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Syrah installs furnace at US anode plant

Able to upgrade Balama graphite to lithium-ion battery specs Metal Tech News – March 24, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:10pm

Syrah Resources Vidalia furnace Louisiana Balama mine Mozambique graphite

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Driven by the 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 installed the furnace at its Vidalia plant in Louisiana, the final component needed to begin upgrading graphite mined at its Balama operation in Mozambique into the active anode material for lithium-ion batteries in the United States.

The anodes in lithium-ion batteries are packed full of graphite that has been rolled into potato-shaped spheres and coated in a hard carb...

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