Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.
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In an exclusive Critical Resource Q&A, leading mining entrepreneur Ross Beaty gives his investment tips, puts the boot in on the Trump agenda, and calls for more renewables and less consumption to avoid ecological collapse.
The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.
Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.
The rise of electric vehicles is driving the world's biggest mining house, BHP , to switch gears and invest heavily in its long-suffering nickel business.
Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.
Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy.
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Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric Vehicles (EV).
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It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.
The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.
Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.
The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.
Twelve companies from seven countries have applied to manufacture lithium-linked products in Chile, officials told journalists on Monday, in what they called a victory for the mining country's push to add value to its exports.
Study shows Q2 2017 new private capital for natural resources investment dropped to lowest since 2011 and not a single mining fund were able to raise money.
The need for the metal is expected to triple by 2025, but no all the countries rich in lithium are taking advantage of that trend, as shown in these graphics.
The mega-project will be built in conjunction with French renewable energy firm Neoen and paired with Neoen's existing Hornsdale Wind Farm north of Adelaide.
Chief Executive Elon Musk said firm is on track to produce 20,000 per month by December.
Russia's mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) said on Tuesday it was in talks with German chemicals firm BASF to supply raw materials needed in the process for making lithium-ion batteries in Europe in the future.
Govt investing in lithium mine for first time
Expansion opportunity comparisons for Africa have been likened to the growth stories of China or India at the infancy of their economic transformations
Manufacturers of products ranging from batteries to electronic devices, and wind turbines to hybrid cars, are scouring the world to secure critical supplies of rare earths
The company, which has been present in the south-eastern African country for more than a decade, says that by 2021 will be producing 3,000 tonnes of rare earths per year.
A plan by Pele Mountain Resources (TSXV:GEM) to mine uranium in northern Ontario while at the same time processing rare earths has fizzled.