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Galaxy to Adopt Cost-Cutting Measures and leap into Lithium Downstream Processing

20.11.2019


Lithium markets across the globe have started stabilising, and the demand for the “whitegold” is again picking up with industry expecting further growth. However, the recent turbulence in the lithium market has prompted the Australian lithium miners such as Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) to optimise the current production and expenditure plans. Australia is the…



Mali Lithium: Upcoming Catalysts Could Spark A Turnaround Story In 2020


Summary Mali Lithium has experienced a tough year, as the share price of EEYMF is currently trading at A$0.075/share, down ~50% in 2019, and ~90% since peaking in late 2017. Lithium prices have continued to slide and the pain has been felt sectorwide, as mines such as Wodgina and Bald Hill have had to be…



Tesla To Expand The World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery


Tesla and power producer Neoen will expand by 50 percent the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia to ensure additional grid stability, the French company said on Tuesday. Neoen will expand the Hornsdale Power Reserve battery, also known as the Tesla Big Battery, which Tesla started to build two years ago. At the time,…



World’s biggest lithium-ion battery is about to grow even larger


South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, will have its storage and output expanded by 50 percent to help improve stability of the state’s power grid, French power producer Neoen SA said on Tuesday. The 71 million Australian dollars ($48m) project will enlarge the 100-megawatt battery, which is owned and operated by…



Canadian firm to scale up testing of brine for lithium extraction in Alberta, Canada


Canadian E3 METALS CORP. has announced it has collected a large volume of lithium-enriched brine from the Leduc Reservoir in the Central Clearwater Resource Area (CCRA) of its Alberta Lithium Project. This 20,000 L brine sample is the largest collected to date and is required to support the continued testing and scale up of E3…



Researchers discover an origin of dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries


Three pioneers of lithium-ion batteries shared the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry but after four decades of research, the implementation of the batteries has not been without obstacles. Lithium metal, an ideal anode material for its high energy density, was used in the earliest lithium battery prototypes. However, this design has been shelved due to…



Argentina’s lithium producers hopeful as Fernandez set to take power

19.11.2019


Argentina’s lithium producers are cautiously optimistic that President-elect Alberto Fernandez’s incoming administration will not restrict capital flows or set other policies that could hamper their ability to supply the electric vehicle battery metal. Fernandez, a member of the Peronist party that has supported more economic intervention by government, defeated business-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri in last…



Bolivian lithium: why you should not expect any ‘white gold rush’ in the wake of Morales overthrow


The overthrow of Bolivian president Evo Morales shows how the politics of environmentalism and social justice intersect in a silvery-white metal. As Morales flew to exile in Mexico, commentators wondered what will become of Bolivia’s lithium, a strategic resource used in consumer electronics and electric cars. Lithium batteries are the most energetic ever created, and…



Lithium Stocks Likely to Charge Higher on Chile’s Atacama Disruption

16.11.2019


In recent months, lithium prices slipped on oversupply issues, with producers cutting back on supply. However, those cuts are anticipated to eventually give way to a supply crunch. It’s why companies like Albemarle are still bullish on lithium. In addition, recent disruptions to lithium operations around Chile’s Atacama salt flats may also help to alleviate…



Beyond lithium: alternative materials for the battery boom


While lithium has long been touted as the future of advanced batteries, the technology’s limitations and accidents at lithium facilities have encouraged manufacturers to consider alternatives to power the battery revolution. Umar Ali profiles alternative battery materials with significant potential. Zinc Over the past seven years, 110 villages in Africa and Asia have received power…