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World’s first battery-grade graphite producer outside of China

Australia’s Renascor Resources has confirmed it has raised AUD 15 million ($11.6 million) to fund its Siviour battery anode material project up to the construction phase. The project will be the world’s first integrated mine and purified spherical graphite operation outside of China.

Indian coal tar company enters battery business

Epsilon Carbon has commissioned a new production facility to manufacture synthetic graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. It plans to invest US$70 million over the next five years to increase the plant’s capacity to 50,000 tons.

Plans for Norwegian graphite battery factory

Norwegian polysilicon maker and silicon business Elkem is planning to build a manufacturing facility in Herøya.

‘Investment in nickel production needs to happen now’

Rather than helping electric vehicle take-up by driving down costs to parity with traditional engines, the low price of nickel at the moment is deterring investors and could cause a supply shortage that holds back electromobility in a few years’ time.


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