December 2017

2017 REVIEW: Battery boom, brand developments, artisanal concerns prompt Metal Bulletin cobalt spec review

Last year was a watershed for the cobalt market; it was a year that brought some of the biggest developments in the history of this minor metal, catapulting it into the spotlight and onto the front pages of mainstream news outlets worldwide.

2017 REVIEW: Lithium moves to mainstream in electric vehicle revolution

It took Elon Musk’s Tesla to rev up interest in lithium but the buzz surrounding the metal really stepped up in 2017 when several other automotive manufacturers joined the race.