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Global battery arms race: 200 gigafactories; China leads

The global battery arms race has stepped up a gear in 2021 with Benchmark Mineral Intelligence now tracking 200 super-sized lithium ion battery cell plants in the pipeline to 2030.

Chinese automaker Geely announced plans in March for a new 42 GWh cell base in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province in China … Read more

Cobalt prices stage dramatic rally as battery demand and supply chain issues push cobalt hydroxide up 65.5% year-to-date

The cobalt market has kicked off 2021 in spectacular fashion, with substantial price increases observed across the supply chain, particularly for battery-focused chemicals and feedstocks.

According to the February 2021 issue of Benchmark's Cobalt Price Assessment, cobalt hydroxide prices have surged by 65.5% YTD, whilst cobalt sulphate and metal prices … Read more