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Founder of International Lithium Corp. and Chairman and CEO at TNR Gold Corp. MBA.
International Lithium Corp. (“ILC”) a “Clean Tech” lithium resource developer with a global portfolio of lithium assets.
ILC currently holds highly prospective projects in the most prolific areas of the world for lithium and rare metals. International Lithium Corp. has recently reinforced its relationship with strategic partner Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd, from China, through an increased equity stake of 18.1% to further advance the core ILC projects.
International Lithium Corp. trades under symbol ILC: TSXV.
TNR Gold is Green Energy Metals Royalty Company with holdings in Lithium, Copper and Gold.
TNR Gold holds the strategic stake in International Lithium with its strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium and Royalty on Mariana lithium project in Argentina.
Los Azules Copper project:
One of the world's largest undeveloped copper deposits to which TNR holds a 0.36% Net Smelter Return (NSR). Located on the Andean copper belt, host to some of the world’s largest copper mines. McEwen Mining Inc. is the owner and operator.
Shotgun Gold Project, Alaska:
90% TNR Gold Corp. owned porphyry style gold mineralized system that is being targeted for a bulk mineable gold resource. Approximately 190km south of the Donlin Creek deposits.
TNR gold Corp. trades under symbol TNR: TSXV.
The Verge provides us with the latest update for Tesla Model 3. Elon Musk will bring us the mass market for electric cars, but the most important for Tesla will be the markets in China and India. "War on Pollution" will be fought on the urban streets by EVs powered by Solar. Elon Musk has already discussed the possibility of Tesla Motors production facilities in China and more and more players are getting ready for the next industrial rEVolution in China.
Lithium Race: China's Guangzhou Auto To Invest $322 M In Electric Car Factory.
How to achieve the explosive growth like International Lithium's strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium? You need to have the largest auto-market in the world, "War on Pollution" and state-level support for the new strategic industry - electric cars. After Tesla Gigafactory, LG Chem, BYD, Foxconn, Boston Power and A123 are building their own Megafactories. New automakers, like Guanzhou Auto in China are moving now into electric space with announcements almost every month. International Lithium is building strategic supply chain for Ganfeng Lithium, our J/V in Ireland and Argentina are financed by Ganfeng and now we are receiving results.
Tesla Gigafactories: Is There Enough Lithium to Maintain the Growth of the Lithium-Ion Battery Market?
Elon Musk talks about "hundreds of Gigafactories to come" and other lithium batteries players are building their own Megafactories today. Tam Hunt brings the hot industry subject to the headlines. The short answer is: Yes, we have enough Lithium potentially in the world for electrification of all our transportation. But in order to get it as the raw material ready to be used we have to invest hundreds of millions of dollars and years to build this supply chain. The security of supply of lithium is taking the central stage for the main battery grade lithium producers.
The drama is that the demand is coming when junior miners are cut off the capital they need to develop the new projects. That is why International Lithium is very well positioned to participate in this trend with the financing of our lithium J/V projects by Chinese giant Ganfeng Lithium. Lithium supply issues are hitting headlines now and our results are coming from our exploration programs these days. You can find more information from lithium industry insiders on the supply issues on this blog.
"Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, "We are very excited with the ability to continue to advance our projects to the next level through our partnership with Ganfeng Lithium. Recent announcements, by General Motors regarding the commencement of production of the battery-electric Bolt and Tesla with the ongoing construction of the Gigafactory and launch of the Model X, are strong indicators that the electric car is not only here to stay, but is the way of the future. As a result lithium will be a key ingredient in our daily lives and ILC will be ready to meet the demand for this raw and critical material."
"Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, "We are excited to begin another round of drilling at Avalonia in Ireland. Ganfeng Lithium - the leading lithium materials producer from China is financing the development of our JV projects in Ireland and Argentina. There is strong growth in the lithium industry right now. We are taking the necessary steps to meet the increased demand and source the raw materials required for our partner's lithium products and create a supply chain to ultimately achieve the goal of building a vertically integrated lithium business."
"Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, " We are very pleased to begin another round of exploration on the Mariana lithium-potash brine project in Argentina. The project is wholly owned together with our strategic partner, Ganfeng Lithium. Our project is unique to other lithium brine projects in many ways. Firstly, our joint venture owns the mineral rights to the entire Salar de Llullaillaco, which has high potassium to lithium ratio; therefore it may provide a significant credit to the cost of lithium extraction. Secondly, our strategic partner possesses the technology and facilities to analyze the brine chemistry and develop a metallurgical extraction process. Our current program will provide us with enough information to design and plan the next phase of exploration and development as we move toward conducting feasibility studies.
The concurrent exploration programs on the Mariana and Avalonia properties demonstrate we have not deviated from our original plan to produce lithium from multiple sources and deposit types. The lithium industry is heating up right now and our diversified portfolio and partnership with Ganfeng Lithium give us a strong foundation to build upon. I am excited to see things moving ahead and look forward to reporting the results of our programs to our investors in the near future."
International Lithium Corp. Updates on Drilling Programs in Argentina and Ireland.
"Mr. Kirill Klip, President, International Lithium Corp. comments, "We are highly encouraged by what we are learning about the thick brine aquifers at Mariana. We look forward to completing the pump test which will give us a sense of the potential productivity of wells in these aquifers and we are confident that our plan to acquire these key preliminary hydrological results prior to a mineral resource estimation is both an expeditious and cost effective approach toward an initial production assessment."
Gary Schellenberg, CEO and Executive Chairman, notes that "Success in the initial drilling program by intersecting pegmatites under cover confirms the exploration strategy and methods we are applying in the Avalonia project. This gives us confidence as we move ahead with plans to test both new and historical targets we are developing along the lithium belt."
International Lithium And Ganfeng Lithium: "The End Of The Lithium 'Big 3'.
"Joe Lowry has published a very interesting article about the lithium market, major producers and rising Chinese powerhouses in lithium industry. You can find now more details on International Lithium strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Apple Electric iCar and Warren Buffet BYD move into energy storage to chase Elon Musk with his Tesla Gigafactory bring Lithium back onto the radar screens of investors now. Read more."
Tesla CTO JB Straubel shed a little more light on the company's Model 3 at a conference in Washington today, The Wall Street Journal reports. It turns out that the 3 won't just be a sedan - there'll be a crossover version as well. That suggests that the Model 3 line will basically function as a "lite" version of the Model S and Model X portfolio when it finally comes to market later this decade. (That'll be 2017, unless the target slips.)
The Model 3 is a long-promised mass-market EV designed to take Tesla from a niche player to a high-volume automaker, and it's not an exaggeration to say that the company's long-term viability hinges on its success: Elon Musk has promised that the Model 3 will deliver at least 200 miles of range for $35,000 without rebates, making it a far more accessible vehicle than the Roadster, S, and X have been. But details of the Model 3 have been scarce, and Straubel didn't offer much beyond the revelation that it'll come in multiple flavors; he did say that Tesla has models planned beyond the Model 3, but of course it does - car companies are perpetually working on new cars.
In the shorter term, the Model X crossover is expected to make its first customer deliveries toward the end of this year, and comments at last week's investor conference by Musk suggest that the company is on target for those deliveries after several missed deadlines. The Verge"
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