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Bolivia eyes battery industrialisation drive as solar capacity rises
Bolivia will try and capitalise on its large lithium reserves to set up an industrial ecosystem around batteries and other storage technologies, according to a top government official. The country’s vice president Alvaro García Linera described the government’s plans for a “lithium industrialisation” drive as he attended the opening of a PV project in Oruro, in Bolivia’s west. “Oruro won’t just produce mineral and power but also lithium, lithium hydroxide, cathodes and lithium batteries,” García said as he toured the 50MW first batch of a 100MW PV complex. The installation in the Caracollo municipality, the work of EPC firm TSK Group, has been promoted as the largest solar project in Bolivia's history. The first connected 50MW half boasts 57,000-plus panels, down from the 150,000 or more the 100MW the overall installation will feature once it is up and running. According to the government, the first 50MW phase required US$42.6 million in investment. The project has been mostly backed by French development money, with the EU and Bolivia as smaller, secondary contributors.
Sep 24, 2019 // Storage, USA, storage, South america, Latin america, BESS, lithium, lithium-ion, North America, esslatam, Bolivia, Alvaro García Linera
Lithium dreams: The surreal landscapes where batteries are born
Concentrated in layers of brine beneath this expanse, 3800 metres up in the Bolivian Andes, is more lithium than anywhere else on the planet. Until 20 years ago,
Oct 9, 2019 // Storage, USA, Germany, Chile, South america, Europe, lithium, North America, Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni, Stephen Kesler, Tesla Motors, LITCO, Marco Antonio Limachi, COMIBOL, Evo Morales
Australian scientists make lithium removal innovation
Triangle, an area in the Andes consisting of the borderlands of Argentina, Bolivia as well as Chile. The location hosts about half of the globe's lithium
Mar 27, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Australia, Oceania, lithium, Monash University, Matthew Hill, Teague Egan, CSIRO
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The weekend read: Chile taps ‘white gold’ for security of energy supply
3,000 km², making them the third largest on the planet after Uyuni in Bolivia (10,582 km²) and Salinas Grandes in Argentina (6,000 km²). This area
Sep 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Engie, Chile, South america, BESS, lithium, Sebastián Piñera, AES Gener, Claudia Rahmann, Juan Carlos Jobet, Javier Giorgio
As the World Wrestles Control from China ... Do Not Go To Sleep On Lithium ... or ALLIF ...
Triangle. The vast triangle is made up of corners of Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia that mesh like a jigsaw puzzle. Reasonable estimates are that the triangular
Jul 1, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, lithium, ALLIF