Will Tesla’s $1B Investment In Australian Minerals Inspire Australia To Start Refining Its Own Lithium With Renewables

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 03:59:24 +0000

Recently, Tesla announced that it was going to spend $1 billion or more on Australian minerals, and Tesla’s Chair Robyn Denholm shared some interesting information about how her home country processes lithium. It doesn’t. It sends the lithium over to China to be refined, which isn’t good for the environment since China’s grid is still […]

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Albemarle Expanding Nevada Site to Increase Domestic Production of Lithium

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 04:39:23 +0000

Albemarle Corporation has announced plans to expand capacity at its lithium production facility in Silver Peak, Nevada

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Digging Into Yahua Lithium & Its 5 Year Lithium Agreement With Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 17:41:29 +0000

As we previously reported, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group made an announcement at the end of December that its subsidiary, Yahua Lithium, signed a 5-year lithium supply agreement with Tesla. The contract’s value is reported to be a range of $630-880 million. Yahual Lithium will provide battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla from 2021 through 2025. Here’s a bit more information and commentary on that deal

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Tesla Gets 5-Year Lithium Hydroxide Deal With China’s Yahua

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 18:22:03 +0000

We’ve written at length about the vast need for lithium if the electric vehicle market is going to keep growing at the pace it’s been growing at. Lithium is abundant on Earth, but it takes years to set up lithium mines and manufacturing facilities to get that lithium ready for use in a battery, so it’s not a resource issue, but rather a business and investment issue

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Digging Into Less Conventional Lithium Mining Options

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 07:07:04 +0000

A few weeks ago, one of our writers wrote up a story on the company Standard Lithium and its plan to get lithium for EV batteries in a new, innovative way. Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded on Twitter that he thought the approach had “a lot of potential.”

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Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel Sourcing — Australia? Bolivia? China?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 11:10:37 +0000

Following some of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s comments regarding battery production during the quarterly Tesla conference call for shareholders last week, I decided to have two long conversations with Howard Klein and Rodney Hooper of RK Equity about the EV battery production and mining industries

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