Business, Technology

Lithium Boom Is Coming, Just not Overnight

Lithium miners are bulking up for a booming future when electric cars go mainstream. But speed bumps loom, with prices tumbling on a burst of new production and demand growth slowing in China.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
July 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Saving the Planet With Electric Vehicles Means Strangling This Desert

Mining for lithium for electric vehicles is having an irreversible impact on the Atacama desert in Chile.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2019
Business, Technology

Lithium-Rich Chile Seeks to Become Major Player in Battery Sector

The country holding the world’s largest reserves of lithium says it is one step closer to becoming a manufacturing hub for rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Top Lithium Miner Forced to Stay Nimble in Fickle Battery Market

Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is planning to expand production in Australia, chasing the market for a form of the metal increasingly being used by the makers of electric car batteries.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018