Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes
Green Car Congress
MAY 18, 2018
Meanwhile, needle coke is being increasingly diverted into the battery market. Batteries underpin growth in natural graphite. Both synthetic and natural graphite compete for use in lithium-ion battery anodes, along with an increasing amount of needle coke and other existing carbon materials. Almost all stages of the lithium-ion battery manufacturing chain are focussed on China and China is by far the largest and most rapidly growing market for lithium-ion batteries.