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Public-private research project to develop US graphite supply for EVs

Ramaco Carbon, a carbon technology business, is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to create “made in America” large-scale graphite-making technologies from coal.  A fossil energy and carbon management program field work proposal supported by Ramaco Carbon and ORNL aims to take a bench-scale ORNL process to the commercial scale in two years. Ramaco… Read more »

LithTech launches novel raw material extraction technology for lithium, nickel, cobalt, copper and graphite

LithTech, an Australian firm, has announced its 2023 capital raising drive to enhance its magnesium separation process, which increases the brine extraction of essential raw elements, including nickel, lithium, cobalt, copper and natural graphite, used in EV batteries. After lab-scale testing, the Dow Centre at the University of Queensland has provided financial and technical support,… Read more »

Public-private research project to develop US graphite supply for EVs

Ramaco Carbon, a carbon technology business, is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to create “made in America” large-scale graphite-making technologies from coal.  A fossil energy and carbon management program field work proposal supported by Ramaco Carbon and ORNL aims to take a bench-scale ORNL process to commercial scale in two years. Ramaco will… Read more »

Ceylon Graphite’s spheroidized vein graphite anode shows strong performance in full-cell testing

Ceylon Graphite has completed full-cell testing using spheroidized vein graphite materials in commercial-size pouch cells, and the company says the results meet OEM specifications. Ceylon Graphite says that in 2021-2023 testing, its Sri Lankan vein graphite anodes outperformed industry-standard commercial synthetic graphite and had outstanding repeatability. They attained 161 mAh/g discharge capacity, compared to the… Read more »

Researchers say novel SEI-forming binder for graphite can improve fast charging performance

A team of researchers from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has demonstrated a new fast-charging technique that promotes Li-ion intercalation of active material through the use of a novel binder material. According to the studies, the binder material improves desolvated Li-ion transport through the solid electrolyte interface (SEI) and within the… Read more »

Magnis to supply US-processed graphite anode material to Tesla

Tesla has entered into a Binding Offtake Agreement with Australia-based Magnis Energy Technologies, “a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery technology and materials company,” for anode active materials (AAM).   Magnis is developing a graphite mine in Tanzania where it plans to extract “ultra-high-purity natural flake graphite.” Tesla plans to purchase at least 17,500 tons per year (tpa)… Read more »

A closer look at graphite—its forms, functions and future in EV batteries

Q&A with Graphex CEO John DeMaio Reading the EV press, you might assume that lithium, cobalt and nickel are the stars of the battery show—they get a lot of coverage, as pundits debate the relative merits of NMC and LFP cathode chemistries and agonize over looming shortages. Meanwhile, over in the anode, there’s an unsung… Read more »

Graphex and Northern Graphite partner to produce graphite anode material in North America

Graphex Technologies, a processor of specialized natural graphite, has signed a letter of intent with Northern Graphite to aggregate Northern’s raw material supply capabilities with Graphex’s downstream processing expertise to deliver an end-to-end supply of graphite from mine to battery while on-shoring a critical mineral supply chain to North America. Graphex and Northern intend to… Read more »

Nouveau Monde Graphite, Panasonic and Mitsui to develop graphite project in Québec

Nouveau Monde Graphite, Mitsui and Panasonic Energy  have entered into a framework agreement to enable the next development steps of NMG’s ore-to-battery-market integrated graphite project in Québec. The deal includes a multi-year offtake agreement between NMG and Panasonic Energy for a significant portion of NMG’s active anode material. Also, an investment of US$50 million from… Read more »

LG Energy Solution and Syrah Resources collaborate on testing natural graphite

LG Energy Solution (LGES) will work with Syrah Resources on the testing and verification of natural graphite anode material. Syrah’s facility in Vidalia, Louisiana, which is slated to begin production in 2023, will supply the natural graphite. “Our partnership with Syrah demonstrates our devotion to diversifying the critical minerals portfolio by directly procuring from local… Read more »