iTech Minerals achieved a milestone at its Lacroma Graphite Project.

The company has produced a 94% graphite bulk concentrate with 93% recoveries using non-chemical, non-thermal flotation processes.

The scalability from small-scale bench processes demonstrates metallurgical properties at larger operational scales.

The next steps include purification and spheroidisation tests to produce battery-grade graphite for lithium-ion battery anodes, focusing on optimising the metallurgical flowsheet and confirming commercial viability.