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Battery storage rise to fuel metals demand, says World Bank

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:40 -- News Editor
Battery storage rise to fuel metals demand, says World Bank

The global trend towards using clean energy systems such as battery storage technology will see “heightened demand” for minerals and metals including lead and lithium, according to a new World Bank report.

A shift to a low-carbon future “could result in opportunities for mineral-rich countries”, the report said. But it warned these nations must have “long-term strategies in place that enable them to make smart investment decisions”.

 

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SRG teams up with Germans to test graphite for Li-ion batteries

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:55 -- Xuan Zhong
SRG teams up with Germans to test graphite for Li-ion batteries

Canadian Sama Graphite (SRG) has announced its signature of a consulting agreement with Dorfner ANZAPLAN, a German specialty minerals producer, for advanced graphite test work on the SRG’s Lola Graphite for lithium-ion battery application.

Laboratory work and analysis on the Lola Graphite concentrate is aimed at identifying the optimal procedure for shaping and purification in order to obtain high-purity spherical graphite, suitable for use in lithium-ion battery and technology grade graphite applications.

 

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Imerys expands natural graphite production with Nambia JV

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:44 -- Paul Crompton
Imerys expands natural graphite production with Nambia Joint venture

French minerals company Imerys Graphite & Carbon has moved into Nambia after signing a joint venture to produce natural graphite.

Imerys and Gecko Namibia formed a JV to develop the Namibian Otjiwarongo site as graphite becomes increasingly sought after for use in lithium-ion anodes.

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Australia’s first vanadium electrolyte plant points to cheaper product

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:27 -- Paul Crompton
Australia’s first vanadium electrolyte plant points to cheaper product

Antipodean minerals company Australian Vanadium Limited is set to bring vanadium electrolyte production expertise and capability to the country for the first time.

The firm has bought the pilot plant from UK organisation C-Tech Innovation Limited, which will allow the vertical integration of the technology through stand-alone and planned mine-attached facilities.

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