How will batteries change our world? This was the topic of debate at the Royal Institution panel on 13 June, with focus on the new role that batteries could have in future infrastructure and home life. Speakers included: Peter Stephens — Head of UK External and Governmental Affairs at Nissan… Read more
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply offshore wind turbines for the 376MW Taiwanese Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project which is set to begin construction in 2020 subject to a final investment decision by consortium partners. The Formosa 2 project will use 47 permanent-magnet-based SG8.0-167 direct drive (DD) offshore wind… Read more
Toyota, a prominent advocate of hybrid and fuel cells cars, announced in June that it will accelerate its EV deployment by having half of its global sales electric by 2025, five years ahead of schedule. Toyota’s Executive Vice President Shigeki Terashi commented that the company is now facing higher than… Read more
Roskill’s Jack Bedder views the market for vanadium as dynamic and diverse and suspects it’ll remain in deficit for some time. He says while supply will remain tight, demand is set to increase considerably over the short term. Roskill’s five-year outlook predicts total market growth of 4% per year.
Roskill’s Jon Barnes talks Proactive London through his views on where copper demand and supply is heading through 2019 and beyond. Barnes says “2018 proved a good year for demand with growth of around 3%, which when compared to average yearly growth of nearly 2–2.5%, it was a good outcome”.… Watch now
Roskill’s Thomas Höhne-Sparborth discusses with Proactive London’s Andrew Scott the outlook for Nickel. He says prices are still relatively low by historical standards—on average, every year between 2004 and 2014, the LME nickel cash price was above the 2018 year-to-date average price. He adds that the push for automotive electrification… Watch now
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.
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.
Graphite prices remain high as supply-side shortages combine with growing battery and electrode demand. High flake graphite prices spur new development outside of China Despite some downwards re-adjustment towards the end of 2018, graphite prices remain high, with February prices for 94-97%C fine, medium and large size flake still 17%,… Read more
The supply of the raw and refined materials needed for the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries is becoming as strategic as oil supplies changing the landscape for the automotive, energy and electronics industries and their supply chains globally Battery growth Lithium-ion batteries have become the dominant battery technology in major markets,… Read more
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