Announces Aukam Graphite Property Construction Update $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:54 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

TORONTO, ON /October 6, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTC Pink: CBULF) (FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) announces a Aukam Graphite Property construction update.

The Gratomic team has completed the excavations intended to contain the concrete foundations that will accommodate the custom designed processing equipment including material thickener, cyclone, material hopper, settling reservoir, and filter press. Gratomic is currently preparing to begin pouring concrete in these areas the second week of October.

The current pilot sump area will be designated to house the new floatation columns and mixing tanks. The filter press area has been prepared and excavation is currently scheduled to begin October 6th on the product dryer area.

Final general assembly and layout of the Aukam processing plant have been completed. On site Management has received the cement from Pupkewitz Megabuild – Keetmanshoop. Aggregate and bricks were received from Dolerite Brick & Sand CC, which will be utilized in the construction of the settling reservoir and key foundations.

Manhattan Process Engineering, a South African based engineering firm, has provided the Company with detailed Civil Engineering reports to complete the concrete construction on site. This included detailed bending and manufacturing parameters to meet foundational specifications for the necessary rebar, which has recently been delivered to site.

Pro Edge steel, a local engineering and fabricating company, has also been engaged to build the steel frames, cat walks and rail guards required to complete the equipment installation and to maintain regulatory safety standards.

Gratomic has been successful in keeping the project on schedule in spite of National and Global COVID-19 restrictions, which has created various workplace constraints. The Team has implemented the new standards efficiently and effectively, adapting quickly to the new workplace safety standards.

“Our Namibian team is working diligently to complete construction in a safe and timely manner, their efforts are greatly appreciated,” said President and CEO, Arno Brand.

“Gratomic will complete construction on its graphite plant in Namibia in the coming weeks, proving that 2020 can still deliver good news when you have a committed and knowledgeable team”, said COO & Head of Graphite Marketing and Sales, Armando Farhate.

About Gratomic Inc.
Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products and components for a range of mass market products. The Company currently holds two off-take purchase agreements for graphite product sourced from the Aukam facility. One agreement is with TODAQ and the other is with Phu Sumika. 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 at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

6 Small Cap Companies That Will Benefit from Canadian Liberal Government’s New Focus on Electric Vehicle #EV #Batteries and Vehicles $GRAT.ca $HPQ.ca $LMR.ca $NAM.ca $SX.ca $TN.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:11 PM on Friday, September 25th, 2020

The Liberal Government announced new measures towards climate, clean energy and transport in yesterday’s throne speech. This will no doubt help accelerate the transition toward electric mobility while ensuring a cleaner, healthier economy.  Here are 6 small cap companies that stand to benefit from these initiatives (in alphabetical order).

Gratomic Inc. (GRAT :TSXV) is gearing up to bring its high grade, environmentally sustainable graphite to the North American EV market. In a race that started in 2012, Gratomic is the only one of several graphite companies that has successfully brought its asset through to the final construction phase.

The Company is now ready to introduce its graphite to battery producers for use in advanced anode technology. Being of such naturally high purity, Gratomic’s vein graphite is ideal for use in this application, requiring simpler, less expensive and more efficient processing methods, resulting in a final product with naturally lower contents of deleterious elements.

In addition to its high purity levels, the Company’s Aukam graphite is a much cleaner alternative to this market’s current supply options as a sustainably sourced resource as per the Company’s September 3rd Press Release. The Company intends to establish a new benchmark for recording and guaranteeing the product’s carbon footprint, based on latest generation blockchain technology.

Gratomic is preparing the high grade Aukam Graphite mine for commercial production. The company anticipates commencement of production in Q4 of 2020 while producing 20,000 tonnes of high purity vein graphite annually to support a burgeoning market.

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HPQ Silicon Resources (HPQ:TSXV) is a Canadian producer of Silicon Solutions that is building a line of specialty silicon products needed for electric batteries. More than just lip service, HPQ has already announced NDA’s with 2 undisclosed companies in the space and has hinted at other NDA’s that are so tight they could not even be announced.

Over the past 5 years, HPQ has teamed up with 2 world renowned technology partners, including PyroGenesis Canada (PYR:TSXV)  to manufacture high purity silicon cleaner, cheaper and better than anyone in the world – because you can’t dig it out of the ground like other battery metals such as graphite, cobalt and nickel. Now HPQ is on the verge of sending samples of its industry leading silicon to NDA and other potential partners as early as December. 

However, despite providing shareholders with a great return during this period, HPQ’s silicon plan was still met by skepticism amongst investors who found it easier to understand traditional battery metal stories ….  This all changed on September 23rd 2020, when this headline emerged from Tesla’s “Battery Day” 

“Tesla To Revolutionize Use Of Silicon In Batteries: Slash Costs, Increases Range” 

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Lomiko Metals (LMR: TSXV) discovered high-grade graphite at La Loutre property in Quebec and is working toward a Pre Economic Assessment to increase current resource to 10m/t of 10% Cg.

“Initial indications are that La Loutre Graphite Property is high-quality and high-grade and thus worthy of development.” stated A. Paul Gill, CEO. “The only operating graphite mine in North America which is the Imerys Graphite & Carbon at Lac-des-Îles, is 30 miles northwest of La Loutre and has operated for 30 years.

Lomiko is in an ideal position to participate in the Electrical Vehicle market with the potential to become a North American supplier of graphite materials.

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New Age Metals Inc. (NAM: TSXV) is a green metals company focused on PGM and Lithium. The company’s Lithium division is the largest mineral claim holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, where the Company is exploring for hard rock lithium and various rare elements such as tantalum and rubidium.  Manitoba is THE untapped frontier for ‘Hard Rock’ Lithium.

The Company’s philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning its Lithium projects with major and junior mining companies through to production.

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St-Georges Eco-Mining (SX:CSE) is developing new technologies to solve some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry.  The company is focused on value-adding the recovery of battery-grade nickel, ferronickel for alloying in the stainless steel industry and recovery of valuable elements such as cobalt. St-Georges is working on processing nickel and minimizing tailings with solutions to energy challenges.

The company is also working on lithium extraction technologies with non-conventional resources, such as clays, and working on ways to concentrate and reduce the environmental impact while unlocking the valuable content of the material.

More than just lip service, the Company’s lithium extraction technology has already delivered its first License agreement with Iconic Minerals in exchange for:

  •  $100,000 cash
  • 5,000,000 shares in 3 stages
  • A perpetual net revenue interest royalty (NRI) of 5% on all minerals produced on sites licensed with SX technologies in the state of Nevada

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Tartisan Nickel (TN:CSE) – 95 Million Pounds Of Contained Nickel

Nickel is the new gold, a critical element for the growing electric vehicle market, Tartisan just announced a re-estimation of the Mineral Resource Estimate at the Kenbridge Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project. Kenbridge holds mineral resources of 7.5 Mt of 0.58% Ni and 0.32% Cu for a total of 95 Mlb of contained nickel.  Class 1 nickel sulphide deposits are emerging as a key supplier of Nickel to the growing electric vehicle market.

CEO Mr. Mark Appleby stated, “The Updated Mineral Resource Estimate was necessary to determine if Kenbridge mineralization is potentially extractable under current metal prices and exchange rates. This is a major milestone achieved by the Company as the market conditions for Class 1 nickel sulphide deposits improve. The differences between the previous P&E Mineral Resource Estimate (2008) and the current P&E Updated Mineral Resource Estimate are attributed to changes in metal prices and recalculation of NSR values.

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