• Nemaska Lithium - From Mine to Factory

    Explore Nemaska Lithium's operations from the mine site in Whabouchi all the way to the transformation plant in Shawinigan! Learn more at www.nemaskalithium.com

    published: 26 Apr 2017
  • Canada Lithium Les Progres et Les Operations

    Je m'apelle Yves Desrosiers, je suis directeur general du site pour la mine Quebec Lithium. Nous sommes à la Corne. On prepare pour l'opération de la mine qu'on va débuter au septembre pour faire les premiers essais en septembre et le mois de décembre, et s'en aller a l'operation du carbonat de lithium l'année prochaine. Au niveau du projet ça va très bien, au niveau financier on est correct au niveau des dépenses, et aussi au niveau de la schedule, comme ce l'on prépare débuter l'operation du concentrateur vers le mois d'octobre, et la partie de hydrometallurgie vers la fin d'année selon le plan. Donc nous continuons d'être en ligne avec le plan. Presentement, au niveau de la construction on est diréctement sur la schedule, ce ça va bien, et au niveau du buget on est au buget qu'on ...

    published: 05 Sep 2012
  • Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires - Lithium Battery Thermal Runway

    Courtesy FAA. Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires. October 2007. Advanced Imaging, Operations Planning, FAA Air Traffic Organization, for airline industry review and comment. Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube.

    published: 26 Jan 2010
  • Discharge and Charge Process of a Conventional Lithium-Ion Battery Cell

    Discharging During the first stage of discharge lithium atoms oxidize by forming Li+ ions and electrons, whereas Li+ ions move to the positive electrode diffusing through the electrolyte and the separator. The electrons flow from the negative electrode to the positive on the external circuitry, where the resulting current flow can be used for an application. At the positive electrode the electrons recombine with the Li+ ions and are stored in the molecular structure of the active material. Charging: If an external voltage with the same polarity is applied between the current collectors, the charge process will start. The lithium atoms leave the metal oxid structure and ionize into Li+ ions under the release of an electron of each one. In analogy with the discharge process Li+ ions diffu...

    published: 28 Aug 2013
  • How the CIA Waged War in Afghanistan

    Robert Grenier is a former CIA station chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the man who was tapped by the CIA and White House to direct the first America-Afghan war following the attacks of 9/11. In his new book, 88 Days to Kandahar, Grenier discusses how he forged alliances with warlords and Pakistani intelligence operatives to execute a campaign that defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern region. Following his work in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Grenier returned to Washington, DC, and was tasked with overseeing the CIA’s intelligence operations and analysis in Iraq prior to the 2003 US invasion. VICE News visited Grenier at his home in Virginia to talk about America’s longest war, the CIA’s use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," and the rise of the Islamic State. Watch "...

    published: 23 Apr 2015
  • Frontier Lithium (TSXV: FL): Highest Grade Lithium Project in North America

    Speaking with SmallCapPower at Mines and Money London, Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSXV: FL) President Trevor Walker describes how his Company’s PAK Lithium Project in northern Ontario is similar to Greenbushes in Western Australia, which supplies about 40% of the world’s lithium. He also speaks about the catalysts that he expects will continue to drive lithium demand and what Frontier Lithium shareholders have to look forward to in 2017.

    published: 14 Dec 2016
  • Navitas Systems Starlifter Deep Cycle Lithium Battery for Class 1 &2 Forklifts

    Description of Video: Navitas Systems is proud to introduce its sophisticated Starlifter deep cycle lithium battery system, which is targeted to two and three shift operations as well as cold storage and warehousing operations. One Starlifter Class 1 & 2 lithium battery is needed rather than two or three lead acid batteries, no maintenance is required, and Starlifter features up to 40% run time advantage in cold temperatures, and up to 10x the cycle life of lead acid.

    published: 05 Apr 2016
  • Lithium batteries: guidance for cargo and ramp personnel

    This video explains the specific responsibilities of cargo, aircraft loading and dispatch personnel concerning the safe carriage of lithium batteries. Awareness of the hazards from lithium batteries and the importance of ensuring they are transported in accordance with the safety requirements applicable to cargo.

