Strengthening the North American Graphite Provide Chain

+ NMG’s management workforce to interact with {the marketplace} and funding neighborhood by way of upcoming participation at BMO World Metals, Mining & Crucial Minerals Convention, PDAC 2023 Conference and the Annual ROTH Convention.

+ Jean Cayouette appointed as Vice President, Metallurgy & Course of, complementing NMG’s technical workforce with over 30 years of expertise within the mining trade taking care of the design, start-up, and optimization of assorted mineral processing crops.

Following the publishing of results on January 10, 2023 , Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (“NMG” or the “Firm”) ( NYSE: NMG , TSX.V: NOU ) has filed the preliminary financial evaluation (“PEA”) for the Uatnan mining undertaking (the “Uatnan Mining Mission”) positioned in Québec, Canada, with the securities commissions and regulatory authorities in Canada and the U.S. The PEA, carried out by engineering corporations BBA Inc. (“BBA”) and GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. (“GMG”) based on Nationwide Instrument 43-101 Requirements of Disclosure for Mineral Tasks (“NI 43-101”), was carried out in collaboration with Mason Graphite Inc. (“Mason Graphite”) (TSX.V: LLG, OTCQX: MGPHF) because the Uatnan Mining Mission leverages the Lac Guéret deposit wholly-owned by Mason Graphite and topic to an investment agreement and option and joint venture agreement with NMG .

The PEA exhibits sturdy economics for NMG’s up to date operational parameters and manufacturing volumes focusing on the manufacturing of roughly 500,000 tonnes of graphite focus every year over a 24-year lifetime of mine (“LOM”). The proposed Uatnan Mining Mission is at present one of many largest projected pure graphite productions being developed on this planet. In step with NMG’s vertical integration technique, the Uatnan Mining Mission’s contemplated manufacturing would function feedstock for battery supplies superior manufacturing, offering refining enlargement alternative, rising potential margins, and enhancing the Firm’s progress profile.

In right now’s dynamic market, the Uatnan Mining Mission aligns with NMG’s business engagement amidst electrical automobile (“EV”) adoption reaching unprecedented ranges with 10.3 million autos bought in 2022 (Rho Movement, February 2023). With 7,940 GWh of world lithium-ion battery manufacturing capability projected by 2030, demand for superior supplies is about to extend as much as fivefold, with graphite outpacing the opposite battery metals (Benchmark, January 2023) at 10,363,000 tonnes every year for that market phase alone.

Arne H Frandsen, Chair of NMG, declared: “The market is actively looking for different sources of graphite, in important volumes, to scale back its dependence on Chinese language-controlled provide chains. NMG’s built-in working mannequin, from ore to battery supplies, caters to western world’s EV and battery producers with a turnkey, scalable, and ESG-driven manufacturing. The Uatnan Mining Mission matches completely into the Firm’s improvement plan, offering a big useful resource to enrich our Part-2 Matawinie Mine and Bécancour Battery Materials Plant. Now greater than ever, NMG is demonstrating its management in striving to determine North America’s largest pure graphite manufacturing to serve the vitality transition.”

PEA Outcomes: The Potential of the Uatnan Mining Mission

NMG and its consultants revisited the basics for the property improvement with a view to aligning the Uatnan Mining Mission with right now’s market alternative. Design of the Uatnan Mining Mission has been tailor-made to the wants of the battery and EV market, orienting manufacturing volumes for beneficiation to be able to produce energetic anode materials.

The Uatnan Mining Mission optimizes the Mineral Sources (see Desk 2) and goals to increase the unique mining undertaking tenfold by focusing on the manufacturing of roughly 500,000 tonnes of graphite focus every year. It might be operated as a traditional open pit with a concentrator close to the deposit. In keeping with NMG’s accountable mining strategy, plans embody concerns for top requirements in time period of tailings administration, progressive website closure with backfilling of the pit and a transition to fleet electrification. Québec’s reasonably priced clear hydropower underpins the Uatnan Mining Mission’s financial construction and helps NMG’s undeterred carbon-neutrality dedication.

