Batteries: Northvolt secures partnership with Umicore and BMW for second use and recycling of lithium-ion batteries

Northvolt has secured a partnership with Belgian chemicals company Umicore and German carmaker BMW to design and commercialise a process that would give automotive lithium-ion batteries a second life as an energy storage system, before recycling them. BMW will provide expertise in battery cell development and Umicore in developing battery… Read more

Copper: LME Week in Review

Last week the world copper industry gathered in London to debate the state of the market and to begin annual contract negotiations for 2019. Roskill’s Associate Analyst on Copper, Jonathan Barnes presented on “Electric Vehicles – The Positive Future for Copper Demand?” as just one of the many presentations that… Read more

Alison

North Korea tipped to be a significant future player in Magnesia industry

Alison Saxby, director at Roskill, spoke to Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the release of Roskill’s new 2018 report for magnesium compounds. Saxby says China has dominated world magnesia supply for decades, accounting for 70% of world production capacity and 60% of world production. She adds supply tightness affecting certain magnesia… Watch now

Thomas Höhne-Sparborth

Demand for nickel sulphate set to explode as industry excitement builds

Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, senior economic analyst at Roskill, discusses with Proactive Investors the outlook for nickel sulphate. Nickel sulphate is the key material used to produce precursor materials for lithium-ion batteries. Höhne-Sparborth suspects forecasts that nickel sulphate demand will increase five fold over the next decade are conservative and says the… Watch now

Antimony to experience modest growth over next decade

Jack Bedder and Nils Backeberg from Roskill discuss with Proactive Investors their near term expectations for demand and supply of Antimony. Antimony is mostly used in flame retardants and lead-acid batteries. Together these end-uses accounted for 84% of antimony demand in 2017.

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