    published: 28 Feb 2017
  • Le lithium, or blanc de la Bolivie

    Il est convoité par les multinationales du monde entier mais la Bolivie n'en démord pas : elle compte entend bien garder le contrôle de l'exploitation de son lithium. Un métal essentiel pour la fabrication des batteries de voitures électriques, et qui repose en quantités astronomiques au sein du fascinant désert de sel d'Uyuni, au sud du pays. Durée: 02:06

    published: 18 Aug 2011
  • Introduction About Lithium Atoms in Basic Chemistry : Chemistry & Physics

    Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation There are two primary isotopes of Lithium that can be found in the world and they are Lithium 6 and Lithium 7. Get an introduction about lithium atoms in basic chemistry with help from an experienced educator in this free video clip. Expert: Walter Unglaub Filmmaker: bjorn wilde Series Description: Chemistry and physics play important roles in our everyday lives, even after we've long since graduated from school. Get tips on chemistry and physics with help from an experienced educator in this free video series.

    published: 27 Jan 2014
  • Lithium Batteries - Guidance for Cargo and Ramp Personnel

    This video is to provide an awareness of the transport of lithium batteries and does not replace the need for dangerous goods or 'HAZMAT' training. English or Croatian subtitles.

    published: 18 Nov 2016
  • Western Lithium (WLC.TO or WLCDF) Could Be Major U.S. Supplier of Lithium

    http://goldstocktrades.com/blog The Kings Valley Asset is 100% owned by Western Lithium and the company is continuing to prove that it can be competitive with the current producers. This world class lithium asset is located in the mining friendly, supportive and stable jurisdiction of Nevada. It could be one of the major suppliers to battery factories such as the $5 billion plant Tesla is building. Recently, Western Lithium received a $1.5 million payment from its largest shareholder towards building a Lithium Demonstration Plant in Germany expected to be operational by the end of 2014. The company received a USA patent for its process which separates lithium and potassium from clays. Western Lithium has a prefeasibility study which forecasts lower costs against current and potential ...

    published: 30 Apr 2014
  • MGX Minerals sees double digit growth in lithium in 10 years

    MGX Minerals Inc (CNSX:XMG) Chief Executive Jared Lazerson tells Proactive Investors that the company is creating a third category in global lithium production: lithium brine. "Scale is one thing that makes it very interesting and as well the technology and the ability to process this brine in an efficient, economic way" he says. The more common methods of lithium production are large evaporation projects in South America and hard rock lithium, primarily produced in Australia. Lazerson says this third category will help the company tap into a market with big potential. "We see fairly consistent growth - double digit growth over the next ten years, with the development of electric vehicles plus the push for autonomous home storage systems" he says.

    published: 11 Jul 2016
  • CASA Safety Video - Travelling safely with lithium batteries

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has produced this short educational video to help inform travellers how to carry lithium batteries safely in their luggage. Lithium batteries were named the ‘Least Wanted’ dangerous goods for 2014, after they ignited a fire inside the cargo hold of an aircraft just before passengers boarded the flight from Melbourne to Fiji. CASA has also produced the ‘Can I pack that?’ Dangerous Goods App to inform travellers about the dangers associated with these items, what they can and can’t pack in their luggage, and, if an item can be brought on board, guide them on how to do it safely. Use the app to help you pack: http://www.casa.gov.au/dgapp Find out what other dangerous goods made the ‘Least Wanted’ list for 2014 http://www.casa.gov.au/leastwanted ...

    published: 24 Sep 2014
  • EASA: lithium batteries and other dangerous goods

    More information http://easa.europa.eu/easa-and-you/passengers/dangerous-goods Visit our passenger section http://easa.europa.eu/passengers

    published: 30 Aug 2016
  • Will Lithium Shortage Kill The EV Industry?

