Natural graphite is one of the minerals defined critical for the EU economy. It is used for refractory applications, brake pads, carbon brushes for electric motors, foundries, as a dry lubricant, for steel manufacturing and in battery industry, for anode manufacturing. Natural graphite is one of the most common materials used in battery anodes, thanks to its abundance, low cost, long cycle life and conductive properties.
Grafintec Oy has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with Qingdao Hensen Graphite Ltd, that includes an agreed framework and key terms on which both companies are collaborating with regards to establishing an anode materials hub in Vaasa, Finland (click to read more).
In mineral exploration, Grafintec has projects in Heinävesi, Tuusniemi and Lapua. Currently, the company is developing the Aitolampi graphite deposit located in Heinävesi.
Grafintec Oy will carry out bedrock mapping and sampling in the Rääpysjärvi 1 ML2017:0104 mineral exploration area between 28.9 and 7.10.2022. The purpose of the mapping is to obtain additional information on locations where there are indications of high electrical …
The electrification of society and battery industry decisions have a significant impact on the extent in which climate targets can be achieved. The National Battery Strategy 2025 presents the means by which Finland can develop into a competitive, competent and sustainable part of the global battery industry. The foundation for all this is to promote sustainable battery production and electrification.
Standard for Sustainable Exploration
Grafintec Oy has undertaken to adhere to the guidelines of the mineral exploration accountability system, renewed in 2021, where companies have undertaken to adhere policies sustainable for nature, people and economy.