VW, China spearhead $300 billion global drive to electrify cars

January 17, 2019

Global automakers are planning a $300 billion surge in spending on electric-vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years, with nearly half of the money targeted at China, accelerating the industry’s transition from fossil fuels and shifting power to Asian battery and EV technology suppliers.

Tesla Powerwall gets a massive boost in Australia

January 16, 2019

Australia is already a huge market for Tesla Powerwall for many reasons. But now you can add one more: the South Australian Government has approved Tesla’s home battery pack for an important subsidy worth ~50% of the battery pack for up to 40,000 homes.

Olaroz Lithium Facility Update – Online Briefing

December 20, 2018

To listen to a recording of Orocobre’s latest webcast briefing, where Managing Director & CEO Mr Richard Seville discusses commercial and production estimates relating to the Olaroz Lithium Facility in Q2 FY19 – click on the media player below.

Sales de Jujuy delivering Community Microcredits

December 19, 2018

Sales de Jujuy (SDJ) is nurturing sustainable socio-economic development by providing Community Microcredits, assisting local entrepreneurs implement their small business ideas. The Community Microcredits Program was created in 2017 as part of SDJ’s Shared Value strategy. It is important to note that the purpose of the Community Microcredit Program is...

Orocobre signs pivotal agreements with Toyota Tsusho Corporation

December 14, 2018

Orocobre has signed three pivotal agreements with joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC). Members of the Orocobre Executive Management team visited TTC’s office in Tokyo, Japan to finalise and sign a new Olaroz Shareholders Agreement, Sales and Marketing Agreement and Orocobre Management Agreement (for management of the Olaroz Joint...

Sales de Jujuy employees ascend Mount Tuzgle

December 7, 2018

Employees of Sales de Jujuy (SDJ), the operating company for Orocobre’s Olaroz Lithium Facility, together with contractors and local community members have ascended Mount Tuzgle (Cerro Tuzgle), a dormant stratovolcano located in Susques, in the Jujuy Province of Northern Argentina. With an elevation of 5,486 m Mount Tuzgle is the...

Orocobre Limited – Supporting women in the mining industry

December 3, 2018

Orocobre Limited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of constantly seeking ways to enhance our contribution to society and helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we actively develop and employ people from our local communities. In this video some of our female employees share...

Silvia Rodriguez featured in Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining

November 19, 2018

Each year Women in Mining (WIM)* publish the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining book that showcases a great variety of inspiring women with interesting careers in the Metals & Mining sector. While this publication represents a fantastic opportunity to appreciate the success stories of numerous female role models...

Australia set to be a leader in $1.7 trillion battery industry

November 8, 2018

Australia is forecast to be a global leader in a battery storage technology boom which is growing more swiftly than previously predicted. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has predicted batteries will quickly become cheaper than it originally forecast last year, with prices to fall by more 50 per cent through to...

Orocobre Market Update – Online Briefing

October 29, 2018

To listen to a recording of Orocobre’s latest webcast briefing, where Managing Director & CEO Mr Richard Seville discusses the Quarterly Activities Report for the period ended 30 September 2018, click on the media player below.

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  • Orocobre Market Update – Online Briefing

    Orocobre Market Update – Online Briefing

    To listen to a recording of Orocobre’s latest teleconference webcast briefing, where Managing Director & CEO Mr. Martín Pérez de Solay discusses the Quarterly Activities Report for the period ended 31 March 2019, click on the media player below.
  • Sorry, graphene — borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

    Sorry, graphene — borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

    Stronger and more flexible than graphene, a single-atom layer of boron could revolutionize sensors, batteries, and catalytic chemistry. Not so long ago, graphene was the great new wonder material. A super-strong, atom-thick sheet of carbon “chicken wire,” it can form tubes, balls, and other curious shapes. And because it conducts...
  • Orocobre MD/CEO speaks with The Australian

    Orocobre MD/CEO speaks with The Australian

    The Australian | PAUL GARVEY, RESOURCES REPORTER: Much like the lithium market itself, miner Orocobre has proved to be a volatile beast. The Brisbane-based company was at the forefront of the push to bring new sources of lithium on to the market in anticipation of the electric vehicle revolution. It...

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