Tesla May Buy Large Scale Nickel for Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries

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Tesla may purchase large scale nickel metal for lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP batteries). The company has officially secured approval to produce and sell a new Model 3 with cheaper LFP batteries in China. Early on, the company adopted its version of the energy-dense lithium nickel-cobalt-aluminum oxides (NCA) battery cell for its electric vehicles, which went against most of the industry who uses nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cells.

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Cobalt/Molybdenum Disulfide Heterostructure for Next-Gen Semiconductors

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A character study and analysis of the "cobalt/molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) heterostructure" has been conducted by the researchers from the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) and found that this new material combination is expected to lead semiconductors to break through physical limits.

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Cobalt-Free Lithium-Ion Battery Reduces Costs Without Sacrificing Performance

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To develop a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) researchers replaced the cobalt element in the traditional lithium-ion battery with nickel, reducing costs without negatively impacting performance. As a relatively rare and precious heavy metal, cobalt plays a vital role in today's lithium batteries. However, researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they’ve cracked the code to a cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery, eliminating the cobalt and opening the door to reducing the costs of producing batteries while boosting performance in some ways.

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China Tungsten Price Was in the Upward Trend in Late July

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

China tungsten price was in the upward trend in the week end on Friday July 24, 2020. The tungsten concentrate price rose to above $12,205.9/t, APT price tried to climb to $207.7/mtu and tungsten powder price also rose to $28.5/kg. 

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China Rare Earth Price - July 27, 2020

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China rare earth price remains stable on July 27, 2020 under mixed environment. The market is still in a stalemate with rare transactions concluded. In the term of demand side, with the improvement in the coronavirus, downstream new energy market is recovering slowly. 

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China Molybdenum Price - July 27, 2020

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China molybdenum price is not changed from last week as the imbalance in supply and demand still exists. Most downstream buyers remain cautious sentiment while upstream companies quote rationally. But it seems impossible for further price decline. 

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Tungsten Concentrate Market in China Keeps Stable Amid Limited Deals

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The ferro tungsten and tungsten powder prices in China continue to maintain stability with limited spot trading in the market after many suppliers had sold out their cargoes available for this month.

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Pensana Rare Earths in Discussions with China Great Wall for Longonjo Project

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Rare earths metals firm Pensana has today announced that it is exploring a partnership with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) to develop its flagship mine in Angola, the Longonjo rare earth mine, which is scheduled to start production in 2022 and is located on top of the world's largest praseodymium-neodymium deposit.

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Lithium Australia Refocuses on Battery Recycling

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Lithium Australia NL ('LIT') said it will refocus operations on battery recycling and sales, cutting costs and jobs as it seeks to weather a slump in raw materials prices exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The company is further reducing expenditures and providing the greatest support to the business units closest to positive cash flow to benefit shareholders. It said it would reduce the number of workers, but did not specify the number of layoffs.

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Ferro Tungsten Price in China Stabilizes on Boosted Market Confidence

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The ferro tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) prices in China continue to remain stable in the wake of high average tungsten forecast prices boosting market confidence. Suppliers in the raw material side try to raise product prices while most downstream users hold cautious sentiment. 

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