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What China's control of nickel means for the energy transition

Michelle Michot Foss

What China's control of nickel means for the energy transition.

By Michelle Michot Foss and Jacob Koelsch

The authors examine tensions in nickel supply and value chains within the context of broad aspirations to electrify transport. Through their case study, which focuses on China’s growing presence in Indonesian nickel extraction and processing, they contend that China is positioning itself as a gatekeeper to the energy transition — with vast implications for strategic planning in the United States.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/30S0-Y623 

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