Elcora Offers Advanced Battery Testing Services - in Situ Volume Change
Halifax, Nova Scotia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 8, 2018) - ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (FSE: ELM) (OTCQB: ECORF), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce the offering of advanced battery testing services. Elcora has developed expertise in the measurement of volume change while a battery is being charged/discharged.
The measurement technique is based on a paper published by Dr. Jeff Dahn 'An Apparatus for the Study of In Situ Gas Evolution in Li-Ion Pouch Cells'. In the paper Dr. Dahn describes how to use the Archimedes principal to measure volume changes in situ, while a cell is being charged/discharged (e.g. Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Voltage/volume change vs. time
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Elcora uses optimized volume expansion measurement hardware and in-house battery testing channels to monitor the expansion/contraction of pouch cells in situ as they are being charged/discharged. The technique is useful for studying the following:
1. Continuous electrolyte degradation/decomposition during cycling
2. Volume expansion due to de/lithiation
a. Especially useful for high-capacity/large volume expansion materials like silicon
b. Volume expansion due to blended electrode formulations, for example:
i. Natural/Artificial graphite
3. Gas evolution during formation
4. Gas evolution as a function of cycling rate
5. Gas evolution as a function of temperature
6. Gas evolution as a function of additives (e.g. FEC)
Elcora has several channels dedicated to volume expansion measurements. Elcora is open to collaborations with battery cell manufacturers, researchers, and end-users (e.g. mobile electronics and automotive).
Dr. Shane Beattie, Ph.D., is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release
The Company is pleased to announce that it has closed on an Investment of $1,000,000 which is part of a non-brokered private placement financing (the "Private Placement") announced on April 10, 2018. Elcora has issued 3,125,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.32 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common shares of Elcora at an exercise price of $0.36 for two years following the closing of the Private Placement.
All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to final TSX.V approval and to a statutory four-month hold period. The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for funding additional graphite processing, graphene coating and lithium-Ion battery testing, and for general corporate purposes.
About Elcora Advanced Materials
Elcora was founded in 2011 and has been structured to become a vertically integrated graphite & graphene company that mines, processes, refines, and produces both graphite & graphene and end-user graphite & graphene applications. As part of the vertical integration strategy, Elcora is securing high-grade graphite and graphene precursor graphite from operations in Sri Lanka and other countries which are already in production. Elcora has developed a unique low cost-effective process to make high-quality graphite, graphite products and graphene that are commercially scalable. This combination means that Elcora has the tools and resources for graphite and graphene vertical integration.
For further information please visit the company's website at http://www.elcoracorp.com
For further information please contact: Troy Grant, Director, President & CEO, Elcora Advanced Materials Corp., T: +1 902 802-8847 F: +1 902 446-2001.
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