Desk 1: Operational Parameters of the Uatnan Mining Mission



24 years

Nominal annual processing price

3.4 M tonnes

Stripping ratio (LOM)


Common grade (LOM)

17.5% Cg

Common graphite restoration


Common annual graphite focus manufacturing (LOM)

500,000 tonnes

Completed product purity

94% Cg

Cautionary Notice: Graphite is expressed in graphitic carbon (“Cg”). The PEA is preliminary in nature and contains Inferred Mineral Sources, thought-about too speculative geologically to have the financial concerns utilized to them that may allow them to be categorized as Mineral Reserves, and there’s no certainty that the PEA will probably be realized. Mineral assets that aren’t mineral reserves haven’t demonstrated financial viability. Further trenching and/or drilling will probably be required to transform inferred mineral assets to indicated or measured mineral assets. There isn’t a certainty that the assets improvement, manufacturing, and financial forecasts on which this PEA relies will probably be realized.

Desk 2: Present Pit-Constrained Mineral Useful resource Estimate


Tonnes (Mt)

Grade (% Cg)

Cg (Mt)

Measured 5.75%




Measured Cg > 25%




Complete Measured




Indicated 5.75%




Indicated Cg > 25%




Complete Indicated




Indicated + Measured 5.75%




Indicated + Measured Cg > 25%




Complete Measured + Indicated




Inferred 5.75%




Inferred Cg > 25%




Complete Inferred




Notes :

  1. The Mineral Sources supplied on this desk had been estimated by M. Rachidi P.Geo., and C. Duplessis, Eng., (QPs) of GoldMinds Geoservices Inc., utilizing present Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Requirements on Mineral Sources and Reserves, Definitions and Tips.
  2. Mineral Sources which aren’t Mineral Reserves should not have demonstrated financial viability. The estimate of Mineral Sources could also be materially affected by environmental, allowing, authorized, title, market or different related points. The amount and grade of reported Inferred Mineral Sources are unsure in nature and there has not been enough work to outline these Inferred Mineral Sources as indicated or Measured Mineral Sources. There isn’t a certainty that any a part of a Mineral Useful resource will ever be transformed into Mineral Reserves.
  3. The Mineral Sources introduced right here had been estimated with a block dimension of 3mE x 3mN x 3mZ. The blocks had been interpolated from equal-length composites (3 m) calculated from the mineralized intervals.
  4. The Mineral Useful resource estimate was accomplished utilizing the inverse distance to the sq. methodology using three runs. For run 1, the variety of composites was restricted to 10 with a most of two composites from the identical drillhole. For runs two and three the variety of composites was restricted to 10 with a most of 1 composite from the identical drillhole.
  5. The Measured Mineral Sources labeled utilizing a minimal of 4 drillholes. Indicated assets labeled utilizing a minimal of two drillholes. The Inferred Mineral Sources had been labeled by a minimal of 1 drillholes.
  6. Tonnage estimates are primarily based on a set density of two.9 t/m 3 .
  7. A pit shell to constrain the Mineral Sources was developed utilizing the parameters introduced within the PEA. The efficient date of the present Mineral Sources is January 10, 2023.
  8. Mineral Sources are acknowledged at a cut-off grade of 5.75% C(g).

Estimates at present being on the market’s peak as influenced by inflationary developments, NMG and its consulting corporations have refined design, engineering, and development parameters to allow value optimization and aggressive pricing.

Desk 3: Financial Highlights of the Uatnan Mining Mission


Uatnan Mining Mission

Pre-tax NPV (8% low cost price)

C$ 3,613 M

After-tax NPV (8 % low cost price)

C$ 2,173 M

Pre-tax IRR


After-tax IRR


Pre-tax payback

2.8 years

After-tax payback

3.2 years

Preliminary CAPEX

C$ 1,417 M

Sustaining CAPEX

C$ 147 M


C$ 3,236 M

Annual OPEX

C$ 135 M

OPEX per tonne of graphite focus

C$ 268/tonne

Focus promoting value

US$ 1,100/tonne

Annual revenues from Uatnan manufacturing

US$ 550,000,000

All prices are in Canadian {dollars} except for the graphite sale value which is supplied in US {dollars}.

The PEA exhibits that the Uatnan Mining Mission is technically possible in addition to economically viable. With pure flake graphite anticipated to enter a structural deficit in 2023 as a result of continued progress of the lithium-ion battery sector (Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, December 2022), market views and NMG’s energetic business discussions point out favorable situations for commercializing the Uatnan Mining Mission manufacturing.

