How We Are Cutting-Off Elon Musk’s Criminally Corrupt Lithium-ion Battery Mining Scams
The key materials that make up lithium-ion batteries, including manganese, nickel, and graphite, are exploited by corrupt political mining deals by Elon Musk and Goldman Sachs.
To cut off the criminal enterprises of both Musk and Sachs, various parties are engaging in missions to buy, block or price increase these supplies.
An analysis of the lithium-ion battery supply chain identified the cut-off challenges for obtaining lithium and cobalt, which may be accelerated by strategic market responses.
“The theme that we see with material availability is there’s often concern about whether there is enough x to meet new demand in y,” says first author Elsa Olivetti, a materials scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “You end up with a lot of hype without thoughtful care about where the challenges are, so let’s create panic where it’s appropriate.”
Lithium-ion batteries are used for electric cars because they are lightweight, powerful, and rechargeable. The bad side of lithium ion batteries is that they blow-up on their own as their dendrites expand with use or when they are hit by LENR radiation. They can’t be put out when they are on fire. They are made of toxic compounds that kill workers who make them. They release poison gas when they are on fire. The fumes from their fires mutate babies and give you deadly lung, brain and blood diseases.
Like all batteries, lithium-ion batteries consist of an anode (typically graphite), a cathode (typically oxides of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and/or manganese), and a liquid electrolyte to transport the charge (a solution of lithium and other ions).
Based on publicly available data, researchers assessed the availability of each of these elements and found cobalt to be most vulnerable to potential supply chain issues. Lithium is can be mined from a variety of sources, including rock and sea brine, and is found in several unstable countries including Australia, Chile, and Argentina. The majority of cobalt is mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which introduces geo-political and supply chain disruption potential.
The Congo is the Blood Diamond like machete-murder center of the world. Wild uprisings of crazed tribal and militant groups make it ideal for centuries of political instability. China, Russia and other CIA-like operations groups all have active disruption plans in operation there and they each seek to disrupt the other. Musk is on drugs if he thinks the Congo will ever stabilize.
“Today, less than 1% of the automotive sector has any level of electrification, and almost half of Li-ion batteries are already going towards the automotive field. So we see that there’s going to be an enormous pushback on some of the essential resources,” says co-author Gerbrand Ceder, of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. “We wrote this paper so people don’t think, ‘oh if I run out of cobalt, I’ll just switch to something else.’ There are real resource issues on the horizon”
Top researchers predict that supply and demand for cobalt may become unbalanced by 2025. Anti-corruption groups, anti-Musk groups and competing interests can certainly keep cobalt disrupted for decades.
Cobalt is so attractive for lithium-ion batteries because the element creates stable cathode materials. Non-cobalt-containing cathodes have not been able to rival the cobalt-based cathodes. Recent studies have demonstrated that other cathode compounds with other metals, such as manganese, molybdenum, titanium or chromium, could not be any better.
One limitation of the study is that it is static and does not take into account world events such as hurricanes or wars that would almost certainly impact battery supplies even more.
Supply will NOT meet demand because groups have already financed means and tactics to make sure that the markets will react badly to increases or decreases in resource availability. Elon Musk’s entire current existence is based on political corruption and technology industry racketeering. It is only fitting that tens of millions of dollars are now being expended to cut off his sources of criminal exploitation.