OUTLOOK: Securing lithium is biggest challenge to battery supply chain in H2 2021

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 13 August 2021

Battery supply chain participants have prioritized securing lithium in the second half of 2021, but nickel has also been a headache for sourcing directors, who are less concerned about cobalt supplies, a Fastmarkets survey has found.

By Susan Zou, Carrie Shi, Yingchi Yang

Fastmarkets conducted a survey of market participants in the battery supply chain – mainly battery materials producers – to assess which battery metals pose the biggest challenge in terms of securing feedstock materials.

Fastmarkets received responses from 20 market participants, among whom 15 were battery...

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