Lithium mining investors warn bottlenecks could limit demand

By Martim Facada
Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

Battery demand may be booming, but bottlenecks in processing, as well as cobalt and nickel production, could slow the growth in lithium consumption, investors have warned.

Tightness in cobalt and nickel supply, in addition to a shortage of processing capacity, represent a threat to lithium demand despite the booming battery market, investors said at the S&P Global Mining Outlook seminar, held at the end of October.
The mining industry would "struggle with the ability to deliver...

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