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Platinum Group Metals: Issues and Opportunities 2012 Product Image

Platinum Group Metals: Issues and Opportunities 2012

  • Published: March 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 133 Pages
  • Thintri Inc

Platinum Group Metals: Issues and Opportunities, a new market study that surveys current market conditions in platinum group metals (PGMs), and analyzes emerging demand, supply constraints and price volatility. The report also explores opportunities generated by new techniques of PGM recovery from previously-unused resources, and opportunities created by development of new, much less costly substitutes.

The report separates hype from reality and assesses the dramatically changing landscape facing PGM users and suppliers. Forecasts are supplied for demand and prices under current conditions going out to 2020, as well as an analysis of the effects of new technologies for PGM replacement and recovery.

Background on PGMs

Sourcing and Suppliers

Applications

- Automotive and
- Transportation
- Electronics/Electrical
- Medical/Dental
- Industrial and Scientific
- Jewelry, Investment and Coinage

The Supply Side

- “Peak Metals”
- Supply Threats
- Response to Shortages
- Political Issues
- Long-Term Solutions

The Demand Side

- The Automotive Demand Driver
- The Jewelry and Investment Demand READ MORE >

Executive Summary: Platinum Group Metals
E.1 Introduction
E.2 Applications
E.3 Supply, Demand and Price Issues
Figure E-1 Source Countries of PGMs
Figure E-2 Platinum Demand Forecast, Autocatalysts
Figure E-3 Palladium Price Forecast
E.4 PGM Replacement and Improved Recovery Methods
Figure E-4 Total Rhodium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure E-5 Resulting Rhodium Price, After Alternatives

Part 1 Background
1.1 Introduction
Table 1-1 Platinum Group Metals and Characteristics
Figure 1-1 Periodic Table of the Elements with PGMs Highlighted
Table 1-2 PGM Prices, February, 2012
1.2 The Elements
1.2.1 Platinum
1.2.2 Palladium
1.2.3 Rhodium
1.2.4 Iridium
1.2.5 Ruthenium
1.2.6 Osmium
1.3 Sourcing
1.3.1 Extraction
1.3.2 Major Producers

Part 2 Applications
2.1 Electronic components
2.2 Medical & Dental
2.3 Industrial and Scientific
2.3.1 General Industrial
2.3.2 Glass Manufacture
2.3.3 Scientific
2.4 Automotive: Spark Plugs and Sensors
2.5 Jewelry
2.6 Investment and Coinage
2.7 Catalysts
2.7.1 Catalysts: Industrial
2.7.2 Catalysts: Petroleum
2.7.3 Catalysts: Automotive
2.7.4 Catalysts: Fuel Cells
Figure 2-1 PEMFC Fuel Cell Operation

Part 3 The Supply Side: Supplies, Peak Metals & Scarcity
3.1 Today’s PGM Sources
Figure 3-1 PGM Production by Country
Figure 3-2 Platinum Production by Country
Figure 3-3 Palladium Production by Country
Figure 3-4 Other PGM Production by Country
3.2 Peak Metals & Scarcity
Table 3-1 Minerals That Have Already Peaked
3.3 Response to Shortages
3.4 Lessons from the 1970s Cobalt Crisis
3.5 Today’s Supply Threats: Palladium
3.6 Political Issues
3.7 Long-Term Solutions: Near-Earth Asteroid Mining

