Rio Tinto backs lithium project with $200m funding

The project is expected to produce vital ingredients for lithium batteries for EVs and energy storage facilities

Energy storage systems market ‘to reach $500bn by 2025’

A new report from Global Market Insights predicts the sector will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 6% over the next several years

Cobalt production ‘must nearly double to enable required EV growth’

A letter delivered to the Committee on Climate Change suggests this will be essential in allowing the UK to meet its 2050 climate targets

Lithium mine in Nevada could provide ‘quarter of global supply’

Lithium Americas says it has huge plans to develop the McDermitt Caldera

Chinese lithium giant to buy 24% stake in rival for $4.1bn

The proposed deal between Tianqi Lithium and Sociedad Química y Minera will be subject to competition concerns

Solar plane flies under the moon

A giant plane made out of solar panels has completed a 17 hour flight from Switzerland to Spain and demonstrates what its creators are calling the technology’s “enormous potential”. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA carbon fibre airplane has a wingspan as wide as that of an airbus A340 made out of 12,000 solar cells. These power […]

Reporter’s Blog: Vauxhall’s new car is a hybrid, even if they say it’s not

Vauxhall says their new electric car ticks all the boxes. The Ampera runs on an electric motor, costs around £2 to charge, has space in the back for the kids and even comes with an eight-year warranty on the battery. The makers even go as far as saying the car, which “is not a hybrid”, […]

MRI to peek into batteries and enhance performance

A team of UK and US scientists has developed a new technology to see inside of batteries without destroying them. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been extremely successful in the medical field to see the inside of patients’ bodies. But MRI does not work in the presence of a lot of metal because the surfaces […]