CSA Global Principal Consultant-Nickel, Tony Donaghy presented on ‘Nickel – The Forgotten and Essential Battery Metal’ at The New World Metals Conference between 11-12 December 2019, The Westin Perth, Western Australia.
The New World Metals Conference (formerly known as the Technology & Low Emission Minerals Conference) will cover Lithium, Graphite, Vanadium, Cobalt, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Nickel, Helium, Hydrogen, Rare Earths and other minerals associated with technology, battery storage and emission free power transmission.
The accelerating global transport transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is underpinned by the need for energy storage to power Electric Vehicles (EVs). The dominant metal by weight in nearly all preferred battery technologies in current and expected use in EVs is nickel. This presentation will examine traditional nickel sources and markets, current nickel demand and supply, and investigate potential future nickel demand as ‘EV uptake’ in the market increases. The requirements of EV battery producers will require specific types of nickel supply (sulphates/hydroxides) into the future and this will have ramifications on how nickel will be produced and sold.
Tony is an internationally recognised expert in the global search for nickel, copper, cobalt and platinum group elements (PGEs) and a skilled exploration geologist who is familiar with most geological environments and a broad variety of mineral commodities. He has more than 25 years’ experience covering all continents and all aspects of the industry – from , leading continental-scale grassroots targeting exercises, through greenfields and brownfields exploration project design and execution, mining, property evaluation and due diligence, board level strategy development and guidance, to independent regulatory technical reporting and project valuation.
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