Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes
Green Car Congress
MAY 18, 2018
First, environmental plant closures in the raw material coal needle coke industry hampered the production of graphite electrodes. 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. China remains the center of the graphite industry.