China’s energy limits will boost integrated synthetic graphite operations, improve outlook for natural graphite
Published: Friday, 03 September 2021
Anode industry participants in China were seeing a trend toward integrated synthetic graphite operations among major anode producers while there were energy restrictions in Inner Mongolia. Meanwhile, consumption of natural graphite was expected to be boosted because of its smaller carbon footprint, sources told Fastmarkets in the week to Friday September 3.
Energy consumption controls in Inner Mongolia have been in
place since the end of last year, affecting the consistency of
electricity supply. Industry sources in the region have told
Fastmarkets that electricity supply in the Chinese province
dropped by 15-30% in April this year and the power usage limits