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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.

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Fastmarkets’ Amy Bennett talks about the importance of graphite as a battery material in the energy transition and the outlook for the graphite market in 2023
There is strong political will and demand growth supporting Europe’s natural and synthetic graphite supply chains, but gaining permits for new projects will be the biggest stumbling block
The government of Canada has ordered two Hong Kong-based companies and another in China to divest their shares in three lithium miners based in the North American country
United States President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday, October 19 that the Department of Energy (DoE) will be awarding $2.8 billion in grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Apparent weakness in graphite markets in recent months is masking the underlying graphite demand story
The graphite industry needs increased standardization along the chain toward active anode materials in order to attract investment, according to participants on a panel at Fastmarkets’ Battery Raw Materials conference in Barcelona, Spain
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