Investing in Lithium on CNBC now.
CNBC is making its push into battery and lithium space now: story is getting out with Electric Cars ready to roll.
"Airtime: Fri. Aug. 27 2010
10 15 00 ET
CNBC Video Global X Funds recently launched three commodity stock related ETFs, with Bruno del Ama CEO Global X Funds, and CNBC's Bob Pisani."
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We have our own juniors players in this space as well.
Airtime: Wed. Aug. 25 2010
Will batteries lead the way in the energy industry? Boone Pickens thinks so. Christopher Helman, of Forbes, and Michael Lew, of Needham, share their views."
Frbiz Analyzes Investment Opportunities in China's Lithium Battery Material Industry
Published: Friday, 27 Aug 2010
10:00 AM ET Text Size
BEIJING, Aug 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Frbiz.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms, analyzes investment opportunities in the lithium battery material industry.
Traditional non-renewable resource use in China is being restricted and energy saving techniques is being promoted across the globe. The three core technologies for new energy vehicles are motor, electric systems and battery operated systems.
Relative to lead-acid batteries, nickel cadmium battery and ni-mh secondary batteries, lithium batteries have a higher energy density with a smaller self-discharge and a longer life cycles. These advantages place the development of lithium ion batteries at the forefront of new energy vehicle development.
The lithium battery industry chain composes lithium mineral resources, lithium raw materials (including anode materials, cathode materials, the diaphragm, and battery electrolyte) and battery manufacturing and encapsulation parts. One of the anode materials accounts for a disproportionately large part of lithium battery cost - almost 30-40%. From the technical content analysis, diaphragm and electrolyte require the highest technological expertise.
From the current lithium battery industry's gross margin analysis, diaphragm and lithium hexafluorophosphate electrolyte materials have a gross margin of 70%, electrolyte has a gross margin around 40%, and anode materials and cathode materials have a gross margin of 20%.
At present, China's domestic automobile lithium battery design process is improving and the industry chain is also gradually realizing greater profits.
With the support of national policy, there will be greater investment in the lithium battery industry."