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No stopping strong global EV sales growth

China’s month-on-month new electric vehicles (NEV) sales rebounded in August after month-on-month declines in June and July

No stopping strong global EV sales growth
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has found new deep-sea mineral deposits

The deposits could include important industrial metals such as copper, zinc, cobalt, nickel, vanadium, wolfram and silver

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has found new deep-sea mineral deposits
France's Saft targets new generation battery production from 2020

France's Saft expects its four-way European battery alliance to begin mass production of new generation lithium-ion batteries from early 2020

France's Saft targets new generation battery production from 2020
Cobalt promises to reduce unwanted resistance in the critical parts of a chip

The company Applied Materials has launched a suite of products that will enable cobalt metallization schemes for contacts and interconnects in chips at advanced nodes

Cobalt promises to reduce unwanted resistance in the critical parts of a chip
Fortune Minerals announces successful tests to produce clean cobalt concentrate from the Nico Project

Fortune Minerals Limited has announced that it has received successful results of metallurgical test work verifying that it can produce an upgraded and essentially arsenic-free cobalt concentrate

Fortune Minerals announces successful tests to produce clean cobalt concentrate from the Nico Project
China International Ni&Co Industry Forum 2018

China International Ni&Co Industry Forum 2018 will take place from 6 to 8 November in Xiamen, Fujian Province (China). This event has become an important platform for discussing the trend of cobalt and nickel industry and seeking for business cooperation since 1999

China International Ni&Co Industry Forum 2018
Innovation award for an acid-free rare earth metals recycling process which can also recover cobalt

The new magnet recycling process is able to recover rare earth elements and also cobalt from cobalt-containing magnet wastes

Innovation award for an acid-free rare earth metals recycling process which can also recover cobalt
New method for the synthesis of epilepsy drug using cobalt as a catalyst

A team at Princeton University (USA) has developed a new method for the synthesis of epilepsy medicine using cobalt as a catalyst

New method for the synthesis of epilepsy drug using cobalt as a catalyst
Cobalt a high-performance material to come to the artificial intelligence sector

Cobalt’s properties which allow for increasing chip performance, could lead it to have a major place in the semiconductor manufacturing industry

Cobalt a high-performance material to come to the artificial intelligence sector
Introducing the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF)

The Cobalt Institute (CI) is pleased to announce further progress in the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF)

Introducing the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF)
Argus LiCoNi 2018

The 2nd edition of Argus LiCoNi will take place in Singapore on 28 and 29 August 2018. The event will provide a platform for stakeholders in the battery metals industry to meet and discuss upcoming trends and challenges

Argus LiCoNi 2018
Scientists find way to make lithium-ion batteries last longer: it requires more cobalt

American scientists from the University of Maryland, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Research Lab think they have found a way to make lithium-ion batteries last longer by using extra cobalt

Scientists find way to make lithium-ion batteries last longer: it requires more cobalt
Water changes how cobalt-based molecule turns carbon dioxide into chemical feedstock

A research team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA) devised a cobalt-based catalyst system that works in water

Water changes how cobalt-based molecule turns carbon dioxide into chemical feedstock
BMW mining deals shelved until EVs can be mass-produced

Luxury vehicle maker BMW won’t be signing any supply contracts for lithium and cobalt at least until 2020, when mass-producing electric vehicles (EVs) proves to be profitable

BMW mining deals shelved until EVs can be mass-produced
Cobalt, the technology-enabling material

Cobalt has been used to colour pottery and glass for at least 2600 years evidenced by cobalt-containing glazes having been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs. Chinese pottery from Tang (600-900 AD) and Ming dynasties (1350-1650 AD) also contained blue colours made from cobalt-containing minerals

Cobalt, the technology-enabling material
UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

An assistant professor at the University of California San Diego says he has developed a way to recycle used cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries and restore them to the point that they work as good as new

UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries
Cobalt cannot be eradicated from electric car batteries

Makers of electric vehicle batteries will have to keep using scarce, expensive cobalt in their products for the foreseeable future despite a push towards higher nickel compositions, materials technology company Umicore said

Cobalt cannot be eradicated from electric car batteries
Sweden intensifies hunt for cobalt as the demand for electrical vehicles increases

Sweden will intensify efforts to find minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key battery components that are increasingly in demand among makers of electric vehicles

Sweden intensifies hunt for cobalt as the demand for electrical vehicles increases
New alloy made from iron, cobalt and manganese sets magnetism benchmark

