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Green Battery Minerals and Volt Carbon Technologies
Enter Into Preliminary Mineral Processing Agreement

With reference to GEM’s prior News Release dated May 16, 2023, GEM provided Volt Carbon with a single 5 kilogram sample of crushed feedstock that was obtained from GEM’s 100% owned Berkwood Graphite project in Quebec, Canada. Volt Carbon processed the Sample using its proprietary dry separation process technology as a test. The test result yielded 146 grams of graphite flake per kilogram of crushed feedstock, reflecting a 14.6% yield of graphite flakes per kilogram of feedstock. The processed material was subsequently sent to a third-party lab (Base Metallurgist Laboratories Ltd. in Kamloops, British Columbia) for independent testing. Base Metallurgist Laboratories Ltd. independently verified that the Volt Carbon-processed Sample yielded a graphite content of 91.55%, with total carbon showing at 97%.

VCT’s Proprietary Dry Separation Process

Volt Carbon has developed a proprietary dry separation process that uses air as its separation medium. The major benefits of the process compared to traditional processing are that the process: (i) does not use water, which eliminates a significant amount of waste traditionally associated with the purification of graphite due to its solventless and reagentless nature; (ii) does not produce an effluent; and (iii) the process results in the retention of the original quality of the graphite flakes (large +50 mesh and jumbo +35 mesh sized flakes). Importantly, GEM and Volt Carbon believe that large and jumbo sized flakes attain premium pricing due to their high-end performance as anode material for lithium-ion batteries (“LIBs”).

When dealing with the extraction of graphite, the deposit’s quality and mineral composition play a crucial role and will significantly impact the economic aspects in the later stages. Our collaboration with GEM stems from their possession of a high-grade graphite deposit, consistently yielding between 21%-45% graphite upon initial extraction from the ground. Below is a visual representation from their zone 6, displaying remarkably elevated levels of graphite. We intend to conduct additional testing on this sample at our laboratory.


Volt Carbon Technologies Purifies Green Battery Minerals Graphite

May 16th 2023

Green Battery Minerals Inc. has achieved a major breakthrough in its graphite purification process, collaborating with Volt Carbon Technologies to produce battery-grade anode material. Unlike traditional methods that use hazardous reagents and generate contaminated wastewater, their innovative approach utilizes air as a separation medium, making it environmentally friendly. Preliminary results show exceptional graphite grades of up to 93%, along with a significant yield of large and jumbo-sized flakes.

Preliminary Mineral Processing Agreement with GEM

June 5th 2023

Green Battery Minerals Inc. and Volt Carbon Technologies Inc. have officially signed a preliminary mineral processing agreement, following successful testing of VCT’s proprietary dry separation process on a 5-kilogram graphite feedstock sample provided by GEM. The test resulted in an impressive 91.55% graphite content with 97% total carbon, showcasing the effectiveness of VCT’s technology. This agreement outlines a comprehensive path forward, from feasibility studies to bulk sampling and mine development, with a profit-sharing arrangement of 50/50 between the two companies.

VCT received 27-ton graphitic bulk sample

August 16th 2023

Volt also announced that it had received a 27-ton graphitic bulk sample from Green Battery Minerals at its Scarborough facility, marking an operational milestone as the largest bulk sample delivery it had received to date. The bulk sample is important to the feasibility phase of the project and the advancement of Volt’s dry separation equipment.

Record Results of Graphite Purification Tests

August 16th 2023

Using innovative proprietary techniques, Volt achieved an impressive 96.1% purity in graphitic carbon and 98.1% total carbon in six distinct graphite rock samples from Ontario and Quebec. These results showcase Volt’s cutting-edge advancements in dry separation methods and mechanical separation at its Scarborough facility.