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China’s Ganfeng Lithium lands three-year contract to supply Tesla

Deal will see China’s No.1 producer of lithium supplying 20 percent of its production to the electric cars maker.

Top nickel miners ranked

Vale on top.

Most profitable mining companies in 2017

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Glencore, China Moly face higher cobalt royalty taxes in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt a strategic metal, imposing a 10 percent royalty tax on producers.

How an Aussie miner and American tech company plan to extract lithium quickly in Argentina

Lake Resources and Lilac Solutions claim they can produce lithium carbonate or lithium chloride more rapidly and at a lower cost than others.

Investors should focus on battery materials, not EVs – Blackstone Resources CEO

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution will first emerge as a mixture of differing technologies, powered by an ever-evolving battery-metal-mix of cathodes.

Congo will declare cobalt and other minerals as "strategic" in coming days – mines minister

The government considers minerals with the "strategic" designation important for the economic, social and industrial future of the country.

The world needs nuclear energy for EVs

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.

Natural flake and synthetic graphite – debate rages on

The industry is asking whether consumers will opt for natural or artificial material, and how this will shape global consumption.

Top cobalt mines ranked by production in 2017

Top four mines are all located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Don’t underestimate lithium-ion battery demand for nickel

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.

Belgium's Umicore to invest over $370 m in Polish battery materials plant

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.

Congo plans to build special economic zone for cobalt users

The area will allow producers of electric vehicles, smartphones and other goods to “install themselves in the DRC".

France's Saft targets new generation battery production from 2020

Saft, Siemens, Solvay and Manz teamed up in February to develop high-density liquid electrolyte lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.

Chilean regulator says agreement reached with Tianqi on SQM stake sale

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.

Leaders in raising mining capital in 2017

Yancoal Australia was on top.

First Cobalt eliminates Iron Creek project royalty

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Lithium price plunge claims first victim

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.

Tesla’s cobalt-light batteries seen providing cost advantage

Batteries made by the U.S. manufacturer and its Japanese partner, Panasonic Corp., require less cobalt, the metal whose price has shot up.

Neo Lithium lining up partner for $490m Argentine venture

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 unveils first Tesla rival in $12B attack

Mercedes-Benz, the world’s largest maker of luxury cars, is rolling out its first in a series of battery-powered models.

A glass half full or a glass half empty for lithium producers

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.

For electric cars, focus on the small picture

Bloomberg NEF estimates the global electric vehicle market will this week pass the milestone of 4 million sold to date.

China's Ganfeng Lithium files for Hong Kong listing

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.

World’s ‘most beautiful’ electric car to hit the road in 2020

Announcement is nothing but good news to battery metals miners, which have seen demand for their mined commodities soar in the past year.