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The battery-metal bottleneck

Much is made of just how much raw material can be produced for battery metals, be it the technical difficulties of lithium-brine operations or the political sensitivities in the Democratic Republic of Congo where most cobalt is sourced.

Commodities > Bulks

The battery-metal bottleneck

Much is made of just how much raw material can be produced for battery metals, be it the technical difficulties of lithium-brine operations or the political sensitivities in the Democratic Republic of Congo where most cobalt is sourced.

The battery-metal bottleneck

All the raw material in the world won't help EV manufacturers without greater chemical-processing capacity

Equally, speculation rains heavily over how big, how long and how fast the energy storage revolution will progress and therefore it's actual appetite for these battery metals.