A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, which she completed in 2013.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Mineweb reported that Rockwood Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ROC), whose plan to buy Talison Lithium Ltd. (TSX:TLH) was derailed by Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group Co. Ltd. late last year, has not yet reallocated the funds it had planned to use for the purchase. Further, it has no plans to do so until Chengdu Tianqi’s deal is a “sure thing.”