Researchers at Kansas State University have shown that a composite paper made of "interleaved molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets" can be used as a negative electrode in sodium-ion batteries.
Here's a look at the mining environment in the United States, as well as an overview of some of the companies producing and exploring for the metal in the country.
Kazakhstan hasn't produced molybdenum since 2006, but exploration and development company Kemin Resources soon hopes to change that.
Molybdenum prices were fairly flat during October, but in Europe the metal managed to make some unexpected gains.
At the International Molybdenum Association's annual general meeting last month, CPM Group's Catherine Virga and Markus Moll of SMR Steel & Markets Research presented their opinions on where the moly market is headed.
General Moly has hit some stumbling blocks in the last few months, but that hasn't stopped the company from soldiering on.
Investors should not expect molybdenum prices to improve until at least the beginning of 2014, analysts interviewed by Metal-Pages believe.
Researchers in Switzerland and the United States are using molybdenite, also known as molybdenum disulfide, to improve current technology.
Avanti Mining announced today that it has signed an offtake agreement with Germany's TKMetPro. The deal is potentially worth US$2.7 billion in revenue.
Low demand kept molybdenum prices low in 2012, but the next few years may deliver improvement.