Category Archives: Minerals

Cobalt brings tech giants’ supply chains into the spotlight

A new report by Amnesty International has uncovered human rights abuses by one of the world’s leading cobalt producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Ltd, a mining group partly owned by the Chinese government, has been accused of selling cobalt sourced from child labor into major battery production facilities in China, Japan and South Korea. […]

China delays flake graphite restarts

Winter conditions prolong flake graphite production slowdown; prices slide as suppliers offload inventories > Free battery supply chain seminars > Join our new Linked In Group > Benchmark Twitter Much of China’s flake graphite production remains offline following a prolonged suspension of operations in many areas due to severe winter conditions. While the closures have eased pressure […]