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Commented by Nico Popp on January 18th, 2023 | 19:01 CET
Going on vacation with an electric car? For traditionalists, that is out of the question - after all, you need to get to your destination as quickly as possible. New technology now wants to charge batteries to over 90% in 5 minutes. It takes longer to get out and buy a Snickers bar! We explain the background, think out of the box and track down shares that can profit!Read
Commented by Nico Popp on January 11th, 2023 | 13:00 CET
"E-cars will disappear just as quickly as they came." Boom! This statement by Georg Brasseur, emeritus professor of Institute of Electrical Measurement and Sensor Systems at Graz University of Technology, is currently making waves. But what drives the retired scientist to make this statement? And what are the consequences for the battery industry and investors? We shed some light on the matter - and even point out opportunities.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 9th, 2023 | 17:38 CET
An explosive start to 2023 for GreenTech and battery shares - BASF, Manuka Resources, Freyr and Varta in turnaround
In 2023, international pressure to initiate the climate turnaround remains. One potential path is seen in e-mobility. Despite the enormous development efforts of the last 5 years, no battery solution has yet been launched that could match the performance characteristics of a last-generation diesel powertrain. Key characteristics here are cost and sustainability in manufacturing, range, lifetime and safety. Nevertheless, progress is being made in the chemical mix of battery components, and some companies are making a name for themselves here. We analyze the current status.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on January 4th, 2023 | 07:08 CET
The big energy question in 2023: BYD, Altech Advanced Materials, Varta, BASF - Is the thread breaking?
Although the year 2023 starts with rising share prices, Central Europe is entering a difficult period. The start of the New Year brings a new situation for German consumers of refined products, as the purchase of crude oil via the Druzhba pipeline has now been stopped. Germany is thus implementing the oil embargo against Russia decided in the EU and losing a vital supply of oil overnight. As a result, the East German refinery in Schwedt reduced its throughput to 55% and is looking around for other suppliers. Whether this will work out in the short term is more than questionable. If the gas storage facilities are empty at the end of the relatively warm winter, the energy question will arise again. We now realize how fatally energy dependence on Russia has grown over the past decades. How tangible are alternative energies and the high-performance energy storage facilities they require?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 22nd, 2022 | 11:18 CET
Fossil energy supply is becoming more and more expensive. The political end of the supplier and raw material giant Russia creates a dangerous undersupply, especially for Central Europe. The current winter, but especially the next one, could pose problems, and the industry will probably have to calculate significantly higher input costs in the medium term. Products are becoming considerably more expensive to produce, so selling prices on the shelves are also increasing. The inflationary spiral will thus continue to spiral upward, and consumers' purchasing power will decline. GreenTech solutions are more in demand than ever for the purchase of low-cost energy. So which stocks to watch out for?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 12th, 2022 | 10:45 CET
With advanced stock market corrections, rising inflation and disrupted supply chains, many market participants wonder if 100% is possible in 2023. It is! Because there are currently many challenges to solving the climate and energy crisis. More than ever, revolutionary ideas with vision are in demand. The pressure to innovate could not be higher in the area of batteries for e-mobility because the issues of range, service life and recycling have not yet been satisfactorily resolved for consumers. Some representatives of the industry have already recognized the signs of the times.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 5th, 2022 | 11:03 CET
The German national soccer team has experienced its next World Cup debacle and attracted even fewer interested people to their TV sets than during the first World Cup elimination 4 years ago. Even during the third-round preliminary match, TV figures remained comparatively low. The DFB women thus retain the viewer record in 2023, which is nice. E-mobility could also suffer a significant setback in 2023 because if electricity prices continue to rise and availability falls, charging stations could have to be taken off the grid. According to the ADAC, Switzerland is planning a speed limit of 100 and driving bans on non-essential private trips with e-mobiles to prevent the risk of blackouts. The decision will be made in the National Council on December 12. But the stock market is still betting on Tesla & Co - who are the profiteers?Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on December 1st, 2022 | 13:18 CET
Who builds the best battery? Varta, Altech Advanced Materials, SFC Energy, IBU-tec - The entry is tempting!
Three years ago, the Chinese battery market leader CATL presented its cell-to-pack technology to the world for the first time. A new battery with this design is now said to give e-vehicles a range of 1,000 km and super-fast charging in just 10 minutes. According to CATL, the "Qilin" battery is more powerful than Tesla's 4680 cells. CATL plans to begin mass-producing the new battery in 2023. Whether the promised distance will be achieved, however, depends on the size of the installed battery and the vehicle's aerodynamics. In Europe and North America, research and development is also being carried out at full speed because the market for e-mobility still promises growth of over 30% per annum. What is the current status in Germany?Read
Commented by Armin Schulz on November 28th, 2022 | 11:44 CET
In 2021, 79,000 metric tons of tungsten were mined worldwide from existing mines. In 2015, production was still 89,400 tons. One might think that demand has declined and production has been cut back, but the opposite is true. According to the British Geological Survey report, demand will increase between 3% and 7% per year and will soon exceed available supply. But now, demand could increase significantly in the short term because US Department of Energy DOE researchers have found a way to charge electric cars in 15 minutes. This involves using a molybdenum tungsten niobate alloy as the cathode material instead of graphite. So we take a look at three companies around tungsten.Read
Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 24th, 2022 | 10:17 CET
The Federal Network Agency reports this week that German gas reserves will be sufficient for 9 to 10 weeks. According to Adam Riese, this means that without new supplies, a bottleneck would be imminent from mid-February. Gas buyers are still hoping that European partners will support our supplies accordingly. In the winter months, however, they will need a large proportion in their own countries. Therefore, we are entering this winter with question marks, which has now returned with the first snow. In the current environment, some stock movements appear with special movements, for example, the 100% rally of the state-owned company Uniper.Read