CITY A.M.: Lithium batteries are the ‘new oil’ as Panasonic unveils $4bn gigafactory

by MILLIE TURNER – July 14, 2022 Lithium-ion batteries displayed at the Panasonic booth during the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) The demand for lithium batteries, key components in […]

JWN MEDIA: US says it will back miners to stop China’s weaponization of battery metals

By Bloomberg Thursday, July 14, 2022 Lithium battery Source: iStock/kynny Developers of battery metals projects can win support from the US government as it seeks to counter the dominance of China in clean-technology supply chains, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.Nations including the US have raised concerns over the global concentration of refining and production capacity for […]

MINING TECHNOLOGY: Growing the supply base of lithium

Growing the supply base of lithium With lithium demand continuing to rise, new supply centres must be developed. We look into potential areas of growth. By Zachary Skidmore – July 14, 2022 Credit: Martina Janochová from Pixabay. Lithium is one of the most in-demand commodities in the world today. It has become critical in producing […]