Corporate Development

G6 Energy Team Tours Kearney Graphite Mine with Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Graydon Smith

G6 Energy Corp
Public and Investor Relations
May 7, 2023
3 Min

Visit underscores Ontario's commitment to exploring all options to being a global leader in the complete battery materials supply chain.


TORONTO, May 7th 2023 G6 Energy Corp ("G6") team members toured the Kearney graphite mine site alongside Graydon Smith, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and MPP of Parry Sound and Muskoka.

This visit symbolizes Ontario's proactive stance in inviting large automakers and its ambitious intent to attract the full battery materials supply chain. The tour reflects the government's dedication to exploring all possibilities to ensure security, safety, and opportunities for its citizens while fostering global leadership.

The Kearney graphite mine is a strategic asset and Ontario’s intent to become a global leader in the battery materials supply chain. G6, with its focus on sustainable and advanced battery materials, recognizes the significance of this resource. The involvement of Minister Smith, known for his leadership during the floods in 2013 and 2019 and the pandemic, underlines the government's commitment to this vision.

Minister Smith, currently the Deputy Chair of the District Municipality of Muskoka, has served as Mayor of Bracebridge since 2010. He has represented Ontario's 444 municipalities throughout the pandemic as President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. He is a recognized community leader, having spent over a decade with the Kinsmen Club of Bracebridge. In 2019, he was selected as the Bracebridge Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Year” and made an honorary Paul Harris Fellow. Minister Smith was also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.

The tour with Minister Smith signals a promising dialogue between G6, the government of Ontario, and the Kearney graphite mine. It signifies an important step in realizing Canada's goal of being a global leader in mining, processing, and recycling of battery materials.

About G6 Energy Corp

G6 Energy Corp is a Toronto-based battery material developer and supplier leading the global shift toward sustainable energy. The company focuses on the production of materials critical to the rapidly expanding lithium-ion battery market, with a distinctive mine-to-battery strategy. G6 wholly owns a natural graphite mine, the Kearney Mine, strategically located in a tier-1 jurisdiction less than 300km from Toronto, Ontario. This mine, one of the world's largest confirmed graphite deposits, provides a reliable and secure non-China source of graphite. 

Capitalizing on this asset, G6 plans a rapid restart and staged expansion, positioning itself as the fastest path to production graphite mine in North America. In line with its mine-to-battery strategy, G6 is actively exploring midstream processing options for its materials, strengthening its commitment to sustainability and green energy. By owning and controlling the entire process from mining to battery manufacturing, G6 aims to deliver unrivaled reliability, quality, and sustainability in the battery materials market.

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