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The battery market is growing exponentially and Keras believes this is a long-term area of supply with robust growth potential not dominated by the majors.  In particular, the Company is targeting the prospective lithium-ion market through the exploration and development of cobalt, nickel and manganese prospects.

There are five main types of Li Ion Batteries:

Battery Type

Cobalt / Manganese Usage

Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCoO2)

~60% Co

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2)

~29% Co

~27%Mn

Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide (LiNiCoAlO2)

~9% Co

Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4)

~61% Mn

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)

No cobalt or manganese

Cobalt often reported as the most critical metal from a supply perspective for the battery industry and prices have increased 100% in the past six months.

Gold

Gold is widely seen as a safe haven of value for investors.

For further information on gold and the industry characteristics please click on the following link: Gold Industry Characteristics.

 

Gold

Cobalt

Manganese