The Abundance of Nickel in Indonesia: the key to nickel-based battery

Indonesia is an archipelago country that has abundant mineral resources. One of the precious resources is nickel. According to Geological Agency in Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in 2019, the global production of nickel reached 2,6 million ton and Indonesia contributes around 30%. It made Indonesia as the biggest nickel producing country that year. Nickel ores spread around Indonesia, such as Sulawesi Tenggara, Sulawesi Tengah, Maluku Utara, and Papua Barat. In total, it can reach 23 billion ton in the form of saprolite and limonite ores. This is a big bargaining point for PRN to pursue in Nickel-based battery research.


Date : 19 February 2021
Written by : NBRI
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