On Monday, French oil and gas producer Total announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Saft, a leading lithium-ion battery maker, for 950 million euros. This marks Total’s second foray into the clean energy space, as the company acquired a controlling share of SunPower, a leading US solar
Two of Tesla Motors’ key executives are leaving the company ahead of the release of Tesla’s Model 3. The company saw its share price drop four percent on the news on Tuesday, and was trading around $222.75 as of 2:42 p.m. EST.
Highlights include an after-tax NPV of US$542 million at an 8-percent discount rate, and an after-tax IRR of 25 percent.
In its interim results for the six months ended December 31 2015, Bacanora Minerals (TSXV:BCN,LSE:BCN) stated that it is planning to move directly to a definitive feasibility study once its prefeasibility study is complete for its Sonora lithium project in Mexico.
Rare Earth Minerals Plc (LSE:REM) has raised gross proceeds of GBP3.55 million, or US$4.93 million in a placement to US institutional investors. Proceeds will be used to fund additional acquisitions in the lithium sector.
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Antioquia Gold was the top-gaining stock for the week, followed by Goldsource Mines, Bacanora Minerals, Terraco Gold and Pacific Booker Minerals.
Alix Resources (TSXV:AIX) has discovered a lithium-bearing, clay-rich showing at its Electra project in Mexico. Electra is located adjacent to the Sonora lithium project, owned by Bacanora Minerals (TSXV:BCN) and Rare Earth Minerals Plc (LSE:REM).
Representatives from Nemaska Lithium, Western Lithium, Avalon Rare Metals and Lithium X comment on the lithium outlook for 2016.
2015 was a tough year for graphite, but the graphite outlook for 2016 is looking a little brighter.
Bacanora Minerals (TSXV:BCN) put out a press release advising that it “is continuing to develop a number of strategic relationships with international lithium trading companies and mining companies for the sale of its lithium products, in addition to the conditional supply agreement previously announced.” The company announced a conditional supply