Aukam Graphite Project

Located in Namibia, Africa, this historic mine brought prosperity to the Karas region in previous decades. Its first operational phase began in 1940 and it remained in production for 16 years, ceasing operations in 1956.  The second phase of activity began in 1964 and the mine remained active unit 1974.  The Aukam Graphite Project is currently in preparation for phase three of its life, with commercial production anticipated to commence in late 2020 or early 2021.  Phase three will allow the mine to realize its full potential with an estimated 20,000 tonnes per annum of high purity, vein graphite production.

Aukam Processing Facility

Gratomic Inc. possesses a unique advantage in its visionary leadership team.  This innovative and dynamic team approaches business and mining with a fresh perspective and passionate involvement in all aspects of the company.  The Aukam Graphite Project proudly houses a state-of-the-art custom designed production facility, which is nearing completion and is short weeks away from entering inot its commissioning and calibration phase.  Eco-friendly and sustainable, the custom-built plant is designed for expansion and with the environment in mind.  The facility has been tailored for water conservation, boasting an estimated 95% recovery rate during the graphite processing phase.  

Aukam Graphite

Gratomic Inc. currently boasts two outstanding pre-production purchase agreements for its high purity, vein graphite.  The first of which exists with Phu Sumika.  Gratomic has agreed to supply  Phu Sumika  with  37,500 tonnes of graphite over a five year term.  Phu Sumika will use Aukam graphite to fulfill its end user requirements as a top graphite supplier for lubricants and batteries.  The second exists with TODAQ for 5,000 tonnes of graphite to be supplied over three years and will be held in reserve as a backstop to underpin that companies TDN notes. 

EV Battery Supply

Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on low-cost mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, Eco-friendly, high purity vein graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among peers, anticipating full operational capabilities in late 2020/early 2021, and aims to transition to an open pit operation as early as the end of 2021.  The Company is in the process of solidifying its development plans for micronization and spheronization of its clean Aukam graphite.  This significant milestone is a small, additional step in the Company’s existing Eco-friendly processing cycle , which will allow its naturally high-purity graphite to meet ideal North American battery grade standards for use in Li-ion battery anodes.

Introduction

Gratomic Inc. is a dynamic exploration and materials company with countless possibilities in future technological advancements and applications.

The Company has been successful in upscaling its naturally pure vein graphite to a battery grade level of 99.9% Cg through the addition of air classification.

Aukam Graphite is the lump-vein variety and is directly comparable to that found in Sri Lanka.  However, it is much more accessible because it exists in an open desert area.  This is additionally beneficial because there is no potential for damage to local flora and fauna.  The site is free of delirious elements, which allows for a much cleaner and more efficient processing of the mineral, making it a more environmentally friendly option.

Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project is located in Namibia, Africa, which shares the Northern border with South Africa.  Namibia gained its independence in 1990 and has established a very stable economic and political environment.  In fact, Namibia is one of the most desirable mining jurisdictions in the world!

 

PROJECTS & PARTNERS

Gratomic is focused on high quality, natural graphite deposits in desirable jurisdictions with well-developed infrastructure.  We currently possess a graphite project in Quebec, Canada and our flagship Aukam project in Namibia, which covers a historical mine and is the more advanced of the two.  Our graphene partner, Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Ltd., is located in Swansea, Wales.

AUKAM

The Aukam Graphite Project is located in southern Namibia close to the port city of Luderitz. The property hosts five underground adits which were mined periodically between 1940 and 1974.

BUCKINGHaM

The Buckingham property is located within the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Geologic Province.

PERPETUUS

Perpetuus Advanced Materials is an advanced material manufacturer primarily focused on surface engineered carbon structures such as graphenes.

INVESTORS

Key Advantages

Rare graphite mine

  • Gratomic currently owns 63% of the Aukam Graphite Project in Southern Namibia and recieved its official Mining Licence (ML 215) on May 5, 2020
  • This unique asset is poised to replace a large part of declining production capacity of vein graphite from Sri Lanka
  • Aukam graphite has been tested in several high value applications including nano-engineered graphenes and is ideal for use in battery applications due to it’s natrually high purity levels and low processing requirements
  • The Company benefits from substantail cost advantages due to the reduced processing required to bring the mineral to its desired grade, which averages 98% Cg.  This is easily scaled up to 99.9% Cg through the addtion of air classification.  
  • Gratomic boasts a world class Executive Leadership team whose vision is matched with dedication, experience, and a passion to bring a cleaner product to the graphite market.  

TODAQ Supply Agreement

  • Gratomic Inc. and TODAQ Holdings Inc. have a signed agreement using Aukam mined graphite as a backstop to underpin the value of deployed TDN
  • TODA Notes (“TDN”) are payable to Gratomic on a per tonne base of graphite to sit in reserve on the Aukam property

Concrete Expert Arrives On Site to Complete Final Phase of Construction on Aukam Processing Plant
Friday, November 20, 2020  TORONTO, ON / November 20, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTC Pink: CBULF) (FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce the arrival of Fanie Barnard to its Aukam Graphite project in Namibia. Mr Barnard...
Gratomic signs Agreement to acquire remaining 37% interest in Aukam Property
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 TORONTO, ON / November 19th, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTC Pink: CBULF) (FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) is pleased to report that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with Next...
Masonry and Concrete Work Progresses at Aukam
Monday, November 9th, 2020 TORONTO, ON / November 9th, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTC Pink: CBULF) (FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce that local concrete and brick crews have recently arrived on-site at Aukam.  The...