Yup rotating to crypto
Overbought because no one is interested in Canadian companies.... lol... Doesn't mean it's overvalued though! I've had my eye on this ticker since 2021... good thing I didn't buy... $14+ down to sub $2
You never know, it may very well jump back up to $5+ with some good news... otherwise, if you zoom out, it looks like sub dollar is expected like in every other shit ticker destroyed due to the Globalist Agendas... At least we phase out the shit companies
NMG Although LIPO is today's leader, without even examining, it's a small pharma and those tend to flame-out.
I'm much more interested in examining NMG, as ostensibly it's a graphite stock and that was in the news this morning (China curtailing shipments out graphite out of China)
Ok, where is NMG at this moment: $2.58 +0.56 (+27.72%)
As of Oct-20-202310:45:09 AM ET
NMG chart https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=NMG
About Nouveau Monde Graphite
NMG is striving to become a key contributor to the sustaiHere'sthis morningnable energy revolution. The Company is working towards developing a fully integrated source of carbon-neutral battery anode material in Québec, Canada for the growing lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With enviable ESG standards, NMG aspires to become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and automobile manufacturers, providing high-performing and reliable advanced materials while promoting sustainability and supply chain traceability. www.NMG.com
Here's the news this morning regarding graphite, from Seeking Alpha's poppular Wall Street Breakfest feature and reprinted here at 9:44AM
Ok, the stock is running on real news. Always a good thing in runners world, littered with FOS stocks. But is it "a real company"? Let's see..
It recently received a positive review by Zacks, and you know they don't fool around ;);) ;)
Zacks Investment Research, Inc. upgrades NOUVEAU MONDE GRAPHITE ORD SHS from NEUTRAL to OUTPERFORM.
INVESTARS ANALYST ACTIONS - 3:14 AM ET Oct-18-2023
Only 6.9% institutional interest... hmm
No profits ... hmmm
$55M Operating Loss for 2022,losing $.86/SH ... hmmmm
Limited Financials ...hmmmmm
Below it's Offering price of $7.50
Reportedly nopaying customers yet
Yes, only trading at about 2x's Book of $1.33..
down about 60% from it's 52 wk high of $5.97 and more from it's offering price of $7.50
My Assessment Substantial Caution. Basically, a very poor stock BUT it is in a vital field that dead center of the news, today
Suggestion: Throw-away money, only. It could climb its chart from here. Certainly not everyone's cup of tea but good luck!
Por supuesto, I do these calculations and considerations in about two minutes if considering jumping in but here it is, spelled out for your enjoyment.
[Quebec and the Future of Green #batterie]
La Belle Province as a driver of change for the electric vehicle industry? Three visionaries who play a leading role in establishing the battery sector for electric vehicles in Quebec talk about the obstacles and exciting prospects of this major economic and social project crucial to our transition to a more sustainable future.
This panel hosted by Cercle canadien de Montréal will be comprised of our Eric Desaulniers Founding President and CEO, Sarah Houde of Propulsion Québec and Guy LeBlanc of Investissement Québec and will be moderated by Stéphanie Grammond, Chief Columnist at La Presse. Expect an electrifying discussion with passionné.es leaders!
When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Registration deadline: Friday, May 26 at 1pm
#Énergie #Québec #Batteries
Nouveau Monde Graphite | NYSE: NMG
9h • 9h •
(Graphite and battery companies I am trying to expaned just like you I see.)
[Finding One’s Place: Hantsa’s Journey]
Originally from Madagascar, Hantsa has always had a passion for mining and a love of nature. Now a resident of the magnificent Matawinie region, she has found a rewarding professional path that combines her interests.
“NMG’s commitment to sustainable development is very important to me. Nature is so precious; we have a responsibility to ensure that the energy transition is done responsibly. What I like most about my job is that innovation drives everything we do. I work with new equipment and perform testing to improve procedures. We are constantly advancing and evolving toward that goal. That’s extremely motivating!”
