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Zimtu Capital, Commerce Resources and Anconia Resources Featured on Episode 16 of the Next Biggest Winner TV Show This Weekend

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:33 AM on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO–( Oct. 24, 2013) – The Next Biggest Winner, a leading and nationally televised investment show focusing on small-cap and mid-cap companies, is pleased to announce Episode 16 will be airing across Canada this weekend.

Take a sneak peek here!


Zimtu Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ZC)

Commerce Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CCE)

Anconia Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ARA)

Matt Sroka, Corporate Communications of Zimtu Capital Corp. joins us to discuss this publicly held investment company that creates, invests in, and grows natural resource companies and provides a unique way for investors to participate in, and profit from, the public company building process.

Kevin Bottomley, Corporate Communications of Commerce Resources takes the stage to discuss the company’s focus on development of its Upper Fir Tantalum and Niobium Deposit in British Columbia and the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit in Quebec. Upper Fir hosts an indicated resource of 21.8M pounds tantalum and 169M pounds niobium.

Denis Clement, Chairman of Anconia Resources joins us to discuss the company’s option to acquire a 100% undivided interest in the ZAC and ATLAS-1 properties. The ATLAS-1 property is located approximately 18 kilometers southwest of the ZAC property and consists of four staked claims covering over 23.4 km2. Historic sampling returned grades which ranged from 0.02% to 7.67% Copper, 0.14% to 21.75% Zinc, 46.9 g/t to 894 g/t Silver, and 0.2 g/t to 7.27 g/t Gold.


We are proud to announce that UC Resources (TSX VENTURE:UC) and Pacific Potash (TSX VENTURE:PP) will serve as anchor sponsors for all 30 episodes of Season 2. Both companies appeared in Episode 4 and will also be appearing on future episodes.
In addition, Marketwired is the official Media Partner of The Next Biggest Winner and distributor of this press release.


Season 2 promises to be even better than Season 1 with the addition of our new host, George Tsiolis. As the Founder of George brings his significant knowledge and experience of small-cap markets to the show, insuring robust interviews and information for the benefit of our viewing audience.

Tsiolis stated “The Next Biggest Winner fills a significant void in Canadian Business Media by strictly focusing on emerging companies capable of becoming The Next Biggest Winner. Show creators Jamie Bailey and Metaphoria Productions smartly recognized there is no other nationally televised show of its kind and now provide small cap companies and investors everywhere with a great platform to connect. The production quality in our state of the art studio is second to none. I’m proud to be a Co-Producer for Season 2 and beyond!”


The show airs nationally on television via iChannel in prime time as follows:

WHEN: Saturday October 26h 7:30 PM EST (Also 8:30 AM & 3:30 AM)
Sunday October 27th 6:30PM EST (Also 7:30 AM & 2:30 AM)
WHERE: iChannel (See listing below or check iChannel for your local area)
Bell Channel 514 Across Canada
Cogeco Channel 136 in Ontario and Quebec
MTS TV Channel 282 in Manitoba
Rogers Channel 197 in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
Shaw Cable Channel 110 in BC / Channel 95 Everywhere Else
Shaw Direct Channel 593 (Classic) Channel 222 (Direct)
Source Cable Channel 174 Ontario
Telus TV Not Available Yet
Videotron Channel 146 in Quebec

About The Next Biggest Winner

The Next Biggest Winner is a television interview series for Canadian investors dedicated to identifying companies poised for growth. If your company believes it is The Next Biggest Winner and would like to appear on the show, please contact us below.

To watch a sneak peek of this episode, as well as, previous full episodes click here.

Contact Information


Metaphoria Productions
Jamie Bailey
Creator and Producer
[email protected]


More Flake Graphite Needed to Keep Pace With Surging Battery Demand

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:32 AM on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Consumer appetite for electronic gadgets such as laptops, iPhones, cell phones, and MP3 players is fueling demand for lithium-ion batteries, which contain twenty times more graphite than lithium. In addition, mankind’s quest for cleaner vehicles – such as electric cars, which also require lithium-ion batteries – is increasing demand for graphite, a metal once seen as a staple for the steel industry.

