America’s Rare Earth Ultimatum: A National Policy of Vertical Integration

For the past decade, our dependence on rare earths has conjured up considerable attention, fascination, and concern regarding their importance. This has caused a cascading effect to create interest and investment in other rare metals, critical minerals, ore deposits, mining, and the American mineral endowment—all related to with U.S. technology […]

Fears Rise China Could Choke off Supply of Rare Earths in Trade War

China’s grip on the world’s rare earths market is in focus once again amid speculation the dominant producer could choke off supplies as the trade war escalates. But they’re not the only strategic minerals to watch if China’s relations with the U.S. deteriorate. FULL STORY: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-23/china-s-sway-over-tech-metals-under-scrutiny-after-huawei-swoop Why Rare Earths Could […]

Why Rare Earths Could Give China a Trade War Cudgel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off the supply of chips and processors to Huawei Technologies Co. is hitting China’s biggest tech company where it hurts – its dependence on other nations for the semiconductors and software used in smartphones and networking gear. So when China’s President Xi Jinping […]

China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earths Dominance in Trade War

Beijing is gearing up to use its dominance of rare earths to hit back in its deepening trade war with Washington. A flurry of Chinese media reports on Wednesday, including an editorial in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party, raised the prospect of Beijing cutting exports of the commodities […]

U.S. Risks ‘Devastating’ Blow From China’s Rare Earths Monopoly

Beijing’s threat to use its dominance of rare earths in the trade war risks serious disruption to U.S. industry, by starving manufacturers of components commonplace in everything from cars to dishwashers and military equipment. And, it’s a stranglehold that might take years to break. FULL STORY: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-29/u-s-risks-devastating-blow-from-china-s-rare-earths-monopoly Rare metals used […]

Why Contrarians Say China’s Rare Earth Trump Card May Backfire

China is regarded by many experts as holding a trump card in trade talks given its dominant position as a global supplier of rare earth materials used in U.S. industries including technology, aerospace and defense. The U.S., in fact, relies on China for 80% of its rare earth supplies and […]

Rare metals used in most tech products could be cut off from U.S. by trade war with China

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements, but China dominates the industry and may end U.S. access to the unusual metals. FULL STORY: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rare-metals-used-in-most-tech-products-could-be-cut-off-from-u-s-by-trade-war-with-china-60-minutes-2019-06-09/ Analyst Shares Thoughts On Investing In MetalsBattery metals industry dependent on ‘flavour of the month’Global Graphite Electrode Market to […]

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 […]

Ceylon Graphite Tops Spherical Graphite Parameters

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ceylon Graphite Corp.(“Ceylon Graphite” or the “Company”)(TSX-V:CYL) (OTC:CYLYF) (FSE: CCY) announced today that Dorfner Analysenzentrum und Anlagenplanungsgesellschaft mbH (“ANZAPLAN”) has certified graphite obtained from its K 1 exploration site meets the parameters of spherical graphite required for battery and energy storage applications. […]

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