• NGO’s urge Elon Musk to bypass ‘dirty’ Indonesian nickel
  • California, which produces no lithium yet, will start taxing lithium miners from 2023
  • Meanwhile, Ford will need 20% of the world’s tier one batteries by 2026

Our High Voltage column wraps all the news driving ASX stocks with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, rare earths, and vanadium.

 

NGOs urge Musk to bypass ‘dirty’ Indonesian nickel

Apparently (we couldn’t find it prior to deadline) an open letter was sent to Elon Musk by a bunch of Non Gov Orgs asking him to NOT invest in Indonesian nickel due to environmental concerns.

If Tesla, which needs ~26% of projected nickel supply by 2030, refuses to invest in Indonesian nickel, that’s a big deal for everyone.

The country is a dominant global producer.

These environment concerns aren’t a new phenomenon and last year we wrote about this exact thing.

But Elon also said this, about two years ago:

 

California, which produces no lithium yet, will start taxing its production from 2023

Okay then.

A new tax on lithium extraction in Cali will go into effect next year, charging companies between $US400-$US800 for each tonne of carbonate mined out of the brine-rich Salton Sea.

Thing is, while there are estimates the sea could produce ~600,000tpa of lithium carbonate, nothing is being mined yet.

There are three main companies testing or scaling up projects in the Salton Sea – Controlled Thermal Resources, EnergySource and Berkshire Hathaway Renewables.

If these companies hit their respective production deadlines (which mine developers hardly ever do) Controlled Thermal Resources and Berkshire will be in commercial production in 2024. We couldn’t find a production deadline for privately held geothermal energy play EnergySource.

The cries of ‘not fair!’ are coming thick and fast from some of these cos, with EnergySource CEO Eric Spomer recently telling Reuters his company had halted discussions with potential financiers and a major automaker.

“If this passes, we will fight it or we will leave,” he said at the time, dramatically.

 

EVs will be more profitable than ICE within two years, Porsche says

Porsche believes its will only take two years for its EVs to become more profitable than the incumbent ICE range.

Porsche expects EVs to account for ~50% of the luxury car market by 2030. The German automaker is aiming for 80% of its sales to be fully electric by 2031.

Competitor Jaguar is aiming for ~27% EV sales by 2024-2025, scaling up to 60% by the end of the decade. In 2021-2022 just 3% of its sales were electric.

 

Meanwhile, Ford will need 20% of the world’s tier one batteries by 2026

Is that even possible?

Currently, Ford has secured contracts for 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual battery capacity, enough for 600,000 EVs per annum by late 2023.

It says it has already sourced 70% of battery capacity to support its 2 million+ annual EV global run rate by 2026.

 

Battery Metals Winners and Losers

Here’s how a basket of ASX stocks with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel, rare earths, magnesium, manganese, and vanadium is performing>>>

