Bass Metals to acquire San Jorge lithium brine project in Argentina

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Australia-based Bass Metals has signed a binding term sheet to acquire Blackearth SA which holds an option to acquire the san Jorge Lithium Project located in Catamarca province, Argentina.

In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of the world’s lithium

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In 2017, Australia, Chile, and Argentina produced 91% of all lithium while the rest of the world supplied the remaining 9%. Some key materials used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries are lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and natural graphite, which come from more than 30 different countries. The Democratic Republic of Congo produced 59% of the world’s cobalt. Other lithium-ion battery materials, such as nickel, have a more even distribution of production throughout the world.

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GM to invest $450M in Argentina

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Akerson was joined by Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; GM South America President Jaime Ardila; and GM Argentina President Isela Costantini. GM Argentina produced a record of more than 136,000 vehicles at its Rosario facility in 2011. The upcoming expansion of the plant will allow GM Argentina to add new vehicles for export and to continue refreshing the Chevrolet vehicle portfolio for dealers and customers in Argentina.

Opinion: Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

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Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. The question today is just how much Argentina is willing to change and how this plays into a low oil price environment that is already negatively impacting investment elsewhere. Yet unlike the production boom unleashed by the shale revolution in the United States, Argentina’s vast shale plays have remained comparatively idle.

$67 Oil Has All The Majors Converging in Argentina

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Argentina offers one of the few places on earth where oil companies are not suffering from the full force of the collapse in prices. Argentina regulates oil prices, a policy originally intended to insulate the public from the whims of the market, protecting people from triple-digit crude prices. But it may help Argentina’s shale industry keep their momentum going. Argentina holds some of the largest shale potential outside of the United States.

Argentina’s largest ethanol plant begins operations; Vogelbusch technology

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has begun operations of its new bioethanol plant in Alejandro Roca in the central Córdoba province of Argentina. The corn ethanol plant, which uses technology from Vogelbusch Biocommodities, has a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters (111,000 gallons US) per day, making it the largest of its kind in Argentina. In Argentina, gasoline must contain 5% ethanol (E5) and the fuel ethanol production is government controlled under a quota system which assigns supply shares to the producers.

Porta Hnos licenses Gevo’s bio-isobutanol technology for Argentina

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has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive licensee of Gevo’s GIFT technology in Argentina to produce renewable isobutanol. Porta is a 132-year-old family-owned company in Argentina that produces liquor, vinegars and has a 120 m 3 /day corn ethanol plant. Half of all current ethanol plants in Argentina were designed by Porta, and they have a joint venture with Alpha Laval to provide separation and evaporation expertise. Porta Hnos S.A.

Argentina’s YPF and Bridas, 50% owned by CNOOC, to invest $1.5B in Vaca Muerta shale oil development in Argentina

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Argentina state-owned energy company YPF and Bridas, an Argentina-based oil and gas company 50% owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation, agreed to invest $1.5 billion over the next 24 months to begin development in the massive shale oil deposits in the Vaca Muerta (“Dead Cow”) formation in the province of Neuquén—one of the largest shale oil formations in the world. Vaca Muerta is present in an area of 30,000 km 2 (7.4

Volkswagen investing €560M in Argentina plant for new MQB-based SUV

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Volkswagen is investing some €560 million (US$652 million) over the next five years in the production of a new MQB-based SUV in Pacheco, Argentina. From 2020, the plant will deliver the new model built in Argentina to the entire South American continent. The new vehicle project in Argentina is a part of the Volkswagen brand’s largest product offensive in the South America region. Key drivers behind this positive development are Brazil and Argentina.

YPF and Dow to partner on shale gas in Vaca Muerte; first shale gas project in Argentina

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Argentina state-owned energy company YPF and Dow Chemical have signed a memorandum of understanding jointly to develop shale gas in the Vaca Muerta. In December, YPF and Bridas, an Argentina-based oil and gas company 50% owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation, agreed to invest $1.5 The commitment would cover the development of the first shale gas pilot project in Argentina.

Nissan investing $600M in Argentina; domestic production of new pick-up

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Nissan Motor will invest $600 million in Argentina and will become an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with the domestic production there of an all-new NP300 Frontier pick-up. With the expansion, Nissan is making Argentina a key component of its regional strategy eventually to position itself among the Top 3 brands in Latin America. The NP300 Frontier will be launched and sold in Argentina toward the end of 2015, initially imported from México.

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Evonik builds new catalyst plant for biodiesel production in Argentina

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Germany-based Evonik Industries is building a new plant for manufacturing catalysts for biodiesel production in Argentina. It will primarily serve markets in Argentina and Brazil, with an annual capacity of more than 60,000 metric tons. Based on the successful use of the new production technology in the US, the plant in Argentina will follow the same design type.

