Monthly Archives: October 2019

Traders Are Rushing Nickel Out of China to Capture LME Profits

At least 15,000 tons of nickel has left China since September The traders plan to deliver the metal against LME contracts Traders are moving nickel stockpiles from China to other Asian warehouses to capture hefty profits by delivering to the London Metal Exchange. At least 15,000 tons of refined nickel left bonded warehouses in China since September, according to traders and logistic managers with knowledge of the matter. The inventory is on its way … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were recognized for research that has “laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society.” The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, which have revolutionized portable electronics and are very likely powering a device you’re using now to read this article. Larger examples of the batteries have given rise to … Continue reading

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Researchers in Canada develop million-mile Lithium-ion battery

A group of scientists led by Jeff Dahn, a professor at Canada’s Dalhousie University and a research partner with Tesla, published a paper in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society where they present the concept of a new battery able to power an electric vehicle for over one million miles. The battery, thus, could make Tesla’s robot taxis and long-haul electric trucks viable. It is also expected to last at least two decades in … Continue reading

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