Kibaran plans graphite pilot plant in Germany

KIBARAN Resources has committed to building a pilot plant in Germany to produce graphite suitable for the lithium-ion battery supply chain.

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Such graphite sells for around US$3250 per tonne according to feasibility work completed by Kibaran late last year.

The pilot program is a collaboration with German carbon products specialists ProGraphite.

Regarding funding, Kibaran said there are a number of investment incentives offered to support such programs and that it was "currently discussing potential funding support with two German government trade organisations".

The pilot program is to focus on the phased commercialisation of Kilbaran's new "eco-friendly non-hydrofluoric acid purification technology".

According to Kibaran, there is increased pushback on the use of hydroflouric (HF) graphite on environm...