Wednesday , 15 July 2020


Other Commodities

China's Demand for Iron Ore (Steel) Continues – Here are the Facts

Iron ore is now the world's second largest commodity market after oil and is essential for developing nations to build infrastructure and to modernize accounting for 95% of all metal produced annually. [As I can personally attest to from my recent 29 day trip throughout mainland China, it is no surprise that] China's rapid industrialization in the last decade...is responsible for all the growth in steel consumption since 2000...placing a huge strain on the global iron supply and pushing iron exploration into untapped regions of the world. Although the price of iron price rose steadily until peaking in 2011 (it has softened as of late), the long-term outlook is strong. Learn more in this informative infographic.

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Shale Gas Info: What is Shale? What is Fracking? What Does Its Future Mean For America?

Natural gas has the potential to bridge the gap between the current oil dominated energy mix and sustainable renewables. It’s cheap, abundant, and the cleanest fossil fuel in the world. In fact, at today’s consumption rates, estimated US natural gas resources could be used to supply domestic electricity generation for 52 years.That being said, shale gas is trapped thousands of feet underground. How do we extract it and what does the process look like? The infographic below has all the details.

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Here's the Complete Picture Regarding Natural Gas

New gas technology such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling have changed the complexion of natural gas in North America. This infographic explores natural gas, its properties, natural gas market dynamics, supply forecasts, demand, the shale revolution, and the switch from coal to natural gas. We also raise questions about methane leakage and hydraulic fracturing.

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Copper: The Nervous System of Our Society – Here’s Why

Copper is one of the most widely used metals on the planet, and has been for more than 10,000 years. Today, it's the nervous system of our society - of our cities, homes, tools and toys. The simple truth is that the western lifestyle is completely dependent on copper. Here's why as depicted in the infographic below.

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Copper: The Nervous System of Our Society – Here's Why

Copper is one of the most widely used metals on the planet, and has been for more than 10,000 years. Today, it's the nervous system of our society - of our cities, homes, tools and toys. The simple truth is that the western lifestyle is completely dependent on copper. Here's why as depicted in the infographic below.

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Manganese Oxide & Electric Vehicles: The Next Great Power Couple

Manganese is the 4th most traded metal in the world, mainly because it is indispensable in the production in steel and other alloys. The fastest growing sector, however, is in the use of manganese oxides for use in batteries and particularly rechargeable lithium ion (lithiated manganese dioxide or LMD) batteries. LMD batteries are ideal for applications that require high levels of power all at once such as power tools and now electic and hybrid vehicles. Take a look at the infographic presented here to learn about the important role manganese will play in our future.

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Manganese Oxide & Electric Vehicles: The Next Great Power Couple

Manganese is the 4th most traded metal in the world, mainly because it is indispensable in the production in steel and other alloys. The fastest growing sector, however, is in the use of manganese oxides for use in batteries and particularly rechargeable lithium ion (lithiated manganese dioxide or LMD) batteries. LMD batteries are ideal for applications that require high levels of power all at once such as power tools and now electic and hybrid vehicles. Take a look at the infographic presented here to learn about the important role manganese will play in our future.

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