International Graphite (ASX:IG6) is building Australia’s capability in critical battery minerals and establishing a new ethical supply of battery anode graphite to support the global revolution in clean energy.
Our vertically integrated operations are located in Western Australia, the world’s premier mining jurisdiction. We’re backed by strong government and community support including an A$2M investment from the Western Australian Government . The company’s strategy – to produce a fully purified and coated battery anode material using our own mined resources – is designed to ensure we capture the full value of our graphite resource.
“The graphite market could reach a deficit as early as 2022, with the supply shortfall growing to 8Mt by 2040; to fill this gap, the mining industry would need to produce nearly eight times as much graphite as it does currently, over the next 18 years.”
International Graphite is helping to pioneer new opportunities, new global supply capability and a new industry for Australia. The company has a strong vision and a progressive business strategy underpinned by strong technical strengths, and rigorous environmental social and governance (ESG) standards.
Our staged expansion strategy will start with a base business in micronised graphite. This is expected to generate fast-to-market products and early revenue to fund ongoing growth and diversification, as we progress to battery anode material to meet escalating global demand for Lithium-ion batteries in energy storage and electric vehicles.
The company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as IG6 and is currently developing two major assets:
- Springdale Graphite Project – we are defining a long-life, shallow graphite deposit with high-grade graphite core near Hopetoun, Western Australia.
- Collie Downstream Processing Facility – the hub of our R&D activities and planned commercial production of battery anode material and other industrial graphite products, is located at Collie in Western Australia.
Governance and Social Licence
Our business has strong government and community endorsement. Our strategy aligns with the Australian Government’s vision to build a robust advanced critical minerals sector and the Western Australian Government’s initiatives to develop a world class renewable energy and battery industry hub. The WA Government has invested A$2m to fast track our graphite micronising capability at Collie recognising the important contribution our business will make to clean energy and Australia’s growth and resilience in the critical battery minerals supply chain.