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Graphite's flaky demand scenario

Graphite has played second fiddle to lithium in the battery metal sphere for quite some time now, and it is for good reason. While there is a demand story building for the former, there is much uncertainty over just what impact it will have on those looking to mine the material, according to consultancy Roskill.

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Just how much flake graphite will end up in the battery market? (Photo: Henk Caspers/Naturalis)

The problems surrounding the space are the rising dominance of China and the increasing use of synthetic supply in the production of battery anodes.