Graphite, silicon markets cautious on Tesla’s move into silicon metal
Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
The global market for graphite and the European silicon market have reacted with caution to news that US electric vehicle maker Tesla plans to pursue the use of silicon rather than graphite in its battery anode material.
Tesla plans to use silicon metal, rather than
graphite or costlier engineered silicon materials, to make
battery anodes, and announced on Tuesday September 22 that it
had overcome the problem of silicon expanding.
"Silicon stores as much as nine times more energy than
graphite," chief executive officer Elon Musk said...