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There is plenty of lithium in the ground but getting access to it isn't easy. However, one company that saw this conundrum coming is already ahead of the curve. lithium Chile Inc. (TSX: V.LITH, Forum) is exploring lithium brine properties in Chile, one of the biggest lithium-producing countries in the world ...
Albemarle, in September 2017, said that it has developed a novel technology that would allow it to increase annual lithium production in Chile on a sustainable basis to as much as 125,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent without requiring additional brine pumping at its facility in the Salar de ...
A while back I was called by a journalist at a prominent paper and asked what I thought about the lithium market. Was it another rare earth metals story - limited supply and rapidly escalating demand? Or, worse, was the world simply going to run out of lithium in the face of surging battery demand and, ...
"lithium is a soft metal material, so a lithium dendrite is able to go through liquids pretty easily, which makes it easy for batteries to short out," said Schmidt. "lithium shouldn't go through a stiff, ceramic-like material like the garnet material we're studying, but it does. We want to know why and how it does that.
There has been a recent excitement about LG Chem's purported interest in securing spodumene concentrates from Pilbara minerals to produce a considerable amount of lithium hydroxide starting in January 2020. However, this company isn't likely to be able to supply the material to LG Chem on time, ...
Argentina and Australia have benefited from a flood of new junior exploration companies and expansion at existing facilities. The highest quality lithium projects in these key lithium regions have been claimed while demand for outlook continues to rise. Asian and European capital could begin to look at ...
David Archer, chief executive of Savannah Resources Plc (LON:SAV), tells Proactive ongoing reverse circulation drilling at the Mina do Barroso lithium project in Portugal continues to return significant intersections of lithium mineralisation. The drilling is designed to build upon the existing JORC resource of 32,000t of Li2O ...
Effective January 15, 2018 a handful of major U.S. airlines including American, Alaska, and Delta no longer allow passengers to fly with smart bags that contain non-removable lithium batteries. This revised policy applies to both carry-on and checked baggage. Some luggage manufacturers already sell ...
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL | OTCQX: AVLNF) first worked on the Separate Rapids lithium deposit in the 1990s when the market for the light metal showed strong growth for glass and lubricant applications. That was before the advent of the electronic battery, and top producer SQM all but ...
Following the unofficial news that Tesla's now in talks with the Chile-based lithium mining firm SQM about securing long-term lithium supplies, a BMW exec has now been quoted by Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as saying that a 10-year supply contract for lithium and cobalt for BMW was now ...
The Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale formations in Texas contain high amounts lithium, and the produced wastewater generated by hydraulic fracturing in those areas has high concentrations of lithium. Instead of discarding the produced water, the team's membrane filter could extract the resulting lithium and ...
Tesla reportedly hasbeen in talks with Chilean lithium supplier SQM to invest in the company and secure a steady supply of the metal. lithium is a key component in lithium ion batteries used to power electric vehicles, and its future supply could be a major concern for long-term battery production.
Tesla is now in talks with the Chile-based lithium mining firm SQM about the sourcing of further supplies -- with the electric vehicle manufacturer reportedly interested in "important volumes," according to industry figures. To be more specific, the head of Chile's development agency Corfo, Eduardo Bitran, ...

Andrej Babiš, photo: Filip Jandourek lithium captured the consciousness of most Czechs when it exploded as an issue in last October's parliamentary elections. For the first time many became aware that the Czech Republic has the biggest lithium reserves in Europe with the price for the metal soaring as it ...
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech government is looking to back out of a deal that could give an Australian company the right to mine a huge deposit of lithium, a key component in electric batteries. Acting Prime Minister Andrej Babis says his industry and trade minister has been asked to find a way to make the ...
"We've developed a simple and scalable approach to fabricate a flexible spine-like lithium ion battery that has excellent electrochemical and mechanical properties. Our design is a very promising candidate as the first-generation, flexible, commercial lithium-ion battery. We are now optimizing the design ...
Boeing has invested in Berkeley, Calif.-based Cuberg, Inc., a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Cuberg developed an advanced lithium metal rechargeable battery cell that is ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Standard lithium Ltd. said Tuesday that the company has commenced detailed resource definition work at its recently optioned 33,000 acres of brine leases, located in a highly prospective area of the Smackover Formation in South Arkansas. The news follows recent ...
During January, 99.5% lithium carbonate China spot prices were down 3.24%, and are up 3.04% over the past year. Global X ... For a summary of the latest lithium market news and the "major" lithium company's news, investors can read my "lithium miners news for the month of January" article. There I ...
Both metals are key components in lithium-ion batteries, used in everything from electric vehicles to cell phones and laptops. With electric vehicle sales "growing at double-digit compound growth rates and the costs of renewable energy continuing its deflationary cost crash, the raw materials critical for the ...
global market Insights believes the global lithium-ion battery market will exceed $60 billion by 2024. Li-ion batteries are used as a power source for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) as well as a wide range of applications across defense and healthcare industries, where capacity and energy density are of ...
Last week, 92 Resources inked a deal, which gives Far Resources Ltd (CNSX:FAT) the right to earn-in up to 90% of its Hidden Lake lithium project in Canada. Far Resources will become the operator, leaving 92 free to become more active with its other projects, said the latter. "The company (92 Resources) ...
In a fascinating recent interview, a Ford executive explains why his firm thinks owning a battery factory is a bad idea. For starters, it makes no financial sense. Better to have a third-party supplier spend the capital. But, more fundamentally, the existing lithium-ion chemistry is too expensive. EVs will be widely ...
