Bolsonaro says niobium and graphene “super battery” will revolutionize industry


Jair Bolsonaro during the launch of the “Mining and Development Program” (Photo: Carolina Antunes / PR)

President Jair Bolsonaro spoke again on Monday, 28, that the development of a niobium and graphene “super battery” will “revolutionize the world’s auto industry”.

At the launch of the Mining and Development program at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Chief Executive said that the country has “abundant” resources.

“Ore, together with graphene, is capable of producing wonders for the world in all sectors. Even when it comes to trinkets, who would say, right? ”, He said. “What is coming out of the drawing board has no participation of ours, but we are very proud, it is the superb battery of graphene and niobium that will revolutionize the world’s auto industry and we have it in abundance.”

During the event, the president also signaled his interest in making niobium exploration possible in the country. “Niobium, in particular, we would very much like to explore this in the future, but with a country that could offer us a work together to that we come to acquire technology to explore what we have ”, he said.

The program launched on Monday, 28, consists of ten plans and 110 goals for the sector in the period 2020-2023. Alongside the president, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, affirmed that the mining sector has been fundamental to the Brazilian trade balance and may attract billionaire investments to the country in the coming years.

In his statement, the minister also highlighted measures in other areas of the portfolio’s activities, such as the edition of Provisional Measures (MPs) to exempt the electricity bill of low-income families and to provide financial assistance to energy distributors, and the approval of the bill dealing with hydrological risk.

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