US Defense Logistics Agency outlines potential lithium and rare earth acquisitions
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
The US Department of Defense has identified and tracks a number of minerals it considers to be critical to US national security and its purchasing intentions are an indicator of demand and availability of certain materials.
The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has published its raw
materials sales plan for the financial year (FY) 2015,
indicating that it is considering purchasing half 150kg each of
lithium-cobalt oxide and lithium-nickel-cobalt.
The DLAs Annual Materials Plan, which was published on
2 October and is effective from 1 October...