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UN report highlights battery raw material shortage

Posted on - 09 Jul 2020

Category - News & Views

A report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has raised concerns about security of supply for key battery materials including lithium, natural graphite and cobalt. The report doesn’t differentiate between high purity manganese and manganese ores and concentrates and hence does not pick up on the supply risk of this key segment either. In its single page conclusion it doesn’t make too many useful points about how the world can react to the battery raw material shortage, suggesting that research into improved battery chemistries might help, but seemingly not cognizant of the fact that it could...

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Cobalt Graphite Lithium Manganese Shortage UN