Thursday, 15 February 2018

International Lithium Congratulates Our Join Venture Partner Ganfeng Lithium: China's Largest Lithium Producer Ganfeng Files For $1B HK IPO.




"We would like to congratulate our Joint Venture Partner Ganfeng Lithium with filing for $1 Billion Dollars Honk Kong IPO. Happy Chinese New Year to our Friends!" Commented Kirill Klip Executive Chairman of International Lithium Corp.







International Lithium And Ganfeng Lithium Approve $17M Budget For Mariana JV, Argentina.












Kirill Klip: International Lithium Corp. Presentation At Wentworth. "Lithium Race And Energy rEVolution - The World Just Before The INTERNET."




"During our 2017 transitional year, we have built International Lithium Team of dedicated professionals who share our Values and Corporate Culture," commented Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of ILC. “We have successfully activated all of our joint venture operations on the three continents in Argentina, Ireland and Canada. Our partners include global industry leaders, Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. of China and Pioneer Resources Limited of Australia. Now our turn-around at ILC is completed and we are looking forward to achieving our strategic goals and increasing value for all shareholders.”




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The Green Energy Metals Royalty Company: TNR Gold Announces Strategic Goals For 2018.






"During our 2017 transitional year, we have built TNR Gold Team of dedicated professionals who share our Values and Corporate Culture," commented Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of TNR. 





“Now our turn-around at TNR is completed and we are looking forward to achieving our strategic goals and increasing value for all shareholders.”






TNR Gold CEO On Building A Green Energy Metals Royalty Company.





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Chronicles Of Energy rEVolution: Kirill Klip On The 2,898% Jump In Global Demand For Lithium.

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Lithium Race In Tesla Energy rEVolution: International Lithium Announces Strategic Goals For 2018.

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Financial Times:

China's Largest Lithium Producer Ganfeng Files For $1B HK IPO

"China’s Ganfeng Lithium, the country’s largest producer of the battery raw material, has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong that could raise at least $1bn.

The share sale comes as carmakers are scrambling for supplies of lithium to meet their ambitious plans for development of electric vehicles. This week German carmaker BMW said it is close to signing five- to 10-year supply agreements for lithium and cobalt, another battery metal.

Ganfeng will use the money for acquisitions, further exploration of lithium resources, and to expand capacity to meet rapidly growing demand from electric vehicles, according to a prospectus filing in Hong Kong. It has hired Citi for the process and could raise at least $1bn to $1.5bn, according to a person familiar with the sale.

Lithium is a key ingredient in all rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used by carmakers from Tesla to China’s BYD. The price of lithium has more than doubled over the past two years.

Shenzhen-listed Ganfeng is the world’s largest lithium producer behind Albemarle and Chile’s SQM. It is one of the most vertically integrated producers with battery production and recycling facilities. “As part of our expansion plan, we plan to increase our mineral resources through acquisitions of and/or investments in companies with existing exploration rights and additional mining assets,” Ganfeng said.

Ganfeng is also investing in development of solid-state batteries, which use a lithium metal and a solid rather than liquid electrolyte. They promise greater driving range and faster charging. They could also be safer than current lithium-ion batteries.

“As the Chinese government has announced ambitious cost efficiency targets for the battery industry, solid state technology offers strong prospect to meet these goals,” Ganfeng said.

Ganfeng said it will also use some of the proceeds to fund New York-listed Lithium Americas, which is developing a project in Argentina. Ganfeng has a $125m credit line with Lithium Americas."

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Geo-Political Poker Game In Lithium Race: "In A Change Of Mind, China To Retain Local EV Subsidies."




As you know, these headlines are making us smile here. While the West is really busy with Reality TV "Orange Is The New Black" and a lot of people are still racing who can get more "friends" on FB and Instagram, China is moving New Energy Plan step by step with its military discipline towards the world domination in the Electric Cars Lithium Race.




"Panic is in the air. Establishment is challenged by one of them, who knows all the Rules. Donald Trump: the first presidential candidate without Corporate Prepaid Access Card - is running wild and straight into the Oval Office. He will be elected on just one slogan "Let's stop all this BS (Banking Slang) - I did it myself". He has answers for everything, he is not asking for money anyone and he can act fast. And do not hold your nose, please; it is your country, what is left out of it after air pollution and GMO attack. He talks the language the fed up with BS people can understand. They want the real change. Read more




New incentives are addressing the most important part of the New World Order Chinese Style: The Transfer of The Best Technology. Now electric cars with the best lithium batteries which are providing the longest range on a single charge will get the most subsidies. Just monitor the announcements one by one from all major automakers who are rushing to the largest auto market in the world in China.





