Linear Labs in Texas, USA, has claimed at least two times more torque density and three times more power density in its HET (Hunstable Electric Turbine) compared to other high-performance permanent magnet motors. In addition to using less copper, motor performance specs are quoted by the company to have 10%… Read more
Australian spodumene miner Alita Resources (previously Alliance Mineral Assets), owner of the Bald Hill mine, has entered voluntary suspension from trading pending ongoing off-take and finance negotiations. This follows the company’s announced strategic review of its operations amidst cash flow concerns related to operating costs and weaker concentrate pricing. In… Read more
Chinese total copper imports (in all forms) revived substantially in July, calming industry fears after June’s abnormally low monthly total undermined market sentiment. Imports in June had slumped unexpectedly 17% year-on-year to 866kt, resulting in a 1% drop in Chinese copper imports in the first half of 2019. Roskill’s provisional… 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.
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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