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blacksheep
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Townsville gets a mention here.

Lithium-rich Australia seeks to lure battery cell manufacturers
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Senator Birmingham said that through Austrade's resources team, the government was ramping up efforts to attract overseas investment in the sector and highlight Australia's comparative advantages.

That work is understood to be close to yielding results, with a significant investment by an overseas player in the sector expected to be announced before Christmas.

The report, to be released on Tuesday, found that local lithium producers are beginning to move into new areas of the supply chain, while feasibility studies are under way for local battery production, including a 15-gigawatt-hour "Gigafactory" in Townsville.

read more - https://www.afr.com/business/mining/lithium...20181210-h18xma



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gumboots
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In Reply To: blacksheep's post @ Dec 6 2018, 12:50 PM

yep... just the trolls pumping fear...

Top 20 looks good, and i do believe AL have further increased there holdings biggrin.gif


could be a crazy 2 weeks coming with the potential for a few announcements

 
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In Reply To: gumboots's post @ Dec 6 2018, 11:16 AM

Nothing new, boots. Hopefully updates on all/some of those issues will be announced before Xmas

Noticed the recent Top 20 Update (see below). Wasn't there some chatter/babble elsewhere that AL Capital and or Charge CCCV LLC was dumping MNS shares? Seems not - they've both increased as far as I can remember. CCCV was provided with 6.9 mil shares, if I recall correctly, back when the investment was made earlier this year - they held 9.5 mil as at 28 November, so must have taken some at the recent CR?

As of 28/11/2018
Rank
Holder
No. of Shares
%
1
MAZZDEL PTY LIMITED
51,013,853
8.35%
2
AL CAPITAL HOLDING PTY LTD
34,868,252
5.71%

3
PERSHING AUSTRALIA NOMINEES PTY LTD
27,291,411
4.47%
4
BNP PARIBAS NOMINEES PTY LTD
22,939,069
3.75%
5
CITICORP NOMINEES PTY LIMITED
22,410,153
3.67%
6
HSBC CUSTODY NOMINEES (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED
14,814,894
2.42%
7
MR FRANK POULLAS
14,581,394
2.39%
8
MR MATTHEW BOYSEN
9,646,688
1.58%
9
CHARGE CCCV LLC
9,499,702
1.55%

10
MR JURGEN BEHRENS
8,350,000
1.37%
11
GIBBS PLUMBING SERVICES PTY LTD
5,580,000
0.91%
12
FINMIN SOLUTIONS PTY LTD
5,305,714
0.87%
13
MR MARLON PATHER
5,200,000
0.85%
14
CONG MING LIMITED
4,133,926
0.68%
15
MISS HAZEL DARCY
4,089,462
0.67%
16
MAXMA PTY LTD
4,000,000
0.65%
17
MR MARK O'SULLIVAN
3,900,987
0.64%
18
MS RUIE YAO
3,815,801
0.62%
19
NATIONAL NOMINEES LIMITED
3,576,000
0.59%
20
MR EMMANUEL POULLAS
3,486,993
0.57%




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gumboots
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In Reply To: blacksheep's post @ Nov 22 2018, 08:40 PM

been a while...
u manage to sniff anything out B/sheep...

my crystal ball tells me we could have strong finish if we get news as per the announcements

New gigfactories.

Nachu finance

NY finance

 
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Good find Blacksheep! Be good to see some progress on Nachu


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5 graphite mining firms get licences
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 2018
https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/magazine/5-gra...g7nz/index.html




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Seems TerraE issue sorted - taken over completely by BMZ - might get things moving a bit faster - Sven Bauer not one to sit on his hands
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BMZ Group takes over TerraE completely
20/11/2018
TerraE logo.
As BMZ Group CEO Sven Bauer had already hinted to the RadMarkt at the eMove 360 ​​° trade fair in Munich in mid-October, his company based in Karlstein aM will continue to invest in cell production. In order to accelerate this project, the BMZ Group is taking over TerraE Holding GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt, and TerraE Engineering GmbH, based in Dresden. About the purchase price, no information was disclosed.

