Spotlight DRC Issue dated 07/05/2020

With lithium in trouble, leading battery producer CATL forges ahead on cobalt

Chinese battery maker CATL CEO Robin Zeng.
Chinese battery maker CATL CEO Robin Zeng. © REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Having completed work on their new processing plant, the bosses of China's CATL group and its partner Putailai are now waiting only for the Covid-19 crisis to ease to officially launch operations at the Luisha South mine in Katanga, which is crucial to their development plans in DRC. [...] (560 words)
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