Roman Saramaga


Zavlievsky Graphite

Mr Roman Saramaga, CEO of Zavlievsky Graphite has over 15 years’ experience as a project management professional with substantial
experience with international companies including direct experience in Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Construction and Government Relations.

Before joining the Zavalievsky Group, Roman served as Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Geological Survey (national agency responsible for geology and mineral resource development) where he was involved in mining licensing, geological exploration and modernization of resource industry
legislation. He also launched the Strategic Partnership between the European Union and Ukraine on critical raw materials and batteries.

Roman graduated from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a Master’s degree in International Law cum laude and has an MBA and Project Management degree.

Session 4
17 October 2023 / 15:30 - 16:30

Zavalievsky Graphite (Volt Resources Limited Company)

Graphite Demand for Europe…

As a strategic material in emerging green technology, graphite is listed as a critical raw material by the EU.
Graphite is key for battery anode active material used in batteries which power up electric vehicles, energy storage and electronics from smartphones to laptops.
According to the European Carbon and Graphite Association, the EU imported around 100,000t of natural graphite in 2020 and according to Wood MacKenzie, this demand could grow to over 1 million tonnes by 2040.

European graphite supply chain…
Building a domestic battery market is essential to helping Europe reach its climate target.
Europe needs independence and sustainability of the entire graphite supply chain, from mining raw material to the integration of battery anodes, while maintaining cost-effective processing and offering hi-tech product/process innovation for European leadership.