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US Senator Murkowski launches American Mineral Security Act at Benchmark Minerals Summit in Washington DC

US Government Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced bipartisan legislation to secure its mineral resources and supply chains for the country’s 21st century auto and energy industries at the inaugural Benchmark Minerals Summit 2019 in Washington DC.

Senator Murkowski has led the push, in particular in her role as chair of the US Senate Committee of Energy and Natural Resources, to secure the supply of critical minerals such as lithium, graphite, cobalt and nickel and and reduce the US reliance on foreign sources.… Read more

Umicore double down on European battery supply chain, Kokkola purchase confirmed

After many weeks of speculation, official announcements on 23 May from both Umicore and Freeport Cobalt confirm the sale of the Kokkola refinery in Finland to Umicore. Umicore will purchase the refinery and battery precursor operations from Freeport Cobalt, whilst the cobalt fine powders, ceramics, pigments, chemicals and catalysts activities also on the site will continue to be operated by Freeport. Purchasing Kokkola, the only large-scale cobalt refinery outside of China, enables Umicore to accelerate their battery supply chain plans in Europe.… Read more

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