Cobalt

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Thanks to cobalt, electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new form of gold rush

What’s in your stuff? Most of us give no thought to the materials that make modern life possible. Yet technologies such as smart phones, electric vehicles, large screen TVs and green energy generation depend on a range of chemical elements that most people have never heard of. Until the

Developing cobalt-free batteries

A New York-based startup, Conamix, has finalized $2 million in a Series A funding round to continue with developing batteries that do not require cobalt. The Series A funding is said to be a part of an $8 million funding comittment from Volta Energy Technologies and other companies. Conamix is

The Democratic Republic of Congo declared cobalt and coltan strategic mineral

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared cobalt and coltan strategic mineral resources. This is according to the advisor to the DRC's Prime Minister, Jean Nkunza, after the country's new mining codes were signed into law by President Joseph Kabila on 9 March 2018. By declaring both cobalt and coltan

Cobalt and coltan blockchain solution pilot in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In a move that is likely to be welcomed by some, if not all, electric vehicle and electronic device manufacturers, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently running a pilot of a blockchain solution for the cobalt and coltan provenance. The solution, which has apparently been given the go-ahead

BMW is using a blockchain solution to track their cobalt supply chain

German car manufacturer, BMW, is looking to using a blockchain based solution for ensuring and proving that only ethically acquired cobalt is used in its electric vehicles' batteries. The company is working with a London based company, Circulor, that aims to use blockchain technology to transform supply chains. The announcement

Apple is looking to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners

Some reports are suggesting that Apple is looking to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners. This is apparently in response to the company's fear that there will be a strain on cobalt supplies as electric vehicles go mainstream. The talks will likely involve speaking and securing contracts with cobalt