The Key For Tesla’s Future Is Batteries, Not Cars

By Enrique Dans Forbes.com Tesla’s Gigafactory will soon be the largest covered building ever built and, with the permission of the Chinese company BYD, the largest battery factory in the world in what has become the fight to control of one of the most important technologies for the future. Tesla’s joint venture with Panasonic will make it […]

Brookfield and the Caisse buy automotive battery business from Johnson Controls for $13 billion

Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business produces batteries for global automakers and retailers for use in nearly all types of vehicles, including hybrid and electrical models.Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Batteries are used in about a third of cars globally MONTREAL — Brookfield Business Partners LP and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, together with a group of institutional partners, have signed a deal to buy Johnson Controls’ power solutions business for US$13.2 billion in one of the […]

The Battery Boom Will Draw $1.2 Trillion in Investment by 2040

Employees work on the roof of an electric bus at the BYD Coach and Bus factory in Lancaster, California. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

By Brian Eckhouse – Bloomberg.com The battery boom is coming to China, California and basically everywhere else—and it will be even bigger than previously thought. The global energy-storage market will surge to a cumulative 942 gigawatts by 2040, according to a new forecast from Bloomberg NEF published Tuesday, and that growth will necessitate $1.2 […]

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 […]

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