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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.

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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. 

But in the ...