More than 100 years old "Clean DIEsel" and "Not So Dirty Gas" ICE Age technologies are not welcomed anymore. All the best EVs Powertrains and Lithium Battery Systems like Tesla will be greeted with open arms.





China is The Centre of The Lithium Universe already: Lithium Supply chain for Tesla Gigafactory goes all around the globe and back to China. China is moving very fast to become the largest Lithium Battery producer in the world. The best "Electric Cars Made in China" will be next. Just have a look at the recent deals in auto sector: Tencent has quietly bought a stake in Tesla, GEELY can become the largest shareholder in Daimler, Volvo and SAAB are speaking fluently Mandarin now.





Another very interesting situation will be with the M&A deals now in our beloved Lithium Universe: the landscape for the smooth operators is ready after the state of the art market manipulation with SQM Lithium OverSupply Scare 2.0 





Just monitor now who will be buying what in the lithium space while investors are still running wild from one Lithium OverSupply Research to another and losing their money on the "50 cents trades" ...





Nothing is wrong with all of that, hopefully, people here will finally stop sleeping in the garages with DIEsel engines running ... Once they can wake up and Detox, they can still try to change the world one step at a time by starting with their driveways and streets one by one. Just stop buying all that ICE Age "Clean DIEsel" Joke and vote for the future you would like for your kids with your wallet.





Happy Chinese New Year to all my Friends from China! I wish us all that the Inverted Pyramids in the Lithium Space and in the World will be stable with East and West trying to build the New World Order at the same time. Let's hope that there will be a place for all our kids here.





Kirill Klip: International Lithium Corp. Presentation At Wentworth. "Lithium Race And Energy rEVolution - The World Just Before The INTERNET."




"During our 2017 transitional year, we have built International Lithium Team of dedicated professionals who share our Values and Corporate Culture," commented Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of ILC. “We have successfully activated all of our joint venture operations on the three continents in Argentina, Ireland and Canada. Our partners include global industry leaders, Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd. of China and Pioneer Resources Limited of Australia. Now our turn-around at ILC is completed and we are looking forward to achieving our strategic goals and increasing value for all shareholders.”




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The Green Energy Metals Royalty Company: TNR Gold Announces Strategic Goals For 2018.






"During our 2017 transitional year, we have built TNR Gold Team of dedicated professionals who share our Values and Corporate Culture," commented Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of TNR. 





“Now our turn-around at TNR is completed and we are looking forward to achieving our strategic goals and increasing value for all shareholders.”





TNR Gold CEO On Building A Green Energy Metals Royalty Company.





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Chronicles Of Energy rEVolution: Kirill Klip On The 2,898% Jump In Global Demand For Lithium.

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Bloomberg:


"Central and provincial-level incentives have been key to making electric vehicles more affordable to mainland buyers, helping the market surpass the U.S. as the world’s biggest in 2015. The pace of growth is attracting companies including Tesla Inc., whose founder, billionaire Elon Musk, has proposed to build a factory in China. The country now accounts for half of global EV use.
In 2010, China identified EVs, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles as a strategic emerging industry that merits state aid. The country is considering ending production and sales of automobiles powered by gasoline and diesel in a few years as it tackles pollution and cuts reliance on oil imports.
For consumers, new rules mean significant savings. For instance, take the upgraded BYD e5 with a range of 400 kilometers (250 miles). Under the proposal, a buyer can save as much as 75,000 yuan ($11,850) after the central and local government fundings. That is about 9,000 yuan more in savings than the current program -- enough to buy a top of the line iPhone X. Bloomberg."

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tesla Energy rEVolution: The Green Energy Metals Royalty Company - TNR Gold Presentation February 2018.



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The Green Energy Metals Royalty Company: TNR Gold Announces Strategic Goals For 2018.






"During our 2017 transitional year, we have built TNR Gold Team of dedicated professionals who share our Values and Corporate Culture," commented Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of TNR. 






“Now our turn-around at TNR is completed and we are looking forward to achieving our strategic goals and increasing value for all shareholders.”







TNR Gold CEO On Building A Green Energy Metals Royalty Company.