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CODE COMPANY 1 WEEK RETURN % 1 MONTH RETURN % 6 MONTH RETURN % 1 YEAR RETURN % PRICE MARKET CAP
AKN Auking Mining Ltd 67% 46% -10% -27% 0.12 $11,462,580.27
TON Triton Min Ltd 59% 34% -25% -25% 0.0255 $31,469,604.43
WMG Western Mines 50% 47% 15% 3% 0.195 $6,044,362.50
ARL Ardea Resources Ltd 43% 51% 115% 157% 1.18 $190,106,304.64
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 40% 62% 56% 150% 0.2025 $1,566,883,007.30
FGR First Graphene Ltd 36% 30% -21% -38% 0.15 $78,404,728.64
RNU Renascor Res Ltd 34% 43% 10% 207% 0.215 $399,270,928.66
TNG TNG Limited 34% 75% 23% 36% 0.091 $124,957,639.98
GME GME Resources Ltd 33% 2% 47% 104% 0.1 $58,211,094.68
ARN Aldoro Resources 29% 38% -42% -62% 0.18 $15,933,970.72
VUL Vulcan Energy 25% 17% -14% -19% 7.39 $1,019,113,990.11
LEL Lithenergy 24% 14% -10% 87% 0.83 $37,474,500.00
ADV Ardiden Ltd 23% 14% -47% -11% 0.008 $18,678,347.49
INF Infinity Lithium 23% 13% -13% 29% 0.135 $56,026,763.91
NWM Norwest Minerals 23% 36% -46% -54% 0.038 $6,140,651.16
COB Cobalt Blue Ltd 22% 29% 89% 209% 0.82 $251,267,790.54
BEM Blackearth Minerals 22% 31% -30% -10% 0.094 $22,168,390.20
POS Poseidon Nick Ltd 22% 9% -46% -62% 0.05 $140,942,138.20
ASN Anson Resources Ltd 22% 52% 22% 87% 0.14 $133,628,603.55
FTL Firetail Resources 21% -7% 0% 0% 0.255 $15,754,537.50
AXE Archer Materials 21% 12% -30% -48% 0.705 $178,896,389.04
TKL Traka Resources 20% 20% -63% -57% 0.006 $4,132,647.37
TSC Twenty Seven Co. Ltd 20% 20% -25% -25% 0.003 $7,982,441.72
AOA Ausmon Resorces 20% 20% 0% 20% 0.006 $5,143,736.06
A8G Australasian Metals 20% 53% -52% 75% 0.245 $9,469,213.62
PNN Power Minerals Ltd 20% 17% 10% 63% 0.49 $28,297,757.90
LTR Liontown Resources 19% 25% -10% 69% 1.2225 $2,586,825,733.64
DTM Dart Mining NL 18% 40% -18% -46% 0.073 $8,386,129.92
NIC Nickel Industries 17% 6% -25% -6% 1.075 $2,813,211,701.91
ZNC Zenith Minerals Ltd 17% 11% -6% 22% 0.31 $112,047,740.68
WIN Widgienickellimited 17% 41% 15% 0% 0.345 $80,064,000.00
GSM Golden State Mining 17% 20% -49% -68% 0.049 $5,704,644.63
RR1 Reach Resources Ltd 17% -13% -50% -50% 0.0035 $6,685,177.24
PRL Province Resources 16% 92% -29% -26% 0.1 $117,399,314.30
GL1 Globallith 16% 3% -11% 360% 1.22 $183,296,485.68
MRR Minrex Resources Ltd 16% 6% -33% 95% 0.037 $38,165,290.60
GT1 Greentechnology 15% 16% -12% 0% 0.675 $123,460,660.81
STM Sunstone Metals Ltd 15% 15% -33% 194% 0.053 $129,822,320.95
AGY Argosy Minerals Ltd 15% 20% 22% 208% 0.385 $481,398,100.39
TLG Talga Group Ltd 15% 16% -5% 0% 1.315 $384,267,893.94
LPI Lithium Pwr Int Ltd 15% 22% -18% 96% 0.47 $155,369,457.36
LKE Lake Resources 14% -11% -14% 74% 0.715 $958,899,835.14
NWC New World Resources 14% 25% -37% -38% 0.04 $60,682,307.24
