Bolivia and ACISA found joint venture to extract and industrialize lithium from residual brine; €300M investment

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There is a plan to establish a further joint venture to manufacture cathode material and battery systems in Bolivia and Germany. Bolivia holds 51% of the shares in the JV through YLB. Bolivian state-owned company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH ( ACISA ) have formed a joint venture: YLB-ACISA.

Bolivia chooses ACI Systems as strategic partner to industrialize lithium deposits

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Salar de Uyuni in the Andes in southwestern Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat (10,582 km 2 / 4,086 mi 2 ) and holds the. Despite this, and other early work, the lithium desposit in Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is currently largely untouched. the raw material to the finished product, in which Bolivia has a majority. Bolivia. form a public-private joint venture between YLB and ACI-Systems in Bolivia, in which the Bolivian state-owned company will hold a 51% majority.


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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.

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.

VW ID.4 GTX Sets Guinness World Record By Reaching Altitude Of 5,816 Meters


It was achieved at the Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia

Start-Up MOBI LATAM partners with EnergyX to develop Bolivian domestic lithium battery supply chain

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Bolivia is lithium-rich; the USGS estimates identified lithium reserves in the country to be 21 million tons—ahead of Argentina and Chile, the other members of the “lithium triangle”. However, Bolivia is production-poor; Chile and Argentina are top global producers, but Bolivia has yet to produce the mineral in commercial quantities. MOBI, which closed the largest seed round for a startup in Bolivia at $1.38

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 [.].

Brine-to-battery company EnergyX secures $450M funding agreement with Global Emerging Markets

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From the historic pilot extraction program in Bolivia to the material science patents out of Austin TX, EnergyX is leading the way in maximizing Lithium recovery and asset utilization in an environmentally and socially conscious way. EnergyX completed an active tender process with Bolivia’s lithium company YLB, where one of its LiTAS pilot plants operated from early 2022 rendering promising results.

Rough road for EV industry

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Chile and Bolivia appear to be heading down the same path, placing rigid restrictions on outside access to the countries’ lithium. Mexico is also pushing for a coalition with Bolivia, Chile and Argentina to create a lithium version of OPEC, which would control more than half of the world’s lithium resources. By Brent Wilson, CEO of Galvanic Energy. America’s electric vehicle (EV) industry seems to have hit a rough patch of pavement in recent months.

Mexico forms state-run company to mine lithium: Litio para Mexico

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million tons of identified lithium resources, ranking the country 10 th in the world behind Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, the US, Australia, China, Congo, Canada and Germany. Mexico has formed a state-run company called Litio para Mexico (LitioMx) to mine the country’s lithium. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made the announcement in a decree issued in the DOF (Diario Oficial de la Federación). Litio para Mexico will begin operations within the next six months.

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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX with LGES batteries sets Guinness World Record for EVs


The world-record driver drove up the dormant Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia, reaching 5,816 meters in altitude. On May 23, 2022, Zietlow and his team were awarded an official Guinness World Records certificate for the highest altitude achieved in an electric vehicle in La Paz, Bolivia. .

Study finds megacity traffic soot can reach high altitudes and be transported over long distances, contributing to global warming

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Scientists therefore hope to gain important insights from the Chacaltaya altitude observatory in Bolivia, which became operational in 2012. For the recently published study, the team with researchers from Bolivia, Germany, France, the USA, Sweden and Italy could benefit from unique conditions: With three stations at different altitudes (downtown La Paz at 3590m, El Alto Airport at 4040m and Chacaltaya Observatory at 5240m), it was possible to explain the vertical transport of soot.

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Bolivian-German lithium extraction project takes major step forward; YLB partners with ACISA

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machinery to establish a value-added chain in Bolivia in the mid-term, from. and 1,000 direct jobs and up to 10,000 indirect jobs in Bolivia in areas. Bolivian state enterprise Yacimientos de Litio. Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA). officially sealed their cooperation on the extraction and industrialization. of lithium from Salar de Uyuni. Juan Carlos Montenegro, Head of YLB, and.

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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.

