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Cobalt: A Metal Poised to Peak

Jan 8, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
As a key component in lithium-ion batteries, cobalt has become an important commodity in the growing electronics and electric vehicle markets.

As a key component in lithium-ion batteries, cobalt has become an important commodity in the growing electronics and electric vehicle markets.

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As the demand for electric vehicles increases over the coming decades, so, too, will the demand -- and the price -- for the raw materials required to produce them. Increased demand for elements such as lithium and cobalt will lead to potential supply bottlenecks over the course of the next...

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