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The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is real and here to stay, providing fundamental support to the burgeoning lithium industry, according to panelists speaking at Fastmarkets’ Lithium Supply & Markets conference 2021 in Las Vegas on Tuesday September 21.
Given the impetus to grow lithium supply, the industry could learn from mistakes made by oil and gas companies during the United States’ energy independence journey, a Cowen analyst said during Fastmarkets’ Lithium Supply & Markets conference 2021 in Las Vegas.
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Understanding the cost of decarbonization and its impact on steel prices and raw material costs
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The world is looking for cleaner metallics. That has been the undeniable tenor from the steel industry for months. The United States already makes a majority of its steel via the cleaner electric-arc furnace production method, and European steelmakers have announced similar investments. In China, the government is cracking down on high-polluting steel output, and it recently announced the removal of import tariffs on clean metallics such as ferrous scrap and pig iron.
Due to a reviewer error, the publication of Fastmarkets’ aluminium P1020A premium, ddp Midwest US was delayed on Tuesday April 27.
Hot-rolled coil prices rose on Tuesday January 26 based on recent transactions for the scarce spot tons available in the United States.
Hot-rolled coil prices in the United States were largely steady at the start of the week, although some are questioning when the recent run in the market might end.
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