Blackstone Resources AG is a Swiss-based company that invests in battery metal mining interests and battery research. Its goal is to provide the next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles and power companies. It has a portfolio of mining interests that focus on specific battery metals, such as lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel and manganese that are located in politically secure countries. It also owns a gold mill in Peru that will provide a strong cash flow in the future. Its battery research and development programme is based in Erfurt, Germany and it strategically positioned to gain easy access to academic institutions and auto manufacturers. The company has developed proprietary 3D-printing technology for battery production, which could double the energy density of standard lithium batteries. It is also developing new solid-state battery technology that could further increase energy density. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.