Jack Bedder, Mineral economist at the research house Roskill, tells Proactive's Andrew Scott there probably hasn't been a better time to have a cobalt mining project.
''With the demand outlook as it is we're going to need to see a lot of new projects enter production over the next few years''.
The last 18 months have seen the cobalt price “sky-rocket”.
Between 2012 and 2016, it cost just US$13 per pound.
By the final quarter of last year, it had hit US$32 per pound, while the year-high was over US$43