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Datametrex $DM.ca Expands to Toronto Film Production Company for COVID-19 Testing Solutions

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:14 PM on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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  • Received a Purchase Order from a Toronto based film production company, Flatmate Productions Inc., a subsidiary of Cream Production Inc., to provide COVID-19 test kits and related screening solutions
  • Ontario is one of the largest production centres in North America, representing approximately 34% of Canadian based film productions
  • Ontario’s film and television industry had a record-breaking year in 2019, with 343 productions bringing in approximately $2.16 billion in production spending for the economy

Toronto, Ontario–(September 30, 2020) – Datametrex AI Limited (TSXV: DM) (FSE: D4G) (OTC: DTMXF) (the “Company” or “Datametrex”) is pleased to announce that it received a Purchase Order (the “PO”) from a Toronto based film production company, Flatmate Productions Inc., a subsidiary of Cream Production Inc., to provide COVID-19 test kits and related screening solutions.

“With Toronto based production companies resuming to filming their projects, we feel that film production companies will be an important market for the Company to sell its COVID-19 tests and related services as Toronto is one of the largest film production locations in North America,” commented Marshall Gunter CEO of the Company.

In this respect, Ontario is one of the largest production centres in North America, representing approximately 34% of Canadian based film productions. Ontario’s film and television industry had a record-breaking year in 2019, with 343 productions bringing in approximately $2.16 billion in production spending for the economy. (Source: Government of Ontario: Record-breaking Year for Ontario’s Film and Television Industry)

Datametrex anticipates that it will have little or no upfront costs associated with importing and selling these test kits pursuant to the terms of the PO.

About Cream

Cream is a Toronto and LA based creative production company. They deliver distinctive and top-rated content to television and digital platforms around the world including Netflix, CNN, Hulu, PBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and the BBC. Additional information on Cream is available at www.creamproductions.com

About Datametrex

Datametrex AI Limited is a technology-focused with exposure to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexalogy (www.nexalogy.com). Datametrex’s mission is to provide tools that support companies in fulfilling their operational goals, including Health and Safety, with predictive and preventive technologies. By working with companies to set a new standard of protocols through Artificial Intelligence and health diagnostics, Company provides progressive solutions to support the supply chain. Additional information on Datametrex is available at www.datametrex.com.

For further information, please contact:
Marshall Gunter: CEO
Phone: (514) 295-2300
Email: [email protected]

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor it’s 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

Certain statements including in this news release contain “forward-looking information” or constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “likely”, “should”, “would”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “proposed”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative of these terms, or other similar words, expressions and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” happen, or by discussions of strategy, including the dollar amount of revenue anticipated under the Agreement.

Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve several risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements or information.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all possible risks and uncertainties. Readers are also cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release and is based on the beliefs, estimates, expectations and opinions of management on the time such forward-looking information is made. Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

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

CLIENT FEATURE: KWESST $KWE.ca A Leader in Defensive Technologies That Increase the Capabilities of Soldiers $WRTC $BYRN.ca $PAT.ca $POWW

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:23 PM on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

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WHY KWESST? HERE’S SOME GREAT REASONS

1.   KWESST is a leader in defensive technologies that increase the capabilities of soldiers, including
those of NATO and its allies

2.  These technologies make a critical difference to soldier safety and effectiveness

3.  The Leadership team experience spans decades and hundreds of millions of dollars in military and homeland security contracts.

4.  KWESST develops next-generation systems for forces around the world, with a particular focus on special forces among NATO countries and their allies.

5.  KWESST partners with globally recognized equipment manufacturers to integrate its systems into their solutions to create high value-add products for global customers.

6.  KWESST provides small cap investors with a rare opportunity to invest in a high-growth, technology driven, global defence company with:

  • Tier-1 Customers
  • Global Customers
  • Proprietary Technologies
  • Diversified Product
  • Globally Renowned Executive Team With Massive Successful Track Records

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$NAM.ca Announces #Rhodium Assay Program for River Valley in Q4 2020 $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:33 AM on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
  • Announced its Q4 2020 program for the River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario
  • Primary focus of the program is a Phase 1 of a multi-phase rhodium assay program designed to prove-up the world’s most valuable metal as a payable component of River Valley.
  • Chairman & CEO Harry Barr stated; “We have seen the price of rhodium run from $6,050 an ounce to a high of $13,800 this year and the company plans to investigate the potential economic metal credit that rhodium offers at River Valley
  • We know the project contains rhodium as evidenced by its presence in our latest Mineral Resource Estimate.
  • However, rhodium was not included as a payable metal in our 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), due to insufficient number of assays and limited metallurgical recovery information.”
  • The highest-grade rhodium assay is 0.873 g/t Rh for drill core from the Lismer North Ridge Zone
  • This potential metal credit may be significant at current pricing and our objective is to complete sufficient re-assaying and metallurgy to prove that rhodium could provide up to 5% of the Project’s payable metal package”.