Hantsa started with NMG as an apprentice after having obtained a professional diploma in mineral processing; she is now a laboratory technician at NMG’s Phase-1 plant assisting in the implementation of the lab’s quality assurance program.
We are pleased to see the next generation of talents develop within our ranks.
Thank you Hantsa for participating in our efforts to power a greener future!
NMG Files Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Uatnan Mining Project Amidst Positive Market Conditions and Strengthens its Management Team
February 27 2023 - 07:00AM
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+ Preliminary economic assessment of the Uatnan Mining Project demonstrates attractive economics with an indicative NPV of C$ 2,173 million for a targeted production of approximately 500,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate per annum over a 24-year life of mine, making it one of the world’s largest graphite projects in development.
+ As lithium-ion battery production points to 8 TWh of capacity by 2030, the Uatnan Mining Project provides NMG with a robust and sizeable expansion plan for its Phase 3 in line with the Company’s commercial discussions with EV and battery manufacturers.
+ NMG’s leadership team to engage with the marketplace and investment community via upcoming participation at BMO Global Metals, Mining & Critical Minerals Conference, PDAC 2023 Convention and the Annual ROTH Conference.
+ Jean Cayouette appointed as Vice President, Metallurgy & Process, complementing NMG’s technical team with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry looking after the design, start-up, and optimization of various mineral processing plants.
Following the publishing of results on January 10, 2023, Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“NMG“ or the “Company”) (NYSE: NMG, TSX.V: NOU) has filed the preliminary economic assessment (“PEA”) for the Uatnan mining project (the “Uatnan Mining Project”) located in Québec, Canada, with the securities commissions and regulatory authorities in Canada and the U.S. The PEA, conducted by engineering firms BBA Inc. (“BBA”) and GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. (“GMG”) according to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), was carried out in collaboration with Mason Graphite Inc. (“Mason Graphite”) (TSX.V: LLG, OTCQX: MGPHF) as the Uatnan Mining Project leverages the Lac Guéret deposit wholly-owned by Mason Graphite and subject to an investment agreement and option and joint venture agreement with NMG.
The PEA shows strong economics for NMG’s updated operational parameters and production volumes targeting the production of approximately 500,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate per annum over a 24-year life of mine (“LOM”). The proposed Uatnan Mining Project is currently one of the largest projected natural graphite productions being developed in the world. Consistent with NMG’s vertical integration strategy, the Uatnan Mining Project’s contemplated production would serve as feedstock for battery materials advanced manufacturing, providing refining expansion opportunity, increasing potential margins, and enhancing the Company’s growth profile.
In today’s dynamic market, the Uatnan Mining Project aligns with NMG’s commercial engagement amidst electric vehicle (“EV”) adoption reaching unprecedented levels with 10.3 million vehicles sold in 2022 (Rho Motion, February 2023). With 7,940 GWh of global lithium-ion battery production capacity projected by 2030, demand for advanced materials is set to increase up to fivefold, with graphite outpacing the other battery metals (Benchmark, January 2023) at 10,363,000 tonnes per annum for that market segment alone.
Arne H Frandsen, Chair of NMG, declared: “The market is actively searching for alternative sources of graphite, in significant volumes, to reduce its dependence on Chinese-controlled supply chains. NMG’s integrated operating model, from ore to battery materials, caters to western world’s EV and battery manufacturers with a turnkey, scalable, and ESG-driven production. The Uatnan Mining Project fits perfectly into the Company’s development plan, providing a large resource to complement our Phase-2 Matawinie Mine and Bécancour Battery Material Plant. Now more than ever, NMG is demonstrating its leadership in striving to establish North America’s largest natural graphite production to serve the energy transition.”
PEA Results: The Potential of the Uatnan Mining Project
NMG and its consultants revisited the fundamentals for the property development with a view to aligning the Uatnan Mining Project with today’s market opportunity. Design of the Uatnan Mining Project has been tailored to the needs of the battery and EV market, orienting production volumes for beneficiation in order to produce active anode material.
