Declared war on energy guzzlers
"Train drivers should save electricity," was recently reported in a major German daily newspaper. According to the railway directive, "smart" braking and sometimes letting the car roll out is part of it. That's all well and good. But does this fit in with the fact that more and more trains are to be put on the track? The crowds could well make the trips longer, especially if the train drivers then had to drive in an energy-saving manner. This means that commuters are unlikely to be able to get to the airport, otherwise air passengers and even goods will be transported by rail. Actually, it should be fast, and loads should not play a role in making rail even more competitive.
So that the railways are not condemned to save electricity, the electricity should be produced in a climate-friendly way. For this purpose - unfortunately frowned upon in Germany - nuclear power from modern nuclear power plants could certainly be used. Nuclear power is becoming more and more important worldwide. For this purpose, more and more of the raw material and energy source uranium is needed. Even if the price of the metal is currently comparatively low, it could therefore rise in the future.
Companies with uranium deposits should benefit. The Canadian company Fission 3.0 owns 18 uranium properties in the Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan and specializes in the acquisition, exploration and development of uranium projects - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/fission-30-exploring-multiple-uranium-assets-in-the-athabasca-basin/.
Of course, the railway could also rely on intermediate storage facilities and thus use electricity produced from alternative sources such as the sun, wind and water more efficiently. In Australia, large accumulators made of lithium-ion batteries have already been shown. Special raw materials are also required for these batteries. These include lithium and cobalt.
The latter element could be produced in the future by First Cobalt, for example - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/first-cobalt-and-glencore-conclude-term-sheet-for-refinery-restart/. An agreement was recently concluded with the raw materials group Glencore to finance a processing plant. Those who want to bet on lithium will find what they are looking for at Millennial Lithium, for example - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/newsflash-99-with-millennial-lithium-aurania-resources-osisko-gold-royalties-auryn-resources-und-caledonia-mining/. The company has the Pastos Grandes Lithium project in Argentina, which is supported by the government there.
But Deutsche Bahn is already taking a completely different approach. The first hydrogen fuel cell train has already been put into service. To put it bluntly, a catalyst converts hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity. Platinum is used as the medium in the current generation of fuel cells. One company that specialises in this raw material is Sibanye-Stillwater - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/sibanye-stillwater-diversifying-globally-in-metals-and-jurisdictions/. The company is not only one of the largest gold producers in the world. The South African group also owns platinum metal mines in South Africa and the USA.
Not only in traffic, but also in the food sector, electricity optimisation is both sensible and desired. Drying and preservation, for example, are energy intensive. New technologies are therefore in demand. One company that specializes in this is EnWave - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/enwave-moon-cheese-highly-profitable-selling-more-rev-machines-in-2019/. With its special technology for drying and preserving food, pharmaceutical products and also medical cannabis products, EnWave earns money through licenses.
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