Australia-based Bass Metals has entered into an initial agreement with US-based Urbix Resources to develop downstream graphite products.

The agreement will see the two companies work over the next six months to set up a joint venture for the processing of high-grade graphite from Bass’ Graphmada mine in Madagascar into value-added downstream graphite products, including expandable graphite.

The proposed joint venture will combine Bass’ high-grade large flake resources with Urbix’s environmentally-friendly purification methodology that is not reliant on hydrofluoric acid treatments.

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