Deal will see China’s No.1 producer of lithium supplying 20 percent of its production to the electric cars maker.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt a strategic metal, imposing a 10 percent royalty tax on producers.
Lake Resources and Lilac Solutions claim they can produce lithium carbonate or lithium chloride more rapidly and at a lower cost than others.
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution will first emerge as a mixture of differing technologies, powered by an ever-evolving battery-metal-mix of cathodes.
The government considers minerals with the "strategic" designation important for the economic, social and industrial future of the country.
The warming of our planet and the electrification of our energy system, which for the past century has been based on the production of fossil fuels.
The industry is asking whether consumers will opt for natural or artificial material, and how this will shape global consumption.
Top four mines are all located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The focus on lithium-ion batteries seems to reflect supply and demand of lithium and cobalt but it would be very wrong not to include nickel.
The plant is the first of its kind built by Umicore in Europe and comes as the European Union is trying to develop EV battery manufacturing in the bloc.
The area will allow producers of electric vehicles, smartphones and other goods to “install themselves in the DRC".
Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Manz teamed up in February to develop high-density liquid electrolyte lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.
The court is scheduled to hear the details of the settlement agreement on Sept. 13, and is slated to make a decision on the case by Oct. 4, the FNE said in a statement.
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Namibia's Desert Lion Energy ceases all operations as Chinese lithium prices plummet to three-year lows – down by half since the start of 2018.
Batteries made by the U.S. manufacturer and its Japanese partner, Panasonic Corp., require less cobalt, the metal whose price has shot up.
The project, which straddles salt flats and lakes across 135 square miles near the Chilean border, is billed as having high concentrations of lithium.
Mercedes-Benz, the world’s largest maker of luxury cars, is rolling out its first in a series of battery-powered models.
Metal bulletin reasearch’s forecast is for the lithium market to shift into a supply surplus this year and as such we have expected prices to fall.
Bloomberg NEF estimates the global electric vehicle market will this week pass the milestone of 4 million sold to date.
Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd has filed for a Hong Kong stock market flotation, betting on a rise in demand for lithium as electric cars become more mainstream.
Announcement is nothing but good news to battery metals miners, which have seen demand for their mined commodities soar in the past year.