Lithium, cobalt, graphite tipping point expected in two years: Simon Moores

Michael Allan McCrae | February 3, 2015
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Much bigger batteries will be needed.

Where will the graphite, lithium and cobalt for the battery revolution come from?: Simon Moores

The Mining Report | March 24, 2015

Following the lead of Tesla Motors, LG Chem, Foxconn and others are racing to build megafactories to build batteries for electric cars.

How to position your portfolio for the coming gold upturn: Alphatox's Etienne Moshevich

The Gold Report | March 5, 2015
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In this interview with The Gold Report, Moshevich discusses 11 gold, manganese and graphite companies with management teams that have the skills to ride the wave to create shareholder value.

Gareth Hatch: New REE export rules inside China level the international playing field

The Mining Report | March 4, 2015
China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

The era of rare earth elements export quotas and tariffs in China will soon be over and that could ultimately mean a new era of higher prices for REEs inside China, says Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president of Innovation Metals Corp.

Apple puts batteries at the centre of its EV masterplan

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence | February 25, 2015
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Law suit exposes Apple's electric vehicle ambitions; Supply chain excellence key to company cutting battery costs and increasing volume for secret EV plan, Project Titan

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are 'extremely silly' says Elon Musk

Michael Allan McCrae | February 2, 2015
Elon Musk on why Hydrogen fuel cell is dumb

Casting shade.

Chris Berry identifies commodity companies with the disruptive advantage

The Mining Report | December 30, 2014
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Game-changing disruptive technologies or sustainable end-user agreements are what companies need to succeed and he shares some likely names in the cobalt, lithium, nickel, graphite—even uranium—spaces in this interview with The Mining Report.

Aussie toe cutters girding companies for the long haul

The Gold Report | December 30, 2014

In Australia, when companies want to cut costs, they hire what are known as "toe cutters." These managers root out inefficiency and drive profitability.

Best of the best: The most popular thoughts from 2014

The Gold Report | December 26, 2014
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Some of the most popular experts featured during the year and some thoughts you might want to consider as you prepare for 2015.

Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Has China reached peak graphite?

China isn't slowing down, it's buying up

New data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence shows China’s share of global natural graphite output in 2014 falls to mid-1990 levels.

Credit Suisse analyst Michael Slifirski: new non-Chinese graphite and vanadium supply could create new demand

The Mining Report | November 18, 2014

More may really be better for end users and mining companies when it comes to graphite.

Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Inside Australia's graphite boom

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2014 has seen graphite stocks in Australia take-off with the value of ASX-listed companies topping $1bn

Why the debate over energy storage utterly misses the point | September 3, 2014

Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for specific regulation and end-of-life management.

Nissan Leaf boasts 300 KM range for its upcoming 2016 model

Michael Allan McCrae | August 31, 2014
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Still not as great as the current Model S.

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie companies with cash flows, low costs and MOUs

The Mining Report | August 26, 2014

Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors.

Canadian firms slow to embrace ‘Internet of Things’

Business in Vancouver | August 20, 2014
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Data-driven efficiency innovations showcased at Grow Conference in Whistler.

Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Mexican mining company lied on spill: government

Authorities said Grupo Mexico lied about a spill of 40,000 cubic meters of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam in the northern state of Sonora.

America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises: Peter Epstein

The Energy Report | August 15, 2014
America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises

Who stands to capture the graphite market?

INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory

Visual Capitalist | July 27, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC Inside Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory feat

Plant means jobs for 6,500 people.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network Editor | July 14, 2014
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Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.

Graphite, lithium and REEs vital to hot Tech: Moreno

The Mining Report | July 8, 2014
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Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.

Tesla Gigafactory could be boon for graphite, lithium, cobalt: Simon Moores

The Gold Report | June 23, 2014
Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

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.

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

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.

Tesla’s Gigafactory Could Power Up Lithium and Graphite Producers

The correction in the lithium ETF may be an opportunity for long-term believers in the electrification of automobiles.

Jeb Handwerger: China isn't slowing down, it's buying up (resources, that is)

The Energy Report | March 18, 2014
China isn't slowing down, it's buying up

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.

Focus Graphite Inc.: Well Positioned for 'The Next Big Thing' in Graphite

The Mining Report | March 10, 2014

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.

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