- Altech Chemicals (ATC) says the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for its battery materials high-purity alumina (HPA) coating plant is progressing well
- ATC advises the process designs have been completed for the 10,000-tonne-per-annum plant, as well as the environmental due diligence and a permitting plan
- The company says the pricing of equipment and construction packages is also underway, with the plant due to sit on a 14-hectare site in Germany
- The demand for graphite anode materials is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years as electric vehicles become more popular
- Company shares are trading at 4.7 cents each
Altech Chemicals (ATC) has advanced the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for its battery materials high-purity alumina (HPA) coating plant in Germany.
The HPA plant is designed to coat an initial 10,000 tonnes of anode graphite per year using Altech’s alumina coating technology.
In an update released to the market on Monday, the company said the PFS for the wider project was progressing well.
ATC specified that the study was now focussed on the engineering design phase for the HPA coating plant.
The materials stock said it’s begun reaching out to suppliers for equipment packages, while discussions over potential contractors for major works were underway.
The process designs for ATC’s plant, which will likely be constructed on a 14-hectare site it has the option of purchasing in Saxony, have been completed.
Under the completed process, ATC said it should only take four steps to complete the coating process.
Meanwhile, along with the process design being finalised, Altech said the environmental due diligence and a permitting plan for the plant were close to being completed.
Commenting on the significance of the wider project, Altech said studies showed graphite demand in the lithium-ion battery industry was due to grow as electric vehicles rose in popularity.
Company shares ended Monday trading at 4.7 cents each.