Toyota Tsusho venture starts full-scale lithium production at Salar de Olaroz, Argentina

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an Argentine lithium development company in which it owns a stake, has officially started lithium production at Salar de Olaroz in Jujuy Province, northwestern Argentina. This project marks the first investment by a Japanese company into lithium carbonate development in Argentina. Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced today that Sales de Jujuy S.A.,

Bio-isobutanol company Gevo signs licensing and joint development agreements with Porta in Argentina; corn feedstock

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to construct multiple isobutanol plants in Argentina using corn as a feedstock. As one of the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service providers to the ethanol industry in Argentina, Porta would provide the EPC services for the projects. We are excited to leverage their EPC expertise and their local Argentinian presence to accelerate the adoption of our isobutanol technology throughout Argentina, and potentially elsewhere in South America. Gevo, Inc.

ExxonMobil discovers oil and gas in Argentina shale well; expands presence in Permian shale in US

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ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina, jointly with Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén, has discovered oil and gas in an unconventional shale well in Neuquén Province of Argentina. Not all shales are alike, so our first ExxonMobil-operated discovery in the Vaca Muerta play is a very positive sign that the shale in this area of Neuquén Province holds great promise as a liquids-rich unconventional resource for Argentina.

Toyota turns to Argentina

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We’re used to reading stories about carmakers moving into China and other major markets – but now Toyota is looking to tap into Argentina as it bids to expand its green car line-up. Green Fuels Ltd Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Toyota Argentina Green cars lithium lithium sources Toyota Tsusho Corporation

SQM and Lithium Americas announce joint venture to develop lithium project in Argentina

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LAC) are forming a 50/50 joint venture to develop the Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project in Argentina. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. SQM) and Lithium Americas Corp. This joint venture went into effect following a capital contribution of US$25 million by SQM in exchange for a 50% ownership stake in Minera Exar, a wholly owned subsidiary of LAC.

Lux Research: Australia best positioned to be next big shale play; China and Argentina next

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China and Argentina are close behind, according to Lux, although the former remains plagued by poor infrastructure, local turf wars, and challenging geology while the latter retains elements of instability both economically and politically. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have unlocked shale gas and tight oil resources previously written off as uneconomical, single-handedly altering North America’s energy landscape.

Toyota Tsusho JV to begin lithium production in Argentina in 2013; supplies for Toyota Motor

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will begin lithium production in the Salar de Olaroz Lithium-Potash Project in Argentina in 2013 through its joint venture with Australian mining concern Orocobre Ltd. Results of a feasibility study at the site, a salt lake in northwestern Argentina, showed estimated deposits of 6.4 Nikkei. Toyota Group company Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Distribution into Argentina

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Balqon Corporation, an emerging developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Autoelevadores Yale, a leading distributor of material handling equipment and electric vehicles in Argentina.

Córdoba (Argentina) City Council and Renault-Nissan Alliance Sign EV LOI

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The Córdoba (Argentina) City Council and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have signed a letter of intent (LOI) on joint research into how electric vehicles can improve quality of life and environmental conditions for the citizens of this provincial capital. Córdoba is the first city in Argentina, and the second in South America, after São Paulo, to sign this kind of agreement.

Cargill to Invest $112M in Co-generation and Soy Biodiesel Plants in Argentina

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Cargill will invest a total of US$112 million in an 18 MW co-generation plant and a soybean biodiesel production plant with a processing capacity of 240,000 tons per year in Argentina.

Tweeting Clever: Smart Of Argentina Rules At Twitter

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Smart of Argentina is one of those, sticking by the mantra Most car companies really suck at Twitter. There, we said it. For every company using it as a glorified advertising platform there's another trying to get 'interactive' in a way that's so hideously over-friendly they're like the attention-seeking kid at school. Some, however, get it right.

Argentina and Venezuela to cooperate in $2.2B 100,000 bpd extra-heavy oil joint venture in Orinoco Belt

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Argentina and Venezuela will form a joint venture targeting production of 100,000 barrels of extra-heavy oil per day in the Junin field area of the Orinoco Oil Belt. The $2.2 billion project will also include a refinery. The Orinoco Belt contains heavy and extra-heavy oil with a range of gravities from 4 to 16 degrees API (a measure of density); some Junin projects have oil ranging from 7-8 degrees API.

Electric race car travels from Alaska to Argentina

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An electric sports car has completed an epic journey from the outskirts Arctic Circle to the southern most tip of South America. The British team behind the Racing Green Endurance challenge finished their 26,000km journey yesterday after just 70 days. The 400bhp twin-motor SRZero sportscar is a fully electric car with a driving range of [.].

Toyota digs for Lithium

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Toyota Tsusho Corp, a trading house and key Toyota supplier that Toyota owns 22 percent of, just announced that it would be jointly developing a new lithium project in Argentina with the Australian-listed Orocobre Ltd. From the Reuters post: “A sister company to Toyota Motor Corp secured a lithium supply deal in Argentina on Wednesday that could help the world’s largest automaker keep its lead in gasoline-electric hybrid cars.

