China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation reports that the government of Jiangsu Province has given the go-ahead for a huge wave of modernisation in the Chinese chemical and petrochemical industry. The Department of Implementation and Modernization of Environment and Security of the Provincial Government of Jiangsu has published a notice… Read more
EIT Raw Materials held the Expert Forum on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility, Electrification and Lightweight Design in Turin, Italy in early October. At the event, Roskill presented its outlook for raw materials impacted by growing demand from EV applications. The forum discussed European strategy in highlighting and securing raw… Read more
Chinese Jinan Corporation operates ferrochrome smelting plants in Gweru, Zimbabwe. The company, which operates two subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, plans to commission a sixth furnace in Q4 2019 which will produce low-carbon ferrochrome. Jinan Corporation has also secured funding from the Chinese government for four additional furnaces to expand its Zimbabwean… Read more
Roskill Director, Jack Bedder speaks to Andrew Scott of proactive on the outlook for cobalt. Although prices have fallen back and market sentiment is depressed, Jack forecasts significant demand growth over the next decade, with the market expected to roughly double in size.
Roskill analyst Oliver Heathman and associate Charles Cooper introduce Greenfield Battery Raw Material Projects for the 2020s report. The first of its kind, the study examines over 50 of what they describe as the top greenfield projects that could produce the key raw materials for the Electric Vehicle battery market.… Watch now
Our analyst Dr. Nils Backeberg discusses the outlook for the chromium market through to 2029. “Southern Africa hosts about 90% of the world’s chromite reserves and resources and accounts for approximately 60% of global chrome ore production.” “After several years of 5-10% annual growth in demand driven by stainless steel… 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.
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
World production of salt is expected to reach a new record of over 330Mt in 2019, surpassing the previous peak of around 325Mt in 2018 when output was stimulated by high consumption in the de-icing market following a cold winter in North America. Production only grew globally at an average… Read more
Fluorine is the most chemically reactive element and world fluorspar demand is dominated by the chemical industry. This dominance is expected to continue throughout the outlook period to 2029. All fluorochemicals are derived initially from the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid (HF), itself produced from acid-grade fluorspar (acidspar). The largest chemical… Read more
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