The Uatnan Mining Project optimizes the Mineral Resources (see Table 2) and aims to expand the original mining project tenfold by targeting the production of approximately 500,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate per annum. It would be operated as a conventional open pit with a concentrator near the deposit. In line with NMG’s responsible mining approach, plans include considerations for high standards in term of tailings management, progressive site closure with backfilling of the pit and a transition to fleet electrification. Québec’s affordable clean hydropower underpins the Uatnan Mining Project’s economic structure and supports NMG’s undeterred carbon-neutrality commitment.
Table 1: Operational Parameters of the Uatnan Mining Project
Nominal annual processing rate
3.4 M tonnes
Stripping ratio (LOM)
Average grade (LOM)
Average graphite recovery
Average annual graphite concentrate production (LOM)
Finished product purity
Cautionary Note: Graphite is expressed in graphitic carbon (“Cg”). The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes Inferred Mineral Resources, considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as Mineral Reserves, and there is no certainty that the PEA will be realized. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves have not demonstrated economic viability. Additional trenching and/or drilling will be required to convert inferred mineral resources to indicated or measured mineral resources. There is no certainty that the resources development, production, and economic forecasts on which this PEA is based will be realized.
Table 2: Current Pit-Constrained Mineral Resource Estimate
IN-PIT CONSTRAINED MINERAL RESOURCES
Grade (% Cg)
Measured 5.75% < Cg < 25%
Measured Cg > 25%
Indicated 5.75% < Cg < 25%
Indicated Cg > 25%
Indicated + Measured 5.75% < Cg < 25%
Indicated + Measured Cg > 25%
Total Measured + Indicated
Inferred 5.75% < Cg < 25%
Inferred Cg > 25%
The Mineral Resources provided in this table were estimated by M. Rachidi P.Geo., and C. Duplessis, Eng., (QPs) of GoldMinds Geoservices Inc., using current Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions and Guidelines.
Mineral Resources which are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of Mineral Resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, market or other relevant issues. The quantity and grade of reported Inferred Mineral Resources are uncertain in nature and there has not been sufficient work to define these Inferred Mineral Resources as indicated or Measured Mineral Resources. There is no certainty that any part of a Mineral Resource will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves.
The Mineral Resources presented here were estimated with a block size of 3mE x 3mN x 3mZ. The blocks were interpolated from equal-length composites (3 m) calculated from the mineralized intervals.
The Mineral Resource estimate was completed using the inverse distance to the square methodology utilizing three runs. For run 1, the number of composites was limited to ten with a maximum of two composites from the same drillhole. For runs two and three the number of composites was limited to ten with a maximum of one composite from the same drillhole.
The Measured Mineral Resources classified using a minimum of four drillholes. Indicated resources classified using a minimum of two drillholes. The Inferred Mineral Resources were classified by a minimum of one drillholes.
Tonnage estimates are based on a fixed density of 2.9 t/m3.
A pit shell to constrain the Mineral Resources was developed using the parameters presented in the PEA. The effective date of the current Mineral Resources is January 10, 2023.
Mineral Resources are stated at a cut-off grade of 5.75% C(g).
Estimates currently being at the market's peak as influenced by inflationary trends, NMG and its consulting firms have refined design, engineering, and construction parameters to enable cost optimization and competitive pricing.
Table 3: Economic Highlights of the Uatnan Mining Project
Uatnan Mining Project
Pre-tax NPV (8% discount rate)
C$ 3,613 M
After-tax NPV (8 % discount rate)
C$ 2,173 M
C$ 1,417 M
C$ 147 M
C$ 3,236 M
C$ 135 M
OPEX per tonne of graphite concentrate
Concentrate selling price
Annual revenues from Uatnan production
All costs are in Canadian dollars with the exception of the graphite sale price which is provided in US dollars.
The PEA shows that the Uatnan Mining Project is technically feasible as well as economically viable. With natural flake graphite expected to enter a structural deficit in 2023 due to the continued growth of the lithium-ion battery sector (Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, December 2022), market perspectives and NMG’s active commercial discussions indicate favorable conditions for commercializing the Uatnan Mining Project production.