September 29, 2020 –  Rockport, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM ) ; ( OTC:NMTLF ) ; ( FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) NAM is pleased to announce its Q4 2020 program for the River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario. The primary focus of the program is a Phase 1 of a multi-phase rhodium assay program designed to prove-up the world’s most valuable metal as a payable component of River Valley. Chairman & CEO Harry Barr stated; “We have seen the price of rhodium run from $6,050 an ounce to a high of $13,800 this year and the company plans to investigate the potential economic metal credit that rhodium offers at River Valley. We know the project contains rhodium as evidenced by its presence in our latest Mineral Resource Estimate. However, rhodium was not included as a payable metal in our 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), due to insufficient number of assays and limited metallurgical recovery information. The Mineral Resource Estimation work completed to date shows over 25,000 ounces of rhodium in the Measured plus Indicated resource classification and an additional 20,000 ounces in the Inferred classification. The highest-grade rhodium assay is 0.873 g/t Rh for drill core from the Lismer North Ridge Zone . The first phase of the rhodium work will focus on the northern area of the Project, where initial production would potentially begin as determined in the 2019 PEA Study. This potential metal credit may be significant at current pricing and our objective is to complete sufficient re-assaying and metallurgy to prove that rhodium could provide up to 5% of the Project’s payable metal package”.

Rhodium Market

Rhodium (Rh), one of the six Platinum Group Metals, is a silver-white metallic element that is highly reflective and strongly resistant to corrosion. Rh’s primary use is in catalytic converters of automobiles, where it reduces the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) exhaust gases emitted into the atmosphere. In 2019, almost 90% of rhodium demand was from the auto-catalyst sector . Rh is a very special metal in terms of its performance in converting NOx into harmless gases, and will continue to be the metal of choice for the control of NOx .

Mined supply of Rh in 2019 was over 750,000oz and recycled supply was 315,000oz, resulting in a deficit of approximately 50,000oz. Rh supply is inelastic to demand for various reasons: Rh content in the earth’s crust is extremely rare, and the metal is mined as a by-product of platinum and palladium mining or nickel mining. There is no such thing as a primary Rh mine, and the major producers are all located in South Africa . South Africa produces over 85% of the global Rh supply annually, with majority of this supply being generated by the mining companies listed below (Rh production listed as a percentage of overall mining production):

  • – Sibanye Stillwater (2019 Rh production, 7% overall contributed 22% of revenue) – Anglo Platinum (H12020 Rh production, 7.5% overall contributed 34% of revenue) – Impala Platinum (H12020 Rh production, 6.5% overall contributed 25% of revenue)


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Rhodium Assay Program

Rhodium (Rh), the world’s most valuable metal (US$ 12,000/oz as of September 28, 2020),
is present with palladium and platinum at the River Valley Deposit (Figure 1). However, the amount of existing Rh assays is relatively small and their spatial distribution limited, due to the high cost of assaying. The highest-grade rhodium assay is 0.873 g/t Rh for a core sample from the Lismer North Zone . Rhodium is included in the 2001, 2012, 2018 and 2019 Mineral Resource Estimates. Rhodium grades in the 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate (Table 1) are based on
Rh assay data for 7,471 drill core samples and 2,641 channel samples, for a total of 10,112 assays. Of these, 8,268 core and channel sample Rh assays records are for the Dana North Zone,
1,338 core and channel sample Rh assay records for the Dana South Zone, and 506 core sample assays for the Lismer Zones: there are no Rh assays available in the database for the Pardo, Pine, Banshee, Lismer Ridge, Varley, Azen, and Razor zones . Clearly, the Rh assay data distribution is highly concentrated at Dana North. Furthermore, the rhodium mineral hollingworthite (Rh, Pt, Pd) AsS has been identified during mineralogical and metallurgical testwork studies of drill core from Dana North and Dana South. Although included in the 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate for the River Valley Palladium deposit, Rh was excluded in the 2019 Preliminary Economic Assessment as payable metal in the Net Smelter Return estimates.

