A new report by Amnesty International has uncovered human rights abuses by one of the world’s leading cobalt producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Ltd, a mining group partly owned by the Chinese government, has been accused of selling cobalt sourced from child labor into … Read more
The EU will have to tread carefully when considering which minerals and countries to include in its upcoming conflict minerals legislation.
Many of these industries are niche and inflexible meaning any swift and significant change will likely have a negative impact on the EU and on the source country that … Read more
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Download our Q2 magazine which analyses the crackdown on conflict minerals in Europe, the fragile structure of these markets and the logistics involved in transporting them around the world
With Europe set to follow in US footsteps with the introduction of conflict mineral legislation, the sustainability of critical mineral markets … Read more
Lithium-ion battery manufacturing costs are five years ahead of levels expected by the International Energy Agency (IEA) back in 2011.
An article by Bloomberg View has outlined how the cost of producing batteries that can be made into packs and used in electric vehicles (EV) has fallen much quicker than … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched its first magazine issue which is free to download.
The quarterly publication is part of an annual Membership that specialises in critical minerals and metals, disruptive technology and emerging markets.
Benchmark will go beyond the news which is widely reported and direct to the core … Read more
It is not easy to find a tipping point: that one moment that can signify a definitive and fundamental change. In the past, true change in minerals and metals has happened over a longer period of time through a series of trends.
But where our industry stands today in 2015, … Read more
Apple Inc is being sued by lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems for “systematically” poaching employees to establish a new battery division, expected to power the company’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) sector.
The venture, reportedly named Project Titan, has already seen Apple recruit “hundreds of employees” according to the… Read more