Monthly Archives: May 2017

Former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Joins Board of Directors for FusionEnergy Leader Tri Alpha Energy

Moniz to bring decades of experience in energy technology and policy to strengthen company’s unique approach to clean fusion energy. FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tri Alpha Energy, the world’s largest and most advanced private fusion company pioneering an innovative approach to clean fusion energy, is pleased to announce Dr. Ernest Moniz, distinguished physicist and the 13th United States Secretary of Energy, as the newest member of its Board of Directors. … Continue reading

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SQM says to expand Lithium production as demand grows

May 18 Chile’s SQM said it was planning to expand its production of critical rechargeable battery ingredient lithium, as demand continues to rocket on the back of its increased use in electric vehicles and mobile phones. SQM has access to vast mineral reserves in the so-called ‘lithium triangle’ in Chile and Argentina and is one of the world’s leading producers of the material. “So far in 2017, we have seen stronger lithium demand growth … Continue reading

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China leads the charge in the Lithium-ion manufacturing segment, India playing catch up

At the National Solar Summit in Delhi India’s reliance on Chinese imports in the renewable energy sector including for lithium ion batteries was seen as a hurdle in being energy self sufficient. When Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister for road transport, highways and shipping, announced last week that India would extend its ‘Make in India’ initiative to the lithium ion battery backup segment, the push might have be too little, too late. At the National … Continue reading

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