GM to Source U.S.-Based Lithium for Next-Generation EV Batteries Through Closed-Loop Process with Low Carbon Emissions

DETROIT – General Motors has agreed to form a strategic investment and commercial collaboration with Controlled Thermal Resources to secure local and low-cost lithium. This lithium will be produced through a closed-loop, direct extraction process that results […]

Did Chamath Palihapitiya Tweet About Tesla’s Sleeping Giant?

In a brilliant video analysis by Dillon Loomis on his channel Electrified, Dillon analyzes a tweet by Chamath Palihapitiya and shares what he thinks could be Tesla’s sleeping giant. Chamath tweeted an image that listed several […]

BMW Group Purchasing Steps up Sustainability Activities & Paves the way for Future e-Mobility Growth

+++ High level of supply chain flexibility speeds up transformation towards e-mobility +++ Extensive measures to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards and secure access to many critical raw materials +++ Sustainability measures in supply […]

New Process Enables Lithium Mining in Germany

Originally published on The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Whether grid energy storage, electromobility or wearable electronics – lithium-ion batteries have become an integral part of our lives. Millions of tons of lithium are mined in places […]

Nemaska Lithium & Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Sign Final Agreements For Lithium Salts Supply From New Plant

Nemaska Lithium, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials of Candiac, Quebec — a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Matthey — have signed final agreements concerning the supply of lithium salts from […]

Study: EV Battery Prices Not Likely To Be Significantly Impacted By Lithium Market Fluctuations

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Ongoing fluctuations in the global lithium market are unlikely to significantly impact electric vehicle battery prices — owing to a relatively limited effect on total cell costs — according to a new […]

New Methods Of Extracting Lithium From Natural Brine Studied By Researchers At LUT — Purity Of Extracted Lithium Solution Increased To 99.9%

Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland recently completed work examining new methods of extracting lithium from natural brine sources — revealing that the new methods allow for an increase in the purity of the […]

Sumitomo Metal Mining Boosting NCA (Used In Lithium-Ion Cathodes) Production By 38%, In Anticipation Of Tesla Model 3 Launch

Sumitomo Metal Mining has revealed as part of its most recent 3-year business plan that it will be boosting production of NCA materials — lithium-nickel-cobalt-aluminum-oxide materials used in lithium-ion battery cathodes — in anticipation of supplying […]