Brent Nykoliation, Vice President of Business Development at Energizer Resources Inc.  (TSX:EGZ ,OTCBB:ENZR,FWB:YE5), said that electric vehicles, which are already being developed, hold one of the biggest and most immediate potential offtakes for graphite in the coming years. China, for example, is reportedly  preparing to stock up on enough graphite to put one million vehicles a year on the road starting in 2015. At an average of 130 pounds of graphite needed per electric car battery, the net requirement per year will be 300,000 tons of graphite.

“Now multiply that by five million cars and you see the demand potential,” Nykoliation told Graphite Investing News in an interview. “And that’s just China. Morgan Stanley predicts electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles to have a 25 percent penetration level globally by 2025 from just 0.1 percent today. While many would think this is an overly aggressive estimate, just taking a five percent penetration of the 850 million vehicles globally today equals more than 40 million vehicles by 2025. Industry analysts agree that the big producers making graphite are concerned because they are not prepared to meet that level of demand.”

Global demand for graphite is currently about 1.2 million tons a year, and most of that comes from the steel industry. In 2008, according to GeoMega  (TSXV:GMA ), a Montreal-based exploration company, graphite demand for lithium-ion batteries was approximately 44,000 tonnes, or about ten percent of the flake market.

“Currently batteries account for roughly five percent of global graphite demand,” Chris Berry, founder of House Mountain Partners , told Graphite Investing News in an interview. “However, demand for lithium-ion batteries for use in various applications is growing by 20 percent per year. As you need 20 times more graphite in a lithium-ion battery than you do lithium, it is clear that there is potentially strong demand for large-flake, high-purity graphite in the future.”

3,000 tons of graphite to start nuclear reactor

Energizer’s Nykoliation added that there are several new applications that are entirely reliant on graphite, such as pebble-bed nuclear reactors. A one gigawatt pebble-bed nuclear reactor needs about 3,000 tons of graphite to start and up to 1,000 tons a year to operate. “A lot is happening, and these developments are going to create a huge demand for graphite.” Energizer is fast-tracking its Green Giant  project in Madagascar, with plans to mine large-flake graphite in 2014. The Toronto-headquartered company is developing what it believes is one of the largest graphite deposits in the world.

Canaccord  (TSX:CF ) estimated in a recent research report that lithium carbonate demand from lithium-ion batteries will reach 286,000 tonnes by 2020, requiring a six-fold increase  in annual flake graphite production to cater to the production of so many batteries. Northern Graphite Corp.  (TSX:NGC ) said that only flake graphite, which can be upgraded to 99.9 percent purity, can be used to make the spherical or potato-shaped graphite used in lithium-ion batteries. “The process is expensive and wastes 70% of the feedstock flake graphite. As a result, spherical graphite currently sells for $4-6,000/tonne, or twice the price of high quality flake graphite.”

Ryan Fletcher , a director at Zimtu Capital Corp. (TSXV:ZC ,OTC Pink:ZTMUF,FWB:ZCT1), a Vancouver-based firm that invests in resource companies, told Mineweb  in a recent interview that the steel industry and other historic applications of graphite use amorphous graphite, but these new emerging technologies use flake graphite. “About 40 percent of that 1.2-Mt market is flake and 60 percent amorphous, so the flake graphite market is just over 400,000 tons per year. Some of the players in the industry anticipate that just one application alone, the lithium-ion battery, could use well over 1.6 Mt of flake graphite per year by 2020, which is more than threefold the entire current market. Even if the market doubles, that’s 800,000 tons of graphite per year by 2020. A large-scale producer puts out only about 20,000 to 40,000 tons per year, which means a lot of new mines and a lot of opportunity.”

House Mountain’s Berry said “there are dozens of companies involved in the lithium-ion battery business for both technology and storage.” LG Chem  and A123 Systems (NASDAQ:AONE ,FWB:ALC) are two companies involved in producing lithium-ion batteries.

Considering the fact that a large-scale producer’s upper end of graphite production is 40,000 tons of flake graphite per year, and that there is an estimated additional demand of one million tons by 2020, about 25 new mines are needed by that time. WithChina  controlling more than 70 percent of the globe’s graphite production and calling for rare earth-style quotas on its export, there will be a premium placed on graphite mines in countries that are seen as more stable and less prone to resource nationalism.