NIO took a leaf out of Apple’s (AAPL.Q) playbook and outsourced production to a to a purpose-built factory run by JAC Motors (江淮汽车) a Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer.
On July 31, E3 Metals (ETMC.V) announced that it has completed the design and assembly of a lab scale ion exchange flow system for lithium extraction.
Epstein: First Cobalt (FCC.V) Starts Study to Enhance Refinery Economics & Invests in eCobalt Solutions
The Cobalt price continues to languish below US$20/lb. This is an unexpected development given that last year the price was at or > $40/lb. for much of March, April & May. In speaking with experts and reading industry analysis, the consensus is that the Cobalt price could settle in the $20-$25/lb. range later this year. I agree, that seems to be a sweet spot where end users are comfortable and the better quality Cobalt juniors can get financed.
The following interview of CEO Michael Mulberry of American Battery Metals (CSE: ABC) was conducted by phone & email in the week ended March 15th. Although there have been a handful of new Vanadium stories hitting the tapes lately, I think the possibility of both a high-grade + a reasonably sized project or projects has to be in place. This Company has that in its Temple Mountain project in Utah, (USA). The project needs to be drilled, but it seems promising as a past producer. I like the share structure, just 22.5 M shares outstanding and a funded exploration program beginning soon. What’s not to like? There’s also a Uranium kicker, which can’t hurt. The project is just a few hours from an operating Uranium/Vanadium Mill.
On October 30, 2018 Azincourt Energy (AAZ.V) and its JV partner, New Age Metals reported results from the ongoing exploration program at the Lithium Two project, Cat Lake, in south eastern Manitoba, Canada.
Canada Cobalt (CCW.V) controls the former cobalt and silver producing Castle Cobalt Silver Mine property located 85 kilometres from the historic Cobalt silver mining camp in Ontario, Canada.