Friday 23 October 2015

Lithium Race: Richard Branson - Formula E Is Back, Faster Than Ever.


  These are very cool pictures Sir! Your help and magic touch are needed. China is taking over Lithium Supply. Where the lithium will come for all your beautiful cars? And if you were serious talking about Electric Cars the other day, there is a serious talk for us. Time has come to go electric, Lithium Technology is making it possible. You already know it. Now it is time to look at the basics, where the batteries are coming from and who controls 75% of Lithium Hydroxide for them.

"The Art Of War" In Lithium Race: China Starts Building Its Largest Electric Car Solar Charging Complex.


  China excels even itself with the latest deals in UK. Learn "The Art Of War" in action.Pretend to be weak when you are strong, be strong when you are weak.  Nicolo Machiavelli will be an altar boy in the cathedral of Sun Tzu. Who needs War when people are giving it all by themselves? While David Cameron is busy killing Solar and brings China to build Nuclear Reactors in the UK, Chinese are very smartly moving into the exactly opposite direction. They are buying what others are selling and selling what others are stupidly buying. If you missed it: China has installed more Solar Power generation capacity in 2014 alone than U.S. during the all its history! It is all part of the state-level plan to move into the post carbon society with another "Great Leap Forward" leapfrogging the Internal Combustion Engine Technology directly into Lithium EV space on the backs of the myopic politicians in the West. Domination in Lithium materials and lithium batteries markets is the part of this plan, China already controls 75% of Lithium Hydroxide, which goes into Tesla Batteries. Security of Lithium supply is the centrepiece of this master plan.

  "Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, “The restructuring of our loan facilities with strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium provides ILC with financial relief and access to capital through the long term Exploration loan. In Argentina, all political candidates running in the upcoming elections are echoing the importance of mining and foreign investment to that country, something I view as very positive for our Mariana project. In Europe there is a growing concern that emissions standards are not being met with the clean diesel scandal paving the way for electric cars powered by lithium batteries. This gives our Avalonia project in Ireland strategic importance. Together with Ganfeng Lithium we continue to work towards supplying lithium as a raw material for clean power technologies in Europe and around the world.”

 I will add to my quote above the recent developments with Ganfeng Lithium in China:

"Ganfeng Lithium has enjoyed the exponential growth in the last years and has grown to the ranks of Top Lithium Producers. It supplies BYD, LG Chem and Panasonic, which supplies cells for Tesla Motors. It became the strategic partner of International Lithium and finances our two lithium J/Vs now in Argentina and Ireland. During the last Shareholder Meeting in China on September 21st Ganfeng has presented latest information on its incredible growth, market share and that security of Lithium Supply is its major concern. You can find more details on Ganfeng Lithium website."

  Please read carefully my legal disclaimer and never make any investment decisions without consulting with your preferred financial adviser.
  After very lengthy negotiations our Team at ILC has made another major transaction with Ganfeng Lithium - 1.2 Billion dollars market cap giant from China. Now we do not have hanging over our heads short term debt. We have established the long term credit facility with Ganfeng to finance our part of exploration costs on Mariana Lithium project with the maturity in 2024! Access to the capital in our sector will separate winners from the rest of the lithium racers. Now the project is ready for the major advance stage. We are finalising the corporate structure and budgets for these developments.
  With all Volkswagen and DieselGate news shattering Europe, it comes as no surprise that electrification of our transportation is the only commercially viable way forward - as you already know, in my personal opinion. LG Chem was very quick to announce the Lithium Battery plant to be build in Europe. I am calling on Tesla to bring its next Gigafactory to Ireland with its great corporate tax incentives, highly educated competitive work force and very competent government which is ready to propel its economy into the post carbon world. It will not hurt as well if Apple will decide at some point to build in Ireland some production facilities for its own Electric iCar. Rumours are running wild with this one, so we will see what the future brings to us here.
  It is not a secret for my followers, that Ganfeng Lithium is knocking very hard on the Europe's doors and supplies Lithium to a lot of customers already in EU. Our J/V with Ganfeng in Ireland: Avalonia Lithium project - has received the major approval from Ganfeng shareholders and we are working on the budgets for the next exploration season now. Read more."

Where All These Batteries For Electric Cars Are Coming From?


  "Information about our industry is slowly sipping in to the investors and people start to connect the dots: Tesla - Batteries - Lithium. A lot of surprises are waiting to be discovered now: first will be that China controls 75% of Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide. Lithium market is very small and controlled by just few companies. Prices are already rising even before Tesla Gigafactory is coming on-line. Welcome to future, it is here and it is electric. Lithium is the magic metal which is at the very heart of this rEVolution. Read more."


Formula E Is Back, Faster Than Ever.

Richard Branson.

DS Virgin Racing is raring to go as the second FIA Formula E championship begins in Beijing this weekend. Having cheered Sam Bird on to victory in the last round of season one in London, I’m excited about what we can achieve this year.

Image from DS Virgin Racing
As well as Sam, new recruit Jean-Éric Vergne has joined the team, and DS has come on board as our new partners. The other big change is with the cars themselves, which now include electric powertrains designed by our own team. Race power has increased from 150kW to 170kW, so the races should be even more fast and furious.
We’ll be counting on you to vote for Sam and Jean-Éric in Fanboost, which this season will allow fans to vote for the driver until six minutes into each race, giving the winner 100kJ of additional energy to help power them to the chequered flag. We put this animated video together to explain it a bit better than I can.
Anyone who’s been to a Formula E race will know that the purr of the electric cars coupled with the smell of clean air is a thrilling experience. But it’s not just sexy; it also comes with a worthwhile message – one that tells us a sustainable future is exciting and well within reach.

Image from DS Virgin Racing
I believe Formula E can change the way the world views sustainability and DS Virgin Racing can be at the front of the grid on these efforts. I’m often asked if Virgin is going to enter the personal electric car market. While we have no plans to at the moment, we’re very excited to see how electric cars can help create a better future for us all.

Image from DS Virgin Racing
Carbon dioxide emissions from burning gasoline for transportation are the second largest contributor to climate change. Formula E has the power to do for the electric car what Formula 1 did for the sports car. By making electric cars more desirable, the racing industry has the power to drive the world towards a sustainable future.
Hopefully I’ll see you at a race this season. In the meantime, cheer on the team in Beijing on October 24th – and don’t forget to #Fanboost."

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