WA is officially the Battery Metal Powerhouse of the world.
That’s according to the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Who believe there is no turning back in the rise of demand for Electric Vehicles & Energy Storage:
- Volvo – will pull the plug on Petrol and introduce 5 new electric model cars in 2019.
- Indian Government – have stated they will only sell electric cars by 2030
- Volkswagon – want to overtake Tesla and become world leader in electric cars by 2025
- London Black Cabs – registered from 2018 need to be electric
- China – is pushing forward with its Electric Vehicle Policy and moving away from Fossil Fuel engines
Lithium Ion batterys need Lithium, Nickel, Graphite (not a metal), Cobalt, Manganese, Vanadium and WA has the lot.
Lithium – is currently the hottest commodity on the planet and the worlds largest Lithium supplier.
Graphite – 101 recorded locations and 13 active projects. It’s all about the quality.
Nickel – No 1 globally for Ni resources. WA is Australia’s only nickel producer.
Cobalt – 106 active projects in WA. Co reserves are 2nd largest globally.
Manganese – 69 manganese projects. Experiencing a resurgence.
Vanadium – 18 active projects and 4th largest resources globally. The sleeping giant.
The Periodic Table below says it all…
Read full report: WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Battery metal powerhouse by Trevor Beardsmore
Is the rise in exploration applications reported in our Q1 2018 partly due to the increased interest in gold and lithium in Western Australia? The 40th edition Prospect magazine talks about the new gold rush in Pilbara and WA’s lithium boom – https://t.co/OH7oGODI1B | #APPEA2018 pic.twitter.com/jHGZwOEpOT
— DMIRS WA (@DMIRS_WA) May 17, 2018
Today, with George Bauk (Northern Minerals) and Warren Pearce (AMEC), announcing a taskforce to capitalise on WA’s huge potential to produce and process lithium and other energy materials @amec_org @NorthernMineral @DMIRS_WA pic.twitter.com/9W2K2jzCSK
— Bill Johnston (@BillJohnstonMLA) May 24, 2018
Speaking at Informa’s Lithium & Battery Metals conference today (also my one year anniversary as Mines Minister). Western Australia can be a centre for the battery industry at a world-scale. pic.twitter.com/PbYj9peHJN
— Bill Johnston (@BillJohnstonMLA) March 21, 2018
Speaking @Paydirt_Media’s Battery Minerals conference this morning. Western Australia is open for business and we’re well-equipped to meet the growing demand for battery technology materials #lithium pic.twitter.com/C1SOCT7fqt
— Bill Johnston (@BillJohnstonMLA) March 14, 2018