EV Project on Reunion Island

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Renault, EDF, GBH (Groupe Bernard Hayot), Total Réunion, GE Money and the GERRI agency signed a letter of intent on the experimentation of 50 electric vehicles in Reunion Island—La Réunion, one of France’s overseas départments (DOM)—together with battery charge infrastructure powered mainly by renewable energies. Reunion island lies 800 km (497 miles) east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, and has an area of 2,512 square kilometers (970 square miles).

Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes

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At the same time, consumption of graphite electrodes in electric arc furnaces (EAFs) began to rise as the Chinese government took steps to halt production of poor quality induction furnace steel. Demand for graphite in battery applications is forecast to grow by 5-8% per year over the decade between 2017 and 2027, depending on the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage—the largest end-use applications for lithium-ion batteries.

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