Monthly Archives: July 2017

Cobalt’s shift to battery grade needed an independent price to reflect it

by Caspar Rawles @CDMRawles Since I began my role as cobalt analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence in September 2016, cobalt has undergone a meteoric rise which continues to this day. Prices have more than doubled and are still experiencing upward pressure, with the mineral being tipped by many investors as the hot prospect of 2017. … Continue reading Cobalt’s shift to battery grade needed an independent price to reflect it

BASF targets cathode supply security with Norilsk nickel & cobalt negotiations

Chemicals and cathodes giant BASF announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Russian nickel behemoth Norilsk Nickel for the supply of nickel and cobalt for the next generation of battery cathode materials, to be produced in Europe. In a press release dated 27th June, the world’s leading chemical company highlighted their intention to … Continue reading BASF targets cathode supply security with Norilsk nickel & cobalt negotiations