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Davide Ghilotti

Industrial Minerals Editor, Europe
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Growing demand and a surge in prices are making the lithium market environment increasingly attractive for commodity traders
Cobalt market participants attending last week’s MMTA conference in Sheffield, UK, claimed that cobalt price rises that have supported the market since the beginning of the year will not lead to falling demand from the quickly-growing battery industry
Imports of Russian cobalt into the US are to face an increased tariff of 45%, which will come into effect after President Biden signs a bill passed by US Senate overnight to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus
With demand for critical battery raw materials such as lithium, cobalt and nickel increasing, investments are flooding in to solve the emerging challenge posed by end-of-life lithium-ion batteries
Alternative chemistries to lithium-ion batteries could account for more than 10% of the nascent stationary energy storage market by 2025, according to research group IDTechEx
Availability concerns on certain materials and in specific regions have been supporting the emergence of a premium for alloy-grade cobalt against standard-grade material, compounded by the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war and its potential effect on flows of Russian cobalt
Supply challenges persist to meet rising rare earths demand, reports Davide Ghilotti
Russia’s belligerence against Ukraine has highlighted again the theme of national security and energy independence for the EU and the United States, in light of the steps that both are taking toward a future-proof energy transition
Battery producers will have to grapple with historically high prices across different chemistries with most raw material prices facing a deepening supply crunch, potentially making decarbonization of the transportation sector more expensive in the longer term
A bullish long-term outlook for lithium has resource-rich Argentina looking to incentivize bringing more projects into the country over the next three years to meet soaring global demand for the battery raw material
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