    First I thought we should talk about where you can find lithium today. The truth is it’s likely on your body right now, you may be holding it in your hand, or you’re looking directly at it. But you might be surprised to know it’s also used in things like tools, aerospace equipment, military applications and backup storage for our Electric grid. And of course, Tesla’s and other electric cars // Looking to buy a Tesla S or X? Use our referral code and instantly receive $1,000 off and Free Supercharging! (limited) Get Started - https://teslanomics.co/td // It is so good for batteries that 39% of all Lithium production goes towards battery production. So what is Lithium anyway? Lithium itself is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. It is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. L...

    published: 02 Aug 2017
Nemaska Lithium - From Mine to Factory

Nemaska Lithium - From Mine to Factory

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Explore Nemaska Lithium's operations from the mine site in Whabouchi all the way to the transformation plant in Shawinigan! Learn more at www.nemaskalithium.com
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Canada Lithium Les Progres et Les Operations

Canada Lithium Les Progres et Les Operations

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  • Updated: 05 Sep 2012
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Je m'apelle Yves Desrosiers, je suis directeur general du site pour la mine Quebec Lithium. Nous sommes à la Corne. On prepare pour l'opération de la mine qu'on va débuter au septembre pour faire les premiers essais en septembre et le mois de décembre, et s'en aller a l'operation du carbonat de lithium l'année prochaine. Au niveau du projet ça va très bien, au niveau financier on est correct au niveau des dépenses, et aussi au niveau de la schedule, comme ce l'on prépare débuter l'operation du concentrateur vers le mois d'octobre, et la partie de hydrometallurgie vers la fin d'année selon le plan. Donc nous continuons d'être en ligne avec le plan. Presentement, au niveau de la construction on est diréctement sur la schedule, ce ça va bien, et au niveau du buget on est au buget qu'on côntrole à tous les semaines et on est exactement egal au buget prèvu. On continue selon le plan initieux, au rythme qu'on avait prèvu et on continue comme ça. Yves Desrosiers, the General Manager of the Quebec Lithium project, talks about the construction timetable for the development of the new mine and lithium carbonate processing plant. Yves summarises the schedule beginning with the site preparation work that commenced in September 2011, describing the progress made on the site to date and highlighting the plans to commence commissioning of the new plants by December 2012. Canada Lithium Corp., a "clean-tech" mine developer is constructing an open-pit lithium carbonate mine and processing plant in Lacorne Township near Val d'Or, Quebec to meet the growing needs of the emerging global market for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as well as grid-storage solutions. It is anticipated that commissioning of the mine and plant will occur in late 2012 and full production of an annualized 20,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate to commence in Q3 2013. Metallurgical tests have produced battery-grade lithium carbonate from deposit samples and the Company plans to market its products in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company trades under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol CLQMF. More About Canada Lithium Corp.: Website - http://www.canadalithium.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/canada_lithium Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-Lithium-Corp/187183721413381 Visit Canada Lithium's StockNetwork Profile - http://stocknetwork.com/pubco/profile/CLQ:CA ***Video produced by StockNetwork Media in association with StockNetwork.com
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Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires - Lithium Battery Thermal Runway

Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires - Lithium Battery Thermal Runway

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  • Updated: 26 Jan 2010
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Courtesy FAA. Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires. October 2007. Advanced Imaging, Operations Planning, FAA Air Traffic Organization, for airline industry review and comment. Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube.
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Discharge and Charge Process of a Conventional Lithium-Ion Battery Cell

Discharge and Charge Process of a Conventional Lithium-Ion Battery Cell

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  • Updated: 28 Aug 2013
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Discharging During the first stage of discharge lithium atoms oxidize by forming Li+ ions and electrons, whereas Li+ ions move to the positive electrode diffusing through the electrolyte and the separator. The electrons flow from the negative electrode to the positive on the external circuitry, where the resulting current flow can be used for an application. At the positive electrode the electrons recombine with the Li+ ions and are stored in the molecular structure of the active material. Charging: If an external voltage with the same polarity is applied between the current collectors, the charge process will start. The lithium atoms leave the metal oxid structure and ionize into Li+ ions under the release of an electron of each one. In analogy with the discharge process Li+ ions diffuse to the negative electrode. At the surface of the graphite particles the Li+ ions and electrons recombine with each other forming neutral lithium atoms and are reintercalated into the molecular structure of the graphite particles.
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How the CIA Waged War in Afghanistan

