St Georges Platinum Looks To Focus In On The Graphite Boom

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March 13, 2012 (Source: Marketwire) — St-Georges Platinum and Base Metals Ltd. (CNSX:SX)(OTCQX:SXOOF)(BSE:85G) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Focus Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) with regard to the graphite resource viability of two of St-Georges’ Quebec properties.

Under the terms of the three-month agreement, Focus Metals will research and evaluate the potential of St-Georges’ Tétépisca graphite property and assist St-Georges geological staff in evaluating the potential of multiple graphite occurrences found on the southeast extension of the company’s Julie nickel-copper project.

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Haydale announces collaboration with Plasma Reactor manufacturer at “Graphene 2012”

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Haydale, a wholly owned subsidiary of British company Innovative Carbon Limited, today announces that they have reached a collaboration agreement with leading German Plasma reactor manufacturer, Diener electronic GmbH & Co (Diener). The unique Split-Plasma reactor will be built jointly under the arrangement that will allow both partners to market the machine as part of the commercialisation of the Haydale Split-Plasma nano materials to be sold under the brand HDPlas™ (www.hdplas.com ).

The major players in this industry have gathered at the Graphene 2012 Graphene Flagship International Conference in Brussels this week. Haydale, based in South Wales, is exhibiting its collaboratively produced prototype range of Graphene enabled materials and intermediate components.

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Japan’s AIST Investment In Aixtron System Produces Results

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Aachen, Germany, April 11, 2012 – AIXTRON SE ( XETRA: AIXA, NASDAQ: AIXG) today announced that its BM 300 system has been successfully started up at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. The system was installed in 2011 in AIST’s super cleanroom facility in Tsukuba and was commissioned by the local AIXTRON support team. Dr. Shintaro Sato, group leader at AIST, presented the growth results on April 10 at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting.

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Metallurgical Testing Confirms Focus Metals Deposit At Lac Knife

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Focus Metals, the Canadian mining company with a 40% interest in Grafoid’s ecological and economically scalable graphene production business, has announced the latest results of metallurgical testing at its Lac Knife deposit. The results confirm Lac Knife and Grafoid as the “turn to” resource for exfoliated graphene.

SGS: 46.1% large flake validates company’s high grade, high-concentration, world leading graphite deposit.

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Northern Graphite And Panacis Announce Strategic Partnership.

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Northern graphite, the Canadian mining company that recently announced an agreement to supply its +48 mesh and +32 mesh extra large flake graphite to Grafen Chemical Industries for graphene research, has today announced a strategic partnership with Panacis Inc.

Northen Graphite are currently developing the Bissett Creek mine in Northern Ontario and have shown excellent results in producing graphene from the mine’s jumbo flakes. Although the deal with Panacis does not currently involve the use or production of graphene, Northern Graphite is a key player in the graphene field and therefore the news will be of interest to those investing with primary resources at the forefront of their portfolio.

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