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Lithium ion batteries are now selling for under $140/kWh – New York hears on Benchmark World Tour 2017

The price of large orders for mainstream lithium ion battery cells has fallen to $139/kWh, Sam Jaffe, Managing Director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors explained to institutional investors on the Benchmark World Tour 2017 in New York. While lithium ion battery prices can still range significantly, large orders from major electric vehicle manufacturers are fast […]

China begins graphite overhaul

China has begun an overhaul of its graphite industry by removing an export tax on flake graphite and introducing a pollution levy that will become law. China’s Ministry of Commerce announced in late-December that it was to remove a 20% duty on natural graphite exports from 2017 onwards, in a move which is expected to […]