Battery materials can charge mining's next supercycle but new study says automakers will "throw away tens of billions" making electric vehicles no-one wants.
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Sold-state batteries have been made with ceramics and glass.
Junior miners exploring for cobalt in the DRC reckon increased prices and the country’s high-grade deposits will offset the added costs of new legislation larger companies have opposed.
Conamix’s technology is intended to reduce the cost of batteries used for electric vehicles and grid storage.
A slump in cobalt prices and the shares of Chinese refiners may provide an ideal bargain-hunting opportunity for investors.
The world's top miner is said to have hired Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of the Western Australia-based nickel operation.
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The 35-member union includes China Molybdenum Co.-controlled Tenke Fungurume Mining and MMG Ltd., as well as subsidiaries of China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group and Huayou Cobalt Co. Sicomines, among others.
Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time.
A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.
Glencore reached a deal with Gecamines on Tuesday to end a legal dispute over Kamoto Copper Co.
Glencore says its subsidiaries will pay Gertler what he’s owed, only the funds will be transferred in euros and U.S. citizens won’t be involved.
The Swiss firm will make mining royalty payments to Dan Gertler in euros so that it doesn’t fall foul of US sanctions, which were placed on the Israeli billionaire last year.
Heavily in debt and with dwindling output, Gecamines has long complained about its joint venture terms.
The plant would form part of a larger Grand Inga hydropower complex spanning the Congo River.
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The search for cobalt, a key component of the battery-powered auto fleets of the future, has arrived on BMW AG’s doorstep with a discovery of an ore deposit not far from its i3 electric city car plant.
After six months of lobbying, companies including Glencore and Randgold Resources have got nowhere in their battle to push back against a new mining law that voids existing agreements and increases their costs.
Vale agreement sets something of a price benchmark for long-term cobalt deals by showing what financial investors are willing to pay.
A lull in purchasing by battery makers suggests the market is not yet short of supply.
"We see numerous similarities between cobalt and silver."
CITIC Metal will own 20% of the Canadian miner, which makes its biggest shareholder.
Code sets Congo on collision course with mining firms.
The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.