Funding for Slocan Valley company part of Clean Energy Vehicle Sector

An innovative company in the Slocan Valley is getting a 290-thousand dollar funding boost from the province.

It's part of their ARC funding, the province's Advanced Research and Commercialization Program for the Clean Energy Vehicle Sector.

Eagle Graphite will produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using it's quarry in Passmore.

Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall  says the project has the potential to establish BC as a global leader in anode production, as well as bringing new jobs to the Kootenays.