The shocking truth

By Lindsey Cooke Toronto, Ontario — February 26, 2019 — If Transport Canada is right, then there will be more than seven million electric vehicles (EVs) on the nation’s roads by the end of the next decade. With much more of a benefit to the environment, these vehicles could enliven the auto recycling industry. But […]

Electric car batteries need cobalt, says Umicore

Marc Grynberg, chief executive officer, Umicore.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — February 14 –– Umicore has announced that cobalt will continue to be used in electric vehicle batteries, although it is becoming scarcer and more expensive. This comes in spite of recent moves toward using higher nickel compounds to boost energy density and cut costs. Marc Grynberg, chief executive officer, […]