Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.
Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.
Tesla has dubbed its $5-billion pet project, the "Gigafactory," and it could be up and running by 2017, prompting the need for battery-grade materials like graphite, lithium and cobalt.
The electric motor company's plans to double the globe's battery output will up graphite demand 152%, but sourcing cobalt outside the Congo could prove difficult.
The correction in the lithium ETF may be an opportunity for long-term believers in the electrification of automobiles.
Headlines about a Chinese economic slowdown may get good web traffic, but the real story is that China is buying up uranium and other resources around the world.
Advances in automotive battery technology are making graphite the next big thing for commodity investors. Graphite is the critical material for the new generation of batteries, even more than lithium or rare earths.
$5bn ‘gigafactory’ to spark EV uptake; battery graphite demand could double in 6 years with no growth elsewhere.
Stephen Riddle, CEO of Asbury Graphite Mills Inc., has been in the business long enough to have seen companies come and go, sometimes more than once.
More than ever, companies, government and academia are forming partnerships to solve a global problem—the ongoing need for scarce critical materials.
Over-hyped or game-changer? How the differing views on graphene could result in lack of integration with flake graphite mining
China's recent halting of flake graphite production in Pingdu, Shandong, made headlines, and has many investors wondering how supply may shift.
Over 1.6 million shares of Mason Graphite(TSX.V: LLG) traded Thursday after the company released an updated mineral resource estimate for its 100% owned Lac Guéret Graphite Project in northeastern Quebec.
The results of the 2013 drill program were successful in extending mineralization along strike by an additional 850 meters and further confirming continuity.
Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best in people. Such is the case in Australia's mining sector.
Toronto-explorer's 100%-owned Lac Guéret graphite property in Québec has some high-profile backers.
Commodities are and always will be a cyclical market, asserts Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners. That's why he's not sweating disappointing stock performance and flat pricing environments.
A look at how the failures of graphite producers sparked price volatility and an exploration boom and yet they are set to be the main beneficiaries.
The market for high quality graphite and nuclear graphite in particular is much bigger than the brokerage industry in Canada assumes, according to Duncan.
The lightning-fast material stands a chance of becoming the next best thing in processors.
Price for critical mineral used in electric vehicles and steel refractories at $1,350/tonne.
"200 times stronger than steel, more conductive than copper."
"We have suspended mining owing to high inventory levels."
Industrial minerals analyst Simon Moores says now is the time to look for responsible junior graphite miners that base their economics on current (lower) prices
Optimistic and conservative projections both show wins.
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