The Chinese government has launched a new round of environmental inspections for November 2018 in Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi and Sichuan Provinces. Inspection groups from the central government will go to these provinces between 31 October 2018 and 31 November 2018 to supervise adherence to local environmental… Read more
Production has ceased at the Okanjande flake graphite mine, operated by Imerys Gecko Graphite Mining, a joint venture between the global industrial minerals processor, Imerys, and Gecko Namibia. Imerys had previously reported processing issues at the mine with problems ramping up to desirable production levels. In combination with falling graphite… Read more
A report from Ferrier Hodgson, the voluntary administrators of Australia-based Wolf Minerals, noted on 6 November that a “sale process in respect of the restructuring or recapitalisation of the company’s ASX-listed shell and its interest in the shares of Wolf UK” commenced on 1 November. Binding offers have been requested… Read more
On Tuesday 9th October, Roskill presented ‘On the road… Breakfast at the Tower’ — up-to-date market insights on electric vehicle raw materials. Presentations on the lithium, cobalt and rare earths markets were given by Roskill’s lead analysts in the New Armouries Suite, Tower of London.
Nils Backeberg, senior analyst at Roskill, educates Proactive Investors on today’s markets for rare earth minerals, with particular attention to factors influencing demand and thus prices. Backeberg outlines the potential impact of growth in the electric vehicle market on demand for rare earths-containing permanent magnets.
Jessica Roberts, head of battery & technology materials at Roskill, talks with Proactive Investors about world tungsten markets ahead of the release in November of Roskill’s new Tungsten Market Outlook report. Roberts discusses the outlook for supply, with particular consideration of the impacts from China’s toughening environmental regulations, noting that… 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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