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Is self-sufficiency in battery materials a pipe dream for Europe & US?

Posted on - 09 Apr 2019

Category - Features

Yes. At least that's the conclusion of our analysis in the April edition of Battery Materials Review. Because governments don't seem to have grasped an important concept. It takes maybe 18-24 months to build a battery megafactory and maybe 2-3 years to build a chemical or intermediate plant. But it takes 7-10 years from discovery to production to build a mine and we are just not seeing enough Government support, either from a soft point of view or in plain, hard cash, for mining. We analysed how much demand would be needed for just the announced megafactories and compared that...

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