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Argosy Minerals announces first shipment of lithium carbonate from Rincon project

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lithium carbonate product from its industrial-scale pilot plant operations at the Rincon Lithium Project in Salta Province, Argentina. Australia-based Argosy Minerals Limited confirmed the successful export shipment of five tonnes of >99.5%

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Nuseed secures commercial offtake agreement for carinata with leading biodiesel producer Saipol

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The Nuseed Carinata production system, currently grown in Argentina, achieved best in class greenhouse gas reduction (GHG), certified by the leading independent globally recognized Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

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BMW Group to source lithium from Livent

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Now, the company is broadening its supplier base and additionally sourcing lithium from Argentina, where the raw material is obtained from brine from salt lakes. View of the salt lake Salar del Hombre Muerto in northern Argentina.

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First Nuseed Carinata shipment for biofuel feedstock

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Grown as a scalable cover crop in Argentina, it will be processed into a renewable fuel with best-in-class greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. Nuseed added carinata to its global portfolio in November 2019, following a successful pilot project in Argentina and acquiring specific carinata technology from the crop’s developer.

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GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years

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Currently, the highest production is in Australia with 18.3kt, followed by Chile and Argentina with 14.1kt and 5.5kt respectively. Three spodumene operations in Australia and two brine operations each in Argentina and Chile accounted for the majority of world lithium production in 2017, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It will be followed by Argentina with 29%, Canada with 16%, Chile with 9%, the US with 6%, and Mexico with 4%.

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BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

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Throughout Latin America, BYD’s new energy vehicle footprint has spread to major markets including Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Barbados, Panama, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Argentina.

Orocobre and Galaxy to merge, creating 5th largest global lithium chemicals company

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A new name for the merged entity will be selected in due course representing the global reach of the new entity, which will have its head office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a corporate headquarters on the Australian East Coast and an office in Perth.

BYD the recommended company for Argentinian tender for 50 electric buses

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BYD has been officially selected as the recommended company by the evaluation committee in Argentina for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. BYD begun the promotion of its technologies in Argentina in 2011 through its local subsidiary, especially those related to electric vehicles and public transport. To better satisfy market demands, BYD plans to build a new local manufacturing plant in Argentina.

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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BYD electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay. The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, recently announced a new order for 183 BYD electric buses for the Chilean capital of Santiago, due to arrive in August of this year.

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EIA: New import duties drove biomass-based diesel imports down in 2017

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Although increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets have driven increased biomass-based diesel demand in recent years, imports fell in 2017 largely because of US Department of Commerce (DOC) import duties imposed on foreign biodiesel volumes sourced from Argentina and Indonesia, two of the leading exporters of biodiesel, EIA said. New US contracts for biodiesel from Argentina slowed upon announcement of DOC anti-dumping and countervailing investigations in March 2017.

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Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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Driven by the rise of battery gigafactories and game-changing Powerwall and energy storage businesses, the world now finds itself at the beginning of a lithium super cycle that is all about securing new supply, much of which is poised to come from lithium superstar Argentina. Right now, most of the world’s lithium comes from Australia, China and the “Lithium Triangle” of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Within the Lithium Triangle, it’s all about Argentina right now.

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ADEME / IFPEN study examines non-geological risks in the security of lithium supplies based on electrification of global car fleet

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Production is currently concentrated between Australia (40%), Argentina and Chile (50% between them). The latter two countries belong to the lithium triangle (Argentina, Bolivia and Chile), which represents about 55% of the world’s resources.

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD’s zero-emission transportation solutions have gained ground in Latin America, and now successfully service markets in many other countries across the region, including Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Uruguay and Argentina.

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Total greenlights Vega Pleyade gas field development offshore Tierra del Fuego

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Total (operator, 37.5%) has made the final investment decision to develop the Vega Pleyade gas and condensate field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina in the Southern Atlantic. Present in Argentina since 1978, Total, through its affiliate Total Austral, operates 30% of that country’s gas production. interest, alongside partners Wintershall Argentina (37.5%) and Pan American Energy (25%).

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EIA: US biodiesel and renewable diesel imports decline 36% in 2014

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EIA attributed the decline mainly to uncertainty surrounding future Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the absence of a late-year influx of volumes from Argentina. The 212 million gallons of biodiesel imported into the United States in 2014 was sourced primarily from Canada (47%), reclaiming its spot as the top US supplier after being surpassed by Argentina in 2013. US imports of biodiesel from Argentina fell by 57% from 2013 to 52 million gallons in 2014.

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Surge in natural gas vehicles predicted

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Currently, the top five markets for natural gas vehicles are Pakistan, Argentina, Iran, India and Brazil with Pike Research anticipating that India will be the fastest growing market at a rate of 18.4 Tags: Green cars Latest news Argentina Brazil Cleantech india Iran natural gas cars natural gas vehicles Pakistan Pike Research US natural gas vehicles

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GM Shows Picture of New Chevrolet Agile for Mercosur Market

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The Agile is the first model of the Viva family; Project Viva represents a US$400 million investment by GM un Brazil and Argentina. The Agile is targeted for emerging markets such as Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay (Mercosur). General Motors provided an image of the new Chevrolet Agile, a small car designed in Brazil and due to launch in that market in October. The 2010 Agile. Click to enlarge.

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