Synthetic graphite for EV batteries: Can the West crack China’s code?

Mining News Pro - New investments in the United States and Europe aim to challenge China’s stranglehold on a key ingredient used in most electric vehicle batteries – graphite – but industry experts said that will be an uphill battle.

Talga keeps permit for graphite mine in Sweden

Mining News Pro - Talga Group has scored a key victory after a Swedish court rejected on Thursday appeals from lobby groups opposed to the development of the Nunasvaara graphite mine in the Nordic country.

Syrah Resources signs graphite supply deals with US firms

Mining News Pro - Syrah Resources Ltd said on Thursday it had executed agreements with two US-based companies for the supply of graphite from its Balama operations in Mozambique.

Rio invests in graphite project

Mining News Pro - Major miner Rio Tinto will invest $40.4 million in Sovereign Metals to advance the Kasiya rutile-graphite project in Malawi.

Record the lowest amount of graphite electrode consumption in the steelmaking area

Mining News Pro - The amount of electrode consumption in the steelmaking section of Mobarakeh Steel Company in April 2022 was 1.76 kg per ton of melt, which decreased to 1.60 kg per ton of melt in April of this year.

South Star targets Dec. 2023 start for Brazil graphite mine

Mining News Pro - South Star Battery Metals says its Santa Cruz graphite project in eastern Brazil is on track to complete construction and commissioning by December next year.

Ontario developer finds massive cache of pure synthetic graphite at planned housing site

Mining News Pro - When developer King & Benton Holdings acquired the former Union Carbide synthetic graphite manufacturing facility in Welland, Ontario, the last thing magament thought was that they were going to end up joining the battery metals space.

American graphite producer wants to supply 30% of US, UK, European EVs by 2030

Mining News Pro - US-based Urbix, a company that has developed a type of natural anode-grade graphite known as coated spherical purified graphite, announced the opening of an entity in the United Kingdom whose goal will be to supply UK and European-based automakers and battery industries with its products.

MSC reached the lowest rate of graphite electrode consumption

Mining News Pro - MSC reached the lowest rate of graphite electrode consumption, 1,77kg per molten iron.

Nickel, graphite make up half Tesla’s battery emissions

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk has on more than one occasion expressed concern about nickel availability, but Tesla’s headaches when it comes to nickel don’t end there.

Alba, GreenRoc up on initial Amitsoq graphite resource

Mining News Pro - The London-listed equities of Alba Minerals and GreenRoc Mining rose on Tuesday following a maiden graphite resource for the Greenland-based Amitsoq project.

Syrah Resources to expand Louisiana graphite processing facility

Mining News Pro - Australian industrial materials firm Syrah Resources will expand its Louisiana facility to process graphite used in electric vehicle batteries, U.S. state agency Louisiana Economic Development said on Tuesday.

Northern Graphite buying two mines, to be third largest producer outside China

Mining News Pro - Northern Graphite is spending $55 million to acquire two graphite producers and help fund development of its Bissett Creek graphite project. The company is purchasing the Lac des Iles mine and mill in Quebec and all the outstanding shares of Imerys Group, which owns the idled Okanjande project in Namibia.

Ceylon Graphite renews environmental permit for K1 project in Sri Lanka

Mining News Pro - Ceylon Graphite Corp. announced on Tuesday the receipt of renewal of its environmental protection licence from the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka for its ongoing operations at the K1 mine.

Natural, synthetic graphite needed by the EV sector – analysis

Mining News Pro - In the coming years, exponential growth from the EV sector will propel the industry’s graphite requirement far above demand from the traditional consuming sectors, including the refractory industry, which is now the largest user of graphite.

Renascor secures Federal support for Siviour graphite

Mining News Pro - Renascor Resources has been granted Major Project Status for its $209 million Siviour graphite project in South Australia, advancing its efforts to become a leading supplier.

New graphite flame retarding products gaining traction in Europe

Mining News Pro - Two specialised expandable graphite products sold by graphite and graphene producer Tirupati Graphite are gaining “significant” traction as the company undertakes development of speciality graphite products for use in high-tech applications like lithium-ion batteries, fire retardants, thermal management and composites.

Graphite price expected to remain high

Mining News Pro - Despite considerable covid-19 uncertainty in Q2-2020, graphite prices remain high, with March 2020 prices for 94-97% C fine, medium and large size flake still significantly higher than their peak September 2017 prices, a new report by Roskill states.

Volt acquires major stake in European graphite project

Mining News Pro - ASX-listed Volt Resources will acquire a 70% interest in the Zavalievsky graphite business, in the Ukraine.

Canadian graphite developer applies for New York listing

Mining News Pro - Quebec graphite mine developer Nouveau Monde has applied for a listing of its shares on the NYSE, as the company moves to bolster its global visibility.

Interest in critical minerals supply ‘never been this strong’, says Quebec graphite developer

Mining News Pro - There is a "renewed sense of enthusiasm" and a "new commitment" to move the Lac Knife graphite project, in Quebec, forward on a path to commercial production, says developer Focus Graphite.

Beowulf progresses Finland graphite processing ambitions

Mining News Pro - Exploration and development company Beowulf Mining has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Epsilon Advanced Materials Private, a subsidiary of Epsilon Carbon, to develop a concept for a strategic processing hub of natural flake and recycled graphite in Finland.

Lion moves closer to restarting graphite production in Madagascar

Mining News Pro - Mineral exploration and development company Global Li-Ion Graphite (Lion) is moving closer to restarting graphite production in Madagascar, where it owns the Ambato-Arana project.

Microwaved coal turns into graphite

Mining News Pro - Researchers have discovered that coal powder can be transformed into graphite using a conventional microwave oven.

Scientists use microwave oven to turn coal into graphite

Mining News Pro - An international team of researchers demonstrated that pulverized coal powder can be converted into high-value nano-graphite in just 15 minutes.

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