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Could there be an ‘OPEC of lithium’?


Chile plans to nationalize its vast reserves of lithium, an element essential for development of batteries and electric vehicles. That could force new public-private partnerships for leading suppliers Albemarle and SQM.

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The promise of a lithium-sulfur battery


Low in cost and high in density, a lithium-sulfur battery could power the future of transport — if it ever gets to market.

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Breakthrough technology for lithium manufacture

Envirotec Magazine

For all of these reasons, continuous monitoring has long been the dream in lithium manufacture, so with successful trials at several plants, the industry is delighted that the dream has become reality. Each EV lithium-ion battery pack contains around 8 kg of lithium, and last year global lithium production was 100 000 tons.

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Lithium Deficit Threatens EV Sales and Energy Transition


This whitepaper provides S&P Global Commodity Insights' analysis of the global lithium deficit, threatening EV sales and could put the brakes on the energy transition. Lithium prices shot up by more than 500% in the past year due to the short global supply.

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Made in America: A lithium supply chain for EV batteries


supplying 1 percent of the world’s lithium, there’s nowhere to go but up. With the U.S.

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Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Prices Hit Record Low of $139/kWh


The price of lithium-ion battery packs has dropped 14% to a record low of $139/kWh, according to analysis by research provider BloombergNEF (BNEF). […] The post Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Prices Hit Record Low of $139/kWh appeared first on BloombergNEF.

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ExxonMobil is a lithium company now

The Verge: Energy

Image: Getty ExxonMobil is getting into the lithium production business. The company announced on Monday that it’s going to become a “leading producer of lithium” by opening its first drilling operation in southern Arkansas. To access the lithium, the company will first drill 10,000 feet below the surface using gas and oil machinery.

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