The State Government welcomes an announcement today that International Graphite is
another step closer towards commercial production, as the company continues to scale up in
Collie’s transitioning economy and create a pipeline of future jobs for the South West.
International Graphite has installed and commissioned a new qualification-scale graphite
micronising plant in Collie that will produce graphite for testing by prospective customers.
Enquiries have already been received from potential customers around the globe, who are
seeking micronised graphite for industrial and battery applications.
Micronising is the first step to producing anode material used in the lithium-ion batteries
manufactured for electric vehicles and green energy storage.
International Graphite plans to establish a fully integrated mine to market graphite operation
in Western Australia based on a graphite mine and concentrate production facility at
Springdale, near Hopetoun, with battery anode facilities in Collie.