The Scramble for Cobalt (rerun)

It’s a Continent


In this episode, we delve into the world of cobalt, a critical material in the production of rechargeable batteries, especially Lithium-ion batteries that power our everyday devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and electric vehicles. We explore the supply chain, mining, investment, and the future of cobalt. Discover the challenges of exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the increasing demand driven by environmental focus. This episode was originally aired on May 9, 2023.

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