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Trusted processing advisors for miners, smelters and refiners

The SFA (Oxford) team has advised on the placement of concentrates and matte, right-sized mines to plant feeds and technology types, evaluated new processing technologies and motivated investment. We have identified and quantified South Africa’s PGM, base metal and waste product output from concentrators, smelters and refineries, estimated the production of secondary materials from each processing stage, and defined the typical chemical assay of each secondary material.

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Solutions for processors

SFA offers a broad spectrum of services for mineral processing players in PGMs and battery metals and materials, applying our strategic focus and bespoke approach to meet your needs.

Market outlook reports for processors

Evaluation of PGM Processing Utilisation

SFA's advanced mineral processing assessment offers offtake opportunities into existing PGM smelting, base metals and precious metals refining facilities.

PGM Waste Streams Quantification and Audit

A detailed look at the precious metals recovered from PGM processing plant waste streams at concentrators, smelters and refineries, and tailings dams.

The PGM Quarterly Market Report and Price Outlook

Released every three months, this price risk-focused report details-impacting factors for platinum, palladium and rhodium markets for the next three years.

The 2040 PGM Market Report and Price Outlook

Released annually, this ground-breaking forward-looking report analyses the influences and trends on the PGM markets between 2030 and 2040.

The 2050 PGM Market Report and Price Outlook

SFA's new ground-breaking forward-looking report analyses the influences, market risks and trends on the PGM markets out to 2050.

The Ruthenium Market Report and Price Outlook

Stay up-to-date with a quarterly 5-year forecast on ruthenium's technological developments and underlying evolution of supply, demand and end-use applications.

The Iridium Market Report and Price Outlook

A comprehensive quarterly report on iridium market fundamentals and integration of future technologies for new and existing end-users.

Green Hydrogen Metals Market and Price Outlook

A proprietary report unlocking the current and future demands for precious metals (Pt, Ir, and Ru) used in electrolysers and fuel cells for the hydrogen economy.

Heraeus Precious Appraisal and Market Spotlights

In collaboration with Heraeus, this weekly report makes sure all the key precious metal and macroeconomic developments are fully analysed by the SFA team.

Spent Autocatalyst PGM Recycling Mapped

A comprehensive study of recycled autocatalysts from scrapyards, collection, decanners, smelting and refining players, technology developments and economics.

Joining the Dots between the PGM markets & prices

Unrivalled insights and definitive answers to PGM purchasing dynamics, metal flows, trading and pricing factors affecting platinum, palladium and rhodium.

Black swan events and PGM market impacts

The SFA team is constantly providing rich insights for its clients on structural events moving the PGM markets, particularly when the situation continues to change.

Battery Metals Quarterly Report and Price Outlook

Our quarterly price risk-focused report details factors impacting the lithium, nickel and cobalt markets for the next five years and future battery technology trends.

Joining the dots between Lithium, Nickel and Cobalt

The SFA team completes a deep dive into the short- to long-term opportunities enabling the success of electric vehicle production across supported regions.

Quarterly Lithium Market Report and Prices Outlook

Released four times a year, SFA's lithium price risk report details short- to medium-term factors impacting the lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide markets.

Long-term Lithium Market and Prices Outlook to 2040

Released annually, this ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the lithium market and battery technologies out to 2040.

Quarterly Nickel Market Report and Prices Outlook

Released each quarter, SFA's nickel price risk-focused report details the factors impacting nickel sulphate demand, MHP and refined nickel for the next five years.

Long-term Nickel Market and Prices Outlook to 2040

Released annually, this ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the nickel market and battery technologies out to 2040.

Quarterly Cobalt Market Report and Price Outlook

Released each quarter, SFA's cobalt price risk-focused report details cobalt supply and demand impacting factors for the next five years.

Long-term Cobalt Market and Price Outlook to 2040

Released annually, this ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the cobalt market and battery technologies out to 2040.

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SFA (Oxford) provides bespoke, independent intelligence on the strategic metal markets, specifically tailored to your needs. To find out more about what we can offer you, please contact us.

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