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

Exponential growth from the electric vehicle sector has propelled the industry’s graphite requirements and created challenges for in the graphic market. Various widely-used lithium-ion batteries – from LFP to NCM cathodes – use graphite anodes. When it comes to ESG considerations in the graphite industry, we are seeing awareness and incorporation of stricter policies developing, particularly in China for this critical battery material.

Our reporters and researchers cover the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic versus natural graphite, and provide price data, outlooks and insights into the supply-demand balance.

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    What’s happening in the graphite market?

    The next ten years will see different cathode chemistries pull on graphite supplies and place a premium on understanding where and when graphite supply will come online. Get the latest graphite news and analysis from our team of expert price reporters.

    Europe’s nascent synthetic graphite sector faces a double threat with China’s overcapacity persisting and US legislation embracing protectionism at the expense of a level playing field, according to the head of a forthcoming anode material producer in Europe

    Electric vehicle (EV) battery makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are willing to pay a premium for Inflation Reduction Act-compliant material, according to a top executive at US-based natural graphite producer and processor Westwater Resources Inc

    The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced a further extension of all China Section 301 tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese import and 77 pandemic-related categories through June 14, after which, the tariff exclusion for China’s graphite anodes will not be extended, the USTR announced on Friday May 24

    Electric vehicle (EV) battery makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are willing to pay a premium for Inflation Reduction Act-compliant material, according to a top executive at US-based natural graphite producer and processor Westwater Resources Inc.

    This legislation emphasizes the crucial role of graphite in electrification efforts and highlights the ongoing significance of both natural and synthetic graphite in the EU’s green transition journey

    The US Treasury Department will give automakers a two-year extension to 2027 on restrictions to some hard-to-trace minerals from China, such as graphite contained in anodes, it said in an announcement on Friday May 3

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