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Graphjet Technology, Energem merge to create direct biomass-to-graphite company

Graphjet Technology, developer of technologies to produce graphite and graphene directly from agricultural waste, and Energem (Nasdaq: ENCP, ENCPW) closed their previously announced merger and on Friday, Graphjet’s ordinary shares start trading as (Nasdaq: GTI).

Graphjet’s warrants will be delisted from Nasdaq and begin trading on the OTC as (GTIWW).  

The transaction creates the only pure-play publicly traded direct biomass-to-graphite company, establishing Graphjet as the leading source of graphite and graphene for the U.S market, the company said.

Graphjet has raised $5.8 million through the transaction and said it anticipates that additional fundraising will be necessary to accelerate its growth strategy and expand its manufacturing capacity.

“We are thrilled to list Graphjet on the Nasdaq, particularly at this crucial moment of critical material demand and limited availability for the U.S. market,” CEO Aiden Lee said in a press release.

“With China dominating more than 97% of all graphite production, we look forward to becoming the leading supplier to the U.S. market to support its burgeoning battery storage and EV industries,” Lee said.  “Our patented technologies are capable of producing graphite and graphene directly from agricultural waste, which fills a critical supply need for these highly strategic materials, as demand is expected to continue to accelerate over the next several years.”

Graphjet said its commercial and patented vertically integrated technologies and process cuts the carbon footprint by 83% while reducing costs by 80%.

By 2pm EDT, Graphjet’s stock had risen over 5% on the Nasdaq. The company has a $56.6 million market capitalization.

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