SLOCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA / ACCESSWIRE / June 11, 2019 / The Government of British Columbia, through the Advanced Research and Commercialization program for Clean Energy Vehicles ('ARC'), has selected Eagle Graphite (TSX VENTURE: EGA) ('Eagle Graphite', 'We', or the 'Company') for a grant of $290,000. The grant is in support of the Company's planned 2-year program to develop and commercialize silicon-modified battery anodes made with graphite from Eagle's Black Crystal graphite quarry and plant in Passmore, British Columbia.
"Under our CleanBC plan, we are building a low-carbon economy that will reduce climate pollution and create good jobs across our province," said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and MLA for Nelson-Creston. "To get there faster, we are supporting innovative companies like Eagle Graphite to develop made-in-B.C. technology that will put us on the path to a cleaner, better future."
The official government announcement can be found at news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019EMPR0021-001214
Information about the ARC program can be found at gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/electricity-alternative-energy/transportation-energies/clean-transportation-policies-programs/clean-energy-vehicle-program/cev-sector-development
Eagle Graphite will begin the project after finalizing formal agreements with the ARC committee and the project's proposed academic and industry partners. We anticipate execution of the agreements by June 30, 2019, and will provide further details in a subsequent news release.
About Eagle Graphite
Eagle Graphite owns the only natural flake graphite facility in western North America that is constructed and permitted for production. The Black Crystal quarry and plant are located 35 kilometres west of the city of Nelson in British Columbia, Canada, 70 kilometres north of the state of Washington, USA. The Company's shares are listed on the TSXV under the symbol 'EGA'.
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Eagle Graphite Incorporated
Jamie Deith, President & CEO
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