Recent surges in vanadium and aluminium prices have led to cost pressures for vanadium-class master alloy producers, according to Peter Baumeister, director of the Alloys business unit for GfE Metalle und Materialien, speaking at the International Titanium Association’s conference in Seville, Spain, last week. Vanadium prices hit their highest levels… Read more
Tianqi Lithium will buy Nutrien’s 24% stake in SQM, held in series A shares, for US$4Bn, taking SQM’s share in the Chilean lithium, potash, iodine and speciality chemicals producer to 26% following the purchase of 2% from a US-based asset manager in 2016. Tianqi had an option on another 7%… Read more
Last week Tesla closed a deal with Australia’s Kidman Resources for lithium on an initial three-year term and on a “fixed-price take-or-pay basis” from the first product delivery. Kidman recently chose a site to develop a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with its joint venture partner Sociedad Quimica… Read more
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
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.
Global titanium sponge capacity peaked in 2013 at over 330ktpy following significant investment in China fuelled by a boom in demand for industrial applications. Oversupply and weakening demand led to falling prices and capacity closures in 2013–16. Capacity has recovered sharply in later years following the opening of new plants… Read more
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