By Shane Lasley
Data Mine North 

Critical cobalt overshadowed by lithium

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022

 

Last updated 9/20/2022 at 4:36am

Cobalt is a transition metal between iron and nickel on the periodic table.

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Cobalt improves the energy density and longevity of lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles.

Replacing this oft-maligned lithium-ion battery metal comes at a cost

Traditionally a headline-grabbing metal due to the perceived human rights and monetary costs it adds to lithium-ion batteries and the electric vehicles they power, cobalt is being overshadowed by the enormous demand and price increases for the lithium and nickel that also go into the storage cells that deliver the "E...



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