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Flake graphite feedstock required to supply the lithium-ion anode market is projected to grow from 120,000 tonnes per annum in 2017 to 1,250,000 tonnes per annum by 2025 (Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, 2017c).

Flake graphite feedstock required to supply the lithium-ion anode market is projected to grow from 120,000 tonnes per annum in 2017 to 1,250,000 tonnes per annum by 2025 (Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, 2017c).

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Flake graphite is a critical battery material due to its role as the primary anode component in lithium-ion batteries. With the shift to electrification of vehicles, it is forecast that in the next five years flake graphite's number-one use will be in battery applications, overtaking its traditional industrial uses. The burgeoning demand for batter...

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... 2035, while the chief commercial officer of mining giant BHP (Reuters, 2017) has predicted this total to reach 140 million by 2035. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (2017c) has predicted that the amount of flake graphite feedstock required to supply the lithium-ion anode market will grow from a current total of 120,000 tpa to 1,250,000 tpa by 2025 (Fig. ...

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