Lithium Market News Directory

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on the Scale of Tesla’s Gigafactory

The latest update from Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence took a look at satellite images of Nevada that give an idea of the scale of Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ:TSLA) new gigafactory near Reno. The company is currently building phase 1 of its plant, and at just 20 percent of the overall size of the finished plant, phase 1 will be the largest lithium-ion battery plant in the world.

Ben Lillie: Lithium “Powers All of Our Mobile Devices”

At Tedx in New York this month, Ben Lillie spoke about how the element was formed and about its applications in daily life. Lillie talks about the atomic structure of lithium, its uses in everything from batteries to tritium for use in nuclear fusion.

Chile Could be Open to Public-Private Partnerships for Lithium

Reuters reported that Chile is considering public-private partnerships for the development of lithium projects, although the state would keep control of the mineral. Chile is the second largest producer of lithium globally.