Lithium features

  • November 2021

    Download the November-December 2021 issue of MMM

    18 November 2021

    Welcome to the November-December 2021 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we look back at the rally experienced across the main battery raw materials this year and where the near- and long-term bottlenecks are likely to arise.

  • Primobius advances technology for lithium-ion battery recycling

    18 November 2021

    A joint venture between Australia’s Neometals Ltd and Germany’s SMS group, Primobius has completed its demonstration plant in Germany and plans are advancing rapidly to proceed with commercial recycling in 2022, reports Richard Barrett.

  • Power shortages raise uncertainties in China

    18 November 2021

    Power shortages in China raise questions about their effects on the energy-intensive parts of the production of battery raw materials and components. Susan Zou and Sybil Pan outline recent trends

  • Untangling multiple drivers of battery material markets

    18 November 2021

    The choice of battery chemistries, supply chain disruptions and consumer demand are a few of many factors with roles to play in the fortunes of battery raw materials markets this year. Fastmarkets expert analysts William Adams and Amy Bennett summarize the drivers at play and the outlook for lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite in global battery production

  • October 2021

    Automakers navigate challenging times

    12 October 2021

    Automotive manufacturers have faced a bumpy ride since the beginning of 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic hitting production and demand, while its effects on the supply chain have created shortages of materials and components. Myra Pinkham unpacks the trends and outlines the road ahead.

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