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A Top Stock in Canada’s Competitive Graphite Market Just Got Better

Stockhouse Editorial
1 Comment| July 26, 2021

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(Image via Mason Graphite Inc.)

In the bulk market, where graphene is used more and more as an additive in polymers, composites, tires, concrete and other building materials, the potential annual opportunity is projected to reach 8 million to 12 million tons. Thanks to electric vehicles (EVs), the graphite market could be worth $21.6 Billion by 2027.

The launch of a new venture in this space is expected to take the top spot in global graphene production.

Explorer and developer Mason Graphite Inc. (TSX-V: LLG, OTCQX: MGPHF, Forum) recently launched Black Swan Graphene Inc., and executed a Definitive Agreement where Mason Graphite would purchase strategic assets related to a patented graphene processing technology from, leading United Kingdom based specialty chemical company Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. Thomas Swan will also contribute its exclusive production and commercialization expertise.

In a news release ths morning detailing this launch and transaction for investors, Mason Graphite Chairman, Fahad Al-Tamimi explained that this new venture with Thomas Swan, means that graphene is no longer theoretical, but undergoing a transformative progress in applications, production, and commercialisation.

“Yet very few companies are able to produce high performance graphene at a cost sufficiently low to penetrate industrial markets; I believe Black Swan Graphene will be one of them. Not only this new venture is expected to create meaningful graphite demand and is therefore a natural extension of the Lac Guéret graphite project, but it truly transforms the company’s potential as it elevates Mason to a preeminent position within the fastest growing segment of the carbon industry.”

Thomas Swan has been developing a graphene processing technology since 2012, which has now been upscaled three times, from lab-scale, through pilot-scale to commercial-scale. The process allows to produce high-performance graphene at a cost sufficiently low to engender rapid commercial penetration in industrial applications requiring large volumes of graphene and, in turn, requiring large volumes of graphite.

Graphene can be used in concrete, resulting in a stronger, significantly less permeable, and longer-lasting concrete able to achieve equivalent strength while using less volume of materials.

Chief Executive Officer and owner of Thomas Swan, Harry Swan commented that since concrete is responsible for approximately 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of concrete usage is paramount in the fight against climate change.

“This partnership creates a more efficient supply chain, which will solidify and accelerate the deployment of our graphene processing technology within a burgeoning industry.”

Black Swan Graphene will benefit from a collaboration agreement between Thomas Swan and Johnson Matthey PLC which is looking to use this particular graphene to enhance the overall performance of traditional lithium-ion and next generation batteries. Also noteworthy is the nomination to the Board of Black Swan Graphene of Dr. David Deak who was in charge of battery material sourcing for Gigafactory 1 at Tesla.

Mason Graphite will own 66% of Black Swan Graphene, which is expected to become a public company in the months ahead.

Dedicated to the production and transformation of natural graphite, Mason Graphite’s strategy includes the development of value-added products, notably for green technologies like transport electrification. The Company also owns 100% of the rights to one of the richest graphite deposits in the world the Lac Guéret deposit.

With countries around the world moving to target sales of 100% zero-emission in the coming years, one thing is for sure, much help is needed to make sure sales of EVs at both the government level, but also the corporations rolling out EVs. Investors should keep Mason Graphite, as well as Black Swan Graphite on their radar, as it works to establish a large-scale commercial production facility in Québec.

As the market is sure to grow, the production coming out of Mason Graphite will also expand in unison. Mason Graphite, is advancing a unique graphite project, developing a broad range of carbon related products, and working with several high-profile technical partners.

To find out more about this Company, its operations and full investment proposition, visit their website

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is a paid article produced by Stockhouse Publishing.

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