As the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) increases, the need for materials used in EV batteries is also growing. Graphite, a carbon-based mineral used in EV battery anodes, has become a focus for battery recycling efforts. China’s new export controls on graphite have raised concerns about the availability of the mineral for battery makers outside of China. To address this issue, some battery recyclers in the US are exploring the possibility of recycling battery-grade graphite. The US Department of Energy is supporting these initiatives with funding for research and demonstration plants. Graphite recycling could help boost domestic supplies, prevent waste, and reduce carbon emissions.