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Gratomic $GRAT.ca Announces Update on Construction at Aukam Graphite Project $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:43 PM on Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Gratomic Inc. (“Gratomic” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(FRANKFURT:CB82) (WKN:A143MR) (OTCQB: CBULF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the settling reservoir on the mine site and has begun the commissioning process on the settling and water filtration tanks. The Company is thrilled to report that it remains on target for its planned commissioning in March of 2021.

Gratomic has mobilized a crane through local company, Coleman Transport, located in Rosh Pinah, Namibia. Coleman Transport will assist the team with the placement of the custom engineered plant equipment to allow for final assembly. The custom equipment arrived on site in October as per the Press Release dated October 15th, 2020 (http://gratomic.ca/2020/10/15/gratomic-one-step-closer-to-completion-of-aukam-processing-plant/).

The Aukam team will begin commissioning the crushing and grinding circuit the third week of January. Steel Frames and Structures are expected to be installed by the 25th of January.

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Gratomic $GRAT.ca Address to Investors: Follow Up To January 12, 2021 Announcement $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:12 PM on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
  • As of today, and for the foreseeable future, graphite is the only viable material for the anode in this type of battery. 
  • Nearly all applications of Li-ion batteries use coated spherical graphite as the anode material.

Graphite is the material with the largest share in weight in Li-ion batteries amounting to up to 70% of the total battery weight, totalling between 5kg (hybrid electric vehicles) to 100kg (full electric vehicles) per vehicle.

Nevertheless, as the main appeal for electric vehicles versus traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles is their low environmental impact, the very fact that this key material’s supply chain generates negative environmental impact, is a roadblock for unlocking repressed demand. Therefore, the battery grade graphite that Gratomic expects to offer to the market with neglectable environmental footprint will be the perfect solution to allow the EV manufacturers to overcome this challenge.

Gratomic has already initiated contacts with battery manufacturers in different countries, in order to tailor the development of the uncoated spherical graphite according to each individual requirement.

The many upsides for Gratomic in this arrangement include (but are not limited to):

1.Timing!

  • TDN is currently up-listing to a prestigious Crypto trading platform in the USA! This is a great benefit to Gratomic because, as digital currencies gain strength, so too will Gratomic. This agreement has been negotiated from a position of strength as our agreement exists at an equivalent of $0.30 USD and TDN.

2.TDN is currently valued at an approximated $1.00 USD

  • as its recent contract with Webtoons has been negotiated at this price.

3.TODAQ is partnered with various notable and established companies

  • Hyundai, Visa, US Military,and many others, validating its solid foundation and future potential.

4.Todaq has also established long term relationships with the Saudi Arabian Government with their E-Waste Management systems. This contact is based on an $0.85 USD value.

5.Gratomic Inc. is also set to become the first companyto ever trade graphite as a commodity on a metals exchange!

6.Gratomic is following in the footsteps of BHP & Maersk,

  • Rolled out their own crypto networks to achieve the same end goal. A good breakdown to understanding the value of the TDN contract is as follows:
    • Gratomic receives 145 million TDNat $0.30 USD, while TDN is currently transacting at $1.00 USD,
    • addionally, this contract only represents 5% of Aukams Processing Capacity

Stay tuned for a more in-depth overview from Gratomic’s President and CEO, Mr. Arno Brand.

Gratomic $GRAT.ca Upgrades Pre-Purchase Agreement with Crypto Currency Company to Battery Grade Graphite for the EV Market $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:58 AM on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
  • New agreement between the Company and TODAQ to provide battery grade graphite SG16 for the EV Battery Market
  • TODAQ is proposed to receive an aggregate of graphite valued at US$25,000,000 from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia over a 36-month period in exchange for a non-cash digital asset created by TODAQ as a medium for exchange and store of value known as a TODA note

Gratomic Inc. (“Gratomic” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(FRANKFURT:CB82)(WKN:A143MR)(OTCQB:CBULF) wishes to announce that it has upgraded its pre purchase agreement with technology company, TODAQ Star Program Phase 1 Corp.(“TODAQ“), a subsidiary of TODAQ Holdings Inc., pursuant to the terms of a new agreement dated January 7, 2020 between the Company and TODAQ (the “Supply Agreement“) to provide battery grade graphite SG16 for the EV Battery Market. TODAQ is proposed to receive an aggregate of graphite valued at US$25,000,000 from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia over a 36-month period in exchange for a non-cash digital asset created by TODAQ as a medium for exchange and store of value known as a TODA note (“TDN“). The Supply Agreement fulfillment has been negotiated at an exchange rate of USD$0.30 per TDN note.

