BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – March 6th, 2023 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG ” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its ongoing investment in the Company’s Battery Development Centre (“BDC”). Critical members of GMG’s Battery Team have visited its United Kingdom partners to inspect and test the partially automated cell assembly equipment.
In December 2022, the GMG Board approved additional capital expenditure, to accelerate the progress of semi-automatic pouch cell prototype production in the BDC for customer trials and Graphene Aluminium Ion (G+AI) Battery cell development.
The equipment will automate key steps in cell assembly for pouch cells to reduce manual processing and enable consistent and simple repeatable outputs, all of which the Company considers important for the next stage of GMG’s G+AI battery development roadmap.
GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We anticipate this investment will significantly improve GMG’s capability and flexibility to further develop GMG’s G+AI Battery pouch prototypes in various sizes in a wider group of potential customers. We look forward to the prototype assembly equipment being operational by the end of 2023.”
GMG intends to expand the Battery Development Centre, work with various scientific and engineering methods to optimise capacity, energy and power density, other battery parameters and overall design to achieve production of commercial coin cell and/or pouch cell prototypes.
This milestone aligns with GMG’s 4 critical Business Objectives, namely
1. Produce Graphene and improve/scale production process
2. Build Revenue from Energy Savings Products
3. Develop Next-Generation Battery
4. Develop Supply Chain, Partners & Project Execution Capability
GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this and other sources of low input cost graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.
The Company is pursuing opportunities for GMG graphene enhanced products, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils.
For further information, please contact:
• Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at [email protected], +61 415 445 223
• Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications Investor Relations, [email protected] , +1 647 689 6041
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding: the expectation that the BDC will further the Company’s ability to develop, manufacture and test its G+AI Battery coin cell and pouch packs, and that such capability may accelerate the development of the Company’s G+AI Batteries; the expectation that the additional assembly equipment will be operational by the end of 2023; GMG’s expectations relating to the production and sales of G+AI Batteries, and; the expectation that the Company will meet its objective in the development of the Next-Generation Battery.
These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel; the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain products; the ability of the Company to acquire additional equipment to enable the manufacture of G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format; the ability of the Company to have the additional assembly equipment operational by the end of 2023; the ability of the Company to meet its expectations relating to the production and sales of G+AI Batteries, and; the ability of the Company to meet its expectation objectives regarding the development of the Next-Generation Battery.
In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines; the ability of the Company to acquire additional equipment to enable the manufacture of G+AI Batteries in pouch pack cell format; the ability of the Company to have the additional assembly equipment operational by the end of 2023; the ability of the Company to meet its expectations relating to the production and sales of G+AI Batteries, and; the ability of the Company to meet its expectation objectives regarding the development of the Next-Generation Battery.
Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.