Copper mine

Cobalt: Trafigura signs deal with Chemaf for cobalt hydroxide

In early April, Shalina Resources and its DRC subsidiary Chemaf announced the signing of a marketing agreement with Trafigura Group for cobalt hydroxide. The agreement covers cobalt production from existing assets until December 2020. Roskill view: Chemaf produces LME grade copper cathodes and cobalt hydroxide. It operates the open-pit Etoile mine… Read more

electric vehicle

Electric vehicles: Mixed feelings in Germany after repeated delays in EV push

Germany’s Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, suggested this Monday that the German automotive industry will have to invest heavily in electric car technology and develop battery production facilities in Europe to keep up with global competitors. Altmaier told Germany’s mass-circulation Bild newspaper that the carmakers needed to invest high “two-digit billion… Read more

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Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

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.

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Market Development & Raw Materials 2018

“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

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Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

Lithium supply is ramping up to meet the explosive growth forecast by Roskill for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. In 2016, the market for Li-ion batteries was 87GWh, a ten-fold increase on a decade earlier, based on considerable growth in portable consumer electronics.

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Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

The nickel market has gone through a volatile, unsteady period in recent years. After the rapid increase in output of nickel pig iron in China from the mid-2000s, restrictions on the export of nickel ores and concentrates from Indonesia and environmental action in Indonesia constrained the availability of feedstock to… Read more

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