Australia-based technology minerals company, Talga Resources, is actively developing graphene materials and graphene-based applications across many areas, including coatings, batteries, construction materials, composites and more.
Mark Thompson, Talga's managing director, was kind enough to update us on Talga's graphene program and answer a few questions we had.
Q: Thank you for this interview, Mark. Can you quickly update us on your graphite mine operation in Sweden?
Talga has over 20 years of graphite mining potential outlined in economic studies to date and currently extracts intermittently what it needs for scale up and testing purposes. Talga mined approximately 5,000 tonnes of graphite ore during 2015-16 trial mining operations. Further extraction is not required for now but permitting for the future larger scale operations is underway.