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

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per annum, global output is expected to triple between 2018 and 2022 to reach 154kt (metal content), as 86kt of new metal capacity comes on stream to meet the increasing demand for the metal for use in batteries in electric vehicles and smartphones.

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

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Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming, according to the findings of a study performed by an international team of researchers in the Bolivian cities of La Paz (the seat of government), El Alto and the neighboring Chacaltaya mountain observatory. Therefore, air pollution in this region has a particularly strong impact on the atmosphere and the global climate.

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

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Mexico is Ford’s fourth-largest vehicle manufacturing site for global customers—behind the US, China and Germany. Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. The investment is part of the company’s One Ford global product and manufacturing plan. Ford is investing US$1.6

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. And while lithium has traditionally been controlled by a handful of major global suppliers, spiking demand is changing this landscape drastically.

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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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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. As part of GM’s global product operations organization, GM South America has product design and engineering capabilities, which will allow it to continue creating local cars and trucks that complement GM’s global product architectures.

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.

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. China, which controls more than 95 percent of global rare-earth elements supply, recently made a decision to restrict its export quota of this raw material, causing a significant increase in prices. This action by China highlights the risks of global dependence.

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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.

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

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The price increases in China follow the increases in global lithium product prices, including lithium carbonate, announced by major producers Rockwood Lithium and FMC Lithium this year. Rockwood Lithium announced in early May 2012 to lift global lithium salts prices by 22% or US$1,000 per metric tonne, effective 1 July 2012.

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. The formal acknowledgement of the Copenhagen Accord ended a particularly contentious and chaotic set of negotiations, ostensibly capping more than a decade of deliberations towards a framework to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions beyond the terms of the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. by Jack Rosebro.

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