On the basis of these positive results, NMG intends to launch an updated feasibility study in compliance with the option and joint venture agreement signed with Mason Graphite.
NMG is committed to extending its approach of open and proactive engagement with Indigenous Peoples and local stakeholders to the Uatnan Mining Project. The Company plans to maintain a transparent dialogue with the Innu First Nation of Pessamit as it advances the project development to ensure the respect of their rights, their culture, way of life and spirituality, the inclusion of their perspective and traditional knowledge, as well as the protection of the environment. NMG also pledges to expand its relationships with stakeholders from all horizons to foster mechanisms for collaboration and shape a project generating shared value.
The PEA entitled “NI 43-101 Technical Report – PEA Report for the Uatnan Mining Project”, with an effective date of January 10, 2023, was filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and on NMG’s website. PEA results as outlined in this press release were issued on January 10, 2023.
Scientific and technical information presented in this press release was reviewed and approved by André Allaire, P.Eng. (BBA), Jeffrey Cassoff, P.Eng. (BBA), Vera Gella, P.Eng. (BBA), Claude Duplessis, P.Eng. (GoldMinds Geoservices), and Merouane Rachidi, P.Geo. (GoldMinds Geoservices) Qualified Persons as defined under NI 43-101.
NMG appointed earlier this month Mr. Jean Cayouette, Eng., Vice President, Metallurgy and Process in replacement of Alain Dorval, who recently retired. A graduate of Laval University in mining and metallurgical engineering, Mr. Cayouette has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. The design, start-up and optimization of various mineral processing plants have contributed to his technical and management experience in the fields of metallurgy, operations, maintenance, and environment. He is an accomplished corporate leader in operational optimization, mine site reclamation as well as sustainable development initiatives.
Eric Desaulniers, Founder, President and CEO of NMG, added: “The Uatnan PEA results are extremely positive for our shareholders, our potential customers and stakeholders in the Manicouagan region. NMG is now shifting gears as it progresses rapidly on a multi-lane expressway, advancing all three phases of its business strategy simultaneously to capture a historical market opportunity. Bringing on expertise and depth such as Jean’s provides our technical teams with solid backup to migrate Phase 1 operations into Phase 2 commercial production, while informing the next stages of development for the Uatnan Mining Project. I’m delighted to see another talented leader joining Team Nouveau Monde in our quest to drive sustainability into the battery/EV space. Bienvenue Jean! Happy retirement Alain!”
NMG Engagement with the Marketplace and Investment Sector
Critical minerals, the energy transition and NMG’s robust business strategy are gaining attention both in the marketplace and within investment circles. The Company’s leadership team is participating in BMO Global Metals, Mining & Critical Minerals Conference until March 1, 2023, to position NMG’s attractive integrated production model and associated opportunities.
Executives will join some 30,000 attendees at PDAC 2023 Convention in Toronto, Canada, from March 5 to 8, 2023, a world-renowned mineral exploration and mining event. NMG leaders will be at booth IE2830 and engage in a number of special events. Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO, will also present at the Critical Metals: Battery Materials Processing session on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 3:40 p.m.
And from March 12-14, 2023, NMG representatives will participate in the 35th Annual ROTH Conference in California, an event dedicated to targeted growth companies.
About Nouveau Monde Graphite
Nouveau Monde Graphite is striving to become a key contributor to the sustainable energy revolution. The Company is working towards developing a fully integrated source of carbon-neutral battery anode material in Québec, Canada for the growing lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With low-cost operations and enviable ESG standards, NMG aspires to become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and automobile manufacturers, providing high-performing and reliable advanced materials while promoting sustainability and supply chain traceability. www.NMG.com
Hittin' & messin' now w the 200
Today is the first day of its' poking above
WTF ? - These guys too ?......Holiday Shennanigans ?
Am pissed off at these guys.....
