Cost Model Services

Cobalt Chemicals

Cost Model Service

Cobalt oxides and sulphates are consumed in an array of battery precursors and cathodes, while cobalt fine powder is used as an additive in some battery applications. Batteries now comprise the main end-use for cobalt, accounting for 59% of demand in 2019, up from 41% in 2013. Furthermore, demand from… Read more

Find out more

Lithium

Cost Model Service

Driven by the global transition to electric vehicles, the lithium market is currently undergoing a major transformation with the prospect of double-digit demand growth over the next decade. However, unlike some battery raw materials, lithium is neither scarce or geographically restricted and as a result, the number and variety of… Read more

Find out more

Nickel Sulphate

Cost Model Service

From what was once a niche application of nickel, the use of nickel sulphate in batteries has pushed it into the spotlight. Roskill’s forecasts suggest that demand for nickel in nickel sulphate may reach 800-1,000kt by 2030, representing just under half of today’s market. However, as 2018 production only amounted… Read more

Find out more