In addition, a relatively small amount of additional Rh assay data (337 analyses) are available for core samples analyzed during an academic research project and for surface grab samples (158) assayed during exploration programs. The highest grades were 0.372 g/t Rh for the core and 0.309 g/t Rh for the surface grab samples. However, these data cannot be used directly for Mineral Resource Estimation purposes.

The Rhodium Assay Program for Q4 2020 is to be based on re-assaying available drill core samples for Rh. The drill holes to be sampled will be carefully selected from representative drill cross-sections of priority zones, primarily Pine Zone and possibly Dana South and Lismer North. Samples from mineralized core intervals above the lower cut-off grade and adjacent material are to be submitted to an appropriate laboratory for PGM assay with enhanced detection limits.
In addition to Rh (and palladium platinum and gold), the minor PGM ruthenium (Ru) and iridium (Ir) will also be assayed. The Q4 2020 work will be Phase 1 of a multi-phase program . Pending results and progress, the follow-up phases of work will include more sampling and assaying and mineralogical and metallurgical testwork, in order to ultimately prove-up rhodium as a payable metal for the River Valley Project.


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Figure 1. The mineralized zones and current pit constrained Mineral Resource Estimates of the River Valley Palladium Deposit near Sudbury, Ontario. Source: NAM press release dated August 8, 2019.


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Additional Activities for Q4 2020

Additional activities planned for Q4 regarding River Valley include environmental baseline studies, archaeological assessments, and development of new exploration targets for field validation and testing in 2021. The environmental baseline studies will involve a second round of surface water quality sampling and flow measurement. Exploration targeting will continue to focus on footwall mineralization, though at the Dana South Zone in addition to the Pine Zone-T3 target. The interior of the River Valley Intrusion will also be re-evaluated for the possibility of MT and gravity surveys to aid development of targeting models for contact-type PGM deposits.

About NAM

New Age Metals is a junior mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division. The PGM division includes the 100% owned River Valley Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped Platinum Group Metals Projects, situated 100 km from Sudbury, Ontario as well as the Genesis PGM Project in Alaska. The 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. Our philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning our projects with major and junior mining companies through to production. The Company is actively seeking an option/ joint venture partner for its road-accessible Genesis PGM project in Alaska and for our Lithium division in Manitoba.

About the River Valley Palladium Project

The details of the updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) and Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) were announced in the press release dated August 9, 2019 and are described on NAM’s website. The pit constrained Updated Mineral Resource Estimate formed the basis of the PEA . At a cut-off grade of 0.35 g/t PdEq, the Updated Mineral Resource Estimate contains 2.867 Moz PdEq in the Measured plus Indicated classifications and 1.059 Moz PdEq in the Inferred classification. The PEA is a preliminary report, but it demonstrates that there are potentially positive economics for a large-scale mining open pit operation, with 14 years of Palladium production. Refer to the NAM website (www.newagemetals.com) for details.

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The contents contained herein that relate to Exploration Results or Mineral Resources is based on information compiled, reviewed or prepared by Dr. Bill Stone, P.Geo., a consulting geoscientist for New Age Metals. Dr. Stone is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Harry Barr”

Harry G. Barr

Chairman and CEO

Neither the 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results and are based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements in which the Company uses words such as “continue”, “efforts”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “confident”, “intend”, “strategy”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “project”, “goal”, “target”, “prospects”, “optimistic” or similar expressions. These statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the Company’s ability and continuation of efforts to timely and completely make available adequate current public information, additional or different regulatory and legal requirements and restrictions that may be imposed, and other factors as may be discussed in the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), including the most recent reports that identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm analysts’ expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should not place undue reliance on forw ard-looking statements.

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” 

HPQ-Silicon Resources –  Hub On AGORACOM  

PyroGenesis Canada – Hub On AGORACOM

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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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Datametrex $DM.ca Signs Agreement with Major Worldwide Media & Entertainment Company for COVID-19

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:32 AM on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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  • Company anticipating that the aggregate dollar amount of revenue under this Agreement is expected to be over CAD $20MM for the initial nine (9) months, given the anticipated demand for COVID-19 testing and related services
  • Services to be completed pursuant to this Agreement are scheduled to commence immediately
  • Datametrex anticipates that it will have little or no upfront costs associated with importing and selling these test kits
  • The Company is one of the largest media and entertainment groups with multiple subsidiaries and a worldwide presence

Toronto, Ontario–(September 24, 2020) – Datametrex AI Limited (TSXV: DM) (FSE: D4G) (OTC Pink: DTMXF) (the “Company” or “Datametrex”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a service agreement (the “Agreement”), dated September 21, 2020 with one of the world’s largest media and entertainment groups for its theatrical film and TV shows in both Vancouver and Toronto. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Company will provide COVID-19 tests with test kits and related services as and when required through subsequent statements of work that will set out the specific scope of services and the dollar amounts for the various projects.

