The president of Global Lithium dismissed as a 'myth' the possibility of the markets being flooded with lithium chemical.
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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.
Based on March electric car registrations in over 80 countries Tesla deployed more battery power than its four largest rivals combined.
US lawmakers have moved closer to developing a national electric vehicle supply chain policy.
Historically the company has supplied the white metal for use in greases and other industrial products.
The biggest mining companies say they are well positioned to provide the metals needed for the shift to EV technology.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 prices remain under pressure despite new report showing record 9.8GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in March.
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.
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.
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.
Another lithium-ion battery has exploded, this time at an energy-storage complex in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
The initiative could see it ban or delist brands that can’t prove they are responsibly sourced by 2022.
Shifting battery chemistries sees lithium deployment outpace global electric car sales volume growth – report.
There are now 486 EV manufacturers registered in China.
Joining the collaboration will enable the Volkswagen Group to gain greater insight into the provenance of cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries.
The International Tin Association and the Responsible Business Alliance want to join forces to tackle minerals sourcing challenges from higher risk areas.
The first phase of a 40,000-tonne per year battery cathode material project in China's Fujian province has been put into production.