MOH Moho Resources 14% -4% -58% -64% 0.024 $3,831,860.71
BNR Bulletin Res Ltd 14% -4% 20% 118% 0.12 $35,110,932.00
NVX Novonix Limited 14% 2% -67% -6% 2.48 $1,177,145,857.36
KAI Kairos Minerals Ltd 14% 47% 0% -11% 0.025 $52,976,524.26
GLN Galan Lithium Ltd 14% 4% -27% 10% 1.13 $340,927,285.44
CXO Core Lithium 13% 18% 48% 278% 1.0775 $1,811,210,423.22
LNR Lanthanein Resources 13% 3% -23% 10% 0.017 $14,243,034.69
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 13% 18% 136% 56% 0.078 $147,834,423.28
ILU Iluka Resources 13% 9% -5% -1% 9.69 $4,042,973,339.91
PUR Pursuit Minerals 13% 13% -25% -72% 0.018 $16,886,086.30
ESS Essential Metals Ltd 12% 19% 8% 196% 0.415 $97,362,532.88
INR Ioneer Ltd 12% 36% -20% 26% 0.515 $1,080,157,372.34
1MC Morella Corporation 12% 19% -30% -70% 0.019 $87,995,637.76
MRC Mineral Commodities 12% 13% -29% -36% 0.096 $48,149,157.06
IG6 Internationalgraphit 12% -3% 0% 0% 0.29 $24,038,991.86
BSX Blackstone Ltd 11% -3% -70% -57% 0.195 $87,217,799.53
NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 11% 46% -18% -34% 0.79 $133,349,690.90
AS2 Askarimetalslimited 11% 0% -35% 22% 0.25 $10,816,624.80
MCR Mincor Resources NL 11% 17% 16% 47% 1.91 $898,500,964.94
PLL Piedmont Lithium Inc 11% -12% -7% -25% 0.56 $279,612,524.00
CRR Critical Resources 11% -7% -58% 37% 0.041 $62,496,640.04
ARU Arafura Resource Ltd 11% 24% 89% 188% 0.36 $540,888,354.54
AX8 Accelerate Resources 10% 7% -14% -9% 0.032 $8,654,684.77
CHN Chalice Mining Ltd 10% 16% -39% -32% 4.375 $1,640,655,765.84
PNT Panthermetalsltd 10% 25% -8% 0% 0.225 $6,815,000.00
CLA Celsius Resource Ltd 10% 21% -39% -48% 0.017 $20,764,918.06
ASO Aston Minerals Ltd 9% 31% -32% -28% 0.105 $119,704,575.41
NMT Neometals Ltd 9% 13% -19% 104% 1.055 $564,827,687.88
AVL Aust Vanadium Ltd 9% 30% 34% 89% 0.0415 $157,634,237.28
RBX Resource B 9% 0% -35% -27% 0.12 $4,917,179.64
KFM Kingfisher Mining 9% -4% -8% 30% 0.24 $8,218,800.24
RBX Resource B 9% 0% -35% -27% 0.12 $4,917,179.64
BKT Black Rock Mining 9% 13% -21% 9% 0.1575 $151,474,625.13
WR1 Winsome Resources 9% -3% -49% 0% 0.19 $24,996,088.89
MLS Metals Australia 8% 8% 30% 30% 0.052 $29,537,881.93
RAG Ragnar Metals Ltd 8% -5% 3% -29% 0.039 $13,650,656.00
MIN Mineral Resources. 8% 1% -14% -21% 48.87 $9,017,379,753.21
JMS Jupiter Mines. 8% 5% -11% -31% 0.2 $382,003,251.44
E25 Element 25 Ltd 8% 17% -53% -71% 0.605 $96,971,084.32
EFE Eastern Resources 8% 13% -54% 80% 0.027 $27,844,225.67
CAE Cannindah Resources 8% 20% -11% 250% 0.21 $112,979,452.53
QPM Queensland Pacific 8% 40% -15% -7% 0.14 $203,269,707.03
MQR Marquee Resource Ltd 8% 13% -44% 35% 0.07 $22,408,848.18
LOT Lotus Resources Ltd 7% 2% -12% 45% 0.225 $220,662,519.75
STK Strickland Metals 7% -3% 3% 0% 0.06 $79,429,109.35
AML Aeon Metals Ltd. 7% 36% -29% -46% 0.03 $28,742,808.37
