Graphite latest news

  • November 2015

    Magnesita losses increase 48-fold due to write-offs

    30 November 2015

    Project cancellations hit company earnings while weak steel production cuts refractories income. The company predicts that 2016 will be another challenging year.

  • Triton graphite project to use Pemba port

    26 November 2015

    Logistics and power grid infrastructure to aid Mozambique graphite project development

  • Graphite News in Brief 20 – 26 November

    26 November 2015

    Metals of Africa announces mineral resource for Montepuex Central project; IMZ releases PFS results for Chilalo; Focus says tests prove Lac Knife flake graphite is superior to available alternatives.

  • SITEI delegates urge Nigerian government to develop mining ports

    24 November 2015

    Nigeria, like a number of countries in the Middle East, is looking at how it can diversify away from oil and unlocking the minerals sector forms part of this plan. The West African country’s mining sector recently teamed up with members of the Nigerian’s government to discuss this issue at the fourth Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) conference.

  • Madagascar to pass new mining code by start of 2016

    23 November 2015

    The African island nation, which has reserves of graphite, gypsum and ilmenite, is expected to pass its revised mining law in the next few months. It is the latest African country to reform its mining legislation in an effort to create an attractive environment for foreign direct investment.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 13 – 19 November

    19 November 2015

    Bogala mulls delisting in Sri Lanka; Syrah scoops further sales agreements; Glasgow researchers cut costs of CVD graphene production.

  • China's Heilongjiang province to push graphite consolidation

    18 November 2015

    The province has a number of issues pertaining to graphite mining licences and the government is attempting to solve these through holding regular meetings which it also hopes will improve the graphite supply chain.

  • Price Briefing 6 – 12 November

    13 November 2015

    Weak demand prevails in fluorspar and graphite while lithium prices continue to rise.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 6 – 12 November

    12 November 2015

    Ardiden begins drilling at Manitouwadge; Ashburton acquires controlling stake in Buckingham mine; new deposits discovered in China’s Heilongjiang and Sichuan provinces.

  • World Bank and NEXIM Bank team up to develop Nigeria’s mining sector

    11 November 2015

    Nigeria is the latest African country to declare that it is focusing on its mining sector to encourage investment and create jobs. In order to do this, the West African country’s Export-Import Bank has linked up with the World Bank to revamp Nigeria’s mining sector and diversify its economy away from oil.

  • Twelve Chinese graphite companies fined for pollution in Jixi

    06 November 2015

    The companies have been issued with penalties of up to $40,000 for environmental infringements following a government probe. Measures have since been taken by the companies to correct the various violations.

  • Supply-demand imbalance could pull graphite prices down further

    06 November 2015

    Prices for fine flakes are experiencing downward pressure but larger mesh material values are holding firm for now.

  • IM Graphite News in Brief 30 October – 5 November

    05 November 2015

    GrafTech and SGL offer bleak outlooks for carbon materials; Triton ups resource at Nicanda Hill; Angstron Materials pledges to boost graphene production to 1,000 tpa.

  • Grapchina 2015: Study predicts Chinese graphene industry to be worth $149m by 2020

    03 November 2015

    New graphene products ranging from self-heating clothing to graphene batteries were exhibited at the Grapchina in Qingdao last week, with industry participants predicting that the market is likely to evolve over the next 10 years with different applications accounting for the majority of graphene consumed.

  • Grapchina 2015: Qingdao graphite mine establishes new material centre

    03 November 2015

    Nanshu Graphite Co., which operates the 60 year old Nanshu mine near the east coast Chinese city of Qingdao, finished building its graphene plant last year and is set to become of many in a new carbon materials hub planned for the region.

  • Grapchina 2015: Graphene water treatment scoops top prize at Chinese conference

    03 November 2015

    A collaborative effort between Australia’s University of Adelaide and Beijing’s Quinghua University came up with the graphene-based method of filtering water from contaminating ions, scooping a $3m cash prize at the second annual Grapchina event in Qingdao.

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