Perth-based battery anode and advanced materials company Talga Group will commence trial mining in mid-September at the Vittangi graphite project in northern Sweden.
The trial mine, which operates under a three-year permit, covers the extraction of 25,000 tonnes graphite ore from Talga’s Niska South deposit at Vittangi.
Talga Managing Director, Mark Thompson said graphite mined during the trial would be subsequently refined into Talnode-C, the company’s flagship Li-ion battery anode product for large-scale production testing in the EV supply chain.
“The trial mining of our Niska South deposit will allow Talga to begin testing Talnode-C samples on a mass production scale,” Mr Thompson said.
“The graphite anode products created from the ore will help progress Talga’s battery manufacturing customer qualification trials and market testing towards future expanded commercial production.”