What’s Driving Magnesium Markets of the Future? Lighter Cars and Magnesium Batteries on the Roads of the Future
How China Direct Industries (NASDAQ:CDII) Plays Key Role in Green Metal of the 21st Century
POINT ROBERTS, November 30, 2011 - InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal for independent investors, reports on the future demands for magnesium with the green auto sector and how magnesium producer China Direct Industries Inc, (NASDAQ:CDII) plays a key role with the “ green metal of the 21st Century”.
China currently controls 80- 85 percent of the global magnesium market and China Direct Industries Inc, (NASDAQ:CDII) is one of the largest suppliers of pure magnesium in the world.
Recent short term global demand is down due to concerns over the debt crisis in the eurozone but domestic demand in China remains strong. Global demand can turn again as economies stabilize and new uses and applications also drive the overall market for magnesium.
According to a recent Forbes article “Fuel economy mandates will spur the development of lighter cars with materials like aluminum, magnesium and composites. EVs and hybrid vehicles will use materials such as lithium and rare earth metals like neodymium and lanthanum.”
But that may be changing as well and magnesium may be added to the mix in the battery market.
Pellion Technologies, funded by Khosla Ventures, is launching the world's first commercial magnesium battery. Pellion is developing a rechargeable magnesium-ion battery for electric and hybrid-electric vehicle applications
China Direct Industries Inc, (NASDAQ:CDII) is currently expanding the magnesium segment of it business, focusing operations on the management of facilities previously owned or controlled by Yulee Huang, a member of China Direct Industries’ board of directors and its executive vice president - magnesium.
“We currently operate four magnesium facilities in China within our Magnesium segment that produce and/or distribute magnesium products such as pure magnesium ingots, magnesium powders, granules and alloys. The current annual production capacity within our Magnesium segment is approximately 50,000 metric tons of pure magnesium ingots and 10,000 metric tons of magnesium powder. Our goal is to consolidate the fragmented industry and emerge as a global leader in the production and distribution of pure magnesium and magnesium related products.”
Benefits of Magnesium;
Stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum
33% lighter than aluminum, 60% lighter than titanium, and 75%
lighter than steel
*Magnesium is known as the green metal of the 21st century
Auto Industry and Magnesium;
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Auto industry is the greatest end user of magnesium specifically
magnesium alloying and die-casting
US Energy Law requires average fleet to increase MPG to 35 by
EU Emissions Law requires automakers to cut CO2 emissions to 130
g/km by 2012 and 95 g/km by 2020
Automakers are looking to magnesium to reduce the weight of the
vehicle, increase MPG and reduce CO2; a 10% reduction in vehicle
weight leads to an estimated 6-8% savings in fuel consumption
Worldwide motor vehicle production at a rate of 77.6 million vehicles
in 2010 represents substantial potential market for magnesium and
Forbes article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/11/29/megabets-and-megarisks-remaking-the-auto-industry/
China Direct Industries Inc, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDII), is a U.S. based company that sources, produces and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas and provides business and financial consulting services. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida with corporate offices in Shanghai, China Direct Industries' unique infrastructure provides a platform to expand business opportunities globally while effectively and efficiently accessing the U.S. capital markets.
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