Material Specialisation in Graphite with Shishir Poddar of Tirupati Graphite – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Shishir Poddar, Chairman &…


In this episode we chat to Shishir Poddar, Chairman & Managing Director of Tirupati Graphite. Shishir is a fully integrated specialist graphite and graphene producer, with operations in Madagascar and India. The company has conditionally raised £6 million with institutional and professional investors and have recently listed on the London Stock Exchange.


We talk about the recent float and more about the company. A few listeners wanted to know more about the graphite market so we cover this and why they are critical material in a number of sustainable applications and what lies ahead in the graphite market in the future.



  • We chose Madagascar because it’s some of the best graphite available in the world with the largest crystal size.
  • Only the London and Australia markets understand the graphite space and we are well connected to the London market and good support.
  • Graphite is a crystalline form of carbon and its properties mean it has over 150 different applications.
  • Each application has very specific requirements of the material meaning that the dynamics of how it is processed change.
  • Our production is 80,000 tonnes of production per year and the global graphite market is currently 1.2million tonnes.
  • There is a small amount of graphite in everyone’s lives, it’s in your phones, you cannot make steel without graphite or high-quality copper wire and the brakes on a car use graphite for heat dissipation.
  • Graphite is around us in many different ways and it is in anything that requires thermal management.



‘Graphite has very diverse properties and uses in everyone’s daily lives’

‘It’s a material specialisation area’

‘We have a vision of being a global leader in the graphite market’



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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.



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