Looking at current prices for spherical battery grade graphite the costs are between two thousand and four thousand dollars, the report I read at NGC 's web site the company uses ten thousand dollars, and an investor anaylist uses seven thousand dollars,  Future price estimates from both articles depend heavily on China's current restriction on graphite production.  China will do what is best for China, if they want more of the Graphite market they will relax restrictions and even subsidize a product, using Solar as a good example of what they will do to dominate a market if they so desire. 

At this point I think the seven to ten thousand dollar a ton for battery grade spherical graphite is way to opptimistic. 

Have I missed something?