$76.7bn was invested in renewable energy in Q2 2018 alone and renewables make up around 17% of power consumption globally. Solar, storage, wind and electric vehicles are at the forefront of the transition to low carbon power generation and they are reliant on a handful of metals: lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, copper and rare earth metals. With a supply chain scattered across the globe and pockets in politically unstable countries, some industry insiders are forecasting shortages in key metals needed to fulfil legally binding commitments made by 170 countries to reduce emissions made in Paris in 2015 at the COP summit.
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VRB Energy is a fast-growing, global clean technology innovator. We have developed the most reliable, longest-lasting vanadium flow battery in the world, with over 30 MWh of systems deployed and over 800,000 hours of demonstrated performance. Our vanadium redox batteries (VRB®) are safe, reliable, and non-toxic. Components can be nearly 100% recycled at end-of-life, dramatically improving lifecycle economics and environmental benefits compared to lead-acid, lithium and other battery systems.VRB Energy
Nano One Materials Corp (“Nano One” or “the Company”) is developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage, consumer electronics and next generation batteries. The processing technology addresses fundamental supply chain constraints by enabling wider raw materials specifications for use in lithium ion batteries. The process can be configured for a range of different nanostructured materials and has the flexibility to shift with emerging and future battery market trends and a diverse range of other growth opportunities. The novel three-stage process uses equipment common to industry and Nano One has built a pilot plant to demonstrate high volume production, provide larger volumes of material for third party testing and has preliminary engineering plans in place for full scale production of a range of cathode materials. This pilot plant program is being funded with the assistance and support of the Government of Canada through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) a program of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Nano One also receives financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Nano One’s mission is to establish its patented technology as a leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanostructured composite materials. For more information, please visit www.nanoone.caNano One
Elementos is a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The company is focused on the exploration and development of tin mining projects. The company is developing projects in Australia, Spain and Malaysia in order to take advantage of the economics in the tin sector as the forecast global shortfall impacts supply in the near future. Elementos has a Board and Management team with deep experience in project delivery and mine operations who are leading the company towards becoming a significant tin producer with sustainable growth.Elementos Ltd
Triton is an emerging graphite producer with three world class assets in Mozambique, including the flagship, premium large flake , high purity Ancuabe project located just 45km from the port of Pemba in the only proven graphite region in East Africa and the world’s largest Graphite/Vanadium resource Nicanda Hill located adjacent to the Syrah operating graphite facility. The Company has commenced development works at Ancuabe, which is located in a proven graphite region and is closest of all East African graphite companies to port and infrastructure, and is forecast to come into production in the first half of 2020. The Company completed a DFS in December 2017 for a 60ktpa high purity, large flake product from Ancuabe which demonstrated an unleveraged pre-tax NPV of US$298m based on pre-production CAPEX of US99.3m. for supply into the high value graphite markets of expandable graphite and refractories. MCC International has been appointed EPC contractors and have provided a LOI for EPC financing of at concessional rates. Binding Offtake agreements have been signed for in excess of 50% of the production of Ancuabe. The Nicanda Hill project contains the largest graphite and vanadium resource globally with 1.4Bt at 11.1% Total Graphitic Carbon (TGC) and 0.29% V2O5. And is looking to enter into a joint venture for the development of this asset. Triton is ideally positioned for the forecast growth in the expandable graphite (for flame retardant building materials as highlighted by the Grenfell fire in 2017) and the battery markets which are expected to have some of the highest growth rates in demand over the coming decade.Triton Minerals
Celsius Resources Limited (ASX:CLA) is aiming to define a long life, reliable source of cobalt at Opuwo, Namibia. The Company considers the Project to have the following advantages:
International Graphite is an Australian company developing a secondary graphite processing facility in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. A Prefeasibility Study has been completed, and the company now is in Feasibility stage. The Project is to implement an advanced integrated secondary graphite processing facility to treat high quality graphite concentrates from east Africa. The operation will be a low operating cost producer located in a tax-free hub for transport of concentrates from east Africa and distribution of products world-wide. The business will leverage off the rapidly expanding applications of graphite in Li-ion batteries, in mobile phones and computers, and in fire-retardant building materials, as well as producing mainstream secondary graphite products. The facility will incorporate conformance with ISO QA/QC and environmental standards to give its customers consistent quality products. The Project is a long-term industrial project that is expected to return on-going projected dividends, and there is significant opportunity to expand the business and to diversify the product mix.International Graphite
CellCube is a Canadian public company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (symbol CUBE), the OTCBB (symbol CECBF), and the Frankfurt Exchange (Symbol 01X) focused on the fast-growing energy storage industry which is driven by the large increase in demand for renewable energy. CellCube supplies vertically integrated energy storage systems to the power industry and recently acquired the assets of Gildemeister Energy Storage GmbH, now Enerox GmbH the developer and manufacturer of CellCube energy storage systems. CellCube recently acquired EnerCube Switchgear Systems (formerly Jet Power and Controls Ltd.) and Power Haz Energy Mobile Solutions Inc. (formerly HillCroft Consulting Ltd.) and has also invested in an online renewable energy financing platform, Braggawatt Energy Inc. CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 130 project installations and a 10 year operational track record. Its highly integrated energy storage System solutions features 99% residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles with the focus on larger scale containerized modules. Basic building blocks consist of a 250kW unit family with 4, 6 and 8 hours variation in energy capacity. CellCube has significant vanadium rich properties in Nevada. The Bisoni McKay and Bisoni-Rio claims contain a pure vanadium resource. Unlike most other vanadium deposits where vanadium is inter-mingled with other metals such as iron, or uranium, the Bisoni McKay and Bisoni-Rio properties contain pure vanadium in a carbonaceous shale. These vanadium resources may be ideal to meet the need of the growing vanadium electrolyte energy storage market. Vanadium redox flow batteries used for grid energy storage are being recognized by many as the way of the future.CellCube
Cobalt Blue is a pure-play cobalt focussed energy solutions company, which was incorporated on 26 August 2016 for the express purpose of advancing the development of a cobalt mining operation in New South Wales, Australia. While the Company’s efforts will be focussed on advancing the Thackaringa Cobalt Project, should it be appropriate, other (yet to be identified) prospects may expand the overall cobalt asset portfolio. The Company is also seeking to invest in energy storage (battery) technologies that may complement the production of cobalt in commercialising battery and associated energy storage technologies. Of particular interest is the life cycle of rechargeable batteries from ‘cradle’ to ‘grave’ and how such technologies can be used to grow the green energy industry in Australia and around the world.
Bushveld Minerals (AIM:BMN) is a low cost, vertically integrated primary vanadium producer, with ownership of high-grade assets, supplying over 3% of the global vanadium market. Bushveld Minerals is 1 of only 3 producing primary vanadium operations and 1 of only 2 vanadium focused pure-play companies in the world. The Company is also involved in the development and promotion of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (“VRFBs”) in the growing global energy storage market through Bushveld Energy, the Company’s energy storage solutions provider. Bushveld’s vision is to grow into one of the world’s most significant, lowest cost and most vertically integrated companies comprising low cost primary vanadium production, electrolyte manufacturing as well as development and deployment of VRFBs in the energy markets.Bushveld Minerals
The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. Most of the world’s non-ferrous metals business is conducted on our three trading platforms: LMEselect (electronic), the Ring (open outcry) and the 24-hour telephone market. The global metals community uses the LME to trade futures and options to hedge against adverse price movements – prices which are discovered on our markets and used as global references. In 2017, 157 million lots were traded at the LME equating to $12.7 trillion and 3.5 billion tonnes notional with a market open interest (MOI) high of 2.4 million lots. In December 2017, approximately 2.2 million tonnes of material were held on LME warrant in more than 550 storage facilities in 14 countries across 34 locations globally. Participants can transfer or take on price risk against aluminium, copper, nickel, tin, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, steel scrap and rebar, aluminium premiums and alloys, as well as our suite of new gold and silver contracts, LMEprecious. A member of HKEX Group, the LME also provides benchmark administration services to the platinum group metals community. www.lme.comLME
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