LSM15: Lithium price fluctuation unlikely to affect battery costs, says Stormcrow

By Albert Li
Published: Thursday, 18 June 2015

Even if lithium becomes more expensive, the batteries it goes into are not expected to follow suit as the cost of the technology is not beholden to the lithium price.

Higher prices for lithium compounds are not expected to scupper efforts to bring down the cost of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, delegates at the 7th IM Lithium Supply and Markets Conference in Shanghai, China, heard today.

Jon Hykawy, president of Canadian research firm Stormcrow Capital, said that prices for 99-99.5%-purity lithium carbonate (Li2O3)...

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