Battery materials

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The critical materials used in manufacturing batteries – including lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite and manganese – play a vital role in our move towards greener energy sources and systems.

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Read more about the SGX launch of four battery metal derivatives contracts, cash-settled against Fastmarkets’ lithium and cobalt price assessments
Emilie Bodoin, founder and CEO of Pure Lithium, explains how lithium metal batteries differ from other battery chemistries in the energy transition, as well as the challenges to producing a commercially-viable and truly solid-state battery for use in electric vehicles
In this video interview with Daniel Jimenez from iLiMarkets, he shares his views on the greatest social and economic costs of lithium mining and explains the key geopolitical drivers in the market
Hear from Elewout Depicker, vice president commercial and corporate development for Li-Cycle, as he explains the most significant barriers to battery recycling as well as what the industry can do to advance these processes
Key talking points at Fastmarkets’ European Battery Raw Materials Conference 2022 in Barcelona, Spain on September 20-21
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Industrial minerals
Spodumene min 6% Li2O, CIF China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt min 99.3% LME Stocks US Dollar per tonne
London Metal Exchange
Active N/A
Minor metals
Cobalt tetroxide 72.6% Co min, delivered China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt hydroxide index 30% Co min, cif China, $/Ib Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end)
Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Spodumene min 6% Li2O, Asia, $/t Industrial Minerals Active N/A
Industrial Minerals
Graphite spherical 99.95% C, 15 microns, fob China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial Minerals
Graphite flake 94% C, -100 mesh, fob China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel LME cash official price $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Base Metals
Nickel Sulphate premium, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/t Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Base Metals
Nickel briquette premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel sulfate min 21%, max 22.5%; cobalt 10ppm max, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel sulfate, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore index 37% Mn, cif Tianjin, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore 44% Mn, cif Tianjin, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese 99.7% electrolytic manganese flake, fob China, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A

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