Part 4 The Demand Side: Market Growth and Price Trends
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The Automotive Demand Driver
Figure 4-1 Platinum Demand by Region,Autocatalysts, 2012
Figure 4-2 Palladium Demand by Region, Autocatalysts 2012
Figure 4-3 Platinum Demand Forecast, Autocatalysts
Figure 4-4 Platinum Demand Forecast by Region, Autocatalysts
Figure 4-5 Palladium Demand Forecast – Autocatalysts
Figure 4-6 Palladium Demand Forecast by Region, Autocatalysts
Figure 4-7 Rhodium Demand Forecast, Autocatalysts
4.3 The Jewelry and Investment Demand Drivers
Figure 4-8 Platinum Demand by Region, Investment and Jewelry, 2012
Figure 4-9 Palladium Demand by Region, Investment and Jewelry, 2012
Figure 4-10 Platinum Demand Forecast – Investment and Jewelry
Figure 4-11 Palladium Demand Forecast – Investment and Jewelry
4.4 The Petroleum Demand Driver
Figure 4-12 Platinum Demand by Region, Petroleum 2012
Figure 4-13 Platinum Demand Forecast, Petroleum
4.5 Industrial: Chemical, Electrical, Electrochemical and Glass Demand Drivers
Figure 4-14 Platinum Demand by Region, Chemical and Glass 2012
Figure 4-15 Palladium Demand by Region, Chemical 2012
Figure 4-16 Platinum Demand Forecast, Chemical and Glass
Figure 4-17 Palladium Demand Forecast – Chemical
Figure 4-18 Rhodium Demand Forecast – Chemical and Glass
Figure 4-19 Platinum Demand Forecast, Electrical
Figure 4-20 Palladium Demand Forecast – Electrical
Figure 4-21 Rhodium Demand Forecast – Electrical
Figure 4-22 Iridium Demand Forecast, Chemical, Electrical and Electrochemical
Figure 4-23 Ruthenium Demand Forecast, Chemical, Electrical and Electrochemical
4.6 Medical, Biomedical and Dental Demand Drivers
Figure 4-24 Platinum Demand by Region, Biomedical 2012
Figure 4-25 Platinum Demand Forecast – Biomedical
Figure 4-26 Palladium Demand by Region, Dental 2012
Figure 4-27 Palladium Demand Forecast, Dental
4.7 Other Market Drivers
Figure 4-28 Platinum Demand by Region, Other Applications 2012
Figure 4-29 Palladium Demand by Region, Other Applications 2012
Figure 4-30 Platinum Demand Forecast, Other Applications
Figure 4-31 Palladium Demand Forecast, Other Applications
Figure 4-32 Rhodium Demand Forecast, Other Applications
Figure 4-33 Iridium Demand Forecast, Other Applications
Figure 4-34 Ruthenium Demand Forecast, Other Applications
4.8 PGM Demand by Element
4.8.1 Platinum
Figure 4-35 Platinum Demand by Application, 2012
Figure 4-36 Platinum Demand by Region, 2012
Figure 4-37 Global Platinum Demand Forecast
Figure 4-38 Global Platinum Demand Forecast by Region
4.3 Palladium
Figure 4-39 Palladium Demand by Application, 2012
Figure 4-40 Palladium Demand by Region, 2012
Figure 4-41 Global Palladium Demand Forecast
Figure 4-42 Global Palladium Demand Forecast by Region
4.4 Rhodium
Figure 4-43 Rhodium Demand by Application, 2012
Figure 4-44 Rhodium Demand Forecast
4.5 Iridium, Ruthenium and Osmium
Figure 4-45 Iridium Demand by Application, 2012
Figure 4-46 Iridium Demand Forecast
Figure 4-47 Ruthenium Demand by Application, 2012
Figure 4-48 Ruthenium Demand Forecast
Figure 4-49 Osmium Demand by Application, 2012
Figure 4-50 Osmium Demand Forecast
4.7 Effects of Alternative Energy Schemes and the Hydrogen Economy
Figure 4-51 Production of Hydrogen, Shares by Method

Part 5 Price Trends
5.1 Introduction and Methodology
5.2 Demand Effects on PGM Price
Figure 5-1 Recent Rhodium Price History
5.3 Projected Price Trends
Figure 5-2 Price Trends, Platinum
Figure 5-3 Price Trends, Palladium
Figure 5-4 Price Trends, Rhodium
Figure 5-5 Price Trends, Iridium
Figure 5-6 Price Trends, Ruthenium
Figure 5-7 Price Trends, Osmium

