Monthly Archives: December 2016

China threat sparks Hitachi’s four-fold graphite anode expansion

The world’s second largest lithium ion battery anode producer, Hitachi Chemical, is to expand its graphite anode capacity by four-fold in 4 years to prepare for a global wave of demand from lithium ion battery megafactories that are under construction. Hitachi is investing up to $90m to expand its capacity in Japan to produce 100,000 tonnes … Continue reading China threat sparks Hitachi’s four-fold graphite anode expansion

Strong lithium price signs for 2017 show real demand story

During our world travels and meetings with investors, we constantly get asked where we see prices in 2017. We have consistently answered that we do not expect a lithium price crash in 2017 and the signs are pointing to further price increases, especially in China after Galaxy Resources signed a spodumene contract for $830-905/tonne – … Continue reading Strong lithium price signs for 2017 show real demand story