That’s according to Ravi Manghani, a respected Boston-based electrical energy storage analyst at GTM Research. He said “Each year will beat the previous year in terms of Lithium demand.” Since Tesla first rolled out his electric roadster in 2008, the demand for Lithium has been on an exponential rise. Lithium-ion technology...
US Lithium producer Albermarle has found itself in hot water over lithium pricing with Corfo, Chile’s state development agency. The agency is planning to file an arbitration suit against the American company, claiming that Albermarle has failed to adhere to the terms of one of their contracts...
West Perth based Lithium Australia has announced the commencement of lithium-ion cathode material production at the company’s R&D laboratory (VSPC-very small particle company) in Brisbane. This is promising news for LIT as the lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cathode material produced at VSPC has been tested and approved for use in battery...
Tianqi Lithium has successfully purchased almost 24% of Chilean competitor SQM, despite strong push back from Chilean regulatory authorities. The Chinese lithium producer purchased the shares from Canadian fertilizer company Nutrienfor US$4 billion, a strategic move by the Chinese to increase their inventory of the raw material...
What happened this week in the world of Lithium? Well quite allot. Below is the Lithium Week In Review post.   Lithium Australia announces very high Lithium find on Eichigt project - Lithium WA Adrian Griffin, Managing Director of Lithium Australia was in New York for the 121 Mining Conference. He announced the...
SEACOR Marine (Louisiana) has handed over the first ABS certified “Electric Lithium-Ion battery powered” offshore support vessel (OSV) in the Gulf of Mexico. And from the looks of things more upgrades are coming. SEACOR Marine is now looking to convert three additional OSVs to Lithion-Ion based systems including “SEACOR Azteca, SEACOR...
There has been big news for the Australian lithium industry today, with Lithium Australia announcing it has established a joint venture partnership with DLG Battery Co Ltd, a major Chinese battery supplier. The pair have signed a letter of intent that will see the venture supply and sell lithium-ion batteries, packs...
Foreign Automakers around the world are going through a seismic shakeup. As governments move away from fossil fuelled vehicles to more eco friendly and efficient Electric Vehicles (EV). Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel and Graphite have quickly become the key components of the new energy world. China is leading the charge by committing...
That’s according to Curtin University Professor of sustainability Peter Newman who said WA had suddenly become critical to security of supply for battery metals. "We are the only place in the world that has them all,” he said. “Not only do we have the resources but we also have the technological...
Salar Blanco, which is 50 percent-owned by Australian company Lithium Power International (LPI), has dropped its lawsuit against Chile to block Codelco from a lithium deposit where both have claims. After very constructive talks with the Ministry of Mines Chile over the past 3mths, Salar Blanco has agreed to end...