Lithium Mining News

BHP more bullish on long-term EV prospects

The world's largest miner has revised up expectations for electric vehicle sales and market penetration, but warns the electrification of the transport sector will proceed only as fast as the development of charging infrastructure does.

Lithium Australia achieves high-purity lithium phosphate from waste materials

Company experts have developed a technique for removing impurities from the lithium phosphate they produce from waste.

Lithium expert dismisses oversupply forecasts

The president of Global Lithium dismissed as a 'myth' the possibility of the markets being flooded with lithium chemical.

Tesla fires sound alarms about safety of electric-car batteries

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.

Tesla is turning rivals into roadkill – even in China

Based on March electric car registrations in over 80 countries Tesla deployed more battery power than its four largest rivals combined.

US Senate moves forward on plan to develop electric vehicle supply chain

US lawmakers have moved closer to developing a national electric vehicle supply chain policy.

Lithium Americas names new CEO, quarterly loss shrinks

Lithium Americas posted a first-quarter net loss of $4.5 million, compared with $4.6 million in the year-ago period.

Livent aims to boost lithium sales to EV sector by 2020

Historically the company has supplied the white metal for use in greases and other industrial products.

BHP to keep Nickel West, Rio looks to Jadar lithium for battery boom

The biggest mining companies say they are well positioned to provide the metals needed for the shift to EV technology.

US faces hurdles in push to build electric vehicle supply chain

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.

Rio Tinto may start mining lithium in Serbia by 2023

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.

Mining companies need to start thinking seriously about ESG — opinion

The introduction of new, tougher standards point to a harsher, less forgiving approach to enforcement and larger fines for mining companies that fail to complain to regulations as well as environmental and social expectations.

FEATURE: Mining for Millennials

The mining industry is undergoing a huge technology shift, so it is inevitable that its workforce needs to change.

Volkswagen to make batteries in Germany, slim down

Volkswagen will invest almost 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in battery cell production at a facility in western Germany.

World’s largest hard rock lithium mine to get bigger

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.

Albemarle touts new project to boost its Chilean lithium output by 30%

The world's largest producer of lithium has teased the industry for more than a year that it has production-enhancing technology.

Albemarle's lithium sales drop after Chilean rains

The world's largest producer of lithium used to make electric vehicle batteries posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday.

Livent shares tumble 22% on sales miss, guidance cut

Lithium chemicals supplier Livent Corp. saw its shares tumble by over 22% on Wednesday on the back of a disappointing Q1 earnings release.

Wimmer Financial in talks to acquire $200m lithium plant in Zimbabwe

The demand for certain natural resources found in Africa play a key role in electric products.

Lithium prices from Chile decline even as demand soars

Chile exported lithium carbonate at an average price of $12,183 per tonne, 0.9% down from the same period a year earlier.

Lithium price: Battery capacity of electric cars doubles from last year

Lithium prices remain under pressure despite new report showing record 9.8GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in March.

US senate introduces new bill to boost domestic battery minerals supply

The new legislation goes further than ever before, looking at not only the domestic mineral resources but the supply chains that refine the raw materials for electric vehicles.

Wesfarmers' soft bid for Kidman spotlights lithium's financing issues

Wesfarmers' bid for Australia's Kidman Resources undervalues the lithium miner, analysts said on Friday.

Tesla warns of coming battery minerals shortage

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.

Pure Energy inks deal with Schlumberger subsidiaries for Clayton Valley lithium project

Among the commitments in the deal, the investor may earn into the option for the project by constructing a $20 million pilot plant for the processing of lithium brine.