#BHP #Billiton to produce #Nickel sulphate next year, eyeing #Cobalt on battery boom

#SHANGHAI (#Reuters) – #BHP #Billiton is expanding its business as a supplier of battery minerals at its #Nickel refinery in Western #Australia, planning to start producing nickel sulphate next year and looking at #Cobalt output as well, a company executive said.

Cobalt and nickel are both critical ingredients for #Lithium ion batteries, and are expected to see a boom in demand as global automakers transition into producing electric vehicles.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-metals-batteries-bhp/bhp-billiton-to-produce-nickel-sulphate-next-year-eyeing-cobalt-on-battery-boom-idUSKBN1HP13M

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