While showing off Tesla's Gigafactory in the Nevada desert last year, its designers showed journalists a curious thing: One side of the factory's massive wall could be opened up to received lithium ore one day. Tesla said that the facility had been built with an eye toward receiving raw lithium material on one ...
SolidEnergy Systems, a spin-out from MIT, has developed a battery that it says has double the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries. That means that a battery from SolidEnergy Systems could be half the size of a standard lithium-ion battery and hold the same amount of energy, or it could be the ...
Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the lithium miner news. This month we have seen the "drama in the Atacama" dominate the lithium sector with SQM and Corfo reaching a deal after 3 years of stalemate. Due to the announced increase SQM quota, fears of oversupply resulted in most lithium stocks ...
Both metals are key components in lithium-ion batteries, used in everything from electric vehicles to cell phones and laptops. With electric vehicle sales "growing at double-digit compound growth rates and the costs of renewable energy continuing its deflationary cost crash, the raw materials critical for the ...
A change in Argentina's government has lead to significant foreign investment into exploration activity in the lithium space; a growth area for the Argentine economy. How the lithium supply scenario has placed much attention on Argentina; a review of which companies are investing in the region. Based on ...
scientists claim to have developed a battery recycling process that restores worn cathodes in lithium ion batteries, enabling them to be re-used like new. Nano-engineers from the University of California, San Diego detailed the process this week, which takes cathodes from used batteries and turns them into ...
Steinbild comes from major lithium producer Albermarle (US:ALB), which took over his former employer Rockwood lithium in 2015. Savannah announced in December Mina do Barroso had an estimated resource of 3.2 million tonnes at 1% lithium oxide. The company said it expected a development ...
"Think about the millions of tons of lithium ion battery waste in the future, especially with the rise of electric vehicles, and the depletion of precious resources like lithium and cobalt -- mining more of these resources will contaminate our water and soil. If we can sustainably harvest and reuse materials from ...
Combined gold and lithium exploration is on track to prove dividends for Anson Resources (ASX: ASN) as the company continues to make progress at its Utah-based Paradox lithium brine project in the US. As it stands, Anson is on-track to produce its first batch of lithium in April 2018. Anson intends to ...
According to Enertopia (CSE:TOP,OTCQB:ENRT) CEO Robert McAllister, the company is working towards developing the purest lithium brines with the lowest possible magnesium values. Having deployed the ENERLET extraction technology developed by its partner, Genesis water technologies, the ...
Savannah Resources Plc (LON:SAV) has strengthened its lithium management team ahead of the development of the Mina do Barroso project in Portugal. Martin Steinbild has been appointed director, lithium business development, a newly created, non-board appointment to provide strategic, commercial ...
VANCOUVER ( - London-based Benchmark Mineral intelligence downplayed top-level investor fears this week regarding the potential for lithium market oversupply and an inevitable price crash to follow. The energy metals-focused research company pointed out that rumours about up ...
But a UK mining startup hopes to bring the process into the 21st century by using satellites to scour the west country in the hope of finding deposits of lithium. Cornish lithium has partnered with the state-backed Satellite Applications Catapult, which has raised £850,000 from Innovate UK to see if it can ...
New research led by WMG, at the University of Warwick has found an effective approach to replacing graphite in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries using silicon, by reinforcing the anode's structure with graphene girders. This could more than double the life of rechargeable lithium-ion based batteries and ...
Momentum continues to build in the Olaroz-Caurchari basin as Toyota Tsusho and Orocobre announce a major investment to expand their lithium brine project. The Joint Venture continues to deliver encouraging results in the previously unexplored Northwest section of their land package. Advantage ...
The 3Q Project has a low operating cost structure, high quality brine and favorable project economics. Neo lithium is one of a handful companies that own an advanced low cost brine project; The company is working towards completion of a Feasibility Study. Asian investment continues to pour into the ...
Some of the newfound stars are earlier in their life cycles than stars previously found with too much lithium, researchers report in the Jan. 10 Astrophysical Journal Letters. Finding young lithium-rich stars could help explain where the extra material comes from without having to tinker with well-accepted ...
Standard lithium Ltd. said recently that it has signed an agreement with TETRA Technologies Inc. to acquire rights for exploration, production and lithium extraction activities on up to 33,000 acres of brine leases in the Smackover Formation in South Arkansas. Standard lithium has also signed a ...
Watch for the coming shakeout in lithium stocks after one of the industry's biggest producers was given the green light to boost production, thereby ending a long stand-off with its government that has put a lid on output for more than two years. On Wednesday of last week, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de ...
Global demand for lithium has been propelled due to a rise in demand for electric vehicles and stationary energy storage systems; expectations are that these industries will continue to grow. SQM has recently announced significant production capacity increases at their Chilean based lithium brine asset.
On the sidelines of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Brent Cook, creator of Exploration Insights, told Kitco News' Daniela Cambone that along with gold and silver he sees opportunities in copper, zinc and lithium. "What we're really looking for is high-margin, early-stage discoveries in any ...
Chinese investment continues to flow into advanced junior lithium exploration projects; lithium X is being acquired by a large Chinese energy metals fund. Neolithium, Millennial lithium, and Advantage lithium are advancing their lithium brine projects in Argentina. lithium X takeover price reflects 1% ...
investors who have dived into the lithium industry know that FMC Corp., Albemarle, and Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM) are among the best lithium stocks you can buy. They own commanding global market share totaling an estimated 70%, are investing heavily in production capacity expansion to keep ...


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