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Trade group asks administration to reinstate tariffs on Chinese graphite, critical material for EV batteries

The North American Graphite Alliance (NAGA), which represents US and Canadian producers of battery-grade graphite, has submitted a request to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to reinstate Section 301 tariffs on three graphite products from China. The group also commissioned a market report from Oxford Economics that explains the rationale behind reinstating the tariffs, and… Read more »

Westwater Resources to supply natural graphite from Alabama to battery maker SK On

Global EV battery manufacturer SK On has signed a conditional offtake agreement with US graphite supplier Westwater Resources in a move to secure battery-grade natural graphite in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, SK On can source a total of 34,000 tons of natural graphite anode products processed at Westwater’s Kellyton Graphite Plant… Read more »

Gelion and Ionblox to develop battery sans nickel, cobalt and graphite

UK-Australian battery manufacturing company Gelion and California-based battery technology company Ionblox have inked a joint development agreement (JDA) to create a battery without nickel, cobalt or graphite. The companies aim to deliver safe, high-energy-density, low-cost lithium silicon sulfur (LiSiS) cells for the global EV, eVTOL and drone markets before moving to stationary energy storage. LiSiS… Read more »

Green Battery and Volt Carbon developing battery anodes made with high-grade graphite

Green Battery Minerals and Volt Carbon Technologies are working together to develop battery anodes made with high-grade graphite. Testing of graphite refined from Green Battery’s Berkwood property confirmed its suitability for lithium-ion batteries, and now Volt has begun battery anode development using Green Battery graphite. Using the super-jumbo flake graphite concentrate derived from rock samples… Read more »

China’s new restrictions on graphite exports are “a very big deal” for the EV industry.

The global supply of graphite, a critical component of Li-ion battery anodes, could soon represent a major bottleneck for EV production. Supply chain experts have been sounding alarms about graphite for some time. Some months ago, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence was already reporting that “the potential graphite supply crunch is arguably one of the most acute… Read more »

NOVONIX secures $100-million grant from DOE to increase synthetic graphite production

NOVONIX, a battery materials and technology company, has received a $100-million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase production of synthetic graphite anodes at its Riverside site in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The DOE grant will help build and commission equipment to generate 20,000 tons annually from Riverside. The company believes its cash position, customer… Read more »

DoD to award $37.5 million to Graphite One for graphite mining and processing in Alaska

Using funds appropriated by the Inflation Reduction Act, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy will award US mining company Graphite One $37.5 million to support development of a graphite supply chain solution based at the company’s Graphite Creek deposit on the Seward Peninsula about 37 miles north of Nome…. Read more »

Westwater Resources is building a facility in Alabama to process one of the largest graphite deposits in the US

Q&A with Jon Jacobs of Westwater Resources Everyone in the EV industry is talking about the IRA and the BIL, two sets of federal regulations that include strong incentives for automakers to establish domestic supply chains for EV raw materials and components. Not everyone is happy about the requirements, and there are a number of… Read more »

NOVONIX and LG Energy Solution partner to produce artificial graphite anode materials for EV batteries

NOVONIX, a battery materials firm, and LG Energy Solution, a battery manufacturer, have announced a partnership to produce artificial graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries. NOVONIX also agreed to issue $30 million in unsecured convertible notes to LG Energy Solution. LG Energy Solution and NOVONIX will engage in a separate purchase agreement when specific development… Read more »

Anovion to invest $800 million in new US graphite anode materials manufacturing facility

Advanced materials company Anovion Technologies has selected Decatur County in Southwest Georgia as the location of its new manufacturing facility for the production of synthetic graphite anode materials. The Decatur County facility is expected to produce 40,000 metric tonnes of synthetic graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries per year, according to the company. It will… Read more »