The Company will issue subsequent press releases as when these statements of work are entered into under the Agreement which will disclose the material terms and conditions of such services. Based on current discussions that management of the Company is having with this Media and Entertainment company, it is anticipating that the aggregate dollar amount of revenue under this Agreement is expected to be over CAD $20MM for the initial nine (9) months, given the anticipated demand for COVID-19 testing and related services. There is no assurance or guarantee that the dollar amount of services under this Agreement will result in this or any amount of revenue for the Company.

The services to be completed pursuant to this Agreement are scheduled to commence immediately. Datametrex anticipates that it will have little or no upfront costs associated with importing and selling these test kits. The Company is one of the largest media and entertainment groups with multiple subsidiaries and a worldwide presence.

According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media (E&M”) Outlook, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and amplified ongoing shifts in consumers’ behaviour, pulling forward digital disruption and forging industry tipping points that would not have been reached for many years.

As a result, the E&M world in 2020 has become more remote, more virtual, more streamed, more personal and – for now at least – more centred on the home. Winners and losers will emerge based on their ability to leverage enabling technology to deliver truly distinctive content and experience options, while navigating regulatory and privacy hurdles. [1]

Vancouver is the third-largest production centre in North America, worth approximately CDN $3.2 billion during 2018/19, according to Creative BC. British Columbia is home to several world-class film and TV studios, including Bridge Studios, Mammoth Studios, Vancouver Film Studios, North Shore Studios, Ironwood Studios, Canadian Motion Picture Park, and The Crossing Studios.

The entire film and TV production in Canada represents approximately $8.92 billion in production volume, and 179,000 full-time equivalent jobs. In March 2020, the industry stopped worldwide.Vancouver and the surrounding areas had 46 productions filming, representing 37% of all Canadian productions, not including the TV commercial market. Each of the shows had a minimum of a 100-person film crew.

The next largest film and television market is Ontario, representing 34% of all Canadian productions. In 2019, Toronto’s film and television industry directly employed more than 28,000 people tallying approximately $3.17 Billion.

Additionally, with Canada having far fewer instances of COVID-19 cases than in the United States on a per capita basis according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, it demonstrates that Canada is a safer jurisdiction for filming, with our testing kits, collection services and labs already set up.

“With Vancouver productions quickly returning to the studios and filming, we feel that this is the tip of the iceberg for new COVID-19 screening in the production industry”, said Marshall Gunter, CEO of the Company.

About Datametrex

Datametrex AI Limited is a technology-focused with exposure to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexalogy (www.nexalogy.com). Datametrex’s mission is to provide tools that support companies in fulfilling their operational goals, including Health and Safety, with predictive and preventive technologies. By working with companies to set a new standard of protocols through Artificial Intelligence and health diagnostics, Company provides progressive solutions to support the supply chain. Additional information on Datametrex is available at www.datametrex.com.

For further information, please contact:

Marshall Gunter – CEO
Phone: (514) 295-2300
Email: [email protected]

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor it’s 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

Certain statements including in this news release contain “forward-looking information” or constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “likely”, “should”, “would”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “proposed”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative of these terms, or other similar words, expressions and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” happen, or by discussions of strategy, including the dollar amount of revenue anticipated under the Agreement.

Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve several risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements or information.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all possible risks and uncertainties. Readers are also cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release and is based on the beliefs, estimates, expectations and opinions of management on the time such forward-looking information is made. Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. $TN.ca Reports on Plans for the Don Pancho Polymetallic Project in Peru $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca $FPC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:17 AM on Thursday, September 24th, 2020

TORONTO, ON / September 24, 2020 / Tartisan Nickel Corp. (CSE:TN; OTC PINK:TTSRF; FSE:A2D) (“Tartisan”, or the “Company”) is pleased to update shareholders on the Company’s operations in the Republic of Peru. The Don Pancho polymetallic Silver-Lead-Zinc project (“Don Pancho”) located in the department of Lima, Peru, 110 kilometres north-northeast of Lima, comprising of two concessions totalling 849 hectares. The project is located in a prolific polymetallic mineral belt in central Peru with several operating mines in the area, including Minas de Buenaventura’s silver-lead-zinc-manganese (Ag-Pb-Zn-Mn) Uchucchacua mine located 66 kilometres north of Don Pancho which produced more than 15 million ounces of silver in 2018.

