ST Kinetics Forms Research Partnership With Republic Polytechnic

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Singapore, 10 April 2012 – ST Kinetics and Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic (RP) today launched
the Advanced Composite Engineering Lab (ACEL), a laboratory specialising in composite material
science research and production, and possibly a first in Southeast Asia specialising in natural fibre
studies.

Kick-started by a S$3m investment from ST Kinetics, ACEL will house specially customised
equipment and facilities for the advancement of composite material research. Located in RP, ACEL
will be dedicated to the research and production of composite materials that incorporate natural fibre,
such as silk, as a component material.

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Thomas Swan Invests £625K Nest Egg In Graphene Research

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The UK’s leading manufacturer of high purity single-wall carbon nanotubes, Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd, has announced a 4 year, £625K collaboration with the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College Dublin to develop a scalable manufacturing process for high purity graphene.

The 4 year collaboration with CRANN, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded nanoscience institute based at Trinity College Dublin, will focus on the industrial scale-up of consistent, high purity graphene production.

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XG Sciences and POSCO To Profit From Air Force Contract For Graphene Capacitors.

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XG Sciences, a privately owned corporation based in Michigan, has announced it has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop ultra high-energy graphene ultracapacitors for use in space energy storage systems. XGSs’ graphene-based energy storage materials have demonstrated significant increases in storage capacity over traditional activated carbon and are manufactured in a commercially-proven, environmentally friendly, low-cost process.

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Northern Graphite Consolidates Position With Spherical Graphite

The following press release may be of interest to those invested in or considering investing in Northern Graphite.

TTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 02, 2012) – Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE: NGC)(OTCQX: NGPHF) is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully manufactured test quantities of spherical graphite from graphite concentrate produced from the Company’s 100% owned Bissett Creek deposit.

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Jumbo Flakes Found in Madagascar Resource

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Energizer Resources Confirms Jumbo Flake Graphite With +90% Purity; DRA Mineral Projects Makes Initial Equity Investment in Energizer

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Energizer Resources Inc. CA:EGZ +6.33%ENZR +9.57% (frankfurt:YE5) (“Energizer” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received positive initial metallurgical test results from its Green Giant Project in Madagascar and that DRA Mineral Projects has made an equity investment into the Company.

Graphite ore samples from the Fotsy and Molo zones were submitted to the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville, North Carolina for preliminary evaluations to define potential for recovery of commercial products. Simple mechanical crushing with no flotation yielded flake sizes of +50 mesh, which according to Tom Burkett, Vice President of Graphite Materials & Systems at SGL Carbon Group – the world’s largest carbon company – is regarded by the industry as jumbo flake. Both ores have produced graphite concentrates at purities of +90%.

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