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8 Nov 2023

China's Discovery of High-Potential 'Niobobaotite' Ore Could Disrupt Battery Market

China reports the discovery of a rare earth deposit of 'niobobaotite', a new type of ore comprising niobium, a vital superconductor. This find has significant potential for niobium-laced batteries, known for their safety and faster charging capabilities compared to traditional lithium-ion batteries. [Source](https://futurism.com/the-byte/china-discovered-new-ore)