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Tesla Batteries Already ‘Sold Out’ Through Mid-2016

During Tesla Motors' Q1 conference call on Wednesday, there was still plenty of excitement over the company's recent announcement of its new suite of rechargeable batteries. CEO Elon Musk stated that response to the battery announcement has been "crazy off the hook," with 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall and 2,500 reservations for the higher-capacity Powerpack.

Formation Metals Confident in Idaho Cobalt Project After PEA Release

Life-of-mine gross revenue is pegged at $983 million, with life-of-mine net after-tax cash flow clocking in at $258 million. Meanwhile, the operation's pre-tax net present value is set at $148 million at an 8-percent discount, with an internal rate of return of 27.7 percent, while its post-tax net present value, also at an 8-percent discount, is estimated at $113 million with an internal rate of return of 24.07 percent.

Chris Berry’s Case for Opportunity in Energy Metals

Chris Berry is known for his positive view on energy metals in the midst of broader weakness in commodities prices. He brought up that point of view again during his presentation at this year's PDAC conference in Toronto, giving some insight into why he favors metals like lithium, graphite and cobalt and what the future might hold for those markets.

Cobalt Outlook 2015: Market Entering Deficit Territory

Tesla Motors and its lithium-ion battery gigafactory definitely stole the show in the cobalt market this past year. Looking forward, it appears that increased demand from that facility and others will begin to push the market into deficit.