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Energy Insiders Podcast July 3

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What future do EVs have in Australia? We talk to independent Senator Tim Storer, who is to chair Australia’s first parliamentary inquiry into the technology.

It is rare for an independent to be granted chair status in a parliamentary committee, but Storer in his short time as Senator has demonstrated his passion for the EV market, and the multiple benefits it could have for Australia – in saved costs, reduced emissions, cleaner air, and reduced dependence on imports.

You can find more episodes of Energy Insiders, as well as our Solar Insiders podcast and other interviews – such as Labor’s Mark Butler or AEMO’s Audrey Zibelman here or on your favourite podcast platform.

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  • Peter Fagan

    Why is the download in .wav file format and not the normal .mp3 format?

    File name = EnergyInsider_18_07_02(EditedByJanMuths).wav

    My portable device can’t read this file format. Would you consider reverting to the .mp3 file format?

    Thanks

    Peter

    • Simon

      Search for it in google on your mobile – and it will play in the google podcast player. No app download required. At least that is how it works on android.

      • Peter Fagan

        Thanks for the suggestion Simon. However it would be much better if the producer reverted to the .mp3 file format – the files are10 x smaller and compatible with a wider range of devices. Change is not necessarily progress. Giles, please ask you producer to make the podcasts available for download in the .mp3 file format that has been used up until this week.

        • Hi all . it available as MP3 again, regular producer away so different format. thanks for your patience.

          • Peter Fagan

            Thank you Giles.

            Peter

  • Simon

    David leitch, you need to do more research into the economics of producing battery grade lithium hydroxide from the various major sources i.e. spodumene and brine.

    As someone who has been involved in the lithium industry for almost a decade, I can tell you that the difference between sourcing BATTERY GRADE hydroxide from spodumene and brine is negligible using conventional processing and potentially far more economic from spodumene should electrolysis processing prove itself. (caveat: who knows what brine based technologies are being worked on behind closed doors.)

    To reinforce this, you are seeing the world’s largest lithium chemical companies building lithium hydroxide plants in Western Australia.

    Additionally, Albemarle are having difficulty providing battery grade hydroxide from their operations in Chile – as it is upgraded outside of Chile – and are even considering using material from their Australian operations to meet this statutory obligation which is part of their recently revised mining licence. See news article from last weekend on that subject here: https://twitter.com/HicksSimon/status/1013819426980786176?s=19

    So, yes, Australia does has an unfortunate history of only digging and shipping, but this is a unique opportunity to go so much further down the value chain if we are smart enough (caveat: IF we are smart enough).

    • Simon

      And to make it clear, if Albemarle were to source this material from Australia, Australia would be helping Albemarle to meet it’s obligations to support Chilean domestic value-adding!!!