The modern era continuously requires that materials be used in new ways. Sustainability is critical and what better way to obtain it than using minerals and substances gifted by mother nature? One such substance is cobalt, which can be used for a variety of purposes, especially related to energy generation.
Basically, many countries have two approaches to cobalt. Either it is mined cobalt, or it is refined cobalt. Cobalt can be used directly as excavated from the mines. It can also be refined and combined with other elements to achieve alloys. Due to its flexible nature for energy usage, a lot of automobile companies are seeking cobalt in large amounts.
Not only is it good for energy, but it is also aesthetically pleasing. Since it is so beneficial, it is being considered in many countries all over the world. This gives rise to issues in human rights, such as child labour. The following infographic provides insight into how countries are dealing with cobalt and what benefits can be obtained from it.
Infographic by: VisualCapitalist