05 February 2024

Cobalt Institute welcomes three new members

2024 is off to a great start for the Cobalt Institute! We’re delighted to welcome three new members – Gécamines, the biggest mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sustainable battery maker Northvolt, and Shell Catalysts & Technologies.

These companies will join Cobalt Institute’s existing 54 members to work to ensure cobalt is part of the solution to making the ambition of a green energy future a reality.

It is essential that Cobalt Institute represents the entire cobalt value chain so we can work together with our members to advance the cobalt and clean energy sectors.

Gécamines S.A. is the largest mining company in the DRC, one of the largest in Africa, and owns the world’s largest deposits of cobalt. Gécamines Chairman Guy-Robert Lukama says: “Our commitment to innovation and sustainable practices aligns seamlessly with the Institute's goals, and we look forward to actively contributing to the advancement of the Cobalt sector."

Northvolt is an inspiring success story of a sustainable European battery maker. Cobalt Institute is excited to help them by sharing our knowledge and expertise of the cobalt value chain, as Dinah McLeod, Cobalt Institute’s Director General, explains.

“Because of its exceptional properties, cobalt will remain a key raw material for the entire battery supply chain, paving the way for the clean mobility. Cobalt Institute is honoured that Northvolt considers cobalt as an integral part of its commitment to mass produce clean batteries,” she says.

Shell Catalysts & Technologies is transforming energy by providing leading catalysts, technical services and licensed process technologies that enable more and cleaner energy solutions.

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