Lithium’s ‘traditional’ markets and their price buffer role
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015
Attention to lithium’s traditional applications in ceramics and glass has been usurped by a focus on the energy storage market. However, non-energy storage uses like greases and ceramics continue to take up at least two thirds of worldwide lithium production. Josie Shillito examines how this may change as demand for lithium in energy storage grows.
Cobre Montana’s February 2015 investor
presentation did not mention them. In FMC’s 2014
full year earnings report, there was no trace. Even
Chile’s Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM), the
world’s largest producer of lithium, made no
specific comment in either its 2014 earnings statement or
accompanying conference call....