Tesla is developing a blockchain platform that will allow users to track the origin of cobalt from the mines till it gets into the battery. The company is working with a consortium of cobalt producers to develop this blockchain. In the detailed 2020 Impact Report which Tesla had released earlier thisContinue Reading


Ningde-China based, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), a Tesla supplier, is developing a new type of electric vehicle (EV) battery that contains no nickel or cobalt. CATL makes nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) batteries and supplies lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries to Tesla. It has partnerships with Japan’s Toyota Motor and HondaContinue Reading

Cobalt-free materials for lithium-ion batteries are in the sights of many investors these days.They are increasingly seeing the benefit of research support to find alternatives to politically, structurally, and geographically problematic cobalt. Conamix, a little-known startup based in Ithaca, New York, has raised several million dollars to accelerate its developmentContinue Reading