On the premise of those constructive outcomes, NMG intends to launch an up to date feasibility research in compliance with the option and joint venture agreement signed with Mason Graphite .

NMG is dedicated to extending its strategy of open and proactive engagement with Indigenous Peoples and native stakeholders to the Uatnan Mining Mission. The Firm plans to take care of a clear dialogue with the Innu First Nation of Pessamit because it advances the undertaking improvement to make sure the respect of their rights, their tradition, lifestyle and spirituality, the inclusion of their perspective and conventional information, in addition to the safety of the surroundings. NMG additionally pledges to increase its relationships with stakeholders from all horizons to foster mechanisms for collaboration and form a undertaking producing shared worth.

The PEA entitled “NI 43-101 Technical Report – PEA Report for the Uatnan Mining Mission”, with an efficient date of January 10, 2023, was filed on SEDAR at , on EDGAR at and on NMG’s website . PEA outcomes as outlined on this press launch had been issued on January 10, 2023.

Scientific and technical data introduced on this press launch was reviewed and permitted by André Allaire, P.Eng. (BBA), Jeffrey Cassoff, P.Eng. (BBA), Vera Gella, P.Eng. (BBA), Claude Duplessis, P.Eng. (GoldMinds Geoservices), and Merouane Rachidi, P.Geo. (GoldMinds Geoservices) Certified Individuals as outlined beneath NI 43-101.

Jean Cayouette

NMG appointed earlier this month Mr. Jean Cayouette, Eng., Vice President, Metallurgy and Course of in alternative of Alain Dorval, who just lately retired. A graduate of Laval College in mining and metallurgical engineering, Mr. Cayouette has over 30 years of expertise within the mining trade. The design, start-up and optimization of assorted mineral processing crops have contributed to his technical and administration expertise within the fields of metallurgy, operations, upkeep, and surroundings. He’s an completed company chief in operational optimization, mine website reclamation in addition to sustainable improvement initiatives.

Eric Desaulniers, Founder, President and CEO of NMG, added: “The Uatnan PEA outcomes are extraordinarily constructive for our shareholders, our potential prospects and stakeholders within the Manicouagan area. NMG is now shifting gears because it progresses quickly on a multi-lane expressway, advancing all three phases of its enterprise technique concurrently to seize a historic market alternative. Bringing on experience and depth equivalent to Jean’s offers our technical groups with strong backup emigrate Part 1 operations into Part 2 business manufacturing, whereas informing the subsequent phases of improvement for the Uatnan Mining Mission. I am delighted to see one other proficient chief becoming a member of Staff Nouveau Monde in our quest to drive sustainability into the battery/EV area. Bienvenue Jean! Blissful retirement Alain!”

NMG Engagement with the Market and Funding Sector

Crucial minerals, the vitality transition and NMG’s strong enterprise technique are gaining consideration each within the market and inside funding circles. The Firm’s management workforce is taking part in BMO World Metals, Mining & Crucial Minerals Convention till March 1, 2023, to place NMG’s enticing built-in manufacturing mannequin and related alternatives.

Executives will be part of some 30,000 attendees at PDAC 2023 Conference in Toronto, Canada, from March 5 to eight, 2023, a world-renowned mineral exploration and mining occasion. NMG leaders will probably be at sales space IE2830 and interact in quite a lot of particular occasions. Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO, may also current on the Crucial Metals: Battery Supplies Processing session on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 3:40 p.m.

And from March 12-14, 2023, NMG representatives will take part within the thirty fifth Annual ROTH Convention in California, an occasion devoted to focused progress firms.

About Nouveau Monde Graphite

Nouveau Monde Graphite is striving to turn into a key contributor to the sustainable vitality revolution. The Firm is working in direction of creating a totally built-in supply of carbon-neutral battery anode materials in Québec, Canada for the rising lithium-ion and gasoline cell markets. With low-cost operations and enviable ESG requirements, NMG aspires to turn into a strategic provider to the world’s main battery and vehicle producers, offering high-performing and dependable superior supplies whereas selling sustainability and provide chain traceability.

