Germany Mining News

Aurubis copper business hit by US-China trade war and Brexit

The company is still positive on copper demand due to the expected rise in renewable energy and in electric vehicles.

Johnson Matthey chooses Poland to produce new battery materials

Chemicals group Johnson Matthey has secured a site in Poland to produce battery materials and signed a 10-year supply deal with Canada's Nemaska Lithium.

Bacanora Lithium extends footprint in Germany with new licence

The company has secured a second five-year exploration licence in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, which completely encloses its Zinnwald project.

Germany's RWE could preserve Hambach forest, but at a price

How much is a tree worth?

In the new lithium 'Great Game,' Germany edges out China in Bolivia

"This partnership secures lithium supplies for us and breaks the Chinese monopoly" - Wolfgang Tiefensee economy minister of the German state of Thuringia, an automotive manufacturing hub.

In Germany's plan to phase out coal, a big polluter will benefit

“We believe that clarity, compensation payments, and a relatively long phase-out period should trigger a re-rating for the company’s conventional power generation,” said analyst Guido Hoymann.

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

German carmaker will invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, including batteries and charging stations.

Germany to fund research facility for EV battery technology

The German car industry shouldn’t depend on Asian suppliers.

World’s top maker of battery cells for EVs to open German plant in 2021

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 gigawatt hours by the fifth year of its German plant operations.

Mining meets bauma 2019: let’s produce business

Gathering all international key players, it is the mining industry’s leading platform: bauma. For you to stay on top of things. And get down to business. Are you in?

Germany's 2019 hard coal imports seen rising after mining ends

Germany is expected to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year, up roughly 1.4 percent from 2018 despite mounting competition from renewable energy.

Merkel seeks to heal rift over role of coal in Germany's economy

The Chancellor will use a Tuesday dinner meeting in Berlin to press a panel plotting an exit from the world’s most widely used power-plant fuel.

How lapis lazuli helped uncover the role of women in the creation of medieval manuscripts

Prior to this discovery, it was thought that mainly men were allowed to use the blue stone.

Germany's K+S ups production outlook for Werra potash plant

The Germany-based fertilizer producer raised production outlook as weather-related production stoppages at one of its plant will be shorter than previously thought.

Bacanora Lithium seeks listing of German unit in 2019

The company plans to move forward with the plan only once the feasibility study at its Zinnwald project is completed, in the second quarter of next year.

Germany secures access to world's second-largest lithium deposit

The partners expect to produce up to 40,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year beginning in 2022.

Germany's miners get shafted as coal power survives on imports

The 150-year-old Prosper-Haniel site — shuts in December.

Silver becomes key component for ultra-efficient solar cells

"This constitutes a first step towards the production of novel electrodes for highly efficient solar cells and lights.”

Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car 'offensive'

German automaker is also considering involvement in battery production.

Germany's K+S axes earnings guidance as severe drought hits production

The Germany-based fertilizer producer now forecasts earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) between 570 and 630 million euros, compared with previous forecast of 660 to 740 million euros.

VW to convert three German plants to build electric cars

Emden, Hanover and Zwickau will form the largest network for the production of electric vehicles in Europe.

Stung by Asian dominance, Germany pours cash into EV battery ventures

Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries.

BASF and Nornickel join forces in European EV battery push

The move is part of BASF plans to invest up to 400 million euros ($462 million) as a first step in building production plants for cathode materials in Europe.

Germany’s Trimet expects strong 2019 aluminium demand

Global demand for aluminium expected to increase in 2019.

Scientists weigh call for much deeper cuts to coal pollution

Coal currently feeds about 27% of the world’s energy demand.