A team of researchers announced that they have constructed a stable thin film made from iron, cobalt and manganese that boasts an average atomic moment potentially 50 percent greater than previous benchmark

New alloy made from iron, cobalt and manganese sets magnetism benchmark
Inorganic Cobalt metal in a new high-efficiency and cheapest catalyst for water electrolysis

Inorganic cobalt metal ions were shown to be a suitable precursor for developing efficient and ultra-stable electrocatalysts

Inorganic Cobalt metal in a new high-efficiency and cheapest catalyst for water electrolysis
Cobalt Could Untangle Chips’ Wiring Problems

Intel and GlobalFoundries are replacing some copper connections with the resilient, conductive metal

Cobalt Could Untangle Chips’ Wiring Problems
Vale looks to first-ever cobalt stream: report

Vale has hired Canada's Bank of Montreal (BMO) to raise around US$500 million from bidders for cobalt that would be produced at its Voisey's Bay nickel mine in eastern Canada

Vale looks to first-ever cobalt stream: report
Argus Metals Week 2018

The Argus Metals Week 2018 will take place in London on 27 February – 2 March 2017 with more cobalt-dedicated sessions

Argus Metals Week 2018
Researchers develop a cheaper new fuel cell using cobalt

The new type of fuel cell is made of porous carbon nanofibers embedded with a compound made of a relatively abundant metal like cobalt

Researchers develop a cheaper new fuel cell using cobalt
EV Makers Join Forces to “Drive Sustainability” in Cobalt Mining

A group of carmakers will set up a Raw Materials Observatory to assess the risks posed by crucial elements such as cobalt in the automotive sector

EV Makers Join Forces to “Drive Sustainability” in Cobalt Mining
Introducing the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF)

The Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF) will enable to conduct enhanced risk management in line with industry good practice focused on the responsible sourcing of minerals

Introducing the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF)
A new generation of fertilizers based on metal nanoparticles, including cobalt, expected to produce macro-harvests

Russian scientists have developed a new generation of innovative fertilizers

A new generation of fertilizers based on metal nanoparticles, including cobalt, expected to produce macro-harvests
The President of the Cobalt Institute talks about the cobalt market in a recent interview with Investing News

The President of the Cobalt Institute, David Weight, addressed some of the current core topics within the cobalt industry sector

The President of the Cobalt Institute talks about the cobalt market in a recent interview with Investing News
Democratic Republic of Congo pledges to end child labour in mines

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) acknowledged that children are working in artisanal cobalt mines

Democratic Republic of Congo pledges to end child labour in mines
Renault-Nissan Joins the Electric Car Race in China

The Renault-Nissan Alliance plans to make electric vehicles in China in partnership with local automaker Dongfeng Motor

Renault-Nissan Joins the Electric Car Race in China
Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017

Second annual meeting about progressive and innovative chemicals management organized by Chemical Watch

Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017
3rd Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in Asia Pacific

The meeeting will open on 20 September in Hangzhou (China)

3rd Summit Meeting on Chemical Regulations in Asia Pacific
US Workshop: Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and EU

The workshop will take place in Washington DC on Thursday 14 September from 9 am to 16 pm

US Workshop: Chemical Regulations in China, Korea and EU
First Quantum Minerals announces its intention to place Ravensthore Nickel Operation on Care and Maintenance

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company", TSX Symbol "FM") today announced its intention to suspend operations at its Ravensthorpe nickel operation, in Western Australia

First Quantum Minerals announces its intention to place Ravensthore Nickel Operation on Care and Maintenance
CI Communications Receives a Boost

​The CI is delighted to welcome Ms Rocio Troncoso to the CI as the new Communications and PR Officer.

Responsible Sourcing

CI announces new partnership to strengthen responsible cobalt guidance and tools.

Responsible Sourcing
Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

American Manganese is developing a new technology for the recycling of spent cathode materials used in lithium ion batteries.

Future Technologies: Embedding carbon nanotubes with cobalt nanoparticles

Exciting new research has highlighted the vast potential of embedding carbon nanotubes with cobalt nanoparticles.

Future Technologies: Embedding carbon nanotubes with cobalt nanoparticles
Three biomedical applications that cobalt ferrite can help improve

Cobalt ferrite nanoparticles have vast potential in producing new drug delivery systems, treating hypothermia and increasing the resolution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Three biomedical applications that cobalt ferrite can help improve

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