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I will start with three very important numbers: 


Copper demand for Electric Cars should accelerate 9 fold from 185,000 metric tons today to an estimated 1.74 million tonnes in 2027.

$127 million dollars is the undiscounted cash flow of Royalty, which can be paid potentially to TNR Gold over 36 years of Life of Mine at Los Azules Copper project in Argentina which is operated by the legendary Rob McEwen.

TNR Gold is plugged-In into Energy rEVolution. Everything started with my investment in Royal Gold - gold Royalty company, I was buying it at $5 when gold was at 300 and was very happy selling it a few years later above $70. I would like to do the same in the energy space now with Green Energy Metals: Lithium and Copper.

This is called Energy rEVolutionThe World Just Before the Internet. Electric cars are coming much faster than a lot of people are anticipating. Here I would like to refer our audience to check our interview about International Lithium – TNR Gold has the Strategic Stake in this company and Royalty on Mariana Lithium project in Argentina.

The largest integrated lithium materials producer Ganfeng Lithium from China is developing this project in JV with International Lithium. Now Ganfeng Lithium jumped in The New Lithium Top 5 companies in the world. UBS is talking to its wealthy clients that Lithium demand will jump more than 2,868% in 100% EV World.

Copper is the red metal which is going green in Energy rEVolution. There is 55 lb. of Cu in ICE Car and 165 lb. in Electric Car. This is an increase by 300%, multiply it by millions of electric cars to be made and you have the perfect storm for Copper. A single electric car can have up to 6 km of copper wiring. Copper is not only needed for EVs, but it is vital for all infrastructure and Energy Storage will demand more lithium and copper than even electric cars.

This could have a huge effect on copper prices over the next 10 years and more. With fewer and fewer large deposits being discovered, demand should accelerate 9 fold from 185,000 metric tons today for Electric Cars to an estimated 1.74 million tonnes in 2027, according to the International Copper Association. Global Market for copper is around 23.9 M tonnes.

TNR Gold is plugged into these megatrends with its Royalty and JV Projects Generation Model.

In general, our approach is to work with strategic partners who are leaders in the industry and who are Operators on our projects and we are holding Royalty or Strategic Stake in JV Operations. We are reducing our operational and technical risk while providing exposure to the particular commodity.




All interested parties should visit my blog or latest industry updates.


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TNR Gold:

TNR Gold Announces Strategic Goals For 2018.

Vancouver B.C. February 2, 2018:  TNR Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TNR) (“TNR” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that we have successfully finished a transitional year whereby the Company continues to work toward building a green energy metals royalty Company. To this end, the board agreed to abolish the position of Deputy Chairman after due consideration as it was considered unnecessary in the context of achieving the Company’s current objectives. John Wisbey, a director of the Company who has held the role of Deputy Chairman since its inception on May 25, 2017, subsequently announced his resignation as a director.
“The Board thanks Mr. Wisbey for his support and assistance during the Company’s significant transitional year,” commented Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of TNR. “Now our turn-around at TNR is completed and we are looking forward to achieving our strategic goals and increasing value for all shareholders.”
During our 2017 transitional year, we strengthened the TNR team of dedicated professionals who cover all aspects of our operations, and we have improved our controls and operational systems. Our portfolio of assets represents participation in several projects in lithium, copper and gold. Our partners include global industry leaders including McEwen Mining Inc. and Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium International Co. Ltd.
Our priority for 2018 is to repay our long-term debt with a focus on establishing access to strategic sources of capital in order to advance our business plan. We plan to achieve our strategic goals by optimizing our portfolio of assets, strengthening our capital structure and extending our shareholder base.



As stated in the Company news release of November 2, 2017, McEwen Mining announced that the technical report supporting the preliminary economic assessment (“PEA”) disclosure in its news release dated September 7, 2017 was published. McEwen Mining stated, “The PEA, dated September 1, 2017, is entitled ‘NI 43-101 Technical Report – Preliminary Economic Assessment Update for the Los Azules Project, Argentina,’ and was prepared by independent ‘Qualified Persons’ (as that term is defined in NI 43-101) at Hatch Ltd.”  The technical report, which includes the results of PEA, is available on the McEwen Mining website and under the profile of McEwen Mining on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The Company holds a 0.36% royalty on the net smelter return (“NSR”) of the entire Los Azules copper project in Argentina.  TNR summarized the PEA results in a news release issued on October 10, 2017.



