Monthly Archives: January 2015

SQM issues caution over electric vehicles

In little under two decades, SQM SA has gone from entering the lithium market to dominating global production. After commercialising a new lithium extraction method from sub-surface brines in the Atacama Desert, SQM not only become the world’s largest supplier, but also one of Chile’s most important and strategic mining companies. Through its production of … Continue reading SQM issues caution over electric vehicles

How battery markets can learn from smartphone disruption

The rapid uptake of smartphones over the last 10 years can hold some valuable lessons for those involved in emerging battery markets. While some participants may still feel battery technology is not good enough to play any pivotal role besides its uses today, the reality is portable and stationary batteries will have an ever increasing … Continue reading How battery markets can learn from smartphone disruption