To improve the sustainability of its battery manufacturing process, Mercedes recently announced a transition towards responsible sourcing initiatives (RSIs), aimed at its cobalt and lithium supply chains. The company, via its parent, Daimler Group, is seeking to adopt the “Standard for Responsible Mining” as the framework for its supply chain… Read more
On 15 November, the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), along with China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, signed a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (“RCEP”) agreement. Although India had previously pulled out, the agreement still establishes the world’s largest single trade block, covering 30%… Read more
Members of the Roskill steel alloys team, Nils Backeberg and Ramsey Yavuz, attended the virtual Fastmarkets International Ferroalloys 2020 conference between 9 and 11 November 2020. The conference provided mine-to-steel market analysis and outlook on chromium, manganese, vanadium, silicon, molybdenum and nickel, as well as expectations for future market growth… Read more
Rapid developments in the lithium industry have continued into 2018, as lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technologies consumed in a range of end-uses drive demand growth and new operations provide additional raw material supplies.
Roskill estimates that the iron and steel industry accounts for around 80% of primary molybdenum use, while superalloys, molybdenum metal and chemical uses account for the remaining 20% of primary molybdenum use. Following a slight recovery in 2018, the molybdenum oxide price declined by 4.1% in 2019, as fears of a… Read more
Besides well-known applications such as containers and traditional lead-acid batteries, tin is predicted to be the metal most impacted by the development of future technologies.
World salt trade has shown resilience in 2020 and exports look set to exceed 63.2Mt by the end of the year, around 15% less than world exports in 2019. The fall is undoubtedly a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic activity around the world. The regions… Read more
Senior Analyst Jose Lazuen tackles some of the key questions facing the EV market from Proactive London’s Andrew Scott: What impact is the Covid-19 pandemic expected to have on the EV industry this year? Why has the Tesla share price skyrocketed recently? Roskill recently published a paper on LFP Cathode… Watch now
February saw delegates join Roskill’s lithium team once again in sunny Perth for an engaging two days of conference. A host of speakers discussed topics from across the lithium supply chain; from the tenacity of new miners, the progress of project developers, along with a host of technical papers on… Watch now
China accounts for around 77% of global rare earth production. Production at operations outside of China is limited to a small number of locations although there are multiple projects under development in Australia, Canada, the USA and Africa. David gives a brief overview of some of the key questions facing… Watch now
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