Talga to Set Up Graphene Production Plant in Germany

- March 4th, 2015

Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG) announced that it plans to build and commission a demonstration-scale graphene production plant in Germany.

Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG) announced that it plans to build and commission a demonstration-scale graphene production plant in Germany. The company believes the plant will cost under AU$1 million, and is targeting output of 100 to 200 tonnes per year.

Other highlights include:

  • Feedstock sourced from Talga’s high grade Swedish graphite projects • Will fast track production of large samples and saleable material for industry
  • Location proximal to major end users, world class analytics and existing Talga research program sites in Germany
  • Significant local financing and site establishment incentives on offer
  • PhD qualified materials scientist appointed to head construction/ commissioning schedule

The press release also states:

The decision to establish the plant in Germany followed considerable interest in the Company’s development by graphene technologists and end-users requiring near term large sample sizes. Talga originally anticipated establishing a pilot scale plant in northern Sweden close to its world-class graphite deposits, however, the opportunity to expeditiously produce larger samples to meet development demand created an imperative to set up the initial facility in Germany. While the demonstration plant will allow fast tracking of trial product, Talga expects its future full-scale processing to be undertaken in Sweden.

As a consequence, Talga is forming a wholly owned German subsidiary company, to both build the demonstration scale plant and capitalise on commercial opportunities presenting themselves in this region. The subsidiary will have responsibility to build and operate the locked-cycle demonstration plant in central Germany where both current Talga graphene development programs are operating (Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena and the Centre for Advancing Electronics, Technical University of Dresden). Sites are presently being shortlisted and the ultimate location will ensure that state-of-the-art equipment is available for process optimisation, characterisation and product formulation, in an area home to many potential end users of Talga’s graphene products.

Click here to read the full Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG) press release.

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