Why graphite in batteries?

The use of graphite in batteries has increased since the 1970s. Natural and synthetic graphite are used as components in major battery technologies incl. nickel-metal hydride and lead-acid. The use as anode material in lithium-ion batteries has become the predominant application which accelerated the demand for graphite material in the past and will do so in the future.

Graphite in batteries Infosheet by ECGA (click to open full Infosheet)