Might just send this post off to their investor relations dude.
Everything executed during a Cdn holiday ???
Plus - Just what was all THIS about ?.....What happens to THAT ?
Nouveau soon after a 1 for 10 split initiated :
Doesn't yet seem to have had much of an effect.
Other than the creation of a larger investor base ;
Into which shares can no be more gently dumped ?
A Commodities "Super-Cycle", or.....?
Not so according to this however, right ?
Slept in this morning but it up-gapped anyways (would've been targeting The Line)
Last 13.71 - High 14.50.....So what'd'ya figure - Should one here be buyin' this ?
Especially what given that "story" ?
Depends on what happens here (in part to some extent)
That's (1 of my) my Commodities Bellweather Chart(s)
How appropriate or fitting is it that NOU and the tsxv are both at such Key Juncture Trend lines ?
This one has the makings of a Long term hold
Nouveau Monde Announces Phase 2 of What Is Planned to Become North America’s Largest Fully Integrated Anode Material Produc...
March 11 2021 - 08:00AM
Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“Nouveau Monde” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NOU; OTCQX: NMGRF; Frankfurt: NM9) is pleased to announce the completion of a Front-End Loading engineering analysis (“FEL-1”) for Phase 2 of its large-scale commercial lithium-ion anode material project in Bécancour, Québec, Canada as it continues to execute its strategy of becoming the Western World’s largest producer of high-quality anode materials to be used mainly in batteries for electrical vehicles and renewable energy storage. As it expands, Nouveau Monde preserves its firm commitment to carbon neutrality.
Arne H Frandsen, Chairman of Nouveau Monde, commented: “Nouveau Monde is firmly on its way to become one of the world’s most important anode materials producers, delivering high quality anode materials from our sophisticated processing and beneficiation plants in Bécancour. Our successful upstream integration with our Matawinie mineral project is designed to ensure that we have access to the right quality feedstock for decades to come. Thanks to Nouveau Monde’s team of local and internationally acclaimed experts and professionals, we are continuing to move forward at speed!”
Eric Desaulniers, President and CEO of Nouveau Monde, added: “We founded Nouveau Monde in 2011 with the vision of developing the largest and best-in-class graphite-based anode material supplier in North America. For the past five years, we have specifically focused on developing the processing know-how and skills internally. We have hired highly qualified professionals from around the world, creating a multifaceted team of anode materials experts. This team has in turn engaged with multiple other local and international experts to establish our technologies to produce high-quality lithium-ion anode material on a large scale.
Today, we are proud to announce Phase 2 of our effort, with a projected low operating cost profile. This next phase will continue to comply with Nouveau Monde’s high ESG standards and will benefit from Québec’s green and inexpensive hydroelectricity as our exclusive energy source. Our significant forecasted incremental annual operating profit potential is a testimony that it is possible to embrace sustainable development and profitability to the benefit of all stakeholders.
It is essential for North America to develop a fully integrated supply chain of high-quality battery materials that are produced at meaningful scale, with the lowest carbon footprint, with strict traceability compliance while maintaining cost competitiveness at all times.”
Figure 1: 3D rendering of Nouveau Monde's Bécancour VAP project
Projected Capital and Operating Costs for Phase 2
The FEL-1 concludes that a production of 42,000 tpa of anode material and 3,000 tpa of purified flakes can be achieved with the construction of a brand-new state-of-the-art facility on Nouveau Monde’s industrial site of 200,000 m2 and supported by its existing Phase 1 plant infrastructure. The FEL-1 includes a review of all environmental regulations and permits, the project schedule, product specifications definition, stakeholders’ analysis, the capital expenditure budget and projected operating costs. Nouveau Monde’s site in Bécancour is strategically situated for large-scale anode material production, with proximity to potential customers, access to key utilities (e.g., water, hydropower, gas), adjacent to a chlor-alkali producer which provides access to key consumables, a skilled workforce and an adjacent deep-water international port on the St. Lawrence River.
