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By Shane Lasley
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First Cobalt advances Canada refinery

Tests return battery cobalt; plans not deterred by COVID-19 Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – April 1, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:31pm

First Cobalt Canada refinery for North America source of battery metal

First Cobalt Corp.

First Cobalt is working towards reopening a cobalt refinery in Ontario that last operated in 2015.

First Cobalt Corp. has taken another step on its path to becoming a North American producer of cobalt sulfate for the electric vehicle industry.

An important ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries that power EVs, cobalt has been maligned due to concerns over human rights abuses, including dangerous working conditions and child labor. These worries are primarily due to the fact that 60% of the...

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