Cobalt Mining News

The brash billionaire who wants to make Australia great again

Clive Palmer, who made his fortune in mining, is running for the Senate on his right-of-center United Australia Party ticket.

BMW to buy cobalt direct from Australia, Morocco for EV batteries

The announcement came as the London Metal Exchange (LME) launched an initiative under which it could ban or delist brands that are not responsibly sourced by 2022.

LME gets tougher on companies with ties to child labour, corruption

The initiative could see it ban or delist brands that can’t prove they are responsibly sourced by 2022.

Automakers invest heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand

Officials said their companies are charging ahead with a flurry of new electric vehicle models, citing rising regulatory requirements globally.

The $18 billion electric car bubble at risk of bursting in China

There are now 486 EV manufacturers registered in China.

Volkswagen Group joins responsible sourcing network

Joining the collaboration will enable the Volkswagen Group to gain greater insight into the provenance of cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries.

Glencore Coal chief development officer named Katanga CEO

Jeff Gerard named to the top job, taking over from Danny Callow.

Sherritt sees no impact as Trump lifts ban on lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

The complete lifting of the ban could allow billions of dollars in legal claims to move forward in U.S. courts and likely antagonize Canada and Europe.

Moroccan miner Managem considering raising $200m in bond sales

Last month, Managem reported a 16% drop in 2018 revenue after metal prices fell on international markets and its Bakkoudou gold mine in Gabon closed.

Katanga Mining resumes cobalt exports from DRC

The company produced about 930 tonnes of contained cobalt since January through interim operational solutions.

American Manganese’s lithium-ion battery recycling technology achieves high recovery rates

An independent lab ran a series of tests and average recovery rates ranged from 91.4% to 94%.

Cobalt, uranium and silver prices expected to rally in 2019

But the iron ore price surge won't last says new survey of commodity analysts.

Asia’s mining sector offsets risk with reward — report

Mongolia has emerged as an investment hot spot for untapped reserves.

Australia to host battery research centre

The centre will investigate opportunities for greater efficiencies in the extraction and refinement of battery minerals.

Electric-vehicle tax credits get a bipartisan boost in senate

The legislation would grant automakers a $7,000 tax credit for an additional 400,000 vehicles after they reach the 200,000 vehicle cap.

First Cobalt targets Canada plant restart within 2 years — CEO

The company is reportedly in talks to supply its battery-grade product to four leading automakers.

China's Greatpower to start producing nickel sulphate by end-2019 – chairman

The Chinese supplier of chemicals for lithium-ion batteries is also on the lookout for mine investment opportunities to guarantee supply.

Altiplano considers magnetic separation for Farellon ore

The company says that copper recoveries from low grade mineralized material went up following magnetite separation.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel is on track to start operations by 2020, though the project still needs an environmental permit that could take up to eight months.

Mining students learn to develop feasibility studies using high-tech solution

The Riivos-built mining financial technology software helps them spend less time building spreadsheet models and more time optimizing their mine project economics.

$6 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resource reached a record $93 billion last year.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod-developer

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals is on track to start operations by 2020.

Scientists figure out origin of cobalt-blue spinel in Canada’s Arctic

Small spinel stones with good transparency and fine cobalt-blue colour can sell for about 10 times the price of a comparable sapphire.

How countries are getting tougher with mining companies

A mix of political populism, higher commodity prices and the expectation electrification will spur demand for raw materials has led governments to change the rules for miners operating in their countries.

Production of battery grade cobalt blows up First Cobalt's stock

The restart of North America's only cobalt refinery is one step closer for Fisker-backed company.