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Under the Co: cobalt's next frontier

End-users of cobalt are still grappling with how best to source the metal; should they keep paying spot prices and hope supply ramps up, or make long-term deals like BMW and Volkswagen are trying to do?

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Fish out of water: Nautilus said this week its machines worked under water, where it says there is plenty of cobalt. PICTURE: Nautilus Minerals

At the same time, there is much talk of what could be done to cut demand by changing lithium-ion battery chemistries. Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg underlined recently how far off less-cobalt-intens...