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COBALT: BMW to buy cobalt direct from Australia, Morocco for EV batteries

  • Date: 23-04-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Reuters

German carmaker BMW will buy cobalt, a key component for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, directly from mines in Australia and Morocco to ensure they are not produced by child labour, an executive said on Tuesday.

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COBALT: MMG Joins Glencore, ERG Reviewing Congo Plans After Tax Hike

  • Date: 03-04-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Bloomberg

Yet another foreign miner in the Democratic Republic of Congo is reviewing its future production plans after the government increased taxes and removed investor safeguards despite industry protests.

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COBALT: Billionaires Are On the Hunt for New Underground Cobalt

  • Date: 04-03-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Bloomberg

A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a "Google Maps for the earth’s crust" to hunt for new sources of cobalt.

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COBALT: Ford, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem, RCS Global launch blockchain pilot to address concerns in strategic mineral supply chains; cobalt to start

  • Date: 16-01-19
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global will use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals in an effort to support human rights and environmental protection while helping infuse more transparency into global mineral supply chains.

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