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Lithium expert dismisses oversupply forecasts

The president of Global Lithium dismissed as a 'myth' the possibility of the markets being flooded with lithium chemical.

Tesla fires sound alarms about safety of electric-car batteries

Recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential customers.

Tesla is turning rivals into roadkill – even in China

Based on March electric car registrations in over 80 countries Tesla deployed more battery power than its four largest rivals combined.

US Senate moves forward on plan to develop electric vehicle supply chain

US lawmakers have moved closer to developing a national electric vehicle supply chain policy.

Livent aims to boost lithium sales to EV sector by 2020

Historically the company has supplied the white metal for use in greases and other industrial products.

BHP to keep Nickel West, Rio looks to Jadar lithium for battery boom

The biggest mining companies say they are well positioned to provide the metals needed for the shift to EV technology.

US faces hurdles in push to build electric vehicle supply chain

The US faces stiff challenges as it moves to create its own electric vehicle supply chain, with the extent of the country's metal reserves largely unknown and only a few facilities to process minerals and produce batteries.

Rio Tinto may start mining lithium in Serbia by 2023

No decision will be made until the end of 2020, when the company expects to have completed a study on the Jadar, which is estimated to contain 10% of the world's lithium reserves.

Investors, autos to fuel platinum deficit in 2019 – Johnson Matthey

Specialist materials firm Johnson Matthey forecast a 127,000-ounce platinum shortfall this year, after surpluses of 372,000 and 44,000 ounces in 2018 and 2017 respectively.

World’s largest hard rock lithium mine to get bigger

Talison Lithium, a partnership between China’s Tianqi and U.S. group Albemarle, obtained an environmental approval for the A$516-million ($361m) expansion of the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia.

Indonesia chases manufacturing hub dream as commodities wither

Indonesia plans to open up more sectors to foreign investors and reboot its stringent labor laws to become a regional manufacturing powerhouse rivaling Germany and South Korea.

Lithium price: Battery capacity of electric cars doubles from last year

Lithium prices remain under pressure despite new report showing record 9.8GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in March.

Tesla warns of coming battery minerals shortage

The electric vehicles pioneer is worried about the effects of booming demand for EVs will have on the supply of minerals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteries.

Alphamin begins commissioning Bisie tin mine in DRC

Commercial production at the tin mine, which is surrounded by dense forest, deeply weathered soils and experiences high rainfall, is expected in the second half of the year.

Australia’s Alliance Mineral inks key lithium deal with Chinese EV firm

Joint venture with Jiangxi Special Electric Motor, a major Chinese maker of engines for electric vehicles, will allow Alliance to participate in the downstream lithium products market without having to incur the capital costs or risk associated with the construction of a conversion facility.

Explosions threatening lithium-ion's edge in a battery race

Another lithium-ion battery has exploded, this time at an energy-storage complex in the U.S.

Expect cascade of mining M&A — PwC's Braunsteiner

Recent mergers and acquisitions have brought the industry back into the spotlight, after years of speculation around how the sector could regain power, PwC's Canadian Mine report notes.

Canadian miners start 2019 off on the right foot amid mega-deals

Ernst & Young’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — rose 5% fin the January-March period.

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.

Lithium use in electric cars sold around the world surges 76%

Shifting battery chemistries sees lithium deployment outpace global electric car sales volume growth – report.

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.

Industry groups sign MoU on responsible tin sourcing

The International Tin Association and the Responsible Business Alliance want to join forces to tackle minerals sourcing challenges from higher risk areas.

China's Fujian launches plant for high nickel battery materials

The first phase of a 40,000-tonne per year battery cathode material project in China's Fujian province has been put into production.