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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

US graphite anode plant takes vital step

BFS shows strong economics for Syrah's Vidalia graphite plant Metal Tech News – December 2, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:57pm

Syrah Resources Ltd. Vidalia Louisiana graphite EV lithium-ion battery

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Driven largely by rapid growth in the domestic production of electric vehicles, it is expected that U.S. lithium-ion battery manufacturers will need at least 133,000 metric tons of coated spherical graphite per year by 2030.

Syrah Resources Ltd. has taken another major step toward scaling up production of natural graphite anode material at its facility in Vidalia, Louisiana to help meet the demands of rapidly expanding lithium-ion battery production in the United States.

In order to power electric vehicles and store renewable energy, annual lithium-ion battery production capacity in the U.S. is expected to climb to...

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