How the CIA Waged War in Afghanistan

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  • Updated: 23 Apr 2015
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Robert Grenier is a former CIA station chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the man who was tapped by the CIA and White House to direct the first America-Afghan war following the attacks of 9/11. In his new book, 88 Days to Kandahar, Grenier discusses how he forged alliances with warlords and Pakistani intelligence operatives to execute a campaign that defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern region. Following his work in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Grenier returned to Washington, DC, and was tasked with overseeing the CIA’s intelligence operations and analysis in Iraq prior to the 2003 US invasion. VICE News visited Grenier at his home in Virginia to talk about America’s longest war, the CIA’s use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," and the rise of the Islamic State. Watch "Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou: The VICE News Interview” - http://bit.ly/1JxQ8SW Read "Afghanistan and Iran Get Cozier — Which Is Good News for the US” - http://bit.ly/1DmYZmN Read "Elite Anti-Terror Squads From Around the World Battle it Out at Jordan’s Annual Warrior Competition” - http://bit.ly/1OKNPxw Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Frontier Lithium (TSXV: FL): Highest Grade Lithium Project in North America

Frontier Lithium (TSXV: FL): Highest Grade Lithium Project in North America

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  • Updated: 14 Dec 2016
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Speaking with SmallCapPower at Mines and Money London, Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSXV: FL) President Trevor Walker describes how his Company’s PAK Lithium Project in northern Ontario is similar to Greenbushes in Western Australia, which supplies about 40% of the world’s lithium. He also speaks about the catalysts that he expects will continue to drive lithium demand and what Frontier Lithium shareholders have to look forward to in 2017.
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Navitas Systems Starlifter Deep Cycle Lithium Battery for Class 1 &2 Forklifts

Navitas Systems Starlifter Deep Cycle Lithium Battery for Class 1 &2 Forklifts

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  • Updated: 05 Apr 2016
  • views: 933
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Description of Video: Navitas Systems is proud to introduce its sophisticated Starlifter deep cycle lithium battery system, which is targeted to two and three shift operations as well as cold storage and warehousing operations. One Starlifter Class 1 & 2 lithium battery is needed rather than two or three lead acid batteries, no maintenance is required, and Starlifter features up to 40% run time advantage in cold temperatures, and up to 10x the cycle life of lead acid.
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Lithium batteries: guidance for cargo and ramp personnel

Lithium batteries: guidance for cargo and ramp personnel

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  • Updated: 28 Feb 2017
  • views: 2087
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This video explains the specific responsibilities of cargo, aircraft loading and dispatch personnel concerning the safe carriage of lithium batteries. Awareness of the hazards from lithium batteries and the importance of ensuring they are transported in accordance with the safety requirements applicable to cargo.
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Le lithium, or blanc de la Bolivie

Le lithium, or blanc de la Bolivie

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  • Updated: 18 Aug 2011
  • views: 2156
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Il est convoité par les multinationales du monde entier mais la Bolivie n'en démord pas : elle compte entend bien garder le contrôle de l'exploitation de son lithium. Un métal essentiel pour la fabrication des batteries de voitures électriques, et qui repose en quantités astronomiques au sein du fascinant désert de sel d'Uyuni, au sud du pays. Durée: 02:06
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Introduction About Lithium Atoms in Basic Chemistry : Chemistry & Physics

Introduction About Lithium Atoms in Basic Chemistry : Chemistry & Physics

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  • Updated: 27 Jan 2014
  • views: 1130
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation There are two primary isotopes of Lithium that can be found in the world and they are Lithium 6 and Lithium 7. Get an introduction about lithium atoms in basic chemistry with help from an experienced educator in this free video clip. Expert: Walter Unglaub Filmmaker: bjorn wilde Series Description: Chemistry and physics play important roles in our everyday lives, even after we've long since graduated from school. Get tips on chemistry and physics with help from an experienced educator in this free video series.
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Lithium Batteries - Guidance for Cargo and Ramp Personnel

Lithium Batteries - Guidance for Cargo and Ramp Personnel

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  • Updated: 18 Nov 2016
  • views: 905
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This video is to provide an awareness of the transport of lithium batteries and does not replace the need for dangerous goods or 'HAZMAT' training. English or Croatian subtitles.
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Western Lithium (WLC.TO or WLCDF) Could Be Major U.S. Supplier of Lithium

