The World Bank Just Placed a $1 Billion Bet on Batteries

 By LUCAS LAURSEN – FORTUNE.COM September 27, 2018 The World Bank will offer loans up to $1 billion and seek partners for an additional $4 billion to finance batteries in the developing world, it announced Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly. The bank aims to finance 17.5 gigawatt-hours of battery storage capacity […]

Ceylon Graphite Corp Confirms Marketable Battery Grade Graphite

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite”or the “Company”) (CYL.V) (CYLYF) (CCY.F) announced today that Dorfner ANZAPLAN has certified that graphite obtained from its K1 site is upgradeable and meets the specifications of marketable battery grade graphite with a final carbon content of 99.96 wt -%. […]

Senior Analyst at Roskill says Graphite Prices are Currently Very High Due to Tightening Markets

Kerry Satterthwaite, Carbon & Chemicals Division Manager and Sue Shaw, Senior Analyst at Roskill, tell Proactive Investors’ Andrew Scott that graphite prices are currently very high due to tightening markets for both natural and synthetic graphite in lithium-ion batteries and synthetic graphite in electrodes. Synthetic graphite price rises are the […]

The Northern Miner Podcast – Episode 116: Graphite – The Forgotten Battery Mineral ft Gregory Bowes

Scanning electron microscope image of a graphite flake. Credit: Novocarbon.

BY: JOHN CUMMING This episode takes a look at the junior graphite market, which is awakening from a five-year slumber as demand for graphite in the electric vehicle and battery storage sectors begins to take off. Our feature interview is with Gregory Bowes, CEO of Ottawa-based graphite developer Northern Graphite (TSXV: NGC; […]

Auto Industry Braces for Electric Shock

By Morgan Stanley – morganstanley.com By 2050, there may be one billion electric vehicles on the road worldwide, bringing opportunities—and challenges—for automakers and the supply chain. With advances in technology and growing consumer acceptance, the automobile industry’s electric-powered future is in sight. But what are the business implications for manufacturers as […]

How Big Will the Battery Boom Get? Try $548 Billion, BNEF Says

By Mark Chediak  – https://www.bloomberg.com/ Batteries will attract $548 billion in investments by 2050 as costs fall and homes and businesses push to use more clean energy. That’s one of the conclusions of the New Energy Outlook released Tuesday by analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Batteries will become increasingly viable on […]

Battery metals industry dependent on ‘flavour of the month’

Bertie Strydom

BY  SIMONE LIEDTKE  – http://www.miningweekly.com JOHANNESBURG  – With nearly every forecast predicting higher battery use in the years ahead, especially lithium-ion batteries to power new and existing technologies, demand for its component metals may be dependent on what some title “the flavour of the month”. Battery metals include cobalt, nickel, manganese, graphite […]

Alternatives to Cobalt, The Blood Diamond of Batteries

BY ELLEN AIRHART – Wired.com WHEN JOHN GOODENOUGH created the first lithium-ion rechargeable battery at Oxford in 1980, he needed some cobalt. Experiments had already established that the metal is energy-dense, perfect for small batteries that need a lot of power.1 So Goodenough made the cobalt himself, heating the precursors at very high temperatures. […]

Resources in the Lithium Triangle

Ian Stalker, CEO of LSC Lithium Corporation talks about their lithium resources in Argentina. “We are in the lithium business, we’ve moved our company forward from being an acquirer of properties in the Argentinian Lithium Triangle and now we’ve moved into 2018 and we now have resources in the ground, […]

Capital Ideas Talks to Ceylon Graphite

Capital Ideas Media publisher Mark Bunting talks to Ceylon Graphite’s, Bharat Parashar, about the company’s ambitious plans to mine graphite in Sri Lanka, where the mineral is plentiful. Recent News Ceylon Graphite Completes $2million Non-Brokered Private Placement led by Strategic Investment from Mr. Sasha Jacob MAY 23, 2018 Ceylon Graphite […]

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