Saturday , 19 August 2017


Graphite: The Driving Force Behind Green Technology

Global consumption of natural graphite has doubled in the last 10 years and will increase even more so in the next decade due to a) the continuing modernization of China, India and other emerging economies given the strong demand from traditional end uses such as the steel and automotive industries and b) the advent of new applications for graphite such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and nuclear and solar power. As a result of such increased demand prices for large flake, high purity graphite (+80 mesh, 94-97%C) have more than doubled making the mining of such a minerals increasingly profitable. Learn even more by viewing the infographic below.

The infographic below is from www.visualcapitalist.com and is made possible as a result of a financial contribution from Lomiko Metals. It is presented to you compliments of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). This paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

 

Lomiko Signs Agreement for Property in Quebec to Explore for Lithium-Ion Battery Grade, High Purity, Large Crystallite Flake Graphite

*http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/lomiko-quebec-lithium-ion-battery-grade-high-purity-flake-graphite

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Editor’s Note: Having read to the bottom of the page you must be truly interested in graphite. That being the case here, here, here and here are other MUST read articles on the subject along with a number of related articles as outlined below.

Related Articles:

1. It’s Time to Replace the Refrain “Got Gold?” With “How Much Graphite Stock Do You Own?”

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Demand for lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries over the next 8 years – for use in electric and hybrid cars, smart power grids and mobile consumer devices – is going parabolic. Sales of electic/hybrid cars, for example, will be increasing 5-fold to 4,000,000 over that timeframe and every such car will have 30-110kg of graphite in their batteries, depending on the car, that can not be replaced economically. Forget the common refrain “Got gold?” A more appropriate refrain should be “How much graphite stock do you own?” Learn more about graphite in the infographic below.

2. Graphite: The Newest HOT Resource Investment! Here’s Why

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The word ‘fad’ doesn’t exist in the minds of true miners and prospectors. However, fads are something that people like you and I can make a lot of money investing in if we are ahead of the curve and right now I believe the graphite sector is in the early stages of the ‘fad’ and will provide a ton of profitable opportunities. [Let’s take a look at just why, where and when you should get positioned in this fast developing sector.] Words: 1535

3. Graphene Could Have a DRAMATIC Impact on Our Future – Here’s Why

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Tens of billions of dollars per year are being spent worldwide on graphene research. Why? Because graphene could have a dramatic impact on our future by changing the fields of computing, energy, materials and optics. How? By making everything smaller, stronger and more ecologically sustainable. Below is an infographic that provides all the details.

4. This Interactive Table of Commodity Returns Is Easy to Use – Try It

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Natural resources are the building blocks of the world, essential to progress and prosperity. These commodities, like all investments, can have wide price fluctuations over time. The interactive table provided shows the ebb and flow of commodity prices over the past decade and illustrates the principle of mean reversion—the concept that returns eventually move back towards their mean or average. [Take a look.]

5. Vanadium: An Infrastructure Essential With Major Potential Use in Energy Storage and Green Energy

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This infographic looks at the primary uses for vanadium, its supply and demand, and future applications that could potentially affect the metal’s demand.

6. Mining of Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE) in Canada by 2017 Offer Major Investment Opportunity

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95-97% of the supply of Rare Earth Elements (REE) – integral to the high-technology, nanotechnology, hybrid automotive, aerospace and defence industries – currently comes from China. China has continued to reduce its export quotas to the point where it will only be supplying 50% of the world’s needs by 2015. This will have a major impact on prices for each of the 17 Light (LREE) and Heavy (HREE) elements that comprise the category – and the products in which they are used – unless alternate sources of supply are found. A Canadian company has done just that and will be bringing one of the largest HREE resources in the world (44% HREE, 56% LREE) into production by 2017. Below is an infographic on the REE market and a link to a Proactive One 2One Investor Forum presentation I attended on REE market fundamentals and the development and prospects of Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. and their Strange Lake project.

7. Tungsten Supply Risk Could Have Negative Impact on Cost of Living – Here’s Why

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Tungsten is unique in its extremes. It’s extremely hard, heat resistant, dense, and environmentally benign. It’s used to make cemented carbide, one of the strongest and most durable compounds. That’s the positives. but, unfortunately there are negatives too. Take a look at the infographic below for more information.