RB Plant are delighted to announce that we will be working with and supporting Grafintec Oy, a Finnish graphite technology company with various pre-feasibility and scoping studies for the manufacture of purified Spherical Graphite playing a key role in European and global clean energy transition.
These studies will evaluate various technology and supply chain options and provide business modelling cases to provide Grafintec with the most favourable technical and commercial solutions. The process is modular so can be readily expanded and integrated. The work is expected to take place over a 4-5 month period.
Purified Spherical Graphite is a key component in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, a growing demand associated with the expanding electrical motoring and electrical energy storage markets. Currently China is known to dominate both the mining and refining of the graphite market. Grafintec are pursuing a strategy to develop a resource and production base of purified Spherical Graphite that can provide security of supply and contribute to Finland’s and Europe`s ambitions of achieving battery manufacturing self-sufficiency. The project will focus on integrating natural flake graphite production and a circular economy/recycling strategy to produce graphite anodes for the emerging lithium-ion battery industry.
We very much look forward to working with and using our collaborative approach to support Grafintec on this exciting journey to address this much needed void in the European battery market.