Nouveau Monde to Use Forge’s Coating Technology

Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc of St-Michel-des-Saints, QC has signed a collaboration agreement with Forge Nano of Thornton, CO for the use of Forge Nano’s proprietary atomic laser disposition (ALD) coating technologies. The coating of spherical graphite is the last process step needed to complete Nouveau Monde’s graphite-based product range for the electric vehicle and renewable energy sectors.

Janes Trevey, Forge Nano’s CTO, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Nouveau Monde to provide tailored, high-performance graphite products capable of meeting the demands of any application. Not only are we excited about the business potential of our partnership but appreciate working with people as passionate about innovation and market leadership as we are, this relationship has all of the right ingredients for a long-term partnership.”

The agreement sets out a multi-phase partnership, which will allow Nouveau Monde the opportunity to commence production in the near-term, while preparing for commercial production by 2023.

Initially, Nouveau Monde will supply Forge Nano with test batches of spherical graphite to determine the optimal ALD operational parameters. Nouveau Monde will then purchase a first ALD module from Forge Nano, which will be added to the company’s battery anode material demonstration plant in Quebec. At full-scale production, Nouveau Monde plans to produce 40,000 tonnes/year of battery anode material, with the ability to expand over time to meet market demand.

Volume 34, Issue 20

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