Renewable Matter # 25 / January-February

Cobalt Shortages Ahead

by Mark LaPedus

Focus Mining and Carbon Capture


For electric vehicles and batteries more cobalt is needed: this is causing supply problems that could impact the market for electronics.


The rapid growth in electric vehicles is creating an enormous demand for cobalt, causing high prices and supply chain issues for this critical material.

Cobalt is a ferromagnetic metal and one of the key materials used in lithium-ion batteries for cell phones, notebook PCs, battery-electric cars and hybrids. It is also used in alloys and semiconductors....

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