Australia overtakes Chile in global lithium production

Data published by the United States Geological Survey show that, in 2017, lithium production in Australia reached 18,700 tons, compared to 14,100 tons in Chile. The market share of Chile has declined from 37.6% in 2016 to 32.8% in 2017; and risen Australia, from 36.8% to 43.5% in the same period.

Chile’s energy regulator to use Blockchain

The Chilean National Energy Commission will become the country’s first public entity to use Blockchain technology. The new program will begin in March.

Tesla shows interest in Chilean lithium

The head of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo), Eduardo Bitran says that Tesla may partner with local lithium producer SQM in the construction of a factory. The Chilean government and SQM have recently settled a dispute that began in 2014.

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