Focus Graphite Inc.

Focus Graphite Inc. is a midtier junior mining development company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator. The company aims to become one of the lowest-cost producers of technology graphite in the world. Focus is the sole owner of the high-grade, high-purity Lac Knife graphite project deposit near Fermont, Quebec. Lac Knife, the company's flagship property, is a crystalline flake graphite resource containing an NI-43-101-compliant resource of 8.1 Mmt in all categories grading at 16% graphite. The property has excellent infrastructure, with access to low-cost electricity, major roads, airports, two railroads and access to deep-water shipping terminals.

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Management Q&A: View From the Top
Gary Economo
Focus Graphite CEO and Director Gary Economo says the tipping point is coming for natural flake mining developers—even during a depressed commodities cycle. This optimistic view is based on the urgent necessity of manufacturers today to source those critical materials and technologies needed to meet globally mandated CleanTech targets in advance of a 2020 deadline. Focus, says Economo, is on strategic trajectory to capitalize on global change with his company's high-purity graphite deposit, Lac Knife in Quebec.
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"Focus Graphite Inc. owns the Lac Knife project in Québec, located within an established iron ore camp, near roads, rail, a port and a labor force. Lac Knife is a large, well-advanced, high-purity project with nice size distribution and quality management. Focus is one of few graphite companies with an offtake. The company has demonstrated that coated spherical graphite from its project shows superior electrochemical performance when compared with commercial grades of synthetic graphite for lithium-ion batteries. . .the company is actively seeking financing for the project." read more >

"Going deeper into its financial performance can offer a valuable insight into what the market holds for the optimal North American juniors such as Focus Graphite Inc. . .a unique strategy may also be creating a company's own high-tech supply chain, which Focus is aiming to do through a private subsidiary. This way, a company is not just subject to the cyclicality of the mining business and can enter higher margin businesses." read more >

"Focus Graphite Inc., which has the Lac Knife project in Quebec, has done much testing on coated spherical graphite. This is an example of having a strategy beyond the resource and looking at serving a market from the user perspective. It is also another company that is looking to capitalize a battery sector that is evolving." read more >

"I follow Focus Graphite Inc. on our Advanced Graphite Projects Index; it has the Lac Knife deposit In Quebec. It is at the feasibility study level. Focus is working to determine if it is possible to turn the material from its project into battery-grade graphite. . .the driver here is energy storage. There's been a lot of buzz since Tesla Motors announced its plan to build a "Gigafactory" for the production of a variety of parts and components including the lithium-ion batteries required to power its vehicles and others. Tesla's stated goal is to source all of its materials from North America. The production of hundreds of thousands of vehicles per year means that we are going to build batteries using anodes that contain graphite. The questions is: Will it be natural graphite or synthetic? If companies can demonstrate that they can consistently deliver a product that meets Tesla's needs at a cost that is competitive to synthetic graphite, they may have a winning graphite project. That immediately puts the focus on the most advanced projects in North America. Focus Graphite is one of those companies. If it can scale up and do what it says it can do, it could certainly be a contender." read more >

Ben Kramer-Miller, Seeking Alpha (1/29/15)
"Focus Graphite Inc. has been moving its Lac Knife project forward through community relations efforts and financing efforts. . .the Lac Knife project's advanced state, its high-grade resource and its strategic location in a mining region suggest to me that this project has a relatively high chance of moving forward to production."

"With so many potential uses for graphite being discovered in labs, the future for graphite, both synthetic and natural, remains positive. I think the optimal junior mining graphite opportunities going forward will be those that have worked to establish their own supply chains, such as Focus Graphite Inc." read more >

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Investing Highlights
Anticipated Lac Knife mine and plant financing
The most advanced graphite mining project in North America
Proven low-cost, high-purity technology graphite reserves