Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

Chile’s Lithium Industry Holds its Breath as Boric Pursues Nationalization

Courtesy of Stratfor’s Worldview, a look at the impact of Chile’s decision to nationalize its lithium industry: Increased state control of Chile’s lithium sector may lead to a mechanism for new investment, but higher associated costs could limit investor interest. On April 20, Chilean President Gabriel Boric announced that he would seek to “nationalize the […]

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Global Green Revolution Will Stall Without Latin America’s Lithium

Via The Economist, an article on the importance of Latin America to the world’s lithium-enabled future: Over half of the world’s lithium, a metal used in batteries for electric vehicles, can be found in Latin America. The region also has two-fifths of the world’s copper and a quarter of its nickel. Recently delegations from the […]

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Chile’s Move To Control Lithium Alarms Industry

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on how Chile’s move to control lithium is alarming industry players, allowing Australia, Argentina and African countries to benefit as Santiago moves ‘urgently’ to take stake in key projects: Chile has moved to take state control of key lithium projects in an attempt to develop its vast resources […]

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China’s Latin American Gold Rush Is All About Clean Energy

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, an article on China’s Latin American “gold rush”: A new gold rush is underway in Latin America—only this time around, the bounty is white. With its sprawling salt flats, the region is rich with a new ore—lithium—and everyone from Germany to China is clambering to get in on the race. White […]

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Can Latin America Really Build an OPEC for Lithium?

Via HeatMap, commentary on whether Latin America can really build an OPEC for lithium: In a move that shocked Wall Street, Chilean President Gabriel Boric announced last week that his country will nationalize its lithium industry. “This is the best chance we have at transitioning to a sustainable and developed economy,” Boric said. “We can’t […]

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South America Looks At Creating “Lithium OPEC”

Via, a look at ongoing discussions over the creation of a lithium OPEC: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Brazil are analyzing the creation of a lithium cartel of sorts in charge of expanding South America’s processing capacity, turning more of their mined lithium into batteries and tapping into the electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing sector: The […]

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