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Volt Resources Scores High-Purity Graphite Coup, Eyes European Expansion

In a move set to bolster its cash flow and European footprint, Volt Resources Limited (ASX: VRC) (“Volt”) announced a significant development today. Its subsidiary, Zavalievsky Graphite (ZG) in Ukraine, has secured a firm order for 40 tonnes of premium-grade graphite.

This isn’t your average graphite, however. The key takeaway lies in the exceptional purity – a remarkable 99.5% micronised graphite. This surpasses the industry standard of 94% for similar grades, and the price reflects that exclusivity, exceeding €2,700 per tonne.

The deal validates Volt’s strategic shift towards high-value purified graphite production. This micronised graphite’s exceptional purity makes it ideal for the production of active anode material, a lynchpin in lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and other clean technologies.

“This order represents a significant win for Volt and ZG,” said the company statement. “It validates our strategy to develop a high-value purified graphite business, perfectly positioning us to capitalize on the burgeoning European electric vehicle market.”

Beyond the immediate financial gain, the agreement signifies a strategic foray into the European market. With the surging demand for clean energy solutions, particularly electric vehicles, Volt recognizes the immense potential for high-purity graphite in Europe. The company is actively exploring avenues to solidify its presence within this key market.

“Expanding ZG’s high-purity graphite production and sales in Europe is a key consideration,” read the statement, hinting at future developments. “This firm order serves as a springboard for Volt to generate positive cashflow and become a major player in the European graphite market.”

Volt’s success story transcends mere financial metrics. The responsible development of ZG’s graphite resource offers a compelling example of how resource extraction can contribute to a cleaner future. By supplying critical materials for clean technologies, Volt is playing a pivotal role in the global transition towards a more sustainable future.

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