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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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The latter two countries belong to the lithium triangle (Argentina, Bolivia and Chile), which represents about 55% of the world’s resources. ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency, carried out a study with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) on the dynamics of lithium supply and demand, based on different scenarios for the electrification of the global car fleet by 2050.

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Tesla battery supplier CATL plans to acquire lithium mining company in Canada


” Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia make up the “Lithium Triangle,” holding more than 75% of the world’s lithium supply in their salt flats. Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has set plans in motion to acquire Canada-based Millennial Lithium.

Berkeley Lab leading investigation to quantify and characterize Salton Sea’s geothermal lithium resources

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Lithium is obtained from these huge deposits (the largest salar, located in Bolivia, is the size of the “Big Island” of Hawaii) simply by pumping up the shallow groundwater and letting it sit for a year or two while the sun evaporates the water.

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

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million tons; Bolivia, 9 million tons; Chile, 8.4 High growth in demand for lithium batteries is spurring three-fold growth in mine production of lithium over the next four years, with 86kt of new lithium metal capacity coming on stream, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. After moderate growth in lithium supply between 2010 and 2017 of 6.4%

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BMW Group to source lithium from Livent

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The salt lakes in the border region between Argentina, Bolivia and Chile are home to roughly half the world’s lithium reserves. To support its accelerated expansion of e-mobility in the coming years, the BMW Group will source lithium from a second leading supplier, US-based Livent.

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The Future of Electric Cars Could Lie in.Afghanistan?

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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

GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an international governmental organization of 20 Member Countries—Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates—which jointly control 71% of the proven gas reserves, 45% of its marketed production, 53% of pipeline, and 60% of LNG exports across the globe.

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Opinon: Lithium Market Set To Explode; All Eyes Are On Nevada

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Most of the world’s lithium comes from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Australia and China, but American resources being developed by new entrants into this market have set up the state of Nevada to become the key venue and proving ground for game-changing trade in this everyday mineral. At the end of the day, Nevada has enough lithium brine to earn it a place among the key global venues—a list that for now includes the “Lithium Triangle” of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile, as well as China.

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Korean consortium forming JV with Bolivian miner Comibol for lithium production in Salar de Uyuni

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KORES ) and steelmaker POSCO has entered an agreement with Bolivia’s state-run miner Comibol (Corporación Minera de Bolivia) to set up a joint venture to produce lithium intended for lithium-ion batteries. Korea’s advanced technology and Bolivia’s resources will create synergy.” Among the other countries, identified lithium resources for Bolivia and Chile total 9 million tons and in excess of 7.5 Korea Herald. A Korean consortium including Korea Resources Corp.

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Opinion: Will Lithium Be Our Next Energy Crisis?

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may be forced to rely on foreign countries–primarily China, Australia and Chile, Argentina and Bolivia in South America–or our lithium supplies. EV Numbers Are Growing, But Their Batteries Need a Key Mineral.

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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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Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

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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

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Street network patterns reveal global trend towards increasing urban sprawl

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Gridded street networks, on the other hand, promote efficient, dense urban form in Bolivia, Argentina and Peru.

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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.

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

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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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.

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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. The researchers used measurements from a 138m ice core, drilled out of the Nevado Illimani glacier in eastern Bolivia.

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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.

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Galaxy notes lithium carbonate prices in China rose 17% over last 12 months

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Galaxy is also advancing plans to develop the Sal de Vida (70%) lithium and potash brine project in Argentina situated in the lithium triangle (where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet) which is currently the source of 60% of global lithium production.

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What Causes Electric Scooters to Be Expensive in India?

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Knowing the importance of these elements, china made strategic investments and bought mines in the countries such as Congo, Bolivia, Chile, and Australia where these elements are available.

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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. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All Energy & Environment World U.S.

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Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America


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Lithium: Good News for the Australian Mining Industry


Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Argentina Australia Bolivia Chile China lithiumIn good news for the Australian mining industry, miners produced 55,000 tonnes of lithium in 2021, a 28% increase from the 39,700 tonnes of lithium produced in 2020.