An understanding of graphite ore characteristics
Graphite is an increasingly important commodity for the development of next-generation lithium ion batteries.
An understanding of graphite ore and how its variations perform in processing is essential for turning this valuable resource into a saleable commodity.
Analysing chemistry and structure to improve understanding
We worked with Talga Resources to characterise the nature of their giant high-grade graphite orebody in northern Sweden.
We studied the variations in chemistry and 3D structure of drillcore samples and used this to select representative regions for more in-depth work.
Detailed analysis of the graphite flake size, distribution and associated minerals, provided a better understanding of deposit formation and the ore's extraordinarily high electrical conductivity.
A benchmark set for future process optimisation
The results served as a benchmark to compare the graphite ore to the graphite and graphene produced by Talga's novel processing technologies.
This knowledge can be used to optimise processes to increase efficiencies and improve product quality.