Glencore: Glencore in talks with carmakers and battery makers about nickel, CEO says, Auto News, ET Auto
JOHANNESBURG - Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on Friday that the company is talking with carmakers and battery makers about nickel - a key component in electric vehicle batteries which Tesla CEO Elon Musk has asked miners to produce more of. "A lot of the automobile guys and the battery guys are talking to us about nickel," Glasenberg said, speaking during the Financial Times Mining Summit. Glencore produced 121,000 tonnes of nickel in 2019 and sold 181,000 tonnes through its marketing business. Glasenberg said Glencore's Scope 1 and 2 emissions together represent just 10% of its Scope 3 emissions - an indication of how important these indirect emissions are, particularly for miners of thermal coal which is then burned to generate electricity.