Report: Japan To Offer Technical Aid On Lithium To Bolivia

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The Nikkei reports that Japan will offer technical assistance to Bolivia to develop its lithium resources and ensure a stable supply of the metal. Bolivia has the world’s largest lithium reserves. Officials from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will visit Bolivia early this week to make the aid proposal, which will include providing financial assistance and dispatching technical experts.

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Right now, most of the world’s lithium comes from Australia, China and the “Lithium Triangle” of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Chile is not granting any new concessions, and opposition in Bolivia has led to a suspension of lithium mining. by James Stafford of Oilprice.com.

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Report: Japan to offer lithium assistance to Bolivia

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Japan is poised to offer technical assistance to Bolivia as it bids to develop its lithium resources and ensure a stable supply of the metal. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Bolivia Electric cars japan lithium supplies According to reports in the Nikkei, supplies of lithium are expected to become increasingly scarce in Japan from around 2015 as more people start to drive electric cars powered by [.].

Report: Japan Considering Economic Aid To Bolivia in Return for Lithium Supplies

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In what would be the first such deal, the government is considering extending tens of billions of yen in loans by May or June to help build a 100-megawatt geothermal power plant planned by Bolivia, which in turn would allow Japan to secure supplies of lithium.Japan will also continue to cooperate scientifically and technologically to build businesses around lithium. Bolivia is expected to decide in the first half of this year which companies will be awarded the development work.

Report: Japan to aid Bolivia for lithium supplies

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Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

Study outlines supply chain challenges for lithium

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Due to political instability, there is a question of US access to materials produced in Bolivia, which holds the world’s largest lithium resource and has new production projects in the pipeline, she says. A doctoral student in engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ona Egbue, is studying potential disruptions to the long-term supply chain for lithium.

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Today's sources of lithium are far and few: Bolivia has something like 40 percent of the world's deposits, while Russia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina have some. Electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf require lots of lithium and other precious heavy metals to make them go. This weekend, the New York Times reported that the war-ravaged country

Orocobre and Toyota Reach Deal for Argentine Lithium Mine

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They state that politically unstable, remote Bolivia owns the world's largest reserve of lithium, which is certainly true. Critics of the development and use of lithium-ion ("li-ion") batteries have long cited their concerns over the (un)availability of lithium, and with moderate success. But while detractors and nay-sayers have been busy wringing

Petrobras oil and gas output in Brazil and abroad up 5.4% in January

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down on December 2010, mainly due to a in gas output in Bolivia cause by a scheduled shutdown of one of the gas treatment plants. In January, Petrobras’s average oil and natural gas production in Brazil and abroad reached 2,661,843 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), 5.4% higher than the volume registered for January 2010. Fields in Brazil alone achieved average oil and gas output of 2,422,624 boed, a 6% increase on January last year. However, the January volume was 2.7%

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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur.

Evidence from glacier ice: Until it was banned, leaded gasoline dominated the anthropogenic lead emissions in South America

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The team discovered evidence of the dominance of leaded gasoline based on measurements in an ice core from Illimani glacier in Bolivia; Illimani is the highest mountain of the eastern Bolivian Andes and is located at the northeastern margin of the Andean Altiplano.

BASF and Embrapa’s Cultivance Soybeans Receive Approval for Commercial Cultivation in Brazil

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Additionally, there is a significant interest in developing this technology adjusted to local needs of neighboring countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation, and BASF’s jointly developed herbicide-tolerant soybeans were green-lighted on 10 December 10 by CTNBio,the Brazilian Biosafety Technical Commission.

Petrobras Oil Production up 6.3 % in Brazil in 2009

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The variation in the natural gas volume is the outcome of the decreased demand for the gas coming from Bolivia. Petrobras’ average oil and natural gas production in Brazil in 2009 was 2,287,457 barrels of oil equivalent (boe), 5.1% more than a year ago (2,175,896 barrels/day). Oil production only topped-out at the daily average of 1,970,811 barrels, a 6.3% increase over 2008, when the average was 1,854,655 barrels per day.

Climate Talks End In Copenhagen Accord; Countries Settle On Non- Binding 2 ºC Warming Limit

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In the end, 188 countries voted in favor of the motion, with Cuba, Bolivia, Sudan, and Venezuela voting against it. by Jack Rosebro.

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Most of the worlds Lithium is located in Bolivia, 50% plus. Which means we would be extremely vunerable to Bolivia for our transportation needs, to a degree which we have never been to a foreign country. Bolivia is no friend of the USA.