Alongside cathodes and electrolytes, a high functioning graphite anode is central to the production of world-class commercial batteries. As cost and environmental concerns grow, the demand for natural rather than synthetic graphite is expected to grow significantly.
Natural graphite needs to be refined via a complex set of procedures which leads to significant wastage and increased cost. The Super Anode project will contribute to the development of a more efficient anode that will deliver higher performance, lower costs and improve sustainability, allowing Australia to become more competitive in the global battery industry.
It will also encourage companies specialising in graphite refinement to base their operations to Australia, bringing additional knowledge, income and job creation to the country.