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Calcined bauxite poised for proppants recovery

Demand for calcined bauxite in production of ceramic proppants is expected to grow by more than 5%py out to 2021 as North America and China target greater exploitation of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, according to Roskill's new Non-Metallurgical Bauxite & Alumina report.

Innovation and consolidation for North American frac sands as low oil price bites

Taking stock of the hectic hydrocarbon industry from a supplier’s point of view is always a complex task.

Graphite to 2020 – charging ahead?

Roskill notes that in 2015, existing world demand for graphite in all batteries is estimated to total 125,000t.

Primary and recycled rhenium supplies stable, ‘engine revert’ increasing rapidly

Roskill publishes new market outlook for rhenium; forecasts that rising demand for rhenium in aero engines will likely be satisfied by increasing supply of secondary rhenium contained in ‘engine revert’ produced from end-of-life gas turbine parts.

Gallium market to benefit as LEDs come of age

Demand for gallium is forecast to rise rapidly between 2014 and 2020 as general lighting moves away from incandescent and fluorescent lamps to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

UN mercury treaty further boosts new activated carbon market worth billions

Mercury is a toxic metal that presents a serious threat both to the environment and human health.

Cobalt market may see more changes in 2014

With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments.

Nickel market may be missing the bigger picture

Six questions for Roskill’s nickel analyst, Thomas Hohne.

Magnesium metal market benefitting from automotive emissions reduction targets

Roskill estimates that consumption of magnesium reached a new peak in 2012.

Lithium demand: it's all about those everyday rechargeable batteries

Battieres accounted for 27% of global lithium consumption.

Roskill: Stability returns to the rhenium market

Primary and secondary resources are sufficient to allow producers and potential producers to keep pace with demand.

Supply shortage of zircon to continue, further price rises unsustainable

Consumption of zircon rebounded strongly in 2010, reaching 1.33Mt, following an 18% fall in 2009 because of the global economic downturn. Growth over the last decade has come mainly from the ceramics and chemical sectors, growing by 4.1% per year and 7.5%py respectively compared to overall market growth of 2.6%py.

Higher construction standards will lead to further growth in demand for vanadium

Prices for ferrovanadium likely to exceed US$50 before 2015, but will not return to highs experienced in 2005 Vanadium prices have shown a high degree of volatility over the last 20 years.   However, in the […]