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Sweden seeks lithium tie-ups in South America amid ‘white gold’ rush


Sweden is turning its gaze towards Peru and other South American countries for lithium tie-ups amid a global race to lock in supply of the “white gold” metal that is key for the batteries that power electric vehicles. A senior trade official from the Scandinavian nation told Reuters by phone that firms in Sweden –…

How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers


In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles. Chile had lured the companies with an enticing offer. In exchange for helping the South American country, the world’s No. 2 miner of lithium, jumpstart…

Bolivia, UK keen to engage in India e-mobility drive


The South American State of Bolivia with its proven lithium resources and the United Kingdom with its technology know-how are keen to engage in the country’s electric mobility growth story. Juan Jose Cortez Rojas, Charge d’ Affairs, Head of Mission for Bolivian in India, said “lithium, a precious metal used for making lithium ion batteries…

Global flexible battery market is anticipated to reach around USD 470 Million by the end of 2024, witnessing a healthy compound annual growth rate over the forecast period

Flexible batteries are designed for their flexible use in electronic devices such as toys, smart card, sensors and others. Compact and small sized electronic devices need small, stretchable and flexible batteries due to presence of less space for their installation in these devices. Most of the electronic items need a power supply which should be…

Ganfeng Lithium wagers $28m on Sonora lithium deposits in Mexico

The Chinese lithium-ion battery producer has taken significant stakes in two U.K. entities associated with a mine which could hold up to 8.8 million tons of the raw material in clay deposits. Jiangxi-based lithium battery manufacturer Ganfeng Lithium has splashed almost £22 million ($27.8 million) on a stake in the Sonora lithium clay mine in…

Europe Must Invest to Meet Lithium Supply Chain Goals


Speaking to the Investing News Network at the recent Lithium Supply & Markets Conference in Chile, Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles, executive director of corporate strategy at Infinity Lithium (ASX:INF), said Europe has a lot of work ahead if it wants to meet its lithium supply chain goals. According to the executive, the continent’s goal is to have…

European Lithium Projects Gain Attention Amid Push Towards Electric Vehicles

SANTIAGO — European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network of battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers across the continent, the world’s second-largest EV market after China. A regional EV supply chain would help achieve European Union goals to lower carbon emissions, cut…