Previous exploration on the property includes an extensive surface mapping and sampling program, geophysics, and a small diamond drilling program conducted by a private Peruvian company in 2014. Mapping and sampling by the previous operators defined two main mineralized zones. The main zone called “Yanapallaca” is an extensive NNW-SSE-trending breccia zone covering a surface area of over 800 metres in length and up to 200 metres in width. Numerous small old workings and three underground drifts exist within this zone. One of the adits crosscut a two metre wide massive sulphide vein grading 106 g/t Ag, 3.26% Pb, 17.56% Zn and 2.58% Mn. Other untested mineralized structures located within this zone that are exposed on surface include chip over 1 metre returning 406 g/t Ag and 27.05% Pb.

The second mineralized zone called “La Cruz” is located several hundreds of metres NE of Yanapallaca shows two mineralized trends. Sampling across the main N-S trend returned 96.6 g/t Ag, 5.53% Pb and 0.88% Zn over 1.50 metres with a crosscutting WNW-ESE structure grading 360 g/t Ag and 12.66% Pb over a 1 metre width. Very little work has been conducted by the previous operators on this prospective area.

Tartisan is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Agreda Minaya as the General Manager for Tartisan’s Peruvian subsidiary, Minera Tartisan Peru S.A.C. Mr. Agreda is an experienced manager with a MBA from Peru’s highly reputable ESAN program. Mr. Agreda has extensive experience in permitting, accounting and mineral processing. Mr. Agreda is very knowledgeable of the Company’s Don Pancho property and has submitted the necessary permits to start an underground bulk sampling program. Mr. Agreda is also the General Manager of Peruvian Metals Corp., a Canadian junior explorer in Peru with a processing plant located in Northern Peru where mineral from the Don Pancho will be processed.

Jeffrey Reeder, P.Geo, a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has prepared, supervised the preparation of, or approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this news release.

About Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. is a Canadian based mineral exploration and development company which owns; the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Silver-Lead-Zinc Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:TN; US-OTC:TTSRF; FSE:A2D). Currently, there are 101,603,550 shares outstanding (107,203,550 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. Mark Appleby, President & CEO and a Director of Tartisan Nickel Corp. at 416-804-0280 ([email protected]). Additional information about Tartisan Nickel Corp. can be found at the Company’s website at www.tartisannickel.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (operated by CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

SOURCE: Tartisan Nickel Corp.

Phase Two $NAM.ca Exploration Results for River Valley Palladium Project in Q3 2020 $WG.ca $XTM.ca $WM.ca $PDL.ca $GLEN

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
  • Announced results from the Phase 2 exploration drill program and surface prospecting activities at its 100% owned River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario
  • Holes T3-20-03, T3-20-04 and PZ-20-07 were drilled in Q3 2020 for a total of 792 metres
  • Hole T3-20-03 was drilled as an infill hole within the Pine Zone-T3 Target
  • The hole intersected three mineralized intervals: 1) 5 metres grading 0.21 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.05% Cu or 0.30 g/t PdEq from 236 metres down hole; 2) 9 metres grading 0.27 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.02% Cu or 0.32 g/t PdEq from 247 metres downhole; and 3) 6 metres grading 0.30 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.02% Cu or 0.37 g/t PdEq from 259 metres downhole
  • The results confirm presence of the Pine Zone mineralization.

September 24, 2020 – Rockport, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (NAM) (TSXV:NAM ) ; ( OTC:NMTLF ) ; ( FSE:P7J) (“NAM” or the “Company”) New Age Metals announces results from the Phase 2 exploration drill program and surface prospecting activities at its 100% owned River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario. Reported herein are the assay results for holes drilled to test Pine Zone and T3 targets and
high-grade mineralized surface samples from the footwall to the east of the Dana South Zone. Phase Three plans are discussed below in the release and its final plan will be announced before the end of September.

Drill Results

Holes T3-20-03, T3-20-04 and PZ-20-07 were drilled in Q3 2020 for a total of 792 metres
(Figure 1; Table 1). Hole T3-20-03 was drilled as an infill hole within the Pine Zone-T3 Target. The hole intersected three mineralized intervals: 1) 5 metres grading 0.21 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.05% Cu or 0.30 g/t PdEq from 236 metres down hole; 2) 9 metres grading 0.27 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.02% Cu or 0.32 g/t PdEq from 247 metres downhole; and 3) 6 metres grading 0.30 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.02% Cu or 0.37 g/t PdEq from 259 metres downhole. The results confirm presence of the Pine Zone mineralization.

