For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason.
Electric Vehicles Mining News
Ron Struthers of Struthers Resource Stock Report surveys the battery metals field and profiles one company he believes could be a new LIB anode supplier.
As the world’s largest auto market, China was responsible for about half of the sales as the crackdown on polluting industries has propelled renewable alternatives from power generation to consumer products.
Surging demand for metals like copper, and cobalt for use in EVs promises to overturn balance of power between mining companies and their customers.
Miner announced record output of chrome and platinum group metals, also said it was seeking to diversify into EV materials.
Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply world’s largest automaker Volkswagen ended without a deal.
Slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.
Miner has one of biggest deficit outlooks on back of steel use; firm doesn’t expect material EV impact on nickel until 2020.
Mike Beck discusses the electric vehicle market, battery metal company investments, and battery metal supplies in interview with Palisade Radio.
"Hedging by means of long-term (supplier) contracts is  way to control such new issues (of securing materials supplies)," says VW head of sustainability.
Trafigura Group provides $200m in funding to Finland's Terrafame nickel mine, which plans to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020.
BHP CCO Balhuizen says while 2017 marks "tipping point" for EVs entering mainstream of metals demand forecasting, in terms of sales mass move is further off.
An examination of the lithium market and the one company that Ron Struthers (of Struther's Resource Stock Report) believes is in the right place.
Any cobalt sulphate prices published by CRU would be based on traded prices in China, a cobalt industry source said.
A global energy transition is underway, with lithium-ion as one of the leading energy storage technologies for both handheld technology and electric cars.
As exciting as Tesla's Gigafactory 1 project is, it’s actually just one of multiple large-scale “megafactories” being built – with many of them being in China.
Just two years ago, Galaxy Resources Ltd. was overleveraged and unfocused.
Solar and wind can't produce power when there is no sun or turbulence in the air. That is why energy storage will be vital for offsetting and balancing use of traditional baseload power sources during peak and off-peak periods.
May 4, 2011 (Graeme Irvine, Editor www.RareMetalBlog.com) - "Nissan is pleased to report that the first vessel carrying post earthquake-produced Nissan LEAFs is scheduled to arrive to U.S. shores April 27," said Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Nissan Americas, at the keynote address of the New York International Auto Show. As part of the agreement, Macy's and ECOtality will identify six Macy's store locations in the San Diego metropolitan area for the installation of two Blink Level 2 Commercial Pedestal Chargers outside each store. ECOtality will begin installing Blink charging stations at Macy's store locations in Summer 2011.