Digging into EV Battery Mineral Market & Automaker Evolution with Mining Investor

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:00:33 +0000

I recently sat down with Brian Menell, CEO and Chairman of TechMet, to talk EV battery mineral mining, investment in this fast-changing market, and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. As someone whose company is investing in mines and lithium mining startups, Brian had more to share and more perspective on these matters than anyone […]

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Canada Orders Chinese Companies To Divest From Critical Materials Operations

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:52:25 +0000

China CanadaCanada has ordered three companies based in China to divest from lithium companies doing business in Ontario and other provinces.

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World Needs To Mine 25× More Lithium By 2050

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 16:30:44 +0000

Decarbonizing transportation rests on scaling up electric vehicle production rapidly and massively, and that rests on scaling up battery mineral mining and refining. Batteries are also necessary to a greater and greater degree for scaling up renewable energy deployments in an efficient and effective manner. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a leading entity tracking and analyzing lithium […]

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4 More Big Battery Stories

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 02:31:11 +0000

The story these days is batteries, batteries, batteries. Scaling up electric vehicle production is all about scaling up batteries, and scaling up the mineral mining and refining essential to batteries. Scaling up renewable energy generation capacity is all about scaling up battery storage capacity to help with the fluctuations in supply. It’s all about the […]

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Recent Battery Deals Could Indicate Manufacturers Are Up To The Task Congress Gave Them

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:34:53 +0000

A large reason people were hesitant about the most current version of US electric vehicle subsidies was that it wouldn’t provide funding to vehicle makers who rely on China for minerals used in batteries. Some argued that if we only used battery materials from friendly countries, it would either lead to a slower EV adoption […]

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Your Rechargeable Batteries Need Lithium. Geothermal Energy Could Soon Help. (Surprise Video)

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:36:11 +0000

As product managers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Nicholas Gilroy and Haiku Sky help turn complex information into a compelling journey on the web. Their work allows users to interact with data and even download information as the story of research unfolds. Working closely with user experience researchers and engineers, the two helped […]

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The Really Big Battery Deal In The IRA That People Are Missing

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2022 01:08:54 +0000

When it comes to electric vehicles and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, almost all of the discussion has been around the consumer tax credit for buying an electric vehicle, including the interesting new battery aspects of that. That’s a big topic, but there’s a whole other battery angle separate from the consumer tax credit, […]

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Lithium Bottlenecks — Real Risk For EV Adoption Or Overhyped?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:00:42 +0000

The following is a wonderful article by Charles Morris that communicates several important points superbly. It presents a bit of a different take on lithium than we’ve typically been presenting, while still referencing a comment from a battery exec that emphasizing a key point we’ve been communicating for years. That key point is that while […]

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