The University of Michigan have developed a new technology that could radically improve the efficiency of lithium ion batteries without increasing battery size or weight. The university study focused on replacing the current battery electrolytes with ceramic, solid-state electrolytes. Liquid electrolytes were very popular in...
Chile's SQM the worlds largest Lithium producer informed the Santiago stock exchange that together with its subsidiary SQM Potasio it has signed a contract with Minera Exar, Lithium Americas and Ganfeng.SQM Potasio will sell its entire stake (50%) to Ganfeng in Exar, which owns Caucharí-Olaroz Lithium project...
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...
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 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...
That was the question posed by punters to Goldman Sachs Bob Koor in Sydney. His answer……..Electric-Vehicles (EV). You only have to compare the streets of Shanghai in 2006 to 2018 and you can see first hand the EV revolution. Tesla’s are everywhere. China is at the forefront of technologies to slash...
A Current Affair gave away 5 free Tesla systems to families and now the results are in. read more at 9now.com.au https://twitter.com/Ninecomau/status/1009741276730847232
VSSC - Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre has offered to help out Indian companies by passing on it's Lithium-Ion cell technology. This is to help support the domestic market and establish mobile phone production facilities. "VSSC has issued a request for qualification (RfQ) to qualify and shortlist suitable industries in India....
US Lithium miners are pushing to boost up their stocks to reduce their reliance on China. Once the world leader in Lithium production in the 1990’s , the United States has fallen away to a mere 2% of Global Production. Global demand is expected to jump 400%...