Hole T3-20-04 was drilled to expand the boundaries of the Pine Zone-T3 Target eastwards and southwards. The hole intersected the favourable Breccia Unit, but failed to intersect significant intervals of mineralization. Best assay result is 1 metre grading 0.64 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.02% Cu from 307 metres downhole.

PZ-20-07 was drilled to test an IP chargeability feature 250 m east along strike from the Pine Zone. The hole was abandoned at 166 metres depth, due to the presence of lengthy intersections of heavy pyrite coatings on fractures in core of the Archean basement. No assays were generated, but the IP chargeability feature is explained.


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Figure 1. Location of 2020 Phases 1 and 2 drill holes (labelled) and previously drill holes plotted on 3-D wireframe model of the Dana North Zone (exposed) and Pine Zone (covered), River Valley Palladium Project near Sudbury, Ontario.


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Mineral Prospecting

Mineral prospecting activities in Q3 2020 focused on Dana South and Pardo Zones (Figure 2).
At the Dana South Zone, the covered area between the eastern boundary of the mineral resources and the western shoreline of Dana Lake was prospected and sampled. Samples collected from here previously returned assays of up to 4.91 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.25% Cu (see press released dated December 6, 2016). The purpose of returning was to confirm the presence of the favourable River Valley Breccia Unit and Cu-Fe sulphide mineralization in outcrop.

Significant assays were returned for seven of the 14 outcrop samples (Table 2). The highest assay result is a remarkable 8.29 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.24% Cu . Evidently, the confirmed surface mineralization means that either the footprint of the Dana South Zone is larger than the modelled mineral resources or it represents discovery of a potential new zone located approximately 50 m to 100 m to the east of Dana South. The surface mineralized area is planned to be stripped and drilled when conditions allow in 2021.

At Pardo, the northernmost mineralized zone of the River Valley Deposit (2 km north-northeast of
Dana North; Figure 3), four samples were taken to confirm the presence of surface mineralization indicated in historic sampling. Three of the four samples returned assays indicative of palladium mineralization (Table 2). The highest assay result was 1.46 g/t Pd+Pt+Au and 0.12% Cu.
With such confirmed indications of palladium mineralization on surface, and in historic drilling (eleven holes drilled in 2004), Pardo Zone is under consideration for additional mineral prospecting and mapping surveys and trenching and drilling, in order to ultimately support an NI 43-1010 compliant Mineral Resource Estimate.


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Figure 2. Mineralized surface grab sample locations outside to the east of the 2019 mineral resources model ( red ) at Dana South Zone.


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Figure 3. Location of the Pardo mineralized zone ( red ), 2 km north-northeast of the Dana North and Pine Zones.


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River Valley Phase Three

The Company’s management and technical team are finalizing plans for a phase three program at River Valley. This phase will focus on the project’s rhodium potential and an announcement outlining our plans is forthcoming

Additional activities planned for Q4 regarding River Valley include environmental baseline studies, archaeological assessments, and development of new exploration targets for field validation and testing in 2021.

The environmental baseline studies will involve a second round of surface water quality sampling and flow measurement. For the Archaeological work, a stage 2 assessment will be completed in areas adjacent to selected water bodies and streams. Exploration targeting will continue to focus on footwall mineralization, though at the Dana South Zone in addition to the Pine Zone-T3 target. The interior of the River Valley Intrusion will also be re-evaluated for the possibility of MT and gravity surveys to aid development of targeting models for contact-type PGM deposits.

Assay Procedures & QA/QC

The 2020 Phase 1 drilling was completed by Jacob & Samuel Drilling Ltd. of Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of NAM geologists. The drill core samples were sent to the SGS Canada Inc. Laboratory in Lakefield, Ontario for sample preparation and assay analyses. The preparation involved crushing of 3 kg of each sample to 90% passing 2 mm, and then pulverizing 0.5 kg to 85% passing 75 um. Palladium, Platinum and Gold were assayed by fire assay with ICP-AES finish (GE-FAI313). Copper, Nickel and 32 additional metals were assayed by two acid digestion and ICP-OES finish (GE-ICP14B). Blanks and blind certified standard samples were submitted at regular intervals for assay with the core samples as part of NAM’s rigorous Quality Assurance/Quality Control program.

