Perth miner sees graphene solar battery opportunities

ASX-listed graphite miner Talga Resources is in talks with manufacturers and working to enter the solar energy market with batteries using graphene.

The ABC reports that the company, with has 100 per cent ownership of five graphite assets in Sweden, is working to produce new materials for longer-lasting, more efficient batteries.

"Our rocks are so high grade and so pure that it actually conducts electricity all by itself," managing director Mark Thompson told the ABC.

"For better batteries – ones that charge faster and last longer and are much cheaper to use in things like solar or green energy processing – you need a better performing battery, that is more conductive, lighter and cheaper, graphene achieves that."

Perth-headquartered Talga is producing graphene and nanographite samples at its German pilot plant from its high-grade Swedish deposits, according to the company’s website.

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