Boardroom Media Interview conducted by Bill Gair
Special Report: With some of Australia’s best assets, Stellar Resources (ASX:SRZ) is well
placed to take advantage of tin’s resurgence.
Right now, tin is the glue that holds things together.
Tin production is mainly used as a solder component for electronic circuit boards and
microchips, which accounts for about half of its global consumption.
But it could become so much more…….
Tasmanian tin explorer Stellar Resources has nabbed the all-important mining lease for its small, low cost St Dizier project – which could be in production within three months from receiving approvals. Investor loved the news, sending the stock up 25 per cent to 1.5c by midday. The mining lease gives Stellar (ASX:SRZ) rights to extract …
Tin as a battery metal. It’s a view that gained traction after heavyweight Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) nominated the base metal as the one most likely to be impacted by new technology, such as electric vehicles, because of its use as an electric contact material. Tin is primarily used as a solder component for electronic circuit boards and microchips …
“The main focus for tin is in the positive anode electrode of lithium ion batteries, usually made today
from graphite on a copper foil. Next generation products are already adding silicon into the graphite
to increase capacity. Some will probably use tin, either as an alternative or in addition to enhance
silicon performance. For example, China’s largest electric vehicle producer, BYD, recently patented
a tin-cobalt-carbon technology for anodes”
International Tin Association article published by Australian Resource Investment
Researchers at Cornell University working on the next generation of rechargeable Li-ion batteries have shown that the addition of tin to lithium and sodium anodes not only protects the anodes but increases their charge carrying capability. Life for batteries with a tin-coated anode was shown to be 500 hours at a charge density of 3 milliamperes per square centimeter compared with 55 hours if the anode was unprotected.
New Generation Rechargeable Battery Made With Tin