There are just five years left before the demand for cobalt, a critical metal used to make the batteries in electric vehicles, is going to outstrip the known supply of this strategically vital resource. And with 60-70% of the world’s cobalt reserves located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, access to those mines is going to be critical, given the rapid transition to a post-carbon economy that’s underway in the U.S., China, and Europe.
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