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By Shane Lasley
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America is losing battery metals arms race

As lithium-ion battery usage grows, US watches from sidelines North of 60 Mining News – February 15, 2019

 

Last updated 9/25/2020 at 2:01pm

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores

Tesla Motors Inc.

The rising popularity of electric vehicles and the growing number of electrical storage units is driving unprecedented demand for materials that go into lithium-ion batteries such as graphite, lithium, cobalt and nickel.

He who controls battery metals and the evolving energy storage technology controls the world of industrial power in the 21st century auto and energy storage industries. This is the message Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores delivered to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Moores, a global authority on lithium-ion batteries and the metals that go in...



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