Rich in Rare Metals, Your Next Phone Lithium Cell May Come from Deep Sea

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The deep sea is rich in cobalt, rare earth and other rare metals, your next lithium cell phone battery may come from the depths of the sea. 19th-century French science fiction writer Jules Verne described a fragment in his famous work "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea": "These mineral deposits are located under the sea, just like Newcastle's coal pits. Putting on a wet suit, holding a hoe and a shovel, my crew is responsible for coal mining, so I don't need to ask for coal on the ground."

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IBM and Daimler Team to Improve Lithium Battery Safety

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Lithium battery safety has always been a major concern for EV owners. Therefore, IBM and Daimler are set to improve cell safety. According to information, the current annual rate of new energy vehicle combustion accidents is about 0.9 to 1.2 per 10,000. Although this figure is lower than 2 to 4 per 10,000 fuel vehicles, it cannot be underestimated. Among these accidents, the rate of ternary lithium batteries accounted for the highest, reaching 89%. Domestic and foreign vehicle and battery suppliers are also intensifying research and development on battery safety.

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Chinese Tungsten Prices Expect to Keep Stable before Spring Festival

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

Chinese tungsten prices are expected to maintain stability this week. With the approaching of Chinese Spring Festival, factories start to stop production, logistics gradually stop picking up goods and some companies finish the replenishments. So the whole market keep quiet.

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China Rare Earth Prices - Jan. 14, 2020

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China rare earth prices remain weak adjustment as a result of continued deadlocked supply and demand, and thin market trading. In the light rare earth market, under the stricter environmental protection and cold weather, the output of some northern rare earth smelters has been relatively limited, which has slowed the growth rate of spot inventory and boosted the confidence of most suppliers. Due to slightly weak demand, it is relatively difficult to raise prices. 

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China Sodium Molybdate Prices - Jan. 14, 2020

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Molybdenum market quotation in China: ferro molybdenum, molybdenum concentrate and sodium molybdate prices are unchanged from the previous trading day with the impact of strong holiday atmosphere. 

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By Recycling Tungsten and Rare Earths, etc., Can Apple Become A "Mined" Company?

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Can Apple turn into a "mined" company by recycling metals such as tungsten and rare earths in the iPhone? The company owns a factory in Austin, Texas, where workers' main task is not to produce new equipment but to "destroy" old iPhones that have been recycled from around the world.

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Mo-99 in Short Supply, US Delays Ban on Highly Enriched Uranium

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Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) is in short supply, and the US has delayed the export ban on highly enriched uranium (HEU). According to Reuters, the US Department of Energy (DOE) recently waived a two-year ban on licenses for the export of weapons-grade uranium for making medical isotopes. Opponents point out that this would raise proliferation risks and undermine companies that are converting to safer materials.

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Cesium Tungsten Bronze Prices in China Stabilize in the Middle of January

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The ferro tungsten and cesium tungsten bronze prices continued to maintain stability in the Chinese market in the week ended on Friday January 10, 2020 with the impact of geopolitical uncertainty and trade tensions in major industrial economies. 

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China Europium Oxide Prices - Jan. 13, 2020

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Rare earth market quotation in China: praseodymium oxide, lanthanum oxide and europium oxide prices remain stable when companies in the whole industry chain hold cautious sentiment. 

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China Molybdenum Bar Prices - Jan. 13, 2020

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Molybdenum market quotation in China: molybdenum powder and molybdenum bar prices maintain stability while ferro molybdenum price edges higher. On the one hand, the supply of molybdenum concentrate is tight, supporting most traders' rised mentality. Low-price resources are difficult to be purchased at present. 

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