Reuters: #China EV, battery makers grapple with #Graphite squeeze
Dec 15 (Reuters) – As they scour the globe for the lithium, nickel and cobalt resources needed to keep China on top in the electric vehicle (EV) stakes, Chinese battery and EV makers are fretting about supply of another mineral closer to home – graphite.
Graphite, in both natural and synthetic forms, is used for the negative end of a lithium-ion battery, known as the anode. Around 70% of all graphite comes from China, and there are few viable alternatives for batteries.
Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/china-ev-battery-makers-grapple-with-graphite-squeeze-2021-12-15/