RFR Rafaella Resources 7% -14% -60% -68% 0.03 $7,043,637.78
CML Chase Mining Limited 7% 7% 7% 0% 0.015 $6,553,858.65
TMB Tambourahmetals 7% 3% -35% 0% 0.155 $6,178,889.70
S32 South32 Limited 7% -7% -1% 26% 3.715 $16,477,216,439.04
FRS Forrestaniaresources 7% 33% -54% 0% 0.16 $4,973,808.64
MNS Magnis Energy Tech 7% -2% -30% 14% 0.32 $299,610,451.99
CMX Chemxmaterials 7% 3% -30% 0% 0.16 $6,951,112.65
MNS Magnis Energy Tech 7% -2% -30% 14% 0.32 $299,610,451.99
ARR American Rare Earths 6% 4% -19% 194% 0.25 $98,926,234.00
VRC Volt Resources Ltd 6% 6% -15% -51% 0.017 $56,451,284.21
BUX Buxton Resources Ltd 6% 21% 9% -37% 0.085 $11,374,669.33
ALY Alchemy Resource Ltd 6% 31% 42% 16% 0.017 $15,249,184.91
PLS Pilbara Min Ltd 6% 16% -20% 51% 2.59 $7,561,194,895.36
RXL Rox Resources 6% 6% -47% -42% 0.26 $43,079,941.49
EGR Ecograf Limited 6% 15% -53% -61% 0.27 $117,086,699.34
SYR Syrah Resources 6% 2% -22% 0% 1.27 $856,886,795.52
QEM QEM Limited 6% -8% 6% 3% 0.185 $22,501,579.97
KOR Korab Resources 6% 0% -61% -27% 0.019 $6,606,900.00
LYC Lynas Rare Earths 5% -2% -8% 33% 8.55 $7,526,112,360.36
SRI Sipa Resources Ltd 5% 8% -11% -37% 0.04 $8,200,992.12
BMM Balkanminingandmin 5% 8% -43% -45% 0.2 $6,550,000.00
IXR Ionic Rare Earths 5% 8% -28% 32% 0.041 $162,649,406.64
LRV Larvottoresources 5% -16% 37% 0% 0.205 $8,514,162.50
THR Thor Mining PLC 5% 5% -13% -30% 0.0105 $11,757,910.70
AKE Allkem Limited 4% 5% 15% 37% 10.57 $6,510,489,058.06
HAS Hastings Tech Met 4% 8% -21% 12% 4.04 $399,707,582.50
SRL Sunrise 4% 3% 38% 27% 2.41 $207,133,121.70
EMS Eastern Metals 4% 4% -36% 0% 0.135 $4,806,000.00
IGO IGO Limited 4% 0% -15% 13% 10.01 $7,572,678,130.00
PVW PVW Res Ltd 4% 6% -34% 70% 0.28 $26,511,234.38
LPD Lepidico Ltd 4% 12% -24% 71% 0.029 $195,215,145.99
EVR Ev Resources Ltd 4% 16% -52% 26% 0.029 $27,779,522.13
EVR Ev Resources Ltd 4% 16% -52% 26% 0.029 $27,779,522.13
LPM Lithium Plus 4% 14% 0% 0% 0.435 $19,855,099.00
AOU Auroch Minerals Ltd 3% -2% -39% -70% 0.061 $23,660,915.14
BYH Bryah Resources Ltd 3% -14% -42% -45% 0.031 $6,786,215.25
BHP BHP Group Limited 3% -5% -5% -16% 38.18 $189,077,771,146.50
CNJ Conico Ltd 3% 45% -10% -5% 0.032 $40,749,703.32
ESR Estrella Res Ltd 3% -8% -50% -63% 0.0165 $21,239,446.29
VMC Venus Metals Cor Ltd 3% -8% -15% -6% 0.165 $27,213,376.11
SCN Scorpion Minerals 3% -8% 5% -11% 0.068 $21,237,196.29
PAN Panoramic Resources 3% -12% -27% 6% 0.18 $348,655,380.68
BRB Breaker Res NL 3% 5% -17% 22% 0.195 $65,168,185.80
VR8 Vanadium Resources 3% -6% 10% 47% 0.078 $36,460,452.80
LMG Latrobe Magnesium 3% 36% -14% 365% 0.079 $128,848,699.36
FRB Firebird Metals 3% -33% -43% -66% 0.2 $10,497,561.60
GBR Greatbould Resources 3% 21% -39% -7% 0.082 $34,675,518.19
AZS Azure Minerals 2% 5% -43% -13% 0.21 $71,469,215.83
