On 9th of May, the state’s Energy Commission approved, unanimously, new “2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards” that require solar panels on the roofs of nearly all new homes, condos and apartment buildings from 2020 onward. The new standards don’t require homes to reach net-zero status (where the solar power completely offsets the… Read more
Kenya’s only Fluorspar producer, the Kenya Fluorspar Company, is reported to have permanently ceased operations at its Kerio Valley mine. The firm was awarded a 20-year lease by the Kenyan government which ran until the end of March this year. The lease has not been renewed, however, and on 1st… Read more
Australian-listed Syrah Resources is reported to be aiming for the low end of 2018 production guidance of 160,000–180,000 tonnes of graphite, with 75% of that output expected in the second half of the year after a slow first quarter at the new Balama operation in Mozambique. First quarter production totalled… Read more
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
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.
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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