Lithium – China Daily reported that a team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are working on a much-needed breakthrough in lithium batteries, in hopes to help the stalling electric vehicle market. Their research is focusing on lithium-sulfur batteries.
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Today, Global Cobalt announced that it has entered a preliminary offtake agreement with top battery materials supplier Beijing Easpring Materials Technology.
Lithium – EV World reported that while the price of lithium-ion batteries are bound to drop, consumers should not anticipate the cost of electric vehicles to follow suit until standardization in the auto industry is reached.
Cobalt – MetalBulletin reported that Jiangsu Cobalt Nickel Metal Company Ltd. is pushing for the Chinese government to raise the country's import tax on cobalt metal. The company also wants the government to instigate "supportive measures" for the nation's battery sector.
Graphite – SBWire announced that its new report, Global Graphite Market 2012-2016, states that according to analysts, the global graphite market could grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.52 percent during those years.
Cobalt – The Cobalt Development Institute held its annual cobalt conference in Shanghai at the end of May. Here's a look at the key takeaways from the event.
Lithium – Roskill provided analysis on the future of the lithium market. The company determined that rechargeable batteries accounted for 27 percent of global lithium consumption in 2012. The end use of batteries was responsible for 44 percent of the net increase in lithium consumption over the lat ten years and 70 percent over the last five.
Rare Earth – Japanese auto maker Honda has established the world's first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries. Using the newly defined process, it is able to extract over 80 percent of rare earth metals contained in used batteries at more than 99-percent purity.
Zinc – Zinc’s use in the energy world's increasingly important battery sector is beginning to challenge current lithium and lead models.
Graphite – Focus Metals (TSXV:FMS) has signed a licensing agreement with Hydro-Quebec's research institute, IREQ, to develop a graphite purification and a graphite anode production facility.