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All statements, aside from statements of historic truth, contained on this press launch together with, however not restricted to these describing the affect of the foregoing on the Uatnan Mining Mission economics, PEA outcomes (as such outcomes are set out within the numerous tables featured above, and are commented within the textual content of this press launch), together with CAPEX, OPEX, NPV and IRR, the estimated worth of the Uatnan Mining Mission, operations improvement eventualities for the Uatnan Mining Mission, business and technical parameters, the enticing economics for the Uatnan Mining Mission, LOM plans, the Firm’s meant advertising and marketing technique, market developments, future graphite costs, the affect of the Uatnan Mining Mission on the native communities, together with job creation, the projected annual manufacturing of the Firm’s Part-3 operations, the anticipated electrification technique and its meant outcomes and advantages, the potential outcomes and advantages of the Firm’s proprietary applied sciences, the timelines and prices associated to the varied initiatives, deliverables and milestones described on this press launch and their anticipated outcomes, the Firm’s anticipated monetary and operational efficiency, the character of relationships with stakeholders equivalent to the area people together with the Innu First Nation of Pessamit, future demand for batteries and EVs, the target of creating one of many largest absolutely built-in pure graphite operations within the World, the manufacturing of carbon-neutral anode materials, Mineral Useful resource estimates (together with assumptions and estimates utilized in making ready the Mineral Useful resource estimates), the overall enterprise and operational outlook of the Firm, the Firm’s future progress and enterprise prospects, the Firm’s ESG commitments, initiatives and targets, the Firm’s presence on the numerous conferences talked about on this press launch, and people statements that are mentioned beneath the “About Nouveau Monde” paragraph and elsewhere within the press launch which basically describe the Firm’s outlook and targets, represent “forward-looking data” or “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) inside the which means of Canadian and United States securities legal guidelines, and are primarily based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the time of this press launch. Ahead-looking statements are essentially primarily based upon quite a lot of estimates and assumptions that, whereas thought-about affordable by the Firm as of the time of such statements, are inherently topic to important enterprise, financial and aggressive uncertainties and contingencies. These estimates and assumptions could show to be incorrect. Furthermore, these forward-looking statements had been primarily based upon numerous underlying elements and assumptions, together with the present technological developments, the enterprise relationship between the Firm and its stakeholders, the flexibility to function in a secure and efficient method, the well timed supply and set up at estimated costs of the tools supporting the manufacturing, assumed sale costs for graphite focus, the accuracy of any Mineral Useful resource estimates, future foreign money trade charges and rates of interest, political and regulatory stability, costs of commodity and manufacturing prices, the receipt of governmental, regulatory and third occasion approvals, licenses and permits on favorable phrases, sustained labor stability, stability in monetary and capital markets, availability of kit and significant provides, spare components and consumables, the varied tax assumptions, CAPEX and OPEX estimates, the Uatnan Mining Mission permits’ standing, all financial and operational projections regarding the undertaking, native infrastructures, the Firm’s enterprise prospects and alternatives and estimates of the operational efficiency of the tools, and will not be ensures of future efficiency.

Ahead-looking statements are topic to identified or unknown dangers and uncertainties which will trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these anticipated or implied within the forward-looking statements. Threat elements that would trigger precise outcomes or occasions to vary materially from present expectations embody, amongst others, these dangers, delays within the scheduled supply instances of the tools, the flexibility of the Firm to efficiently implement its strategic initiatives and whether or not such strategic initiatives will yield the anticipated advantages, the supply of financing or financing on favorable phrases for the Firm, the dependence on commodity costs, the affect of inflation on prices, the dangers of acquiring the required permits, the working efficiency of the Firm’s property and companies, aggressive elements within the graphite mining and manufacturing trade, modifications in legal guidelines and laws affecting the Firm’s companies, political and social acceptability danger, environmental regulation danger, foreign money and trade price danger, technological developments, the impacts of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the governments’ responses thereto, and normal financial situations, in addition to earnings, capital expenditure, money move and capital construction dangers and normal enterprise dangers. An additional description of dangers and uncertainties might be present in NMG’s Annual Info Type dated March 22, 2022, together with within the part thereof captioned “Threat Components”, which is offered on SEDAR at and on EDGAR at . Unpredictable or unknown elements not mentioned on this Cautionary Notice may even have materials hostile results on forward-looking statements.

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