Lithium: a Chinese affair

By Martim Facada
Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018

Demand for lithium compounds has accelerated in recent years while China moves to decarbonise its economy. The pipeline for new lithium supply to meet demand largely in Asia remains slow but fears of oversupply are emerging, Martim Facada reports.


China, Japan and South Korea are committed to supporting the shift in their economies from coal and oil towards li-ion battery technologies and renewable energy, underscoring the importance of the li-ion battery sector over the next few years.

In particular, China remains committed to the decarbonisation of...

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