Part 6 PGM Replacement
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Precious Metals as Alternatives and Reduced PGM-Schemes
6.2.1 Precious Metal-Based Substitutes in Autocatalysts
6.2.2 Jewelry
6.3 PGM-Free and Reduced PGM Autocatalysts
6.3.1 Alternatives Based on Conventional Chemistry
6.3.2 Alternatives Based on Nanotechnology
6.4 Electrolysis and Fuel Cell Catalyst Alternatives
6.4.1 Research Progress
6.4.2 Nanotechnology: Catalysts Based on Nanoparticles and Nanotubes
6.5 Impact of Alternatives on PGM Demand and Price

6.5.1 Effects of Platinum Alternatives
Figure 6-1 Platinum Demand, Conventional Forecast
Figure 6-2 Platinum Demand Not Susceptible to Replacement
Figure 6-3 Autocatalysts: Platinum Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-4 Chemical: Platinum Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-5 Petroleum: Platinum Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-6 Total Platinum Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-7 Resulting Platinum Demand After Alternatives
Figure 6-8 Resulting Platinum Price, After Alternatives
Figure 6-9 Demand for Platinum Alternatives
6.5.2 Effects of Palladium Alternatives
Figure 6-10 Palladium Demand, Conventional Forecast
Figure 6-11 Palladium Demand Not Susceptible to Replacement
Figure 6-12 Autocatalysts: Palladium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-13 Chemical: Palladium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-14 Total Palladium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-15 Resulting Palladium Demand After Alternatives
Figure 6-16 Resulting Palladium Price, After Alternatives
Figure 6-17 Demand for Palladium Alternatives
6.5.3 Effects of Rhodium Alternatives
Figure 6-18 Rhodium Demand, Conventional Forecast
Figure 6-19 Rhodium Demand Not Susceptible to Replacement
Figure 6-20 Autocatalysts: Rhodium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-21 Chemical: Rhodium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-22 Total Rhodium Displaced by Alternatives
Figure 6-23 Resulting Rhodium Demand After Alternatives
Figure 6-24 Resulting Rhodium Price, After Alternatives
Figure 6-25 Demand for Rhodium Alternatives
6.5.4 Effects of Alternatives in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Catalysis
Figure 6-26 Effect of Alternatives on PGM Demand in Hydrogen
Fuel Cells

Part 7 Opportunities in Recycling and Recovery
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Scrap & Recycling
Table 7-1 Energy Savings from Processing Scrap Compared with Ore
7.2.1 Electronics and Electrochemistry Scrap
7.2.2 Automotive Scrap
7.2.3 Market Opportunities in PGM Recycling
Figure 7-1 Realized Scrap Volume: Platinum
Figure 7-2 Unrealized Scrap Volume: Platinum
Figure 7-3 Realized Scrap Volume: Palladium
Figure 7-4 Unrealized Scrap Volume: Palladium
Figure 7-5 Realized Scrap Volume: Rhodium
Figure 7-6 Unrealized Scrap Volume: Rhodium
Figure 7-7 Realized Scrap Volume: Iridium
Figure 7-8 Unrealized Scrap Volume: Iridium
Figure 7-9 Realized Scrap Volume: Ruthenium
Figure 7-10 Unrealized Scrap Volume: Ruthenium
7.3 Slag and Mine Waste
Figure 7-11 PGM Slag Recovery, North America
Figure 7-12 Slag Recovery, North America, by Metal
Figure 7-13 PGM Slag Recovery, Rest of World
Figure 7-14 Slag Recovery, Rest of World, by Metal
Figure 7-15 New PGM Supply with Improved Recovery: Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium
Figure 7-16 New PGM Supply with Improved Recovery: Iridium, Ruthenium, Osmium
7.4 Effect of Improved Recycling and Slag Recovery on PGM Prices
Figure 7-17 Conventional Price Forecast: Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium
Figure 7-18 Conventional Price Forecast: Iridium, Ruthenium, Osmium
Figure 7-19 Prices, with Improved Recovery: Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium
Figure 7-20 Prices with Improved Recovery: Iridium, Ruthenium, Osmium

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