EV Mining News

Europe’s push for EVs a boon to Savannah’s Portugal lithium project

The company is close to making a decision on developing Mina do Barroso mine, which could become the first European supplier of spodumene, a lithium-bearing mineral.

Canadian miners had a tough 2018, but optimism remains — EY

Ernst & Young’s Canadian Mining Eye index, which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior miners — dropped 2% in the last quarter of 2018.

Glencore yields to investor pressure, caps coal production

The mining and trading giant will cap its production of thermal and coking coal at about 150m tonnes per year, close to its planned output level for 2019.

Lithium price: Weather takes more tonnes off the market

Orocobre's expected production bump in Argentina won't happen this year.

Recommissioned Aussie mine dispatches first nickel concentrate shipment to China

Panoramic Resources' first shipment from the Savannah mine contained 7,735 wmt of nickel/copper/cobalt concentrate valued in approximately $6.1 million.

Tin use in batteries may rise to 60,000 tonnes by 2030-industry group

The global tin market is expected to move into a surplus of 500 tonnes this year from a 7,500-tonne deficit in 2018.

Regency Gold enters the vanadium exploration space

The interest behind its acquisition of all of Vanadium North Resources' shares is the Valley of Vanadium project in the Northwest Territories.

Cost parity by 'early 2020s' will be electric vehicle tipping point

Improving battery technologies will mean that even long-haul trucks could be economically electrified during the second half of the next decade.

American Manganese moves forward with plans to recycle lithium-ion battery materials

Together with an industry partner, the company built a pilot plant to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum.

Congo 2018 copper output up 12.9 percent to 1.2m tonnes -Chamber of Commerce

Output of cobalt rose 43.8 percent to 106,439 tonnes, while gold production increased by 22.6 percent to 28,539 kg.

Ford says carmakers may need to invest in cobalt mines soon

Carmakers may have to consider investing directly in cobalt mines in order to secure supply over the next three to five years, according to ord Motor Co. senior manager for energy storage strategy and research Ted Miller.

Lead production expected to grow in 2019 – report

Wood Mackenzie forecasts that global lead production will increase in 2019 by about 250 kt.

Aussie and Canadian miner join forces in rare earths project

Avalon and Cheetah want to work together at the Nechalacho project near Yellowknife.

US govt study sees electric car sales stuck in slow lane

And that's all the way to 2050.

Near-record high vanadium prices boosts Bushveld Minerals 2018 results

Repair work in the fourth quarter slightly impacted production, but that was more than offset by surging vanadium prices as demand for the metal grows.

Indonesia plans electric vehicle incentives for foreign car makers

Indonesian officials targeting 20% EV production by 2025.

Codelco and Ennomotive challenged engineers to find creative uses for copper-graphene nanocomposite

Sixty-five engineers from 15 countries came up with ideas.

Explorex Resources scraps plans to buy battery metals project in Finland

The Canadian miner won't be buying the Hautalampi cobalt, nickel, copper project in eastern Finland at this time due to financing issues.

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

German carmaker will invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, including batteries and charging stations.

SQM just made it very difficult for Tianqi to access company secrets

The lithium miner, the world’s second largest producer of the white metal, has approved additional measures to protect corporate data considered confidential from China'a Tianqi, which recently bought almost a quarter of the Chilean company.

Toyota, Panasonic setting up EV battery JV amid rising China competition: source

The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, could also provide batteries to Toyota’s EV technology partners Mazda Corp (7261.T) and Subaru Corp (7270.T).

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.

QMC to run metallurgical test on lithium pegmatite sample from Manitoba mine

Historical resource at the company's Irgon Lithium Mine is estimated at 1.2 million tonnes grading 1.51% Li20.

Sandvik acquires supplier of Battery Electric Vehicle solutions

Artisan will be a Business Unit in the Load and Haul Division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.