Christoph Frey: Graphite to Be Key in EV Batteries for the Next 5 to 10 Years

- November 14th, 2018

Christoph Frey, independent director and technical graphite specialist at Kibaran Resources, shared his thoughts on new anode technology and what he thinks the role of graphite will be in the future in this Benchmark Minerals Week interview.

At this year’s Graphite+Anodes conference, the Investing News Network spoke to Christoph Frey, independent director and technical graphite specialist at Kibaran Resources (ASX:KNL).

Frey shared his thoughts on new anode technology and what he thinks the role of graphite will be in the future.

“I am convinced that graphite will be the main material for the anode of the lithium-ion battery, which is a big market,” he said, adding he expects the critical metal to be key in anodes for the next 5 to 10 years without any serious competition.

The expert also discussed how the graphite market performed this year and what he expects going forward.

“The graphite market performed quite well this year, despite the disruptions in China and some of the plant closures [in that country]. Prices also increased, which was a good development,” he said.

Frey also shared his best suggestion for investors looking to jump into the sector.

“[Investors] should find the realistic companies, there are some restrictions regarding the quality of the material which go into the different applications, so you have to read carefully the information available about these companies,” he said.

Listen to the interview above for more insight from Frey, including Kibaran Resources’ milestones in 2018. You can also click here to listen to our full Graphite+Anodes interviews playlist on YouTube.

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Securities Disclosure: I, Priscila Barrera, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.

Editorial Disclosure: The Investing News Network does not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the information reported in contributed article. The opinions expressed in these interviews do not reflect the opinions of the Investing News Network and do not constitute investment advice. All readers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence.

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