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Battery materials and biofuel feedstock play a critical role in the supply chain as the resources for tomorrow’s energy markets. They are enabling the new energy reality, powering electric vehicle (EV) batteries and energy storage systems, fueling transport and remaking energy grids.

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Fastmarkets amends the frequency of its spodumene min 6% Li2O, spot price, cif China from Wednesday December 6.

The Fastmarkets Battery Cost Index provides a monthly modelled-cost tracker for various NCM and LFP cells across different countries

The US Department of Treasury has released its definition of a Foreign Entity of Concern (FEOC) for the purposes of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – and there are big implications for nickel.

Black mass payables dropped during the week to Wednesday November 29 with insufficient demand for the shredded, sorted lithium-ion battery packs in key buying markets restricting trade.

Spot lithium prices in China further extended losses over the week to Thursday November 30, depressed by continuous weakness in the futures market and tepid spot demand

Some cathode makers have been switching back to lower-nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) from high-nickel NCM cathodes to reduce costs and encourage consumers amid slowing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), Fastmarkets understands

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