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Global Resource Wars Are Coming over Cobalt?

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 Cinnamon    23,143

I am not posting this because I think we can get rich off cobalt. I'm posting this:

This super-metal is the hottest commodity on the market right now—and it’s NOT lithium.

Instead…

It’s a metal that early investors are eyeing as a massive opportunity.

Supply is already in deficit – and that’s before the anticipated 500 percent increase in demand.

It’s a metal that is critical to the future stock price of everything from Google, Apple, Tesla, Amazon, UPS and many more.

Welcome to the supply crisis that is all about Cobalt

Cobalt is a metal that few investors know much about – it is critical to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution because it makes up some 35% of the lithium-ion battery mix.

That’s 30% of batteries that are the backbone of EVs, EVs that are now mainstream. To meet demand for EVs, billion-dollar battery gigafactories have been built and continue to be built. Consumer electronics are contributing to the demand and resulting shortage of supply.

And, unlike lithium, which is a fairly common commodity… we can’t source enough of cobalt as things stand today – and demand is increasing quickly.

Soon this story will get out.

Analysts at Macquarie Research project deficits of 885 tons of this resource next year, 3,205 in 2019 and 5,340 in 2020. That’s a deficit increase of 503 percent.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/global-resource-wars-are-coming-here-is-how-to-survive-and-profit_05302017

I'm posting it because it reminded me about this, which is probably nothing... right?

 

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 Ukshep    20,216
2 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

I am not posting this because I think we can get rich off cobalt. I'm posting this:

This super-metal is the hottest commodity on the market right now—and it’s NOT lithium.

Instead…

It’s a metal that early investors are eyeing as a massive opportunity.

Supply is already in deficit – and that’s before the anticipated 500 percent increase in demand.

It’s a metal that is critical to the future stock price of everything from Google, Apple, Tesla, Amazon, UPS and many more.

Welcome to the supply crisis that is all about Cobalt

Cobalt is a metal that few investors know much about – it is critical to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution because it makes up some 35% of the lithium-ion battery mix.

That’s 30% of batteries that are the backbone of EVs, EVs that are now mainstream. To meet demand for EVs, billion-dollar battery gigafactories have been built and continue to be built. Consumer electronics are contributing to the demand and resulting shortage of supply.

And, unlike lithium, which is a fairly common commodity… we can’t source enough of cobalt as things stand today – and demand is increasing quickly.

Soon this story will get out.

Analysts at Macquarie Research project deficits of 885 tons of this resource next year, 3,205 in 2019 and 5,340 in 2020. That’s a deficit increase of 503 percent.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/global-resource-wars-are-coming-here-is-how-to-survive-and-profit_05302017

I'm posting it because it reminded me about this, which is probably nothing... right?

 

It is starting to make a little more sense now cin!

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 Cryptic Mole    4,403

Cobalt is not necessary. It can be substituted, but cobalt makes everything more efficient at certain temperatures when it's added to other elements. By using cobalt helps to eliminate demagnetization of electric magnetic motors.

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 thedudeabides    2,372

All REM are running low. It is for this reason that Asteroid capture/mining operations will be key to our continued growth technologically. It is also why Africa and Nork are targets to so much war. China has claimed much of the REM in Africa and has been stockpiling. Now they started focusing on NORKs REM. 

 

You are very much so correct in that being one of the major reasons for the coming war.

 

Afghanstan and Iraq also had major sources of REM....you know who now controls those...

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 Ukshep    20,216
17 minutes ago, thedudeabides said:

All REM are running low. It is for this reason that Asteroid capture/mining operations will be key to our continued growth technologically. It is also why Africa and Nork are targets to so much war. China has claimed much of the REM in Africa and has been stockpiling. Now they started focusing on NORKs REM. 

 

You are very much so correct in that being one of the major reasons for the coming war.

 

Afghanstan and Iraq also had major sources of REM....you know who now controls those...

Here's one for you.... Could you purposefully crash an asteroid just for mining purposes without losing too much upon entry and without major damage to 90% of the world? by sacrificing a single location on the map...

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 kbet    844

Sounds like someone is trying to sell/get out of cobalt investments before it crash's. What is more likely, cobalt will go up, and they will be forced to find a substitute. 

As for REM, America is sitting on a ton of them, they are a waste byproduct of refining thorium ore.

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 thedudeabides    2,372
1 hour ago, Ukshep said:

Here's one for you.... Could you purposefully crash an asteroid just for mining purposes without losing too much upon entry and without major damage to 90% of the world? by sacrificing a single location on the map...

Hmmm it would be possible. All you would need to do is create a re-entry system that allowed for a controlled re-entry free-fall.  Crash it maybe into a desert?

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 Ukshep    20,216
6 minutes ago, thedudeabides said:

Hmmm it would be possible. All you would need to do is create a re-entry system that allowed for a controlled re-entry free-fall.  Crash it maybe into a desert?

Or a country you don't like. Or a region? Europe? I'm just wondering is all. Probably nothing!

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 thedudeabides    2,372
7 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Or a country you don't like. Or a region? Europe? I'm just wondering is all. Probably nothing!

HAHA, well of course, you could easily create a COWS. 

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