Indaba18 Reviews: Battery Metals

Battery Metals discussion at Mining Indaba 2018 with Willem Middelkoop and David Twist

Battery Metals discussion at Mining Indaba 2018 – Willem Middelkoop and David Twist

The Q&A panel over ‘battery metals’ revealed that investors keep up high hopes on the development of cobalt, nickel and copper demands.

Whilst new battery technology R&D is likely to turn away from today’s state-of-the-art Li-ion battery, the already established infrastructure is taken as a strong indication that lithium demand will remain high over the next 5-6 years.

Surprisingly, similarly critical rare earth elements (REEs) were given the Cinderella treatment – obviously as a consequence of the frustration many investors experienced during the hype in recent years.

At the end of the day, “nobody cares about the academic energy discussion – we just want to make money out of it” (Anthony Milewski, Cobalt 27).

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