Western Lithium (WLC.TO or WLCDF) Could Be Major U.S. Supplier of Lithium

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  • Updated: 30 Apr 2014
  • views: 2817
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http://goldstocktrades.com/blog The Kings Valley Asset is 100% owned by Western Lithium and the company is continuing to prove that it can be competitive with the current producers. This world class lithium asset is located in the mining friendly, supportive and stable jurisdiction of Nevada. It could be one of the major suppliers to battery factories such as the $5 billion plant Tesla is building. Recently, Western Lithium received a $1.5 million payment from its largest shareholder towards building a Lithium Demonstration Plant in Germany expected to be operational by the end of 2014. The company received a USA patent for its process which separates lithium and potassium from clays. Western Lithium has a prefeasibility study which forecasts lower costs against current and potential producers. Western Lithium recently announced that the BLM has approved the Final Environmental Assessment. This means Western Lithium can operate the Hectorite clay Mine. Western Lithium CEO Jay Chmelauskas stated in the recent PR that, "We are beginning clay mining operations in 2014 to support our strategy of initially selling Hectatone™ organoclay products in the near term to the growing oilfield industry...Ultimately, we plan to increase our activities at Kings Valley and extract lithium from our hectorite clay in the future, in order to become a strategic USA based lithium supplier for new battery manufacturing that is anticipated due to increased lithium demand expected from electrified vehicles and grid storage." With renewed interest in electric vehicles and lithium ion batteries, Western Lithium could continue its upward breakout on record volume. Look for a breakout into new highs for Western Lithium as renewed interest comes into this high growth sector. This year may be a major year with the Lithium demonstration plant operational by year end and the Organoclay Plant producing hectorite by the summer. Disclosure: I am long WLCDF and WLC is a sponsor.
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MGX Minerals sees double digit growth in lithium in 10 years

MGX Minerals sees double digit growth in lithium in 10 years

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  • Updated: 11 Jul 2016
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MGX Minerals Inc (CNSX:XMG) Chief Executive Jared Lazerson tells Proactive Investors that the company is creating a third category in global lithium production: lithium brine. "Scale is one thing that makes it very interesting and as well the technology and the ability to process this brine in an efficient, economic way" he says. The more common methods of lithium production are large evaporation projects in South America and hard rock lithium, primarily produced in Australia. Lazerson says this third category will help the company tap into a market with big potential. "We see fairly consistent growth - double digit growth over the next ten years, with the development of electric vehicles plus the push for autonomous home storage systems" he says.
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CASA Safety Video - Travelling safely with lithium batteries

CASA Safety Video - Travelling safely with lithium batteries

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has produced this short educational video to help inform travellers how to carry lithium batteries safely in their luggage. Lithium batteries were named the ‘Least Wanted’ dangerous goods for 2014, after they ignited a fire inside the cargo hold of an aircraft just before passengers boarded the flight from Melbourne to Fiji. CASA has also produced the ‘Can I pack that?’ Dangerous Goods App to inform travellers about the dangers associated with these items, what they can and can’t pack in their luggage, and, if an item can be brought on board, guide them on how to do it safely. Use the app to help you pack: http://www.casa.gov.au/dgapp Find out what other dangerous goods made the ‘Least Wanted’ list for 2014 http://www.casa.gov.au/leastwanted Read more about the lithium battery fire in Melbourne: http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2014/09/lithium-battery-fire-sparks-mayday/ ------------------------- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) -- 'Safe skies for all' CASA regulates civil aviation safety in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory. We license pilots, register aircraft, oversight safety and promote safety awareness. CASA is also responsible for ensuring Australian airspace is administered and used safely. Follow CASA on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CASABriefing Subscribe to CASA on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CASABriefing/featured Visit the CASA Online Store: http://shop.casa.gov.au/ Read 'Flight Safety Australia' magazine: http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/ Free subscriptions to CASA publications: http://casa.grapevine.com.au/lists/?p=subscribe&id=3
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EASA: lithium batteries and other dangerous goods

EASA: lithium batteries and other dangerous goods

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  • Updated: 30 Aug 2016
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More information http://easa.europa.eu/easa-and-you/passengers/dangerous-goods Visit our passenger section http://easa.europa.eu/passengers
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Will Lithium Shortage Kill The EV Industry?

