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Elon Musk's battery demand boom lifts Japan supplier Tanaka

Tanaka Chemical is upping output to meet increasing need for its materials for making cathodes


AS Elon Musk pushes out from his California base to make electric vehicles ubiquitous, a company halfway around the world and deep in the depths of the battery supply chain is riding his wake.

Tanaka Chemical Corp, which has a long history in developing battery materials,...