Vidalia’s Syrah now producing active anode material for Tesla


Syrah Resources has started active anode material (AAM) production at its new facility in Vidalia, reports Mining Technology.  It positions Syrah as the first commercial-scale, vertically integrated natural graphite AAM supplier outside of China.

The company has agreed to supply 8 kilotons per year of AAM from the Vidalia facility to Tesla. The commissioning and production activities have been a multi-month process, with Syrah’s operations team involved as each plant area was prepared for handover.

Since October 2023, the front-end milling area has been producing unpurified spherical graphite, stockpiling precursor material ahead of the purification and furnace areas’ commissioning. Read more.