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Key lithium-ion, lead-acid and VRFB materials placed on EU Critical Raw Materials list

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:34 -- Paul Crompton

Key lithium-ion, lead-acid and vanadium redox flow battery materials have been placed on the 2020 Battery Critical Raw Materials list by the European Commission.

Lithium, antimony, cobalt, natural graphite, and vanadium have all been placed on the list, which is composed every three years following a review of raw materials for their economic importance and concerns over supply risk.

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Indian firm announces plans for 50,000t/pa graphite anode manufacturing plant

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 10:02 -- Paul Crompton

Coal tar derivatives company Epsilon Carbon is planning to invest up to Rs 500 crore ($67 million) over the next five years to manufacture graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries in India.

Introducing itself to the battery material business, the Karnataka, India-based firm, plans to establish a 50,000 tonne per year anode material manufacturing capacity by 2025. 

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Chemical free graphite process could lead to cheaper lithium-ion anode material

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:09 -- Paul Crompton

Graphite from Magnis Energy Technologies’ mine in Tanzania could allow the firm to produce some of the lowest cost graphite anode material for the lithium-ion battery market .

Natural graphite produced from the company’s Nachu Graphite Project can be turned into a high performing anode material without any chemical, acid or thermal purification, which cuts overall manufacturing costs say the company.

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Ceylon Graphite eyes battery materials market with first sales from Sri Lanka mine

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 13:24 -- Paul Crompton

Canadian headquartered mining firm Ceylon Graphite is preparing to ship graphite to Singapore and Korea after securing its first sales since launching commercial production at its K1 site in Sri Lanka last December.

The firm’s subsidiary Sarcon Development is sending one ton of vein graphite, with carbon content of 95-97%, to 2D Materials so the Singaporean additives firm can evaluate it for its graphene production needs. 

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UltraCharge targets military with pouch cells joint venture

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong
UltraCharge targets military with pouch cells joint venture

Israel-based lithium and flow battery developer UltraCharge is set to jointly manufacture its high voltage lithium-ion battery pouch cells in Indonesia with domestic lead-acid firm PT Garda Persada.

Under the terms of the deal, Australia-listed UltraCharge will also market and distribute the pouch batteries with Persada— which will hold a 70% stake in the joint venture.

 

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South Korea graphite ‘could bring battery independence’ from China

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:50 -- Xuan Zhong
South Korea graphite ‘could bring battery independence’ from China

Graphite being produced from two deposits in South Korea could be used to ease the country’s dependence on battery materials from neighbouring China, according to a report by Australia-listed Peninsula Mines.

Peninsula has started a  “test work programme” for material produced at its Eunha Graphite Project and Gapyeong Graphite Project in South Korea.

 

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Australia’s Archer in Uni R&D partnership for batteries

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:44 -- Xuan Zhong
Australia’s Archer in Uni R&D partnership for batteries

Australian mining firm Archer Exploration has signed an R&D agreement with the University of New South Wales to focus on carbon-based energy storage technology.

The cooperation will develop graphite and graphene-based materials for lithium-ion batteries— “potentially generating technologies and patents that have commercial applications in reliable energy”, Archer said.

 

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Australian firm signs China graphite supply deal

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:39 -- News Editor
Australian firm signs China graphite supply deal

Australia’s Syrah Resources has signed a deal to provide a Chinese lithium battery materials supplier with 30,000 tonnes of graphite in the first year of production at its Balama mine in Mozambique.

Syrah said the agreement is with Jixi BTR Graphite Industrial, which supplies battery materials for lithium-ion products used in electric vehicles and the energy storage sector.

 

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EV and ESS lithium-ion demand boosting battery-grade graphite market

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:58 -- Xuan Zhong

With each lithium-ion battery requiring up to 20 times more graphite than lithium, demand for high quality graphite is increasing in parallel with the electric vehicle and energy storage markets.

Kibaran Resources Limited is the latest firm to announce it has produced ‘superior quality, battery-grade’ graphite for the battery market from its Epanko Project in Tanzania.

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Mining firm develops method for cheaper lithium-ion anode material

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:17 -- Paul Crompton
Mining firm develops method for cheaper lithium-ion anode material

Industry experts are currently testing a proprietary technology that could make the production of graphite for lithium-ion anodes cheaper and easier.

Canadian minerals firm Elcora Advanced Materials claims to have developed a method of graphite manufacturing that reduces or eliminates the need for spheronisation, purification and coatings.

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