The renewable energy industry is a growing market, one aspect of this being electric energy – which uses batteries to generate power.

A key element used in these batteries is cobalt, mostly found in the Congo.

However Australian mining company Cobalt Blue have been carrying out operations in Broken Hill to create a Cobalt industry for Australia.

While this could be an exciting avenue for the renewable technology industry, both International competition and advancements in non-battery renewables are possible obstacles.

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Produced By: Travis Radford

Featured In Story: Alto Capital Investment Manager Tony Locantro, and University of Queensland PhD Researcher Daniel Holm

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 28 September 2022