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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Critical step for Ontario cobalt refinery

Robust economics opens path for NA supply of battery metal Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – May 6, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:34pm

First Cobalt refinery Ontario sulfate electric vehicles EV lithium ion batteries

First Cobalt Corp.

The 12-metric-ton-per day First Cobalt refinery in Ontario is accessible by rail and highway less than 500 miles north of U.S. and Canada industrial towns along the Great Lakes.

First Cobalt Corp. has taken a critical step toward its goal of supplying North American and European electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturers with 25,000 metric tons of battery grade cobalt sulfate per year.

With an initial investment of only US$56 million, First Cobalt's already established refinery in Ontario could be churning out enough cobalt for the batteries powering more t...

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