We are now a few days from kicking off WMF 2019 and we look forward to welcoming you in Nancy!
So here is our no 14 with a flurry of articles on critical materials - noticeably but not only for battery applications.
As well as a set of breakthrough research projects in materials science (novel material structure for more powerful data storage, perovskites rather than silicon for future solar cells, new breakthroughs driving turbo engine efficiency and graphene contributing to a more efficient hydrogen reaction).
Also some progress on modeling coordination between Autonomous Vehicles in order to improve traffic flow.
And finally a very interesting World Bank new project to foster international cooperation and develop energy storage in developing countries.
As always, we wish you a great reading and we will welcome any feedback.
Victoire de Margerie & Philippe Varin
Reuters, May 2nd: Tesla to partner with mines in the USA and Australia?