CEO: Teaming Agreement will target transformative applications in both commercial and defense sectors
June 19, 2023 – Vancouver, British Columbia –Graphite One Inc. (TSX‐V: GPH; OTCQX: GPHOF) (“Graphite One”, “G1” or the “Company”), planning a complete domestic U.S. supply chain for advanced graphite materials, announced today that the Company has entered into a teaming agreement with Vorbeck Materials Corp. of Jessup, Maryland, a global leader in graphene production and advanced graphene applications.
“We are excited to team with Vorbeck Materials, a recognized leader in advanced graphite and graphene applications,” said Anthony Huston, founder and CEO of Graphite One. “While the majority of Graphite One’s production will serve the Electric Vehicle battery and Energy Storage Systems markets, we understand that the versatility of graphite and graphene offers opportunities to develop entirely new markets in both the commercial and defense sectors. Those transformative applications are what we intend to pursue with Vorbeck.”
“Vorbeck Materials is excited to team with Graphite One to meet unique defense and commercial requirements with Graphite One’s high grade, US sourced graphite for advanced graphite and graphene applications said John Lettow, CEO and co-founder or Vorbeck Materials. “There are significant emergent requirements that will benefit from high grade US sourced graphite and a team of engineers and scientists with deep experience in both industrial and technical formulations that leverage the unique mechanical and electrical properties of high quality graphite and graphene. Teaming with Graphite One will provide best in class capability and performance for the most demanding customers.”
Terms of the teaming agreement were not disclosed.
Graphite One’s Supply Chain Strategy
With the United States currently 100 per cent import dependent for natural graphite, Graphite One is planning to develop a complete U.S.-based, advanced graphite supply chain solution anchored by the Graphite Creek resource. The Graphite One project plan includes an advanced graphite material and battery anode manufacturing plant expected to be sited in Washington State integrated with the development of the Property. The plan includes a recycling facility to reclaim graphite and the other battery materials, to be co-located at the Washington State site, the third link in Graphite One’s circular economy strategy.
About Vorbeck Materials Corp.
Vorbeck Materials, founded in 2006, focuses on developing innovative products and solutions based on graphene, a disruptive, highly conductive and strong nanomaterial made of a single layer of carbon atoms. Our graphene offering, VOR-X™, is unique in that we can produce it at large-scale levels and integrate it into numerous solutions. VOR-INK™ formulations harness the exceptional conductivity of graphene to produce ultra-flexible androbust inks and coatings for the printed electronics market. Our VOR-X™ technology delivers demonstrable performance gains in energy and mechanical applications, breaking traditional technology trade-offs between typical challenges, such as battery capacity and power output, or composite material strength versus weight. Currently, Vorbeck graphene has immediate applications in high performance conformal antennas (for portable radios/pouches TRL 9 / MRL 9), and electromagnetic interference/pulse (EMI/EMP) (EMI TRL 6 / MRL 8) and high-power microwave (HPM) shielding (TRL 5 /MRL 8).
About Graphite One Inc.
GRAPHITE ONE INC. (TSX‐V: GPH; OTCQX: GPHOF) continues to develop its Graphite One Project (the “Project”) to become an American producer of high-grade anode materials that is integrated with a domestic graphite resource. The Project is proposed as a vertically integrated enterprise to mine, process and manufacture anode materials primarily for the lithium‐ion electric vehicle battery market. As set forth in the Company’s 2022 Pre-Feasibility Study, graphite mineralization mined from the Company’s Graphite Creek Property, situated on the Seward Peninsula about 35 miles north of Nome, Alaska, would be processed into concentrate at an adjacent processing plant. Natural and artificial graphite anode materials and other value‐added graphite products would be manufactured from the concentrate and other materials at the Company’s proposed advanced graphite materials manufacturing facility expected to be located in Washington State. The Company intends to make a production decision on the Project upon the completion of a Feasibility Study.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
“Anthony Huston” (signed)
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