Mine expansion plans have been approved in recent months by Collahuasi, Teck and Antofagasta which have the ability to add significant capacity to the Chilean copper industry. Collahuasi has revealed plans to invest US$3.2Bn to expand output at its open pit operation in Northern Chile which produced 524kt of metal… Read more
A study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), published in December 2018 in the journal Nature Geoscience, identifies another new threat to the ozone layer’s recovery: chloroform—a colourless, sweet-smelling compound that is used in the fluorochemicals supply chain. Between 2010 and 2015, emissions and concentrations of chloroform in… Read more
US aerospace giant Boeing delivered a record number of commercial jets in 2018, reaching 806 planes compared to the previous record of 763 in 2017. In addition, the group booked nearly 900 net orders valued at US$143.7Bn, adding to its backlog which stands at seven years. Most orders last year… Read more
Jack Bedder, Roskill Director, discusses the recent vanadium price increases with Proactive Investors and factors behind them. Higher demand for steel, changing rebar regulations in China, and prior shutdowns on the supply side, have all contributed to huge price increases in the last 18 months. Bedder gives his take on… Watch now
Oliver Heathman, Mining Research Manager at Roskill, explains to Proactive Investors how demand for lithium is set to increase substantially over the next decade, with “on paper” concerns regarding oversupply not taking into account the capital and time needed for new projects to ramp up. More here too on how… Watch now
Why are rare earths increasingly important both to China and the rest of the world? How is supply and demand met and where are the bottlenecks? What about the importance of secondary supply and recycling? All these questions and more are put to Roskill’s David Merriman, who brings Proactive Investors… Watch now
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
Demand for lithium continues to accelerate, fuelled by the growth in portable consumer electronics and more recently Li-ion battery use in automotive applications; even in it’s infancy, automotive accounted for nearly 50% of Li-ion battery output in 2016. Furthermore, with China at the forefront of this drive in vehicle electrification,… Read more
The Tantalum Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Further background data available on request Hard copy and electronic PDF of the report Access to the analysts for discussion around report content Quarterly updates The pattern of tantalum supply is expected to change rapidly and dramatically. In 2017, Africa… Read more
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