Lithium

CHARTS: Giant gap between future lithium supply, demand

Frik Els | September 10, 2014
CHARTS: Giant gap between future lithium supply, demand

New study shows soaring demand for lithium in electric cars and estimates of supply growth don't come close. The opposite is true for rare earths.

RB Energy meltdown highlights tough times for lithium, rare earth firms

Financial Post | October 20, 2014

As RB Energy Inc. flamed out and fell into creditor protection during the past couple of weeks, investors were shell-shocked.

Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Batteries leave lithium hydroxide facing tight supply

lithium ion battery

2015 could see a battery surge as lithium hydroxide faces a shortage on strong global demand, says Benchmark

Looking for lithium mega-deals with Thibaut Lepouttre

The Energy Report | September 18, 2014
Mining Truck

Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory?

Oilprice.com

Why the debate over energy storage utterly misses the point

Oilprice.com | 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
internet of things feat

Data-driven efficiency innovations showcased at Grow Conference in Whistler.

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.

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs feat

Sector on verge of major breakout.

Mass grave with hundreds of skeletons found in Bolivian mining town

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 27, 2014
Mass grave with hundreds of skeletons found in Bolivian mining town

Hundreds of thousands have died over the years at the city's main silver mine, as a direct result of cave-ins, overwork, hunger and disease.

Tesla retools California plant for Model X SUV

Jeffrey Richmond | July 23, 2014
tesla retools california plant for model x suv feat

Two vehicle models to be built on same assembly line.

Affordable Tesla details are revealed

Michael Allan McCrae | July 20, 2014
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Available in 2017 for $35,000.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
tesla infographic feat

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
Essential to hot tech feat

Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.

Mining costs in Chile 350% higher than a decade ago: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 27, 2014
Mining costs in Chile 350 times higher than a decade ago: report

The country is also struggling with rising energy cost, which threatens the competitiveness of its copper industry and poses a major challenge for new developments.

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 mind blowing things about Tesla Motors

Visual Capitalist | June 16, 2014
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CEO Elon Musk, credited with much of Tesla`s success, did not actually start the company.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Chile gives lithium another try

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 13, 2014
Chile gives lithium another try

Government created yesterday a national commission that will work on a new state policy for the exploitation of lithium.

Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 5, 2014
Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

The law, the first major overhaul of the country’s mining sector since 1997, denies cooperatives the right to partner with private companies, whether domestic or foreign.

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.

Survival strategies in the Atacama Desert: Chilean lithium miners manage by playing the regs

The Mining Report | May 20, 2014
chile-owns-70-percent-of-the-worlds-known-lithium-reserves

In this interview with The Mining Report, economist Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX and widely quoted expert on industrial chemicals, shines a light on the lithium industry for investors looking for a new opportunity.

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.

Bolivia’s new mining law to move forward after deal with cooperatives

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 28, 2014
Bolivia’s new mining law to move forward after deal with cooperatives

Mining cooperatives will now be able to enter into contracts with private companies by forming “mixed companies” with the State.

Bolivia to revise new mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives have formed a commission to quickly redraft at least three controversial articles of the recently-approved ruling.

France targets Africa with new $550m state mining company

Frik Els | February 24, 2014
France targets Africa with new $550m state mining company

France resurrects its 17th century economic policy, sets up state miner to explore for rare earths and gold focusing on francophone Africa and South America.

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