Last year the battery anode market experienced significant growth, with supply of natural graphite struggling to keep pace.
This supply/demand imbalance during 2022 caused prices for -100 mesh flake graphite to rise by 25%, a trend which Benchmark anticipates to continue into 2023 on the back of incremental supply-side expansions in comparison to surging demand from the anode sector.
Demand for anodes grew by 46% in 2022, compared to a 14% growth in supply for flake graphite.
Tirupati Graphite PLC (LON:TGR) is a fully integrated specialist graphite and graphene producer, with operations in Madagascar and India. The Company is delivering on this strategy by being fully integrated from mine to graphene. Its global multi-location operations include primary mining and processing in Madagascar, hi-tech graphite processing in India to produce specialty graphite, and a state-of-art graphene and technology R&D center to be established in India.