Battery raw materials

Playing a vital role in how we power the world

The critical materials used in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage systems (ESS) – including lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite and manganese – play a vital role in our move towards a zero-carbon future.

With continued growth in the EV market, we have seen the demand for and price of these vital battery materials soar. Supply/demand balances will be tight, with the latest half of the decade to 2032 moving into a deficit. Investment, expanded production, new projects, evolving technology and the recycling market will all be key to supporting the EV and ESS markets.

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Manganese, chrome, tungsten and vanadium will be key topics of discussion at Fastmarkets’ upcoming Asia Ferroalloys Conference 2024 in Hong Kong on February 26-28, after appearing on China’s latest list of critical minerals

Lepidolite producers in China have been a major wildcard in the lithium industry of late, with production surging despite its higher cost, energy-intensive nature.

Financial incentives for companies developing silicon-based anodes in Europe are helping to support the sector, but the focus on innovation, not scale, risks them falling behind North America, experts told Fastmarkets.

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April 22-23, 2024 | Seoul, South Korea
Meet the battery manufacturers and key mid and downstream players in Seoul. Gain access to a different part of the market, and understand how technological innovations and policy updates are impacting their planning.

June 24-27, 2024 | Las Vegas, USA
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September 16-18, 2024
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