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Sourcing material for a clean energy future

Even many politicians are now stressing the importance of transitioning to clean energy. This means more solar panels, large-scale batteries, electric vehicles (EVs) and wind turbines. It means more demand for materials that make such technology possible.

World’s largest lithium deposit secured for Germany

The demand for batteries shows no sign of decreasing as the rise in electronic devices, and with electric mobility options in particular, continues. To create batteries quantities of lithium are required, and Germany has secured a large supply.

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Boticas - Mining firms are racing to open new lithium mines in Portugal, already Europe's biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Chile restricts water permits in lithium-rich Atacama region

Santiago - The Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile. The region is also home to the planet's purest deposits of lithium. However, over-exploitation of water used in producing lithium carbonate has forced Chile to restrict water permits.

Vancouver company set to revolutionize trapped lithium extraction

Vancouver - The electric car revolution is driving a lithium-ion battery boom that could be worth $67 billion by 2022. And while traditional methods of lithium extraction are painfully slow, a Vancouver, B.C. company is set to revolutionize the process.

Canada's small mineral miners will benefit from EV battery boom

The developers of Canadian lithium and cobalt mines are in a perfect position to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries that power them.

Spearmint Resources moves to fund lithium project in Nevada

Vancouver, Canada-based Spearmint Resources, a Canadian junior resource exploration company, said it hopes to raise $1.0 million to move forward on developing its Nevada lithium property, as well as other projects, including working capital.

Producers struggling to keep up with demand for lithium

As the demand for lithium for storage batteries increases, it has created pressures on the lithium mining and processing sector. No one was prepared for the demand as electric car sales went from near zero a decade ago to over half-a-million last year.

New battery designed to last for a decade

A new type of flow battery has been designed. The battery stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. The novel chemistry gives the battery an exceptionally long lifetime.

'Death Star' that eats planets discovered

Analysis of the star located 300 light years from Earth showed materials in the body indicating the star has swallowed some of the planets orbiting it. Similar to our Sun, the star provides clues about our own solar system and what is likely to happen.

Samsung says it can double mobile battery life with graphene

Samsung has announced it has successfully doubled the capacity of the Li-ion batteries used in modern electronics such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. It is achieved by using a new composite material in the cathodes, made of graphene.

New aluminium battery charges phone in just one minute

Scientists have created a new battery that is capable of fully charging a smartphone in just one minute. Made of aluminium, it could replace today's lithium models in the future and is billed as being much safer too.

New method for dating stars

A new, more advanced technique for measuring the ages of large numbers of stars like the sun has been proposed by astrophysicists.

Black holes possible source of lithium but add more hurdles

The universe's lithium supply is, at the most one-third of what it should be. Now, black holes have been considered a source of the element, but that only complicates things more as it deepens the question of how all of it disappears.

Review: Should you invest in uranium?

An American financial analyst is recommending his subscribers to invest in uranium. His arguments are persuasive - if you think money is everything.

Toyota secures future lithium supply for hybrid cars

Toyota Tsusho Corp, a key supplier of batteries for Toyota's hybrid cars, made a partnership deal with Orocobre Ltd, a mining company based in Australia. This deal should secure the fluent supply of lithium to Toyota Motor, who owns 22 percent of Tsusho.

Study Suggests Lithium Added To Water Supply Will Lower Suicide

A Japanese study suggests that putting the drug lithium into water supplies could reduce suicide. The researchers have called on other countries to study the effects.

A Mighty Burp

BP Piscium appears to have swallowed its stellar companion and could be starting a new planet system. The middle aged star is about 1000 light years away from the Earth. Scientists are watching the development closely.

Lightning Lithium Superbike: No Emissions

Electric Bike runs only on Lithium batteries with a top speed of 100 mph, 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds.

Battery Breakthrough? Ten Times More Powerful than Lithium Batteries

EEStor files patents for Ultra Capacitor Batteries that are 10 times more powerful than the existing batteries, costs less and environmentally safe.
 

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The Atacama Dry lake  in Chile. In the horizon  the Licancabur volcano.
The Atacama Dry lake, in Chile. In the horizon, the Licancabur volcano.
Francesco Mocellin
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Lithium battery
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Lithium mine  Salar del Hombre Muerto  Argentina The Advanced Land Image on NASA’s EO-1 satellite ...
Lithium mine, Salar del Hombre Muerto, Argentina The Advanced Land Image on NASA’s EO-1 satellite captured this image on May 16, 2009.
NASA Earth Observatory
Lithium hydroxide forms less-soluble lithium carbonate which precipitates because of the common ion ...
Lithium hydroxide forms less-soluble lithium carbonate which precipitates because of the common ion effect. Image taken Dec. 30, 2010.
Chemicalinterest
Photo of the Goldstrike lithium mine in the Clayton Valley of Nevada. May 7th  2012. Photo was taken...
Photo of the Goldstrike lithium mine in the Clayton Valley of Nevada. May 7th, 2012. Photo was taken at an altitude of 38,000 feet during a transcontinental commercial flight from New York City (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO).
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Drone footage of the Shawinigan facility.
Drone footage of the Shawinigan facility.
Nemaska Lithium
Battery Pack for BMW-i3 Electric Vehicle (at Munich Trade-Show Electronica) November 2012.
Battery Pack for BMW-i3 Electric Vehicle (at Munich Trade-Show Electronica) November 2012.
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Toyota EV-86 with the battery pack in the rear.
Toyota EV-86 with the battery pack in the rear.
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Whabouchi Site
Namaska Lithium
Impure lithium carbonate. It has iron(III) oxide chunks in it.
Impure lithium carbonate. It has iron(III) oxide chunks in it.
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Salar de Atacama
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