Nouveau Monde Graphite (TSXV: NOU) wants to build an all-electric open-pit mine that will have a carbon neutral footprint at its Matawinie project in Quebec, 120 km north of Montreal.
A feasibility study on turning the natural flake graphite project into an all-electric operation should be completed before the end of 2018.
“We don’t know of any other all-electric open pit mine, so it will be the first project of its kind,” Eric Desaulniers, the company’s founder, president and CEO, told The Northern Miner. “Hopefully we’ll be the first to build one and construction is planned to start in the middle of 2020.”
In the fall of 2017, Nouveau Monde brought together a task force committee consisting of international experts: ABB Inc., Doppelmayr Canada, Met-Chem Canada Inc./DRA, Medatech Engineering Services Ltd. and SNC-Lavalin.
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