Will Lithium Shortage Kill The EV Industry?

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  • Updated: 02 Aug 2017
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First I thought we should talk about where you can find lithium today. The truth is it’s likely on your body right now, you may be holding it in your hand, or you’re looking directly at it. But you might be surprised to know it’s also used in things like tools, aerospace equipment, military applications and backup storage for our Electric grid. And of course, Tesla’s and other electric cars // Looking to buy a Tesla S or X? Use our referral code and instantly receive $1,000 off and Free Supercharging! (limited) Get Started - https://teslanomics.co/td // It is so good for batteries that 39% of all Lithium production goes towards battery production. So what is Lithium anyway? Lithium itself is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. It is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable. So this isn’t something you’d want just laying around your house. Especially if you have a toddler running around like I do... So Lithium is a metal so it must be mined right, like copper? Well, not exactly. It’s true lithium can be mined from rocks but mostly it’s found in brine pools. Lithium is also present in seawater but there aren’t any commercially viable methods of extracting it at this time As an aside when you see a meme floating around the internet showing a giant mine where lithium comes from, it’s a lie. As of 2017, most of the world's lithium production is in South America, where lithium-containing brine is extracted from underground pools and concentrated by solar evaporation. The standard extraction technique is to evaporate water from brine. Each batch takes from 18 to 24 months. With so much demand for lithium it’s a fair question to ask... Are Tesla and others doomed? Well…not really The US Geological Survey’s report for 2017 shows that "Worldwide lithium production increased by an estimated 12% in 2016 in response to increased lithium demand for battery applications. Production in Argentina increased nearly 60%, primarily owing to a new brine operation; the leading Argentine producer also increased production. A producer in Chile reported that its production rose by 20%. Two small Australian spodumene operations, one new and one inactive since 2013, planned to begin commercial concentrate production by year end. Worldwide lithium production capacity was reported to be 49,400 tons in 2015; capacity utilization was estimated to be 64% in 2015 and 71% in 2016. Based on average projections by producers and industry analysists of about 14% growth worldwide, consumption of lithium in 2016 is projected to be about 37,800 tons, up from 33,300 tons in 2015. So the trend is going up, but when you look at the overall picture you find that owing to continuing exploration, lithium resources have increased substantially worldwide. Identified lithium resources in the United States, from continental brines, geothermal brines, hectorite, oil field brines, and pegmatites, have been revised to 6.9 million tons. Identified lithium resources in other countries have been revised to approximately 40 million tons. Identified lithium resources in Argentina and Bolivia are about 9 million tons each and in major producing countries are Australia, more than 2 million tons; Chile, more than 7.5 million tons; and China, approximately 7 million tons. Canada’s lithium resources are about 2 million tons. Congo (Kinshasa), Russia, and Serbia have resources of about 1 million tons each. Lithium resources in Brazil and Mexico are approximately 200,000 tons each and Austria, and Zimbabwe have more than 100,000 tons each. Beyond just producing more lithium, companies like Tesla have focused on creating a closed-loop battery recycling program since as early as 2011. So while Tesla drivetrains are rated to go 1M miles, and the batteries will likely last to last north of 350K miles, once the cars do get turned in, Tesla isn’t going to just throw away those precious metals. If you’re an investor in companies reliant on lithium for their batteries such as Tesla, Apple, Google, or any other company making electronics today, you shouldn’t worry about the supply chain. We’ve got a long road ahead of us and probably by the time we need to worry about a shortage of Lithium we’ll have a new way to make batteries that are even better. // Join Our Community on Patreon! We're now using Patreon as a way to build out the community of passionate, intelligent people that love the detailed analysis of the facts behind Tesla and their products. Learn more at https://teslanomics.co/patreon // Join the Convo Online fb https://fb.com/teslanomics tw https://twitter.com/teslanomicsco // Sources https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/lithium/mcs-2017-lithi.pdf https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1371/pdf/circ1371_508.pdf http://jalopnik.com/the-problem-that-could-derail-the-electric-car-revoluti-1796728488
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