Commodities at a glance: no. 13: special issue on strategic battery raw materials

The aim of this report is to provide information on the critical raw materials used in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) with respect to production, consumption, trade and prices. The report also analyses the influence of supply and demand of these battery raw materials on market prices in view of the growing role of LIBs in energy storage and electric vehicles. Furthermore, the study examines the varying stages of transformation from ores/brines into value added products and their implications for producing countries. The scope of the report will be limited to a few battery raw materials that are considered as strategic and critical: Cobalt (Co), lithium (Li), manganese (Mn) and natural graphite (C), given that these materials are essential to the production of rechargeable batteries, which are expected to have a high market growth and will play an important role in mitigating GHG emissions from the use of fossil fuels. The report is divided into six chapters. The first chapter discusses the different types of rechargeable batteries, their performance and chemistries. The second chapter presents an overview of the selected battery raw materials considered in this report. The third chapter discusses the upstream and downstream value chains of the LIB. The fourth chapter discusses supply, demand with respect to production and consumption, and price evolution of the selected raw materials used in LIBs. The fifth chapter discusses the social and environment effects related to exploitation of the selected battery raw materials discussed in this report. The final chapter draws some policy implications from the report.

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  • Pagination: 62p

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  • Accession Number: 01747582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • ISBN: 9789210048293
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2020 2:39PM