The Australian Federal Government has launched a new round of Cooperative Research Centre project funding (CRC-P) targeting “critical minerals”, taking advantage of surging global demand for lithium-ion batteries and other technologies used in electric cars and home energy storage. The priority funding will help strengthen the link between industries related… Read more
Audi has opted to incorporate an induction (asynchronous) motor in its Audi e-tron drivetrain, choosing to reduce exposure to rare earth permanent magnets. The Audi e-tron is expected to boast a 400km driving range and joins the performance/luxury EV range at a retail price of over £70k (US$90k). Roskill view:… Read more
Nemaska Lithium has announced an update on the Whabouchi lithium mine and the Shawinigan lithium processing facility, stating that a further C$375M (US$283.4M) would be required to fully-fund construction, commissioning, working capital and reserve funds. The additional funds would be needed on-top of an existing C$1.1Bn (US$831.4M) finance package announced… Read more
Jack Bedder, Roskill Director, discusses the recent vanadium price increases with Proactive Investors and factors behind them. Higher demand for steel, changing rebar regulations in China, and prior shutdowns on the supply side, have all contributed to huge price increases in the last 18 months. Bedder gives his take on… Watch now
Oliver Heathman, Mining Research Manager at Roskill, explains to Proactive Investors how demand for lithium is set to increase substantially over the next decade, with “on paper” concerns regarding oversupply not taking into account the capital and time needed for new projects to ramp up. More here too on how… Watch now
Why are rare earths increasingly important both to China and the rest of the world? How is supply and demand met and where are the bottlenecks? What about the importance of secondary supply and recycling? All these questions and more are put to Roskill’s David Merriman, who brings Proactive Investors… Watch now
Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel with the copper-cobalt sulphide deposits of the Central African Copper belt being the principal source. The DRC dominates global mine production and accounted for roughly 60% of global supply in 2015.
“Growth in Li-ion battery demand will require fundamental changes to battery raw material industries.” Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Access to the report online through Roskill Interactive for up to 5 users Further background data available on request Hard copy of the report on request Access to… Read more
Demand for lithium continues to accelerate, fuelled by the growth in portable consumer electronics and more recently Li-ion battery use in automotive applications; even in it’s infancy, automotive accounted for nearly 50% of Li-ion battery output in 2016. Furthermore, with China at the forefront of this drive in vehicle electrification,… Read more
The Tantalum Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Further background data available on request Hard copy and electronic PDF of the report Access to the analysts for discussion around report content Quarterly updates The pattern of tantalum supply is expected to change rapidly and dramatically. In 2017, Africa… Read more
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