ANNUAL OPERATING METRICS 45 ktpa FACILITY
Processed natural graphite 60
Anode material (CSPG) production 42
Purified jumbo flakes production 3
Micronised graphite by-product 14
Chloride by-product 1
Table 1: Annual operating metrics
CAPEX FINANCIAL METRICS 45 ktpa FACILITY
In M US$ IN US$ / tonne
Direct cost 359 7,988
Indirect cost 103 2,280
Contingency 83 1,848
Total CAPEX 545 12,116
Table 2: Initial capital expenditure estimate (excluding Owner's cost, provision for escalation and taxes & duties)
OPEX FINANCIAL METRICS 45 ktpa FACILITY
In M US$ IN US$ / tonnes
Anode Revenue 300 7,152
Material All-in cost excluding 91 2,167
(CSPG) raw material
42 kt production Raw material 23(1) 77(2) 544(1) 1,841(2)
Operating Margin 186 132 4,440 3,144
Purified Revenue 18 6,000
Jumbo All-in cost excluding 3 1,069
Flakes raw material
3 kt production Raw material 1(1) 8(2) 414(1) 2,631(2)
Operating Margin 14 7 4,517 2,300
Total Operating Margin – 45 ktpa facility 200 139 4,445 3,088
Table 3 :Projected operational expenditures
(1) Assumes a transfer pricing at Matawinie mineral project FS 43-101 operating cost plus transportation cost to Bécancour
(2) Assumes a transfer pricing at Matawinie mineral project FS 43-101 sales price plus transportation cost to Bécancour
The Capex and Opex prepared for this FEL-1 are based on a Class 4 type estimate as per the American Association of Cost Engineers (“AACE”) International Practice 18R-97 with a target accuracy of ±15%. Although some individual elements of the Capex may not achieve the target level of accuracy, the overall estimate falls within the parameters of the intended accuracy. The Capex is estimated at US$545 million including the material, equipment, labour and freight required for the plant, as well as all infrastructure and services necessary to support the operation. The estimate excludes the owner’s cost, provision for escalation and all duties and taxes.
Bécancour VAP Project Financing Strategy
The Company’s strategy is to finance the Bécancour VAP project with a structure involving approximately two thirds comprised of non-dilutive financial instruments and the remaining one third of equity financing. The non-dilutive financial instruments that are contemplated by the Company are a combination of bank loans, structured debt, forward payments on production and royalty streams. The Company’s largest shareholder, The Pallinghurst Group, is fully supportive of the Bécancour VAP project. No assurance can be given that any such additional financing will be available or that, if available, it can be obtained on terms favourable to the Company. The failure to obtain additional financing on favourable terms, or at all, could have a material adverse effect on the ability of the Company to complete the construction of the Bécancour VAP project.
Given the strong economics revealed in the FEL-1, Nouveau Monde has commenced a FEL-2 pre-feasibility study, based on the results from the demonstration modules, which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022. The FEL-1 evaluated various strategies to optimise the deployment of the project, including advancing directly to an enhanced FEL-2 program that includes detailed engineering of certain portions of the project and a modular construction and commissioning sequence enabling an initial production capacity to be available earlier, while construction activities are being completed. The project development pathway beyond detailed design and initiation of the construction phase will be determined by financial partnerships and end-customer commitments. It is currently anticipated by management that the first production lines of the Phase 2 Bécancour VAP project will commence their commissioning in Q1 2025.
Figure 2: Bécancour VAP Project prospective timetable
De-Risking by Building Significant Phase 1 Plant and Strategic R&D
The production of purified, coated spherical graphite used as anode material in lithium-ion battery involves three major process steps, namely: shaping, purification and coating. Since 2016, the Company has committed approximately US$27 million in process development and de-risking by running large-scale bench test and building demonstration units. Since early 2020, Nouveau Monde has been operating two commercial scale shaping units in which it processed nearly 1,000 batches to confirm the optimised process parameters and equipment performance profile to be implemented to produce systematically within customers’ specifications. Significant equipment improvements and modifications were implemented on-site to achieve an optimum operating throughput and overall yield while maintaining constant in-specs quality material. Ongoing internal R&D programs on the shaping process are targeting manufacturing excellence by the enhancement of fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics and air flows by using as-built scan, numerical modelling and adoption of advanced automation and artificial intelligence technologies.
