Pure Energy Minerals has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with POSCO.
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory believe they have solved key issues associated with silicon anodes, which can be used in lithium-ion batteries.
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Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:BCN) announced the receipt of analytical results from five drill holes completed recently in the lower clay unit of its Mexico-based La Ventana concession. In all of them, the company intersected "[s]ignificant lithium-bearing intervals."
Lithium Corp. (OTCQB:LTUM) announced that the Bureau of Land Management has approved its application to amend its permit on the Nevada-based San Emidio lithium property.
Bloomberg reported that according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), the battery factory that Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is planning may require up to 17 percent of current lithium output. That's good news for the lithium market, which is currently facing oversupply.
Western Lithium USA Corporation, (TSX:WLC, OTCQX:WLCDF) has received a milestone payment of US$1.5 million pursuant to the Royalty Purchase Agreement with Orion Mine Finance (Master) Fund I LP, the company's largest shareholder and a major New York investment fund, to be put towards building the planned Lithium Demonstration Plant expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2014
In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.
Nanotechweb.org reported that researchers at the United States' Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that the electronic type of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) determines how well it can accommodate lithium.
Indo-Asian News Service reported that researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have designed a sugar-consuming "bio-battery" whose output per weight is greater than that of typical lithium-ion batteries.
ExtremeTech reported that researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have built a lithium-ion battery that is not flammable. Flammability is a major flaw for such batteries.