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Tesla’s Elon Musk: More Gigafactory lithium deals to come, potentially Nevada

Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk has admitted the company is pursuing lithium deals in Nevada. Tesla is looking to add to the conditional deal it struck with Bacanora Minerals / Rare Earth Minerals and Musk was forced to admit last night on Twitter that Nevada projects are being considered. Last week’s lithium supply deal with […]

Tesla begins Gigafactory sourcing with lithium supply deal

A new lithium project in northern Mexico has received the first seal of approval to supply the Tesla Motors Gigafactory.London-based Bacanora Minerals and Rare Earth Minerals have received the go-ahead to supply lithium hydroxide to Tesla’s lithium-ion battery megafactory from its clay deposit in Mexico’s north-west. Tesla have agreed a 5-year lithium hydroxide contract to […]

Graphic: Minerals used in Tesla’s Powerwall

The below graphic is a simplified representation of the Tesla Motors’ home battery, Powerwall, and the minerals used in its construction. Tesla plans to use low cost Gigafactory-produced lithium-ion batteries to construct the 7-10kWh battery pack for home use. This graphic is taken from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence‘s quarterly magazine which is part of its membership service. For […]

Toronto to host battery seminar and graphite field trip

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will host a free seminar in Toronto on Thursday 24 September 2015 as part of our World Tour 2015 series.  Taking place at One King West Hotel & Residence in Toronto’s downtown, the exclusive meeting will discuss investment opportunities in the battery supply chain from mine to market. Hear from the industry’s independent experts […]