Cobalt Mining News

Germany to fund research facility for EV battery technology

The German car industry shouldn’t depend on Asian suppliers.

World’s top maker of battery cells for EVs to open German plant in 2021

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 gigawatt hours by the fifth year of its German plant operations.

Why British Columbia is missing the low-carbon economy bonanza

The world is having a global energy transition party for miners – B.C. isn’t invited

Tasca drills 0.37% and 0.42% over long lengths at Poplar

Tasca Resources has received excellent assays from drilling at its Poplar copper property southwest of Houston.

BME’s Africa offerings and focus on show at Indaba

The investing in African Mining Indaba show runs from February 4th to 7th in Cape Town.

Mercedes-Benz will produce electric batteries in Poland – PM

The new investment would create 300 jobs and that investments would total over 200 million euros.

Jervois Mining offers C$16.6m in shares for Uganda cobalt projects

Jervois, which has applied for a prospecting licence in Tanzania, says the deal would complement its efforts to establish a presence in east Africa.

Global Energy Metals buys cobalt project near Tesla gigafactory

The Vancouver-based miner is acquiring an 85% interest in the Lovelock cobalt mine and the Treasure Box project.

Pancontinental expands in Ontario’s Montcalm Greenstone Belt

Pancon now controls more than 157 square kilometres west of Timmins.

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

Glencore tightens grip on Congo mining unit as scrutiny sharpens

Glencore tightened its grip by appointing new executives and entering a management services contract to run its troubled Congo copper and cobalt unit.

China Moly ups stake in giant Tenke copper mine to 80%

Company has agreed to buy BHR Newwood DRC Holdings Ltd, a holding company set up by private equity firm BHR to buy a 24% stake in the Congo mine in 2017.

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

LME to launch seven new contracts on March 11, lithium due in Q4

“We believe that these new cash-settled contracts... will help lower barriers to market entry"

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.

MineHub and IBM to introduce global mining and metals supply chain solution with blockchain

The first use case will manage concentrate from Goldcorp’s Penasquito mine in Mexico.

Ford to lead blockchain pilot that traces cobalt mined in Congo

The carmaker will use a blockchain-based platform to trace supplies of cobalt from a Chinese-owned mine in the Congo for the batteries in its electric cars, in an effort to ensure they are not linked to human rights abuses.

Electric cars seen getting cleaner even where grids rely on coal

The global share of zero-carbon electricity generation is set to increase from 38 percent last year to 63 percent by 2040.

Kabila in driving seat as court mulls Congo vote challenge

Martin Fayulu, the runner-up in the Dec. 30 poll, has petitioned the Constitutional Court to order a recount of the votes.

Regional states back Congo opposition leader's vote dispute

"It’s obviously really important for Tshisekedi to have SADC’s approval and endorsement for his presidency”

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

Too early to bet on mining policy change: Congo vote reaction

In a surprise twist, Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner of last month’s presidential election.

Surge Exploration announces spin-out company — CuGold

Surge will continue to hold its interest in its cobalt projects in both Chile and Ontario, and its lithium brine project in Chile.

Canada's Cobalt 27 goes after lithium with royalty acquisition

Cobalt 27 will put in about $9 million into a share of production at Mineral Resources and Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium's Mount Marion lithium project in Western Australia.

Pancontinental starts drilling Ontario nickel-cobalt-copper project

Pancon revealed that its objective for the initial phase of Montcalm’s program is to drill at least 4,500 metres to test a series of new conductor targets identified in 2018.