Wood Mackenzie

Decarbonisation: is aluminium a solution or a problem?

A 100% switch from coal to gas for alumina refining could offer a potential 26% reduction in cradle-to-gate emissions intensity.
open mineral coal Exxaro

OPINION: Could soaring prices see copper fly too close to the...

The threat from aluminium as a viable energy transmission alternative is being vastly underestimated." - Julian Kettle, Wood Mackenzie
agriculture

Gold and climate change: The energy transition

The World Gold Council has identified that 99% of the greenhouse gas emissions from the gold sector are related to gold mining operations.
coal

Will China’s thermal coal imports soar in December?

Rumours have been swirling recently that China is now thinking of buying 20 Mt or more of seaborne products.
coal china

China aims to be carbon-neutral by 2060

“China emits over 10 billion tons of carbon and will need to make efforts to reach net-zero without affecting it economic development."
responsible sourcing battery metals Lion Battery Technologies

Lithium-ion cell capacity to quadruple to 1.3 TWh by 2030

The total capacity attributes to 119 battery manufacturing facilities that are operational, under construction or announced by more than 50 vendors.
Altus Strategies gold Cote d'ivoire

Gold industry must invest US$37 billion by 2025

At a time of heightened economic uncertainty, the largest gold projects may struggle to secure financing until there is more clarity.
open mineral coal Exxaro

Thermal coal markets: 5 trends to watch out for in 2020

The seaborne thermal coal market entered the year challenged by low priced LNG in the Atlantic and rapidly increasing supply in the Pacific.
First Quantum Minerals nickel

Uncertainty to cloud global nickel market outlook in 2020

The global battery sector share of nickel demand is much smaller than other metals, getting the quantity of nickel that EVs will need remain a challenge.
copper Zambia

Global copper market to see another year of volatile prices

Copper is faced with a finely balanced market. For now, positive investor sentiment around copper’s fundamentals is supporting higher prices.

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