Northern Graphite Corp announced that the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has successfully completed the first phase of testing of “spherical graphite” produced from the company’s Bissett Creek deposit. Spherical graphite is an upgraded product, made from the concentrates produced by the mine, and used to make anodes for lithium ion batteries.
The NRC reported that the electrochemical performance of the uncoated samples provided by Northern performed very well compared to commercial coated synthetic samples, especially considering their early stage of development. The most promising samples for use in lithium-ion battery applications will undergo further testing to optimize and refine their performance. Northern Graphite Corp is working towards mass production of high-quality graphite at their Bissett Creek deposit in Ontario.