Increasing transparency for ethical raw materials and the Australian Government support for battery minerals value-adding, has resulted in Kibaran pursing Kwinana, Western Australia as a priority location for the EcoGraf initial production facility.
The Kwinana development schedule outlines a staged 5,000tpa and 20,000tpa production design capacity. Subject to a final investment decision, the Company expects commercial production to begin after 11 months at an initial rate of 5,000tpa. This production will provide commercial quantities to enter the battery manufacturers’ production lines prior to expanding the plant to achieve a production rate of 20,000tpa.
The Company has received strong support from European customers where major investment is underway in battery manufacturing for electric vehicles.