News, price and analysis of the innovative world of synthetic and natural graphite

Exponential growth from the electric vehicle (EV) sector has propelled the industry’s graphite requirements and creating challenges for the graphite sector. Various lithium-ion batteries – from LFP cathodes to NCM cathodes – are all utilizing graphite anodes. Awareness and incorporation of stricter ESG policies are developing within the graphic industry, particularly in China.

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Covid-19 lockdowns in China together with the geopolitical impact of the Ukraine-Russia war continue to dampen demand for EVs battery raw materials such as graphite; logistical issues and high container costs are also creating supply-side concerns
Surging prices for battery raw materials including lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite, and the supply/demand imbalance from the lack of investment extraction and production were key topics from our recent risk outlook webinar
The prices for electrodes made from synthetic graphite have been rising strongly as a result of feedstock cost rises, increased competition and tightened product availability
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