VML Vital Metals Limited 2% 5% -14% -14% 0.043 $179,330,772.61
AR3 Austrare 2% 15% -47% -37% 0.43 $41,412,675.12
CHR Charger Metals 2% 28% -40% 138% 0.475 $15,638,896.80
SLZ Sultan Resources Ltd 2% -4% -42% -51% 0.095 $7,912,016.96
LEG Legend Mining 2% -2% -30% -44% 0.05 $137,756,786.05
PSC Prospect Res Ltd 2% 4% 25% 206% 1.01 $459,948,164.69
CNB Carnaby Resource Ltd 2% 14% -18% 232% 1.13 $177,809,899.62
NC1 Nicoresourceslimited 2% 10% 91% 0% 0.85 $69,800,001.60
OZL OZ Minerals 2% -11% -35% -19% 17.105 $5,690,665,663.00
JRL Jindalee Resources 1% -9% 9% 0% 2.5 $152,054,259.90
CTM Centaurus Metals Ltd 1% -2% -16% 3% 0.93 $386,531,177.07
VIA Viagold Rare Earth 0% 0% 0% 2339% 2 $166,624,808.00
PAM Pan Asia Metals 0% -19% -28% 192% 0.38 $28,089,691.96
QXR Qx Resources Limited 0% 23% -25% 108% 0.027 $24,921,507.31
GSR Greenstone Resources 0% 9% 38% 135% 0.047 $49,197,777.07
HNR Hannans Ltd 0% 0% -63% 254% 0.021 $54,731,701.00
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0% 0% -38% 43% 0.005 $32,252,156.41
CZN Corazon Ltd 0% -16% -48% -56% 0.016 $9,765,288.91
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0% 0% 18% 290% 0.78 $2,752,409,203.44
RLC Reedy Lagoon Corp. 0% 36% -42% 6% 0.019 $10,591,111.33
SBR Sabre Resources 0% -10% -10% 0% 0.0045 $11,158,924.03
GED Golden Deeps 0% -17% 14% 4% 0.0125 $14,440,333.93
NTU Northern Min Ltd 0% 3% -20% 3% 0.039 $194,400,451.96
PGM Platina Resources 0% -10% -51% -68% 0.026 $11,293,940.89
IPT Impact Minerals 0% 14% -37% -37% 0.008 $19,850,964.45
FFX Firefinch Ltd 0% 0% -13% 37% 0.2 $236,248,644.20
ATM Aneka Tambang 0% -4% 9% 20% 1.2 $1,564,378.80
RMX Red Mount Min Ltd 0% 9% -45% -37% 0.006 $9,854,183.15
LML Lincoln Minerals 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.008 $4,599,869.49
REE Rarex Limited 0% 5% -40% -26% 0.063 $35,905,371.89
WKT Walkabout Resources 0% 0% -14% 2% 0.215 $97,239,149.08
S2R S2 Resources 0% 8% -26% 4% 0.14 $51,674,353.98
NKL Nickelxltd 0% 13% -7% -33% 0.13 $8,073,000.00
AM7 Arcadia Minerals 0% -17% -35% -17% 0.15 $7,471,662.72
FG1 Flynngold 0% -5% -34% -42% 0.105 $6,406,105.00
IMI Infinitymining 0% -4% -25% 0% 0.135 $7,762,500.00
WCN White Cliff Min Ltd 0% -7% -35% 0% 0.013 $8,170,042.03
KGD Kula Gold Limited 0% 30% -25% -45% 0.03 $6,885,620.22
ENT Enterprise Metals 0% 11% -37% -23% 0.01 $6,446,468.55
AZI Altamin Limited 0% 0% 53% 16% 0.095 $37,408,949.82
ENV Enova Mining Limited 0% 0% -27% -24% 0.016 $5,875,440.99
AVW Avira Resources Ltd 0% -14% -40% -40% 0.003 $7,415,765.00
MTM Mtmongerresources 0% -8% -24% -42% 0.11 $4,126,103.63
RGL Riversgold 0% -3% 47% -23% 0.028 $21,178,527.97
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0% 25% -17% -43% 0.02 $7,267,156.26
AZI Altamin Limited 0% 0% 53% 16% 0.095 $37,408,949.82
