Tirupati to open 12,000 tpa Madagascan graphite mine in 2015

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Tirupati is targeting large flake concentrations, expecting its Madagascan material to command higher prices. Meanwhile a shift towards safer nuclear with Gen IV PBMRs could offer growth potential for natural graphite.

Jharkhand, India-based Tirupati Carbons and Chemicals is set to open a new 12,000 tpa flake graphite mine and plant in Madagascar before the end of 2015, the company revealed at the 4th IM Graphite and Graphene Conference in Berlin, Germany, in December.

Shishir Poddar, Tirupati’s CEO, said that the...

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