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Aquatech to provide lithium refining process for Lithium Americas’s Thacker Pass project

Water treatment company Aquatech has been awarded a contract for the lithium refining and purification process plants by Lithium Americas for the Thacker Pass lithium project in Nevada, the largest known lithium reserve in the US.  Aquatech specializes in delivering process technology for the refining and purification of battery-grade lithium chemical products from clays, brines… Read more »

GM and Lithium Americas to develop lithium production through $650-million investment

General Motors and Lithium Americas plan to jointly invest in the development of the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, which the companies call “the largest known source of lithium in the US.” GM plans to use lithium carbonate from Thacker Pass in its proprietary Ultium battery cells.  As part of the deal, GM will make… Read more »

EV lithium consumption in Q3 2022 up 70% over last year

In Q3 2022, more than 77,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) were deployed in the cells of recently sold passenger plug-in vehicles globally, 70% more than was deployed in the same period the year before, according to Adamas Intelligence. In the Asia Pacific region, LCE deployment rose 100% year-over-year in Q3 2022 to 49,000… Read more »

A closer look at graphite—its forms, functions and future in EV batteries

Q&A with Graphex CEO John DeMaio Reading the EV press, you might assume that lithium, cobalt and nickel are the stars of the battery show—they get a lot of coverage, as pundits debate the relative merits of NMC and LFP cathode chemistries and agonize over looming shortages. Meanwhile, over in the anode, there’s an unsung… Read more »

Adamas Intelligence says LFP cell deployment is up 237% in H1 2022

The latest biannual report on the global EV market from Adamas Intelligence highlights expanding EV sales, as well as the growing popularity of LFP battery chemistries, in the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, 6.23 million new passenger EVs were registered around the world—an increase of 42% compared to the same… Read more »

July battery materials report: Monthly EV and raw material sales slipped, but are still soaring year-over-year

Global EV sales and deliveries of battery raw materials fell on a monthly basis in July, but are still showing strong growth compared to July 2021, according to the latest Monthly Battery Raw Materials Deployment report from Adamas Intelligence. In July 2022, global monthly sales of electrified passenger vehicles (EVs, PHEVs and hybrids) came to… Read more »

Monthly battery raw material report: EV sales are soaring, and so are material deliveries

Supply chain problems are real, and ongoing, but they don’t seem to be holding back the steady transition to electrified vehicles. Global EV sales are soaring, and so are raw material deliveries, according to the latest Monthly Battery Raw Materials Deployment report from Adamas Intelligence. In June 2022, global monthly sales of electrified passenger vehicles… Read more »

Ascend Elements to open battery recycling facility in Georgia

Battery recycling and manufacturing company Ascend Elements (formerly known as Battery Resourcers) is planning to open a battery recycling plant in Georgia by August of 2022, where it will recycle lithium, cobalt and nickel. The company plans to invest $43 million in the 154,000-square-foot facility, which will be able to process 30,000 metric tons of… Read more »

USA Rare Earth acquires permanent magnet manufacturing capability

USA Rare Earth has purchased the neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet manufacturing equipment formerly owned and operated in North Carolina by Hitachi Metals America. Demand for rare earth magnets is being driven by plug-in vehicles (electric motors and batteries), wind generators (direct drive generators), medical devices (personal vital sign monitors and medical imaging machines)… Read more »