Lithium Mining News

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Junior miners talk new opportunities, and challenges

While the mood at the recent Junior Indaba mining event was sombre when it came to South Africa’s policy environment, there were some interesting opportunities being mooted for minerals like lithium.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Rio Tinto, Serbia in outline deal to move giant lithium project forward

Major miner Rio Tinto and the Serbian government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to speed up development of Rio's giant deposit of jadarite, a mineral unique to Serbia that contains lithium.

New African rare earth mine to start production by year-end

Gakara mine, which operated for 30 years until 1978, is expected to restart commercial production in the fourth quarter of the year.

B.C. sits atop untapped lithium reservoirs: entrepreneur

Chemist says geothermal reservoirs could also produce electricity

Clean energy transition to increase demand for minerals — World Bank

Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.

Chile receives 12 bids for value-added lithium projects

Twelve companies from seven countries have applied to manufacture lithium-linked products in Chile, officials told journalists on Monday, in what they called a victory for the mining country's push to add value to its exports.

Private capital says no to mining

Study shows Q2 2017 new private capital for natural resources investment dropped to lowest since 2011 and not a single mining fund were able to raise money.

CHARTS: Lithium-rich countries risk missing the boat on electric batteries boom

The need for the metal is expected to triple by 2025, but no all the countries rich in lithium are taking advantage of that trend, as shown in these graphics.

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia

The mega-project will be built in conjunction with French renewable energy firm Neoen and paired with Neoen's existing Hornsdale Wind Farm north of Adelaide.

Tesla's Musk says Model 3 on track, shares rise

Chief Executive Elon Musk said firm is on track to produce 20,000 per month by December.

Russia's Nornickel in talks to supply materials for BASF's battery plans

Russia's mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) said on Tuesday it was in talks with German chemicals firm BASF to supply raw materials needed in the process for making lithium-ion batteries in Europe in the future.

Australia backs lithium mine to spur battery push

Govt investing in lithium mine for first time

Canada's Mkango to start mining rare earths in Malawi in 2020

The company, which has been present in the south-eastern African country for more than a decade, says that by 2021 will be producing 3,000 tonnes of rare earths per year.

Pele Mountain sells uranium project to focus on lithium

A plan by Pele Mountain Resources (TSXV:GEM) to mine uranium in northern Ontario while at the same time processing rare earths has fizzled.

Mining’s Tesla moment: DeepGreen harvests clean metals from the seafloor

A first look at DeepGreen Resources, a seafloor mining startup partnered with Glencore, Maersk, and Fiore Group to disrupt the metals industry and defend the environment.

Super power: Are rechargeable batteries transforming the mining sector?

There are signs of resurgence in the mining industry, driven in large part by the boom in storage technology.

$16K in gold bullion up for grabs in new stock-picking contest from Stockpools & Kitco

Junior mining investor enthusiasts will be duelling it out for the big money when the next contest by Stockpools and Kitco is launched the first week of June.

Battery electric vehicles underground guideline published

Joint venture between GMSG and CMIC results in best practices guide for the mining industry.

China and India on aggressive electric vehicle push

China and India are rolling out plans to dramatically accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), initiatives that have prompted the IEA to take notice and promise a review its long-term oil demand forecast.

5 clean energy innovations that could transform our world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

Pilbara Minerals vaults 30% on Chinese offtake deal

Australian lithium explorer Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) took a big step today towards its goal of becoming a low-cost lithium producer, by completing offtake arrangements for its flagship Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Big oil betting on electric vehicles

Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA's chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030.