Cobalt industry to get a big boost from the shift to a green economy: Fitch Solutions

The global cobalt supply chain is set to remain highly geographically concentrated in the coming years — in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) for mine production and in China for refining — which will likely pose procurement challenges for battery manufacturers, market analyst Fitch Solutions finds in its latest industry report. Yet the global cobalt industry […]

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Vedanta acquires Nicomet, a leading nickel-cobalt producer

Billionaire Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta group has acquired Goa-based Nicomet, a leading nickel and cobalt producer. The acquisition is in line with Vedanta’s ESG mission and is a big step towards supporting India’s carbon neutrality goals. With this acquisition, Vedanta has become the country’s sole producer of nickel, the company said in a statement. “The move is […]

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Current rally in metals prices may delay switching to green energy: IEA

Soaring metals prices may be good news for miners, but they put at risk the ongoing transition to clean energy as batteries, solar panels and wind turbines need considerable amounts of copper, nickel, cobalt, lithium and other minerals to be manufactured, a new report by IEA warns. According to The International Energy Agency (IEA), reaching the goals of the Paris […]

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Clean energy demand for critical minerals set to soar as the world pursues net zero goals

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Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.  The special report, The […]

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Greater govt involvement, sustainability in mining sector expected in 2021: Fitch Solutions

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As mineral and metal prices, production and consumption improve this year amid a broader and deeper economic recovery from the pandemic, the outlook for miners and metal players is positive, says research agency Fitch Solutions. It notes that this year will see a mix of traditional trends playing out and the acceleration of some relatively […]

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Seafloor deposits of minerals could soon become commercially available: WEF

Seafloor deposits of cobalt, nickel, lithium and other minerals could become a novel source of minerals for the global markets. According to a paper published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), resource exploitation industries need new frameworks for governance and these frameworks are taking shape for deep-sea minerals. In 2021, in fact, the International Seabed […]

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