Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cobalt price gains begin, H2 surge likely

Tightening supply and growing demand has finally sparked the beginning of a recovery in cobalt prices which is likely to escalate throughout H2 2016. Increases of between $0.5-$1.5/lb have been reported across the market, led by price hikes in China at the start of the August as suppliers scaled down their efforts to destock. This … Continue reading Cobalt price gains begin, H2 surge likely

Lithium ion battery exports reach new peak in H1

Japan and South Korea have both recorded record high levels of lithium-ion battery exports in H1 2016, as auto companies ramp up battery consumption to power new all-electric offerings. Lithium ion battery shipments from Japan – the world’s leading producer – topped 33,500 tonnes the first half of 2016, up 17% on H2 2015 and … Continue reading Lithium ion battery exports reach new peak in H1

Tesla faces raw material reality with expanded Gigafactory

Speakers announced: Graphite Supply Chain 2016, 13-15 November, Newport Beach, CA, US. Click here: Early Bird Delegate Rate Ends Soon. Tesla opened its Gigafactory a few weeks ago to the surprising, if casual, announcement by Elon Musk that the Gigafactory will be three times the original 50GWh planned capacity. The company explained that the lithium ion battery … Continue reading Tesla faces raw material reality with expanded Gigafactory

Early bird delegate rate ends soon for Graphite Supply Chain 2016

The agenda for Graphite Supply Chain 2016 on 13-15 November in Newport Beach, CA,  is heating up with leading companies already signed up to speak and sponsor. This event will be this year’s only dedicated and expert graphite conference with each presentation data packed and focused on every link in the graphite industry’s supply chain. Sign up … Continue reading Early bird delegate rate ends soon for Graphite Supply Chain 2016