Nickel shortage by 2024

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Nickel shortage by 2024

by izentrop » 31/10/21, 08:14

The Rystad Energy firm expects a nickel shortage by 2024 (i.e. tomorrow). The reason is the lack of discoveries of sufficiently interesting deposits to be exploited.
If the nickel is used 70% to make stainless steel and a little less than 10% to make car batteries, the first use increases by 5% per year when the second explodes and is expected to reach over 30%. in 2026.
There are alternatives for car batteries but nickel allows both to benefit from batteries with a high energy density (which allow vehicles to have a high range) and to save cobalt which is also critical.
This is also why it is necessary to limit the mass of the vehicles in order to optimize the use of the materials constituting the batteries. Faced with future constraints on the various metals (nickel, lithium, cobalt, etc.) for various reasons (geological, lack of investment in the face of exploding demand, geopolitics), it is essential to use materials sparingly. . ... facturers/
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Re: Nickel shortage by 2024

by Flytox » 31/10/21, 12:58

This is only the beginning of a long series of essential metals whose supply will become very tight ....
Some would have to understand this to stop eternally promoting the exponential model ... doomed to collapse. ... la-societe

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