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Thu 16:29

Currently, lithium is not traded as a commodity; rather, it is managed through a kind of oligopoly situation where there are three or four major suppliers globally and they have rather successfully managed supply and demand for lithium over the past decades. Because of this, everything is priced on a contract basis.

“The problem is that these three or four major suppliers have been responsible for supply and demand but they are not going to be able to meet new demand for lithium,” Dr. Andy Robinson, a Ph.D. in Geochemistry and the COO of Pure Energy Minerals, told

As Robinson points out, however, not all lithium is equal. It’s sold in different types for different prices. For instance, lithium carbonate sells for around $6,000 per ton and is used to make some of the materials for new battery technology. However, many of the new battery technologies—particularly those used by Tesla—use lithium hydroxide as the starting material, which trades at around $2,000 more per ton than lithium

Thu 13:31

Scrappage schemes

Lord Drayson - who has raced electric cars - served in several ministerial roles between 2005 and 2010 and was the science minister from 2008 to 2010 in Gordon Brown's government.

He said: "I think we should have things like a car scrappage scheme where people who want to trade in their diesel get an electrical car or hybrid. I think that's something the government should support.

The peer also called for more rigorous independent testing of emissions and diesel exclusion zones in cities.

"The car industry has got to accelerate the development of electric vehicles and we are going to see the need for a greater adoption of hybrids," Lord Drayson said.

The former minister's views will further alarm drivers of diesel cars, many of whom bought them believing they were less damaging to the environment
Wed 10:07

Lithium. The world has no idea. I'm in NY

I think this is the biggest hint of something monumental is about to happen
Wed 09:07

Most likely it's all done the funding, plant design, the testing is already done, it will have to be finished well before Tesla are due to start producing millions of batteries

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