Graphite potential in Greenland

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Graphite is the most common naturally occurring form of crystalline carbon. It has special characteristics due to its crystallographic structure, making graphite a very important industrial mineral with many applications including refractories, electrodes and crucibles, brake linings, lithium-ion batteries, etc. The production of total graphite in 2017 was 1.2 mio. tonnes. A conservative prediction is that the demand for flake graphite will rise 50% by 2025 to about 900,000 tonnes per year, especially due to the production of lithium batteries for electric cars.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalGeology & Ore
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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