Northern Graphite Develops Proprietary Purification Technology

Northern Graphite Develops Proprietary Purification Technology 
Process Consistently Achieves 99.95%+C Purity Levels 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 -- Northern Graphite
Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) announces that it has
developed a proprietary process for purifying concentrates from its
100% owned Bissett Creek graphite project and has consistently and
economically achieved 99.95%+C purity levels in extensive independent
laboratory and bench scale testing. High purity graphite is required
for many value added and rapidly growing graphite applications
including lithium ion batteries ("LiBs"). 
For the past two years Northern Graphite has been working with
research laboratories and testing facilities in Canada and the US,
and equipment manufacturers in the US and Japan, to develop an
alternative to the wet chemical purification process used in China
and the thermal process commonly used elsewhere. The wet chemical
process uses hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acid and is low cost if
the waste products are not neutralized. This is generally the case in
China and creates a huge environmental issue in terms of soil and
water pollution. The chemical process is also used to purify
spherical graphite, the product used in LiBs. This approach is not
sustainable in the long term as demand for LiBs is expected to grow
rapidly with the increased adoption of "green" hybrid and all
electric vehicles. The thermal purification process is expensive due
to the capital and operating costs of furnaces needed to achieve
temperatures of 2400 degrees +C. 
Northern Graphite has completed bulk sample and pilot plant testing
which provided a representative sample of the concentrates that will
be produced from the commercial process. Extensive laboratory scale
testing on these concentrates resulted in a process that successfully
purified micronized, spherical and flake graphite to 99.95%+C levels.
This process has subsequently been tested in bench scale models of
commercial equipment and spherical graphite with 99.95%+C purity has
been consistently produced. Flake graphite purities as high as 99.9%C
have been achieved at the bench scale and further optimization work
is ongoing. 
Companies that Northern Graphite worked with in perfecting the
purification process included Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc., Hazen
Research, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, Harper International Corp.,
Nara Machinery Co. Ltd., AAAmachine Japan Inc. and the National
Research Council of Canada. 
Gregory Bowes, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Graphite commented
that: "Our goal is to provide customers with a secure source of
competitively priced spherical graphite that is produced in an
environmentally acceptable manner. Our consultants estimate that
purification costs will be less than $1,000 per tonne." He added
that: "Consumers buying products that use LiBs should all be asking
where the graphite in them comes from." 
The total worldwide graphite market is estimated at $13 billion
dollars per annum. The natural graphite market, consisting of both
flake and amorphous graphite, makes up less than $1 billion of the
total. The balance of approximately $12 billion is synthetic graphite
which consists of graphite electrodes for electric arc furnaces,
carbon fibers for composite materials and specialty blocks and pieces
for many different applications. These three types of synthetic
graphite are made from special raw materials such as petroleum coke
and do not use any type of natural graphite. Natural graphite does
not have the properties to be used in producing or replacing
synthetic graphite regardless of purity. There are smaller, crossover
markets where micronized, purified natural graphite does compete with
powder or granular synthetic graphite, including spherical graphite
for LiBs. This is the largest and fastest growing part of the "high
purity" powdered graphite market. The spherical natural graphite
market is estimated at 25,000 tonnes per year which requires 75,000
tonnes of flake graphite to make because yields are only 33%. The
specialty powder synthetic graphite market is also estimated at
25,000 tonnes per year. 
Only natural flake graphite that can be economically rounded and
purified to 99.95%+C can be used to make spherical graphite.
Spherical graphite manufactured from natural graphite has certain
performance advantages and is much lower cost than powdered synthetic
graphite specially produced for LiBs. Prices for high purity
(99.95%+C) natural graphite are currently in the $3,000 to $4,000 per
tonne range and up to $10,000 per tonne with the addition of special
coatings needed for use in LiBs. 
Northern Graphite has already produced spherical graphite and
successfully tested it in batteries. The Company is currently
optimizing the process based on feedback from potential customers and
partners and is working on its own proprietary coating process. 
Northern Graphite Corporation 
Northern Graphite Corporation is a Canadian company that has a 100%
interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in eastern
Ontario. Northern is the only graphite company that has completed a
bankable Feasibility Study and is permitted for construction.
Graphite demand is expected to rapidly increase in the future due to
strengthening economies and the growth in new technologies such as
LiBs, particularly due to their use in hybrid and all electric
vehicles. Northern Graphite is well positioned to benefit from this
compelling supply/demand dynamic with a high purity, large flake,
scalable deposit that is located close to infrastructure. Additional
information on Northern Graphite can be found at www.sedar.com and
www.northerngraphite.com. 
Renmark Financial 
Northern Graphite is also pleased to announce that it has retained
the services of Renmark Financial Communications Inc. to handle its
investor relations activities because its standards and methodologies
fit best with the message the Company wishes to communicate to the
investing public. In consideration of the IR services to be provided,
Northern Graphite has agreed pay Renmark a retainer of $5,000 per
month from October 1st, 2013 cancellable by either party on 30 days
notice. Renmark does not have any interest, directly or indirectly,
in Northern Graphite or its securities, or any right or intent to
acquire such an interest. 
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Contacts:
Northern Graphite Corporation
Gregory Bowes
CEO
(613) 241-9959 
Northern Graphite Corporation
Stephen Thompson
CFO
(613) 241-9959
www.northerngraphite.com