The Energy Minute: Democratic Republic of Congo and the Importance of Cobalt in Renewable Energy

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Energy Capital & Power looks at the Democratic Republic of Congo and the importance of cobalt in the renewable energy landscape.

Cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) increased to a record high of 170,000 tons in 2021 and remains the world’s largest producer.

As African countries increasingly pursue more sustainable energy transition strategies, and the world increases the demand and utilization of electric vehicles, the DRC will remain a highly strategic country in the global supply chain for cobalt.


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