BASF puts Norilsk top of nickel’s class

Caspar Rawles looks BASF’s plan to targets cathode supply security with Norilsk talks and how Glencore & Cobalt 27 are shaking up the cobalt space

Chemicals and cathodes leader, BASF, has revealed that it has entered exclusive negotiations with Russian nickel behemoth Norilsk Nickel for the supply of nickel and cobalt for the its next generation of battery cathode materials.

In a press release dated 27th June 2017, the world’s leading chemical company highlighted their intention to spend up to €400m ($456m) in the “first step” to building “industry-leading” cathode production facilities in . . .

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