China Leaves US Behind in DRC: A Cobalt EV Supply Chain Story

congo cobalt is where more than 70% of the world's resource comes from

The global decarbonization of our planet, central to the EV revolution, continues to accelerate. However, behind the cool adverts and showrooms of new electric vehicles lies a chunk of the supply chain fraught with forced labor, bribery, rebel armies, and mercenaries battling for a piece of an irreplaceable resource: cobalt. Unlike other green metals such as […]

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Breaking Down Cobalt’s New Rally

Some analysts are now warning of an impending supply shortage of cobalt. Strange, considering that only three years ago, the market was flooded with so much cobalt that the metal’s price plunged by about 70% between 2018 and 2019 — see the Trading Economics chart below for details. Cobalt Price 5-yr Chart (USD/tonne) However, note […]

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