CAI Calidus Resources -1% 2% -9% 35% 0.63 $254,894,348.75
EUR European Lithium Ltd -1% 13% -35% 18% 0.071 $102,452,364.56
DEV Devex Resources Ltd -2% 17% -28% -5% 0.28 $80,116,912.10
KTA Krakatoa Resources -2% 4% -6% 2% 0.05 $18,614,335.52
RAS Ragusa Minerals Ltd -2% -19% 2% -7% 0.0745 $9,304,475.54
PGD Peregrine Gold -2% 5% -15% -2% 0.435 $17,037,708.33
KZR Kalamazoo Resources -2% 11% -34% -40% 0.21 $31,216,790.41
TMT Technology Metals -3% 8% 28% 22% 0.39 $78,684,208.88
AUZ Australian Mines Ltd -3% 0% -63% -69% 0.07 $34,216,110.39
LIT Lithium Australia -3% 19% -41% -42% 0.068 $69,372,424.78
SGQ St George Min Ltd -3% 3% -56% -52% 0.033 $24,500,623.28
MLX Metals X Limited -3% -13% -36% 29% 0.315 $281,252,480.77
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd -3% -2% -25% 3% 0.061 $9,653,132.43
KOB Kobaresourceslimited -3% 7% 0% 0% 0.15 $9,750,000.00
EMN Euromanganese -3% 16% -44% -57% 0.285 $68,778,801.54
ADD Adavale Resource Ltd -4% 4% -46% -68% 0.025 $8,933,189.68
MMC Mitremining -4% 0% -33% 0% 0.12 $3,250,212.00
IPX Iperionx Limited -4% -17% -24% -33% 0.69 $98,201,943.70
OMH OM Holdings Limited -5% -22% -28% -27% 0.625 $469,025,819.00
AQD Ausquest Limited -5% -13% 18% -9% 0.02 $16,502,984.46
EMH European Metals Hldg -5% -4% -54% -54% 0.68 $89,897,149.50
MAN Mandrake Res Ltd -6% -8% -31% -65% 0.033 $18,172,997.28
G88 Golden Mile Res Ltd -7% -7% -46% -43% 0.028 $5,704,513.19
WML Woomera Mining Ltd -7% -13% -26% -39% 0.014 $9,959,079.46
G88 Golden Mile Res Ltd -7% -7% -46% -43% 0.028 $5,704,513.19
ODE Odessa Minerals Ltd -7% 27% -18% 180% 0.014 $7,520,115.51
BOA Boadicea Resources -7% 30% -23% -28% 0.1625 $12,431,983.20
LSR Lodestar Minerals -7% 30% -35% -41% 0.0065 $11,299,842.76
AZL Arizona Lithium Ltd -7% -14% -42% 168% 0.075 $174,212,765.22
AZL Arizona Lithium Ltd -7% -14% -42% 168% 0.075 $174,212,765.22
WC8 Wildcat Resources -8% -12% -32% 0% 0.023 $15,486,545.45
GAL Galileo Mining Ltd -8% -15% 444% 254% 1.115 $223,071,333.80
GW1 Greenwing Resources -8% 7% -46% -2% 0.22 $25,881,943.29
EMT Emetals Limited -8% 10% -39% -45% 0.011 $9,350,000.00
SRZ Stellar Resources -9% 0% -35% -44% 0.015 $12,589,539.39
TEM Tempest Minerals -11% -46% 91% 124% 0.042 $21,200,179.39
SHH Shree Minerals Ltd -11% 0% -27% -43% 0.008 $9,907,895.14
PEK Peak Rare Earths Ltd -12% 32% -35% -68% 0.455 $97,453,812.39
CWX Carawine Resources -13% -9% -42% -54% 0.096 $13,232,097.31
GRE Greentechmetals -14% -25% -35% 0% 0.21 $7,037,999.78
CLZ Classic Min Ltd -17% -77% -77% -77% 0.034 $8,273,151.20
CMO Cosmometalslimited -23% -21% 0% 0% 0.1425 $3,571,400.00
JRV Jervois Global Ltd -25% -27% -38% -26% 0.385 $607,900,384.40
HXG Hexagon Energy -26% -19% -75% -77% 0.017 $8,719,570.32
CODE COMPANY 1 WEEK RETURN % 1 MONTH RETURN % 6 MONTH RETURN % 1 YEAR RETURN % PRICE MARKET CAP