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Gratomic $ Appoints Karl Trudeau as a Director and Head of Namibian Operations $ $ $ $ $ #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM at 8:51 AM on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
  • Karl brings to the Board his unique experiences in building and operating some of the most profitable graphite mines in the Western World.

Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSX.V:GRAT)(OTCQB:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB82)(WKN:A143MR) announces the appointment of Karl Trudeau as a Director of the Company and Head of Namibian Operations.

Karl brings to the Board his unique experiences in building and operating some of the most profitable graphite mines in the Western World. Working for Imerys Graphite et Carbonne, he operated and optimized the Lac-Des-Îles graphite mine to become the most profitable mining operation in Quebec in 2014. An additional significant milestone was achieved with Imerys, through his role as Natural Graphite Operations Leader, where Karl was responsible for the construction and development of the Okanjande Graphite Mine in Namibia, Africa.

As the COO of Nouveau Monde Graphite, Karl made important contributions to the project including his work as a pioneer in the electrification of mining operations. As the world is changing, Gratomic will be a focused leader in making the necessary and important change of establishing carbon neutral operations. Karl brings with him the knowledge from previous projects, which will assist in making the Company’s Aukam Graphite Project a carbon neutral operation.

The strength of established working relationships on previous projects with Armando Farhate and Andre Bennet and having a strong track record of delivering to plan will be a key contributing factor to the success of the Aukam Graphite Project.

“I had the privilege of working directly with Karl in other Graphite projects and having him side by side at the Board of Directors of Gratomic will ensure we continue to improve our governance level,” said Armando Farhate, COO & Head of Graphite Marketing and Sales.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very pleased to welcome Karl to the Board. This step solidifies his role with the Company and represents a harbinger of the success to come in Gratomic’s future,” said Arno Brand, President & CEO of Gratomic Inc.

The appointment of Karl Trudeau as a director is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Gratomic $ $CBULF Defines Product Marketing Strategy as Construction Advances at Aukam Graphite Mine $ $ $ $ $ #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM at 8:15 AM on Friday, January 15th, 2021
  • Foundations of its product marketing and sales strategy have been officially defined

Gratomic Inc. (TSXV:GRAT)(FSE:CB82)(WKN:A143MR)(OTCQB:CBULF) is pleased to announce that the foundations of its product marketing and sales strategy have been officially defined.

During the commissioning phase, due to begin in March 2021, the company will be testing production quality and quantity. In order to support this development, Gratomic has plans in place to upgrade its laboratory facilities at Aukam. This will enable us to properly characterize the initial production batches generated during the commissioning process, and feedback the information to our Process Control, in order to define parameters required to ensure repeatability and efficiency of the production.

As a supplement to our main strategic focus on the battery industry and graphene applications (see press release from Dec 30th, 2020), Gratomic will pursue the development of graphite grades commonly used in applications such as graphitic foil, lubricants, crucibles, refractories, friction materials and ceramics, among others.

This will allow the Company to diversify our portfolio and optimize the output of the processing plant. Filling the remainder of the Aukam Book in terms of offtake and purchase schedules. In the coming weeks, Gratomic will pursue the preparation of samples for 53 graphite end users around the world, in order to begin the testing and homologation procedures that precede the use of our product into the most technical applications.

Gratomic’s Product Marketing team has requested an additional 550 kg of graphite samples be shipped to Toronto for conversion to SG16 Battery Grade product specifications in addition to the initial shipment of 243Kg of graphite, which was previously dispatched (see press release from Oct 28,2020). Both samples are destined for distribution to Battery OEM Manufacturers.

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Gratomic $ Announces Update on Construction at Aukam Graphite Project $ $ $ $ $ #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM 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 (

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.


Gratomic $ Address to Investors: Follow Up To January 12, 2021 Announcement $ $ $ $ $ #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM 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):


  • 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 $ Upgrades Pre-Purchase Agreement with Crypto Currency Company to Battery Grade Graphite for the EV Market $ $ $ $ $ #TODAQ

Posted by AGORACOM 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.


#TODAQ Joins Meyer Shank #Racing for 2020 #IMSA Season – SPONSOR: ThreeD Capital $ #Toda $ $IPNFF $GMBL

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Saturday, June 13th, 2020

SPONSOR: ThreeD Capital Inc. (IDK:CSE) Led by legendary financier, Sheldon Inwentash, ThreeD is a Canadian-based venture capital firm that only invests in best of breed small-cap companies which are both defensible and mass scalable. More than just lip service, Inwentash has financed many of Canada’s biggest small-cap exits. Click Here For More Information.


First sponsorship of its kind utilizing the TODA Note (‘TDN’), a digital payment and loyalty asset

Pataskala, Ohio (12 June 2020) – Although the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season has been delayed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Meyer Shank Racing continues to work hard behind the scenes and is excited to welcome sovereignty tech pioneer TODAQ (‘TO-DA-Q’) onboard the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing entry. 

With the IMSA season set to restart on July 4th at Daytona International Speedway, the Meyer Shank Racing team is ready to get back to sports car action. Misha Goikhberg and Alvaro Parente are set to get back behind the wheel of the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 with an all new partner on board. 

TODAQ, the global fintech provider based out of Toronto, Seoul and Dubai, joins Meyer Shank Racing in a partnership that will be the first of its kind.  TODAQ is an efficient supplier of secure digital title, custody, and P2P transaction settlement solutions across the full lifecycle of high-value digital assets including commodities, currencies, auto, transport safety regulation, recycling and carbon.

Through its deeptech data and internet protocols named ‘TODA’ and ‘Adot’ – users of TODAQ’s solutions benefit from strong ownership of their own identity and assets, the ability to securely trade peer to peer, and absolute clarity on the ‘chain of title’ of everything they own.

“We’re really excited to have TODAQ come onboard for the 2020 IMSA season,” said co-owner Mike Shank. “Misha (Goikhberg) has worked hard to develop this partnership with TODAQ and MSR. It’s a truly innovative partnership deal that we’re excited to represent on track. It’s been five months since we raced at Daytona for the Rolex 24, so we’re eager to get back on track to restart the IMSA season.”

“We’re honored to support the Meyer Shank Racing team and this great championship series,” agreed Hassan Khan, CEO and co-founder of TODAQ. “From America to Asia, we’ve deliberately moved into the auto space from the commodities that form batteries and tires to supporting efficient and sustainable transport regulation at a national scale. For us, the Acura NSX, Misha (Goikhberg), Alvaro (Parente) and their support team is symbolic of all those elements coming together on the road.” 

The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will head back to Daytona International Speedway for the WeatherTech 240 on July 4th.