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#BRES Blencowe Resources – Receipt of Further $1m tranche from the DFC

Blencowe Resources Plc (“Blencowe” or the “Company”) (LSE: BRES) is pleased to announce it has received its second tranche US$1 million funding payment from the United States International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”).  This represents a further 20% of the full US$5 million DFC grant to be utilised for Orom-Cross Definitive Feasibility Study (“DFS”) costs, with US$2 million received in total to date since this agreement was signed in 2023.

This tranche was disbursed on the completion of several key goals as delivered within the DFS, namely;

·    Tailings processing and disposal options study completed.

·    Spheronised purified graphite (“SPG”) test work completed (both coated and uncoated products).

·    Processing plant flowsheet finalised through 100 tonne pilot plant testing.

·    Further 600 tonnes bulk sample mined and ready for export to China for stage two commercial scale testing.

Blencowe can report that all of the above tasks were successfully completed with results reported to market in 4Q 2023.  The SPG test work completed by a leading US graphite technical expert was particularly noteworthy as results indicate Orom-Cross graphite can be purified up to a 99.995% product, which is rare and puts the graphite quality from Orom-Cross at the very highest level.

This is of great significance when considering niche markets, product pricing and offtake relationships.

The Company is well on its way to completing the milestones as required for disbursement of the third DFC tranche of grant funds, which will deliver another US$1 million for additional DFS work.

Additionally the Company is continuing to see strong levels of serious interest from a range of high quality offtake groups and strategic parties.

Cameron Pearce, Executive Chairman commented;

“Following successful completion of key feasibility study milestones this latest tranche of grant funding we have received from DFC is valuable to Blencowe and we extend our sincere appreciation to the DFC for their ongoing support.  The DFC remains a critical strategic partner of Blencowe with discussions underway as to potential funding support from the DFC for the full Orom-Cross graphite project implementation ahead.” 

Mr Pearce added, “I would also like to extend our thanks to our entire operational team both in-country and beyond for their steadfast commitment to achieving objectives and driving progress with the Orom-Cross feasibility study.  Orom-Cross is a unique graphite project with its rare suite of key attributes amongst its peers.  The DFC identified these outstanding characteristics in their due diligence process when assessing Orom-Cross and investors should note that other strategic parties are also taking notice, which provides a strong platform for activities in 2024.”

For further information please contact:


  Blencowe Resources Plc

Sam Quinn



Tel: +44 (0)1624 681 250


Investor Relations

Sasha Sethi

Tel: +44 (0) 7891 677 441



Tavira Financial 

Jonathan Evans

Tel: +44 (0)20 3192 1733




First Equity Limited

Jason Robertson

Tel: +44(0)20 7330 1833



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