As for the Phase 1 purification sector of the facility, Nouveau Monde developed its proprietary thermochemical process that is currently being deployed at a 1,500 tpa nameplate capacity in Olin’s facility adjacent to the Company’s industrial site, with a commissioning scheduled to start in the first half of 2021 (Construction Commenced of Phase 1 Purification Facility for Lithium-Ion Battery Material in Bécancour and the Land for Phase 2 Expansion Is Now Successfully Acquired).
The final process step to produce anode material consists of coating the purified spherical graphite with a carbon-based material to minimise the surface area and enhance the stability of the solid electrolyte interface. Nouveau Monde is currently in the detailed engineering phase and has initiated the procurement to build the first module of the Phase 1 2,000 tpa capacity plant that is scheduled to be commissioned early in 2022 (Nouveau Monde Advances its 2,000-Tonne Coated Spherical Graphite Production Facility – Commissioning Set for Q1 Next Year). Nouveau Monde is of the view that its strategy of de-risking the process by investing in a rapid deployment of a first scalable-complete module will allow a faster product qualification with lithium-ion battery cell makers and more efficient and reliable engineering development.
Product Offering and Marketing
The anode material flowsheet developed by Nouveau Monde is designed to produce anode material of various particle sizes varying between 8 and 20 µm with flexibility to serve various lithium-ion battery applications. Roskill’s Fall 2020 issue reported 2019 average Chinese sales prices of US$ 7,157/tonne for CSPG with specifications similar to the anode material that is expected to be produced by Nouveau Monde. The Company is of the view that this is a fair and prudent estimate of the projected sales price for the Bécancour VAP project. Moreover, the Company and its experienced graphite marketing team is actively developing value-added opportunities for the 1 and 8 µm micronised graphite representing a valuable anode material process by-product potentially serving multiple niche applications.
In their latest February 2021 Lithium-ion Battery Megafactory assessment report, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence forecasts 562 GWh in 2025 and 937 GWh in 2030 of battery capacity in North America and Europe combined with associated graphite anode demand of 674,000 tpa and 1,124,000 tpa, respectively.
Best in Class in Reducing Supply Chain Carbon Footprint; Fully Committed to Carbon Neutrality
Nouveau Monde seeks to contribute to the decarbonisation of the economy by producing graphite materials, a required input for the production of low-carbon products, with the smallest greenhouse gas (“GHG”) footprint possible. In addition to pushing the science and technology development in order to mine and transform graphite in a sustainable and low GHG-emitting manner, the Company has pledged to offset all GHG emissions from sources it either has direct control over or may significantly influence (i.e., the Company’s Scope 1, Scope 2 and portion of Scope 3 emissions). Based on the FEL-1, the Bécancour VAP projected GHG emissions are detailed in table 4.
EMISSIONS IN METRIC TONNES CO2 EQUIVALENT (T CO2 EQ)
Source Total GHG
Stationary combustion N/A -
Mobile combustion N/A -
Fugitive emissions N/A -
partial oxidation of carbon from the furnace packing material (calcined petroleum coke) 5,760
partial oxidation of carbon from petroleum pitch in the coating process 1,975
Total Scope 1 7,735
Stationary combustion electricity production 300
Total Scope 2 300
Stationary combustion combustion of pitch-derived residual (condensed) material 4,608
transport of calcined petroleum coke 260
transport of petroleum pitch 255
Process emissions production of calcined petroleum coke 3,842
Total Scope 3 8,965
GRAND TOTAL 17,000
Table 4: Projected carbon footprint of the Bécancour VAP project
The offsetting costs are estimated at US$ 11.86/ t CO2 eq per tonne of CSPG produced and represent approximately US$ 202,000 annually. On a per product basis, this represents approximately US$ 3.83 per tonne of CSPG product and US$ 2.01 per tonne of by-product.
