Source : Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – www.BenchmarkMinerals.com – June 2016 Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel have attempted to play down the role of lithium in a lithium ion battery, but could have inadvertently given themselves further supply headaches. In response to a question of whether there is enough lithium supply,…Details
Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence www.BenchmarkMinerals.com – December 2015 At the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a wondrous new metal wowed the crowds: aluminium. The enthusiasm surrounding it belied the decades of research taken to reach that point, with the big breakthrough occurring when Henri-Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville started producing the material on a commercial scale. However,…Details
Lithium-Ion battery manufacturing costs seems to be falling quicker than expected. Two pieces of news caught our attention last week.
A couple of important news caught our attention last week. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the level of global investments in green energy was at a record in 2015. That’s in spite of low fossil fuel prices. Here are links to a video clip as well as an article on the subject. http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/clean-energy-is-expanding-even-when-fossil-fuels-are-cheap/vi-BBofu1P http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/solar-and-wind-just-did-the-unthinkable/ar-BBobifb…Details
Source : Benchmark Mineral Intelligence – www.BenchmarkMinerals.com – October 2015 Problems with the consistency of flake graphite supply are hampering full capacity utilization of battery grade graphite in China. Impurities in spherical graphite – a micronized and purified form of flake graphite – are preventing fringe producers from entering the market in a significant way, dragging…Details