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Tessa Di Grandi

Writer, Mining & Capital Markets

Tessa earned a Bachelor of Communications at Griffith University. Before joining Visual Capitalist she wrote for marketing agencies, news broadcasters, and film & tv production companies. She is focused primarily on mining and markets but will also explore other topic areas. Tessa enjoys awkward humor and making animal friends.

Contributions By Tessa Di Grandi

  • The preview image for a Venn diagram showing U.S. Critical Minerals that are essential for clean energy technologies and a bubble diagram showing their projected compound annual growth rates between 2022–2027. The preview image for a Venn diagram showing U.S. Critical Minerals that are essential for clean energy technologies and a bubble diagram showing their projected compound annual growth rates between 2022–2027.
    Green2 weeks ago

    Nine Critical Energy Minerals for Investors

    We’ve partnered with Sprott to visualize nine critical minerals for the clean energy transition and their projected compound annual growth rates between 2022–2027.

  • A circle graphic depicting the rise in demand for critical minerals used in clean energy, a bar chart illustrating the growth in EV sales, and a pie chart demonstrating the supply gap for critical minerals. A circle graphic depicting the rise in demand for critical minerals used in clean energy, a bar chart illustrating the growth in EV sales, and a pie chart demonstrating the supply gap for critical minerals.
    Mining2 months ago

    Visualizing the Future Demand for Battery Minerals

    In this graphic, our sponsor Sprott examines the growth in demand for battery metals, as well as potential supply constraints.

  • Uranium is in high demand, thanks to its role in clean energy transition. In this graphic, we delve into three crucial aspects shaping the global uranium landscape. Uranium is in high demand, thanks to its role in clean energy transition. In this graphic, we delve into three crucial aspects shaping the global uranium landscape.
    Energy5 months ago

    The Global Uranium Market in 3 Charts 

    Four countries account for over 70% of global uranium production.

  • An investor's guide to copper in 3 charts An investor's guide to copper in 3 charts
    Mining5 months ago

    An Investor’s Guide to Copper in 3 Charts

    Explore three key insights into the future of the copper market, from soaring demand to potential supply constraints.

  • Mining5 months ago

    3 Lithium Insights for Today’s Investors

    Discover three key insights that could shape the future of lithium, from soaring demand to supply challenges.

  • Mining8 months ago

    Visualized: How Much Metal is Used in Clean Energy Technology?

    Metals are critical to the rollout of clean energy technologies like wind and solar, but just how much do they use?

  • Batteries9 months ago

    Visualized: The Rise of the LFP Battery

    In 2022, the EV sector's market share of the LFP battery rose from just 6% in 2020 to 30%, highlighting its growing popularity.

  • Agriculture10 months ago

    Visualized: The Global Implications of Fertilizer Shortages

    Supply shortages of fertilizer are causing a complex dynamic that could trigger a domino effect of consequences for food security.

  • Shareable a digital gold mine Shareable a digital gold mine
    Technology10 months ago

    Visualized: What is a Digital Goldmine?

    Digital goldmines allow investors to reap the benefits of gold without the negative environmental consequences. Here is how it works.

  • Batteries10 months ago

    Mapped: Where is the Best Phosphate For LFP Batteries?

    Phosphate reserves stand at around 72 billion metric tons, but not all phosphate reserves are suitable for manufacturing EV batteries.

  • Amazons flying river cycle Amazons flying river cycle
    Agriculture11 months ago

    Here’s Why the Amazon is So Important for Global Food Security

    The Amazon rainforest plays a critical role in supporting crop growth by stabilizing the climate and balancing water cycles.

  • Batteries11 months ago

    4 Benefits of LFP Batteries for EVs

    LFP batteries are gaining popularity in EVs, with brands like Tesla and Ford increasingly adopting this technology due to their benefits.

  • Green12 months ago

    The Carbon Emissions of Gold Mining

    Gold has a long history as a precious metal, but just how many carbon emissions does mining it contribute to?

  • Graphic showing the top importing and exporting countries for fertilizer Graphic showing the top importing and exporting countries for fertilizer
    Agriculture1 year ago

    The Fertilizer Market: 4 Things Investors Need to Know in 2023

    What factors are impacting the fertilizer market in 2023? Here are four trends driving global fertilizer demand.

  • Mining1 year ago

    Why Does the Automotive Industry Need PGMs?

    PGMs will continue to play a critical role in the transformation of the automotive industry as the world aims to achieve net-zero targets.

  • Agriculture1 year ago

    Fertilizer: Why it’s More Important than You Think

    Fertilizer usage dates back to as early as 6,000 to 2,400 BC and remains just as crucial for crop production today.

  • Mining1 year ago

    Fork in the Road: 2 Scenarios For The EV Rollout

    There are several factors that limit the rollout of electric vehicles. Here are two opposing scenarios for how it could play out.

  • Mining1 year ago

    Visualized: The EV Mineral Shortage

    Demand for mineral supply of lithium, nickel, and cobalt is expected to grow from 10%-20% to over 80% by 2030.

  • Agriculture1 year ago

    What’s Behind The Rise Of Food Prices?

    Many variables contribute to the rising cost of global food. Let's take a look at two major factors influencing food prices in recent years.

  • Environment1 year ago

    The Biggest Carbon Emitters, By Sector

    The manufacturing and construction sector contributed to 6.3 billion tonnes of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.

  • Agriculture1 year ago

    Mapped: Where Does Our Food Come From?

    Did you know that over two-thirds of national crops originated from somewhere else? Over time the food that built national diets has evolved.

  • Environment1 year ago

    The Construction Industry’s Growing Waste Problem

    Globally around 2 billion tonnes of waste is generated every year and the construction industry is a large contributor.

  • animated chart of stock returns on the S&P 500 animated chart of stock returns on the S&P 500
    Markets1 year ago

    Visualizing S&P 500 Performance in 2022, by Sector

    This video highlights S&P 500 performance through Q3. See how sectors and key companies have performed from Jan 1 to Sep 30, 2022.

  • Mining1 year ago

    Can Electric Vehicle Targets Be Met?

    According to new research from KGP Auto, 2040 electric vehicle targets are unlikely to be met. This graphic explains why.

  • Environment2 years ago

    How Much Waste Does a Renovation Create?

    600 million tons of C&D debris was generated in the U.S. in 2018 alone. What materials contribute to renovation waste?