Tesla “Pilot” Battery Factory = 13th Largest Battery Factory in World

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:30:13 +0000

Tesla revealed at its Battery Day this week that it intends to produce 3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of batteries a year by 2030. That’s more than Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (aka Benchmark Minerals) was forecasting for all lithium-ion battery production combined before Battery Day

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Tesla Officially Enters The Mining Business

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:27:43 +0000

One of the many details revealed at Tesla’s Battery Day event yesterday was that it’s planning to build its own cathode factory here in North America

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Lithium & Nickel & Tesla, Oh My!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:50:38 +0000

Last week, I sat down with Rodney Hooper and Howard Klein for another chat about nickel and lithium mining, electric vehicle batteries, Tesla, the electric vehicle transition, and a few other matters

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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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Vulcan Is A Step Closer To Net-Zero-Carbon Lithium Production

Credit to Author: Sponsored Content| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:38:05 +0000

Schematic of Zero Carbon Lithium Process - producing lithium and power from geothermal heatVulcan’s world-first first Zero Carbon Lithium™ process extracts battery-grade lithium from geothermal brines, a process which also provides a renewable energy source to power the extraction process

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The Battery & Mining Catch-22 Threatening The EV Revolution

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 06:16:05 +0000

Electric vehicles need batteries, and it takes one or two years to get a battery production plant up and running. However, something that is often forgotten is that you don’t make batteries out of thin air

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California Pumps $9.5 Million Into Lithium Extraction & Geothermal Energy

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 20:02:23 +0000

Earlier this month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $9.5 million for 3 geothermal and lithium projects. The projects have a dual purpose — they help to provide more clean, renewable energy and they help a budding lithium recovery industry in the state

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