The forecasted GHG footprint for the Bécancour VAP project is derived from the FEL-1, its associated energy and mass balances, and the most likely procurement scenario for process inputs such as calcined petroleum coke and petroleum pitch. Nouveau Monde envisions developing and producing the cleanest anode-grade graphite material possible and is continuously striving for excellence in minimising GHG emissions and climate impact.
Nouveau Monde has ongoing R&D programs in place with professor Philippe Ouzilleau, PhD, from McGill University in Montréal to find alternate carbon sources to the petroleum-based product currently being used in the coating process with the objective of significantly reducing its carbon emissions.
Nouveau Monde also remains fully committed to achieving carbon neutrality at the Company’s level, including the Matawinie mine and concentrator in Saint-Michel-des-Saints and the Bécancour VAP project.
Co-Existence of the Matawinie Mineral Project and the Bécancour VAP Project
The FEL-1 does not impact nor alter the National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) feasibility study filed on December 10, 2018 with regards to the Matawinie mineral project. While Nouveau Monde is of the view that there are obvious operational and financial benefits to developing a fully controlled and integrated business model, both the Matawinie mineral project and Bécancour VAP project should be considered independently from each other with regards to their economic viability. To this end, it is the intention of the Company to sell opportunistically the high-purity jumbo and large flakes produced at the Matawinie mineral project directly into third party traditional and speciality graphite markets, while the Bécancour VAP project intends to source its products, comprised of intermediate and fine flakes, from multiple sources. As a reference, the FEL-1 is based on a graphite concentrate feedstock pricing identical to a weighted average between the intermediate and fine flakes expected sales price shown at table 19.3 of the Matawinie NI 43-101 feasibility study. It is Nouveau Monde’s intention to prioritise the use of the feedstock produced at the Matawinie mineral project; however, the Company intends to source raw material from other graphite suppliers from time to time should market, or operational, conditions so justify.
Due to its modular structure, upon Phase 2 of the Bécancour VAP project successfully reaching name plate capacity, we believe it will likely be possible for Nouveau Monde to expand its capacity further. Such Phase 3 expansion is currently being analysed by management, but its implementation has not been agreed to and is entirely speculative at this point in time.
The Company will inform its stakeholders of material developments with regards to the Bécancour VAP project as required by its continuous disclosure obligations set out in Regulation 51-102.
About Nouveau Monde
Nouveau Monde is striving to become a key element in the sustainable energy revolution. The Company is working towards developing a fully-integrated source of green battery anode material in Québec, Canada. Targeting full-scale commercial operations by 2023, the Company is developing advanced carbon-neutral graphite-based material solutions for the growing lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With low-cost operations and high ESG standards, Nouveau Monde aspires to become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and auto manufacturers, ensuring robust and reliable advanced material, while guaranteeing supply chain traceability.
firstname.lastname@example.org Christina Lalli
Director, Investor Relations
Graphite is the new gold. The upside for Canada's Largest Refined Graphite Preserve in North America will be critical for Battery Storage and EV Batteries. Note: 50% is Graphite (Anode) along with other precious metals. NMG has cleared many hurtles and soon to be full scale operation. Buy It and don't sell. Its early.
#Quebec's clean & abundant hydropower provides a sustainable & attractive framework for our development.— Nouveau Monde Graphite ǀ NYSE: NMG (@NYSE_NMG) February 23, 2021
We're committed to #AllElectric operations from mining to production of advanced #battery materials to drive a #ZeroCarbon future.
⚡$NOU $NMGRF $NM9#sustainability #energy pic.twitter.com/0bWSnUTkmY
This NMGRF will be one of those nice steady climbs till it starts pulling Graphite and then it's off to the races. I figure at least $10.00 by XMAS. You might want to check out SING...Buying more tomorrow...Bo GL
Nice call sky7777