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.
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Company experts have developed a technique for removing impurities from the lithium phosphate they produce from waste.
The president of Global Lithium dismissed as a 'myth' the possibility of the markets being flooded with lithium chemical.
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.
Lithium Americas posted a first-quarter net loss of $4.5 million, compared with $4.6 million in the year-ago period.
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.
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.
The mining industry is undergoing a huge technology shift, so it is inevitable that its workforce needs to change.
Volkswagen will invest almost 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in battery cell production at a facility in western Germany.
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.
The world's largest producer of lithium has teased the industry for more than a year that it has production-enhancing technology.
The world's largest producer of lithium used to make electric vehicle batteries posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday.
Lithium chemicals supplier Livent Corp. saw its shares tumble by over 22% on Wednesday on the back of a disappointing Q1 earnings release.
The demand for certain natural resources found in Africa play a key role in electric products.
Chile exported lithium carbonate at an average price of $12,183 per tonne, 0.9% down from the same period a year earlier.
Lithium prices remain under pressure despite new report showing record 9.8GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in March.
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' bid for Australia's Kidman Resources undervalues the lithium miner, analysts said on Friday.
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.
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.