TerraE Holding GmbH was founded in May 2017 after six member companies of KLIB (Kompetenznetzwerk Lithium Ionen Batterien) had formed an initiative to build a large-scale production facility. Behind TerraE stands a consortium of European companies and research institutes involved in the research and development of processes for large-scale European production of lithium-ion battery cells. A project launched at the end of 2017 called Fab4Lib (scheduled duration: 18 months, cost: 12.1 million euros) was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with 5.5 million euros, according to information at that time.

Now the bustling BMZ Group boss Sven Bauer is also TerraE managing director. In this capacity he wants to force the seemingly stalled targets of TerraE. His main goal: To become more independent of Far East battery specialists, he wants to build a close-to-market German Li-ion cell production - and this as quickly as possible.

Text: Jo Beckendorff

https://translate.google.com.au/translate?h...amp;prev=search



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Interesting development - the company currently has demonstration plant in Coopers Plains and "plans to open a manufacturing plant in Townsville[/b].". Might become a supplier to IM3, should their Townsville plans become reality. Townsville could become a batteries hub, if all plans go ahead

14 November 2018
[b]A Brisbane company developing a more efficient way to obtain essential battery materials is powering ahead with plans to open a demonstration plant at Coopers Plains.

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Pure Battery Technologies Pty Ltd has raised $1.74 million which will also allow the startup to expand its operations in Brisbane and progress plans to open a manufacturing plant in Townsville.

Based on technology developed by The University of Queensland, Pure Battery Technologies is commercialising a process to extract nickel and cobalt minerals and convert them into battery materials more effectively and cheaply.

The patented technology is licensed to Pure Battery Technologies by UniQuest, UQ’s commercialisation company.

Pure Battery Technologies managing director and CEO Bjorn Zikarsky said strong investor support and demand meant the company’s expansion plans in Queensland were full steam ahead.

“Our demonstration plant in Coopers Plains is vital to showcase our product to potential buyers on a larger scale,” he said.

“The facility will start operating and producing bulk sample material for testing with battery makers in time for the start of 2019.

“In addition, the investment will allow us to finalise a feasibility study to support our plans to establish a large manufacturing plant in Townsville.

“We plan to build the facility in the vicinity of the Port of Townsville, creating up to 100 new jobs and positioning our company as a leader in the fast-growing electric vehicle industry.”

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) has helped Pure Battery Technologies connect with potential buyers globally, and is hosting a roundtable discussion in London with industry stakeholders this month.

TIQ Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner Warren Bartlett said the discussion would involve investors, materials suppliers, battery producers and EV manufacturers.

“With roughly 80 per cent of the world’s current and planned battery production located in Asia, the European Union is allocating billions of funding for electric battery plants in Europe to support its automotive industry,” he said.

“This is an exciting time for Pure Battery Technologies to be introducing their innovative, cost effective solution into the supply chain.”

Mr Zikarsky said the company had applied to the Federal Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund and for an AusIndustry Accelerating Commercialisation grant to build the plant.

“The company is also seeking support through the Queensland Government’s Jobs and Regional Growth Fund,” he said.

“Demand is increasing for renewable energy sources and investing to capitalise on battery-supported clean energy such as wind and solar is smart policy,” Mr Zikarsky said.

“Not only are we using UQ’s patent-protected acid leaching process to produce battery-ready nickel and cobalt products more cheaply, but we are leaving a smaller environmental footprint, are more energy efficient and produce less solid waste or tailings than other extraction methods.”

UniQuest CEO Dr Dean Moss said it was exciting to see the research by UQ hydrometallurgists Dr James Vaughan and Dr Will Hawker progress towards the market.

“Global demand for batteries is growing and it is fantastic to see homegrown UQ technology be adapted to the real world to benefit industry and meet increasing consumer demand,” he said.

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2018/11/...nstration-plant

https://purebatterytech.com/

PBT charges into EV raw materials sector with new leaching process
https://im-mining.com/2018/07/12/pbt-charge...aching-process/




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extract from - Factbox: Plans for electric vehicle battery production in Europe
NOVEMBER 9, 2018 / 6:14 PM / 2 DAYS AGO
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The German-based consortium of 17 companies and research institutions announced plans last year to build two foundries, where lithium-ion battery cells are produced to customers’ specifications. It said its two planned factories would have a capacity of 34 GWh by 2028, which would top Northvolt’s plans.

