Tianqi Lithium is building a world’s leading plant dedicated to producing high quality lithium hydroxide. The plant is located in Kwinana WA and will process high grade spodumene sources form Talison Lithium Greenbushes. “Estimated to create 500 local construction jobs and 115 local full-time production jobs when complete in late...
Perth-based explorer Metalicity has identified new Lithium targets at the world class Pilgangoora Lithium district, which is 10km from Altura Mining and Pilbara Minerals’ projects in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Field work at two target areas covering the Pilgangoora “greenstone belt” confirmed several pegmatites hosting anomalous lithium. Metalicity acquired the Pilgangoora...
Last week the worlds leading Battery Makers and New Energy Vehicle Manufacturers met in Las Vegas for the 10th annual Industrial Minerals Lithium Supply & Markets Conference. There purpose was to discuss all things Lithium. These are the key takeaways: Everybody wants lower and more stable lithium supplies with 5y+ commitments. Lithium...
There are few corporate blunders as staggering as Kodaks missed opportunity to move away from film into digital photography Its fair to say they didn’t grapple well with “Disruptive Technology”. The old guard who disregard change and retreat to the comfort of their historic understandings do so at their own peril. Take...
Its called the “Logistics Function” or more commonly known as the “S” curve. The Logistics Function is frequently used to illustrate the “rise and spread of new ideas”. Like disruptive new energy technologies such as Electric Vehicles (EV). And like all disruptive technologies that occur in nature they follow a prescribed...
Chinese companies are searching the world’s mines for lithium and other minerals that make up the minerals required for Lithium-Ion batteries used in electric vehicles. China’s ambition is to lead the world in the production and use of new energy vehicles (ie Electric vehicles). The Chinese government is anxious for...
Chinese car maker BYD seeks to take back the Lithium-Ion battery crown from Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) over the next 24mths. BYD is spending about $3 billion to nearly quadruple its capacity to produce electric car batteries by 2020, in an effort to catch up with leader CATL. China’s Battery King,...
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...
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...