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Eurasian wants to keep children out of mining in the DRC

The miner joined forces with international development organization Pact.

Tesla lithium supplier Kidman settles ownership row over Australian mine

The settlement unlocks payments by SQM that had been on ice during the dispute, and paves the way for development to get back on track

Bushveld Minerals fined for breaching AIM’s listing rules

The violations were the result of the South African miner failing to meet its regulatory obligations in relation to its undertaking to pay an exclusivity fee to the sellers of Vametco.

Trump shifts to reverse by going after electric cars: Noah Smith

The administration would end subsidies for electric cars. Under the existing program, buyers of electric vehicles get a federal tax credit.

Mason updates economics in Lac Gueret FS

At 17.9% graphitic carbon, the Lac Gueret deposit is likely one of the highest grade graphite deposits in the world.

VW says last generation of combustion engines to be launched in 2026

The German carmaker is now committed to radical steps to stop global warming.

Congo state miner in production-sharing deal with Chinese firm

Production sharing agreements align the interests of the two partners because the risk now weighs more on the investor than on Gecamines.

What to watch in commodities: Trump-Xi, OPEC, iron, Tesla, crops

It’ll be an important week for iron ore, which has been badly beaten up in November.

The lithium price bulls were right

OK; half right.

Moody’s sees weak lithium prices in 2020 due to projects frenzy

Spot prices would be pushed down despite rapid demand growth from batteries for electric vehicles (EV) makers, the experts say.

Construction on $4B Indonesia EV battery project begins Jan 2019 – Minister

Looking at its resources, Indonesia will become the main player in lithium batteries.

BMW joins project to improve conditions for cobalt mining in Congo

Carmakers seeking to boost sales of electric cars are struggling to get their hands on cobalt, a scarce but vital component in the production of batteries.

B.C. moves to phase out gas-fired vehicles

By 2030, 30% of all vehicles sold in B.C. will have to be EV or hybrid, and 100% by 2040.

M2 Cobalt advances exploration at Uganda mine

The Vancouver junior mobilized a second drill rig and commenced drilling at two targets of its Bujagali mine.

'Passionate' electric car owners to drive growth, Shell says

Social desirability is important enough for consumers to ignore that battery-powered technology is currently more expensive than internal combustion engines.

BHP unveils world-class copper find near Olympic Dam in South Australia

It is already being called by some experts “the thickest high-grade copper intersection seen in years.”

GM unplugs the Volt, but EVs aren’t dead: Liam Denning

Farewell Chevy Volt, we hardly knew ye.

Innord to separate rare earths from hybrid and electric vehicle recycling pilot study

Participating in this study opens the door for a potential new supply source through recycling electric motors from the transportation industry in the future.

DRC cobalt deposits not 'that old'

By analyzing the age of known deposits, researchers get clues of where to find unexplored ones.

SQM's lithium sales volumes drop 27% after production delay

SQM said the previously announced delays were partly offset by high prices and 25% growth in demand in 2018 on sales to producers of electric vehicles.

Indonesia to settle Freeport environment issues in weeks – ministry official

That deal is expected to end years of wrangling over ownership rights to Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine.

Mineral Resources signs $1.1B lithium deal with Albemarle

Mineral Resources shares spiked on the news, closing Thursday 26.6% higher at A$15.76.

Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022 - U.S. Energy Information Administration

Global oil demand under growing threat from electric cars, cleaner fuel

Analysis shows oil consumption growing in coming decades, due to rising petrochemicals, trucking and aviation demand but meeting this growth in the near term means that approvals of conventional oil projects need to double.

Mali to produce lithium by 2020 with 694,000 tonnes discovered

Mali joins lithium fray