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Nickel shortage in view unless China-led projects in Indonesia succeed: analysts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The global nickel market and its key growth sector, electric vehicle (EV) batteries, will face grave supply shortages unless key Chinese-led projects in Indonesia start up in a timely and cost-effective manner, analysts said on Thursday. The outlook, issued by delegates attending an industry gathering, comes after China’s Tsingshan Group last year surprised the market with a low-cost estimate and short time frame to launch a $700 million high pressure acid … Continue reading

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New $135m battery research centre puts Australia at ‘cutting edge’ of global Lithium industry

A new national lithium research hub in Western Australia is hoped to take the state a step closer to developing a battery manufacturing industry. Key points: WA sees itself as a hub for battery minerals and manufacturing Politicians say Australia’s ability to viably produce lithium batteries is still a way off Much of the research will be carried out in Kwinana, South West, Goldfields and Pilbara regions The $135 million centre, announced today, will … Continue reading

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United States sets sights on China in new electric vehicle push

(Reuters) – U.S. government officials plan to meet with executives from automakers and lithium miners in early May as part of a first-of-its-kind effort to launch a national electric vehicle supply chain strategy, according to three sources familiar with the matter. While Volkswagen AG, Tesla Inc and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers are expanding in the United States and investing billions in the new technology, they are reliant on mineral imports without a … Continue reading

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Carbontech: How Business is Creating Wealth from Waste

CVMR was invited to participate in the Carbontech event organized by Energy & Environment Canada and Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy (CEGP), at the Canadian Consulate in NYC on 25 March 2019.

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Chinese electric vehicle makers are gorging on Nickel

Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 253% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in January this year compared to 2018. The Dutch-Canadian research company, which tracks EV registrations and battery chemistries in more than 80 countries says the jump is due to an ongoing shift from lithium iron phosphate (LFP) to nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cathodes. First generation NCM batteries contained around a third cobalt with a chemical composition of 111 … Continue reading

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CO2 Solutions – Saint-Félicien Project Update

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – CO2 Solutions Inc. (the “Corporation” or “CO2 Solutions”) (TSXV: CST) today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended December 31, 2018. The Corporation’s detailed financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) will be filed and available on www.sedar.com. Three-month Period ended December 31, 2018 and Subsequent Operational Highlights Update on the Saint-Félicien Project The Corporation announces that the commissioning of the CO2 capture … Continue reading

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CHILE: COPPER AND LITHIUM GIANT SQUEEZING WATER RIGHTS FOR MINERS

Officials plan to more than double number of prohibited zones BHP and Antofagasta have requested water-rights extensions In a belated response to falling fresh-water levels in desert areas, Chile is moving to protect a natural resource that has been depleted after decades of mining activity. With complaints from local communities rising and the effects of climate change worsening, the world’s largest copper producer is planning to implement measures that will make it more difficult … Continue reading

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New technique successfully converts power plant CO2 to graphite

Posted on January 31, 2019 by James Ockenden in Technology, Carbon & climate A Canadian project has successfully captured power plant flue gas CO2 and converted it into value-added products including graphite and graphene. The project, run by CVMR and EnerCarbon and partially funded by the”Solutions 2030 Challenge” program of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE), involves capturing CO2 emissions from industrial operations of various scales through a novel modular technology, replacing conventional absorption … Continue reading

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INDIA, CHINA CONTRIBUTE MOST TO GLOBAL GREENERY: NASA

WASHINGTON: India and China are leading the way in greening lands, thanks to ambitious tree-planting programs and intensive agriculture in both countries, Nasa satellite data has shown. The world is getting literally greener than it was 20 years ago, the study published in the latest edition in Nature Sustainability on Monday said. It showed that at least 25 per cent of the global foliage expansion since the early 2000s came from China, with India … Continue reading

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NASDAQ: BOLIVIA PICKS CHINESE PARTNER FOR $2.3 BLN LITHIUM PROJECT

By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Bolivia has chosen a Chinese consortium to help it produce lithium, the government said on Wednesday, giving China a potential foothold in the country’s huge untapped reserves of the prized electric battery metal. China’sXinjiang TBEA Group Co Ltd will hold a 49 percent stake in a joint venture with Bolivia’s state lithium company YLB, the Bolivian firm said. Together, the two companies will produce lithium … Continue reading

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