About NAM

New Age Metals is a junior mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division. The PGM division includes the 100% owned River Valley Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped Platinum Group Metals Projects, situated 100 km from Sudbury, Ontario, as well as the Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project in Alaska. The 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. Our philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning our projects with major and junior mining companies through to production. The Company is actively seeking an option/ joint venture partner for its road-accessible Genesis PGM Cu-Ni project in Alaska and for our Lithium division in Manitoba.

About the River Valley Palladium Project

The details of the updated Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) and Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) were announced in the press release dated August 9, 2019 and are described on NAM’s website. The pit constrained Updated Mineral Resource Estimate formed the basis of the PEA . At a cut-off grade of 0.35 g/t PdEq, the Updated Mineral Resource Estimate contains
2.867 Moz PdEq in the Measured plus Indicated classifications and 1.059 Moz PdEq in the
Inferred classification. The PEA is a preliminary report, but it demonstrates that there are potentially positive economics for a large-scale mining open pit operation, with 14 years of Palladium production. Refer to the NAM website (www.newagemetals.com) for details.

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KWESST $KWE.ca Announces Pending Patent for Improved Digital Aiming Systems $WRTC $BYRN.ca $PAT.ca $POWW

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:29 AM on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
  • Confirmed the formalization of patent pending status of an invention which improves the accuracy of military weapons systems, utilizing a novel micro-optical and computer vision technology, branded “Polaris”
  • Polaris works with digital aiming systems for military weapons including the KWESST’s flagship Tactical And Situational Control System (TASCS) and its Integrated Fires Module (IFM) to achieve the kind of accuracy normally obtainable only with expensive “smart” weapons systems.
  • TASCS IFM and its Polaris enhancement are comprised of an app and simple snap-on device that turns traditional “dumb” weapons into “smart” weapons, without any modification to the weapons or ammunition

Ottawa, Ontario–(September 24, 2020) –  KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (“KWESST” or “the Company”) today confirmed the formalization of patent pending status of an invention which improves the accuracy of military weapons systems, utilizing a novel micro-optical and computer vision technology, branded “Polaris”.

Polaris works with digital aiming systems for military weapons including the KWESST’s flagship Tactical And Situational Control System (TASCS) and its Integrated Fires Module (IFM) to achieve the kind of accuracy normally obtainable only with expensive “smart” weapons systems. TASCS IFM and its Polaris enhancement are comprised of an app and simple snap-on device that turns traditional “dumb” weapons into “smart” weapons, without any modification to the weapons or ammunition.

KWESST President and CEO, Jeff MacLeod, commented that, “Polaris is an important enhancement to KWESST’s TASCS and IFM system, which we believe will make this whole technology set even more compelling for military customers as they seek to improve the precision and utility of existing weapons systems.” He added: “While developed to work with our TASCS IFM module, Polaris could be implemented on non-competing fire control systems sold by other manufacturers.”

As well, Polaris and TASCS IFM enhance safety since weapon system commanders receive an accurate visual indication of the point of impact, allowing them to monitor projected impact points and quickly adjust aiming for greater precision.

The TASCS and Polaris suite integrate seamlessly into Battlefield Management Applications (BMA), the software systems used by NATO and NATO allies’ militaries to disseminate information, plan operations, and provide general operational awareness.

Current military digital aiming systems for weapons can suffer from inaccuracy due to fluctuations in inertial navigation, GPS, and digital magnetic compass bearings, particularly when weapons are stationary for long periods of time. Polaris overcomes these inherent inaccuracies through digital aiming that is not affected by magnetic fields, shock or recoil, or “drift” in location bearings over time.

The key benefits of Polaris for military users include:

  • Faster time on target;
  • Improved first round effects and accuracy; and
  • Reduction in the number of rounds required to neutralize a target.

Improved accuracy and first round effects also mean a reduction in potential collateral damage.

About TASCS and IFM

TASCS is an app and snap-on weapon adaptor that streams situational awareness and targeting information from any source directly to soldiers’ smart devices and their weapons systems for a leap ahead in safer and more effective engagement of adversaries. IFM is the variant of TASCS that integrates this capability into many short-range and long-range weapons systems, including grenade launchers and mortars.

About KWESST

KWESST develops and commercializes high-value ultra-miniaturized technology applications that make a critical difference to the safety and operational effectiveness of personnel in the defence and security industries. The Company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings includes:

  • Its signature TASCSTM system (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons.
  • The autonomous Grey GhostTM soldier-portable micro drone missile system that defends against small hostile drones including swarms using high-speed kinetic impact.
  • A Ground Laser Defence system to counter the emerging threat of weaponized lasers against personnel.
  • The PhantomTM electronic battlefield decoy system to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries.

All systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems including Frontline, Edge, Killswitch and ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit) among others. KWESST also has developmental “smart ordnance” projects including its “Shot Counter” system, which records the number and type of rounds fired, for optimized firearms maintenance and performance.

The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with representative offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE. KWESST trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol KWE.

Contact: Jason Frame, Investor Relations

Email: [email protected]

For more information please visit https://kwesst.com/

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Spyder #Cannabis $SPDR.ca Announces Opening of Calgary Cannabis Dispensary $CGC.ca $TLRY $APHA.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:32 PM on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
  • Announced that its Calgary Cannabis dispensary located at 140-104 58 Avenue SE, will be open for business effective Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • “The Spyder team is excited to commence operations at its second location and bring its best of class customer service and retail experience to one of Calgary’s busiest commercial hubs,” stated Dan Pelchovitz, the company’s CEO.
  • Company is also currently looking at several additional locations in both Alberta and Ontario where it intends to expand the Spyder Cannabis brand’s footprint

Vaughan, Ontario–(September 23, 2020) – Spyder Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: SPDR) (“Spyder” or the “Company”) and its wholly-owned associated applicants, The Green Spyder Inc. and Spyder Cannabis Subco Inc., is pleased to announce that its Calgary Cannabis dispensary located at 140-104 58 Avenue SE, will be open for business effective Saturday, September 26, 2020.

“The Spyder team is excited to commence operations at its second location and bring its best of class customer service and retail experience to one of Calgary’s busiest commercial hubs,” stated Dan Pelchovitz, the company’s CEO.

The company is also currently looking at several additional locations in both Alberta and Ontario where it intends to expand the Spyder Cannabis brand’s footprint.

About Spyder Cannabis Inc.

Spyder is a Cannabis, Vape and CBD retailer that operates in jurisdictions where the products are federally legal in both Canada and the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a retailer involved in the development of three retail business units. The first is the sale of Cannabis products, the second is the sale of Hemp CBD in the United States only, the third is the sale of smoking cessation products in Ontario.

For more information, please contact:
Dan Pelchovitz
905-265-8273

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Elon Musk Sees ‘Big Target’ in Mining Costs SPONSOR: Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:23 AM on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Tartisan Nickel Corp. owns the Kenbridge Nickel Project in northwestern Ontario, the Sill Lake Silver Property in Sault St. Marie, Ontario as well as the Don Pancho Manganese-Zinc-Lead-Silver Project in Peru. The Company has an equity stake in; Eloro Resources Limited, Class 1 Nickel & Technologies Limited and Peruvian Metals Corp. Click Here For More Info

Calling traditional metal refining processes “legacy” and “insanely complicated”, Elon Musk said today his company has re-thought and simplified how lithium and nickel will be processed for his future batteries.

Musk made the comments during a live simulcast presentation of Battery Day held in a parking lot in Fremont, California, near his manufacturing facilities. Musk shared part of the presentation with Drew Baglino, SVP of Powertrain and Energy Engineering at Tesla.

Musk called the traditional cathode process of processing nickel “a big target” due to its high cost

“It’s insanely complicated,” said Musk. “These things just grow up as legacy. We looked at the entire value chain and asked how can we make this as simple as possible.”

Bagnilo and Musk said many steps in the traditional refining method could be skipped resulting in 66% less investment, 76% less processing cost and 0% waste water.

The CEO of FPX Nickel, Martin Turenne, concurred with Musk: mineral processing can be made cleaner and more economical.

“The current methods of processing [nickel] are generally well established, and they’re done for a reason, because they work and because alternatives would be costly or they’re at an unproven stage,” said Turenne in an interview with Kitco after he watched Tesla’s Battery Day presentation.

At his own FPX, Turenne believes his nickel is in a form that would be suitable for batteries with the potential to skip the smelting step.

Musk and Bragnila imagine Tesla factories processing raw nickel powder for processing.

“Raw materials from a mine go to the plant and out comes a battery,” said Bragnila. “We are just consuming the raw nickel powder. It dramalitcally simplifies the raw nickel refining part of the whole process. We can eliminate billions in battery grade nickel intermediate production. It is not needed at all.”

What struck Turenne during the presentation is the forecast level of demand.

“At three terawatt-hours of battery cells per annum by 2030, that would entail approximately annual consumption of 2 million tonnes of nickel. That’s almost the entire scale of the current global nickel output,” said Turenne.

SOURCE:https://www.kitco.com/news/2020-09-22/Elon-Musk-sees-big-target-in-mining-costs.html