Batteries are going to drive the future of lithium, according to international research firm Roskill. Here is a look at two tech updates for lithium batteries.
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Researchers from the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute have stumbled upon what they believe is a “vast, new lithium resource.” Preliminary reports show that the deposit hosts 228,000 tons of lithium, enough to meet all US demand.
Nemaska Lithium's president and CEO, Guy Bourassa, discusses the Whabouchi deposit and the emerging market of lithium hydroxide for the rechargeable battery industry.
Mining Weekly reported that Critical Element’s Rose Project which was originally slated for 2015, will begin its first production in 2016 as it focuses on getting an offtake partner. The company said that the open-pit operation has an expected resource of 24.3-million tons grading 0.89% lithium oxide.
Western Lithium’s long-term goal is to become a dominant player in the battery-grade lithium carbonate market; however, in the near-term it’s focused on generating cash flow from producing an essential specialty drilling additive for the oil and gas industry.
Mining Weekly reported that Galaxy Resources has delivered a JORC-compliant 1.1 million tons of lithium carbonate at its Argentina project.
The acquisition of Talison Lithium by a privately owned Chinese firm with state-owned affiliates was completed on March 26, giving the Asian powerhouse control over one-third of global lithium supply.
If proven successful, POSCO’s new lithium extraction technology may further lower the cost of production at brine deposits, widening their economic advantage over hard-rock deposits.
Reliable and dynamic energy storage systems are key to making renewable sources of energy viable and to opening up new markets for lithium-based battery systems.
The lack of adequate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure may be the greatest barrier to the widespread adoption of EVs in the United States.