But the consortium has run into liquidity problems as companies shied away from investing, industry sources told Reuters. So the future of TerraE remains unclear.

A spokesman of TerraE did not respond when asked by Reuters to give an update of its battery cell plans.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-ba...SKCN1NE0K5?il=0



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Some interesting comments re solid state batteries. The agenda for the conference Peter Altmaier and Maroš Šefčovič are attending, and making some announcements, is this one - https://www.bmwi-registrierung.de/vernetzun...aspx?link=m2353

Stung by Asian dominance, Germany pours cash into EV battery ventures
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BERLIN – Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries, three sources told Reuters.

The measures, expected to be announced next week, are designed to reduce the dependence of German carmakers on Asian electric vehicle (EV) battery suppliers and protect German jobs at risk from the shift away from combustion engines.


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European alliance
Recognising the importance of a homegrown battery industry for jobs and profits, the European Commission launched its own European Battery Alliance in 2017 but Sweden's Northvolt is seen as the only serious contender to emerge so far.

As part of Berlin's push, Economy Minister Altmaier is talking to German and European companies as well as neighbouring countries to try to join forces. He is coordinating his efforts with Brussels to resolve any state aid and antitrust issues.

"In a few years, Europe will have a competitive battery cell sector that can survive without state aid," Altmaier said in September after meeting the EU's Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic, who has been the driving force behind the EBA.

Altmaier is expected to announce more details of his battery cells plan during a two-day conference in Berlin starting on Nov. 12 that will be attended by Sefcovic.

The billion euros earmarked for a German battery cells consortium would help establish a first factory, probably in western Germany, two sources familiar with the plans said. If automakers boost their electric car production to 10 to 20% of total sales in coming years, Europe will need battery cell factories with more than 100 gigawatt hours

Berlin is also willing to support a second plant, possibly in the Lausitz region near the German-Polish border where two of the regional elections in 2019 will take place, they said.

An Economy Ministry spokeswoman said Altmaier was in talks with all relevant parties and no decisions had been made.

In addition, the government wants to spend up to 500 million euros to co-finance a research factory to help put German companies ahead of the curve when solid-state batteries are ready for the mass market, another source told Reuters.

Lithium-ion batteries are likely to be overtaken in a matter of years by solid-state technology that is expected to produce cheaper batteries with higher energy density.

The location of the research factory has not been decided and the government is about to start a tender process in which authorities and firms can pitch for the site, the source said.


A Science Ministry spokesman said the government was supporting efforts to develop solid state batteries by bringing together leading research institutes with the private sector.

Companies involved in the network, known as FestBatt, include Varta, BASF, Volkswagen, BMW, car parts maker Continental, conglomerate Thyssenkrupp, carbon fibre specialist SGL Carbon, Belgian materials firm Umicore, Coperion and Heraeus, the spokesman said.

For now, German carmakers are sourcing battery cells predominantly from Asian suppliers such as CATL, LG Chem and Samsung SDI although BMW has struck a partnership with Northvolt.

Underlining the uphill battle German firms face, one of the world's biggest automotive suppliers, Bosch, has opted out of making lithium-ion cells, saying it would be too costly.

Hans-Martin Henning, an electric mobility researcher at Fraunhofer, is less pessimistic.

"If automakers boost their electric car production to 10 to 20 percent of total sales in coming years, Europe will need battery cell factories with more than 100 gigawatt hours," he said, well above the capacity planned by Asian producers so far.

"We'll need far more battery cells in Europe – and this must happen pretty fast indeed," Henning said.

The expected shift to solid-state batteries could also make European suppliers less dependent on the rare earth resources largely controlled by China that are used in lithium-ion cells.

"The landscape will change dramatically in coming years," Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told Reuters. "Europe absolutely has a chance." ($1 = 0.8719 euros)

(By Michael Nienaber, Edward Taylor, Ilona Wissenbach, Ludwig Burger and Andrea Shalal; Editing by David Clarke)


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