The Supply Agreement contemplates that Gratomic will deliver, to TODAQ, 5,000 tonnes of SG16 product valued at USD$25 million under the terms of the agreement, over a 36-month period. TODAQ will put in an initial order of 1,800 tonnes, valued at USD $9 million, in exchange for 30,000,000 TDN, over the first 90-day period of the contract. The original agreement with TODAQ announced in the Press Release dated October 17, 2019, and referred to in the Press Release dated May 25, 2020, provided that the first 1800 tonnes of product would be purchased on the basis of an exchange rate of USD$0.10 per TDN with the balance being purchased at the market rate for TDN.

The Supply Agreement now fixes the value of the TDN notes at USD$0.30 for the purchase of the entire 5000 tonnes providing a fixed value and certainty for the Company. The first delivery date has not yet been established and will depend upon when the Company completes the construction of its processing plant at the Aukam Project in Namibia (see Press Release dated December 31, 2020 for an update on the status of the processing facility). When the Company is ready to deliver the SG16 product to TODAQ, it will inform TODAQ. TODAQ will then submit a purchase order for an initial 600 tonnes of product valued at $3 million and TODAQ will issue 10 million TDN to the Company. The Company will have 90 days thereafter to deliver the product to an on-site warehouse at the Aukam Property under the control of TODAQ which will constitute good delivery for the product. The Company intends to hold onto any TDN received for a minimum six months after which it will start liquidating the TDN into cash. See “Risk Factors” below.

As part of the Supply Agreement, both TODAQ and Gratomic will also be establishing a jointly owned entity, Q Corp, to hold an initial reserve of 60 million TDN to be used to build a treasury of commodities including graphite. As well, Q Corp will be provided with digital supply chain, custody, wallet and trading solutions by TODAQ USA, the digital solution provider of TODAQ, so Gratomic customers and graphite owners can own verifiably authentic and clean graphite which can be traded peer-to-peer and brought to exchange markets. Q Corp offers the option to Gratomic to trade excess production coming from its Aukam Processing facility to Q Corp.

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Gratomic $GRAT.ca Files Application to Trade Product M97 on Tech Metals Trading Platform $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca $NMI.ca #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:18 AM on Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(FSE:CB81)(WKN:A143MR)(OTCQB:CBULF) is pleased to announce that it has applied to trade its graphite product M97 on a technology metals trading platform that will provide global institutional liquidity in a number of US proclaimed critical metals products including graphite. Product M97 is a grade of graphite that Gratomic is developing and testing as a suitable product for battery grade graphite. The metals exchange, which must remain unnamed until its own launch in the first quarter of 2021, has impeccable corporate governance, and regulatory credentials. The metals exchange is headquartered in the UK and boasts strategic support from a leading globally known securities trading platform. That company provides full security to the underlying stock, in the manner of other international commodities exchanges.

Gratomic has been developing Product M97 from Graphite process in its pilot plant at its Aukam Property and its analysis to date indicates that the grade of graphite can be obtained once its Aukam processing plant is operating. Product M97 will not be listed for trading until the metals exchange is satisfied with the specifications of the product, has accepted Product M97 for trading and sufficient quantities of the product are available for trading.

“In the history of mining or commodity trading, commodities have almost always excelled in their availability for institutional buying on both Wall Street and Bay Street. This step to ultimately institutionalize graphite as a commodity demonstrates the Gratomic team’s ingenuity and advanced thinking,” commented Arno Brand, President & CEO of Gratomic Inc.

“Being ahead of the competition on all aspects of the business is in the DNA of the Gratomic team. Having graphite traded in a similar manner to copper and gold will give our shareholders more transparency about commercial processes. Our unique carbon coded, environmentally friendly graphite is intended to add a brand-new, clean commodity class to the graphite marketplace.” commented COO & Head of Graphite Marketing and Sales, Armando Farhate.

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. 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 to trade on the metals exchange 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.

Risk Factors
No mineral resources, let alone mineral reserves demonstrating economic viability and technical feasibility, have been delineated on the Aukam Property. The Company is not in a position to demonstrate or disclose any capital and/or operating costs that may be associated with the processing plant.

The Company advises that it has not based its production decision on even the existence of mineral resources let alone on a feasibility study of mineral reserves, demonstrating economic and technical viability, and, as a result, there may be an increased uncertainty of achieving any particular level of recovery of minerals or the cost of such recovery, including increased risks associated with developing a commercially mineable deposit.

Historically, such projects have a much higher risk of economic and technical failure. There is no guarantee that production will begin as anticipated or at all or that anticipated production costs will be achieved.

Failure to commence production would have a material adverse impact on the Company’s ability to generate revenue and cash flow to fund operations. Failure to achieve the anticipated production costs would have a material adverse impact on the Company’s cash flow and future profitability.

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
[email protected]
(416) 561-4095