Cobalt from the Congo: an Ongoing Crisis?

At a time when major cobalt projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being put on hold, commercial production commenced this month at the Deziwa operation.

The project, which is a joint venture between DRC-state owned Gécamines and China Nonferrous Metal Mining Company (CNMC), is targeting production of 80,000 tonnes of copper and 8,000 tonnes of cobalt per annum.

Benchmark Minerals’ Cobalt Forecast expects the project to produce 4,000 tonnes of cobalt hydroxide in 2020 and will be a key contributor to . . .

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