TNR holds a significant shareholding in International Lithium Corp. (“ILC”), a green energy metals company that was created through the spinout of TNR’s energy metals portfolio in 2011. After the recent ILC financing, the post-closing ownership in ILC by TNR, before conversion of warrants and debentures, is 8,692,390 shares, equivalent to approximately 8.86% of the outstanding common shares of ILC. Should the convertible debenture and warrants held by TNR be exercised, its holdings would be 14,042,390 shares, equivalent to approximately 13.74% of the issued common shares. ILC holds interests in lithium projects in Argentina, Ireland and Canada.
ILC has announced that it has activated its JV operations on three continents of Argentina, Canada and Ireland. JV partners of ILC include Ganfeng Lithium (China) and Pioneer Resources (Australia).
TNR retains a 1.8% NSR royalty on the Mariana lithium property in Argentina. ILC has a right to repurchase 1.0% of the NSR. On exercise of the repurchase right, TNR would receive $900,000. The project is being advanced in a joint venture between ILC and Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., a leading lithium product manufacturer seeking to secure its raw materials supply.
TNR provides significant exposure to gold through its 90% holding in the Shotgun gold porphyry project in Alaska. The project is located in South-Western Alaska near the Donlin Gold project.  Alaska’s attractiveness is rising according to the investment index of the Fraser institute’s “Annual Survey of Mining Companies”.
TNR published a resource estimate on the Shotgun in 2013. TNR reported an inferred resource of 20,734,313 tonnes at 1.06 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold for a total of 705,960 ounces gold (“Au”) using a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off grade (news release issued on April 22, 2013 and technical report titled, “Technical Report on the Shotgun Gold Project”, dated May 27, 2013 and filed on SEDAR).
The Company’s strategy with Shotgun is to attract a joint venture partner with one of the gold major mining companies.  The Company is actively introducing the project to interested parties.

ABOUT TNR GOLD Corp. 

TNR Gold Corp. is working to become an energy metals royalty company. Over the past twenty-two years, TNR, through its lead generator business model, has been successful in generating high quality exploration projects around the globe. With the Company’s expertise, resources and industry network, it identified the potential of the Los Azules copper project in Argentina and now holds a 0.36% NSR royalty on the prospect.
TNR is also a major shareholder of International Lithium Corp. (“ILC”). After the recent financing the post-closing ownership in ILC by TNR, before conversion of warrants and debentures, is 8,379,890 shares, equivalent to approximately 8.86% of the outstanding common shares of the Company. Should the convertible debenture and warrants held by TNR be exercised, its holdings would be 13,729,890 shares, equivalent to approximately 13.74% of the issued common shares. ILC holds interests in lithium projects in Argentina, Ireland and Canada.
TNR retains a 1.8% NSR royalty on the Mariana Lithium property in Argentina. ILC maintains a right to repurchase 1.0% of the NSR royalty on the Mariana Lithium property of which 0.9% relates to the Company’s NSR interest. The Company would receive $900,000 on execution of the repurchase. The project is currently being advanced in a joint venture between ILC and Ganfeng Lithium International Co. Ltd.
At its core, TNR provides significant exposure to gold, copper and lithium through its holdings in Alaska (the Shotgun gold porphyry project) and Argentina, and is committed to continued generation of in-demand projects, while diversifying its markets and building shareholder value.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, 
Kirill Klip
Executive Chairman 
For further information concerning this news release please contact +1 604-700-8912
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “will”, “could” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “could” occur, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Specifically, forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements made in relation to: TNR’s corporate objectives, changes in share capital, market conditions for energy commodities, the results of McEwen Mining’s PEA, and improvements in the financial performance of the Company. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the sections entitled “Risks” and “Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s interim and annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis which are available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. While management believes that the assumptions made and reflected in this news release are reasonable, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. In particular, there can be no assurance that: TNR will be repay its loans or complete any further royalty acquisitions or sales; debt or other financing will be available to TNR; or that TNR will be able to achieve any of its corporate objectives. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements included herein are not guarantees of future performance, and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied on.
In formulating the forward-looking statements contained herein, management has assumed that business and economic conditions affecting TNR and its royalty partners, McEwen Mining Inc. and International Lithium Corp. or its joint venture partner, Ganfeng Lithium International Co. Ltd. will continue substantially in the ordinary course, including without limitation with respect to general industry conditions, general levels of economic activity and regulations. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect.
Forward-looking information herein and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change."

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