Canadian mining and processing company Mason Graphite has positive test results on a spherical graphite pilot batch of battery-grade graphite materials for lithium-ion batteries. The battery-grade graphite materials are used in electric vehicles and other applications.
The mining sector has been recovering since 2017, but the competitiveness of the Canadian mining industry must continue to grow to attract investment. Process improvement is needed to maintain profitability in the short term.
The challenges of the environment, energy consumption and water use require the development of disruptive technologies. To do this, the mining industry must rely on the expertise of multidisciplinary teams, including innovation stakeholders, developing technological solutions more quickly.