Lithium Mining News

This one Congo project could supply the world with lithium

The DRC has a stranglehold on crucial battery material cobalt, but central African nation also has potential to become major lithium player.

Tesla lithium supplier Kidman settles ownership row over Australian mine

The settlement unlocks payments by SQM that had been on ice during the dispute, and paves the way for development to get back on track

Importance of rare earth metals mining makes it into COP24

Experts agree that resources are the missing link in the climate debate.

International Lithium estimates 25-year mine life at Mariana JV with new study

The project, located in Salta, Argentina, could produce 10,000 tonnes lithium carbonate equivalent per year over a 25 year mine life.

High risk/high reward lithium bet drives Argentina Surge

High risk, high reward is the bet being made by global lithium miners in Argentina who are brushing aside a recession, a currency crisis and political uncertainty in their hunger for the mineral that helps power electric cars.

E3 Metals technology improves concentration and recovery

E3 says its extraction process is better than existing methods.

Serbia's mining sector could contribute 5% of national output by 2023- minister

Rio Tinto and China's Zijin Mining are potentially the biggest investors.

Big lithium riches lure first-time miner to Bolivia's salt flat

ACI Systems Alemania employs just 20 people and was created solely to focus on building a lithium mine in Bolivia.

The lithium price bulls were right

OK; half right.

Moody’s sees weak lithium prices in 2020 due to projects frenzy

Spot prices would be pushed down despite rapid demand growth from batteries for electric vehicles (EV) makers, the experts say.

Construction on $4B Indonesia EV battery project begins Jan 2019 – Minister

Looking at its resources, Indonesia will become the main player in lithium batteries.

B.C. moves to phase out gas-fired vehicles

By 2030, 30% of all vehicles sold in B.C. will have to be EV or hybrid, and 100% by 2040.

'Passionate' electric car owners to drive growth, Shell says

Social desirability is important enough for consumers to ignore that battery-powered technology is currently more expensive than internal combustion engines.

Innord to separate rare earths from hybrid and electric vehicle recycling pilot study

Participating in this study opens the door for a potential new supply source through recycling electric motors from the transportation industry in the future.

Chile is taking Albemarle to International Court over lithium prices

The country's state development agency says Albemarle has failed to provide as much as 25% of its annual production at a discount to companies seeking to produce battery metals within Chile, as stipulated in a contract signed in 2016.

SQM's lithium sales volumes drop 27% after production delay

SQM said the previously announced delays were partly offset by high prices and 25% growth in demand in 2018 on sales to producers of electric vehicles.

Indonesia to settle Freeport environment issues in weeks – ministry official

That deal is expected to end years of wrangling over ownership rights to Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine.

Mineral Resources signs $1.1B lithium deal with Albemarle

Mineral Resources shares spiked on the news, closing Thursday 26.6% higher at A$15.76.

Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022 - U.S. Energy Information Administration

Global oil demand under growing threat from electric cars, cleaner fuel

Analysis shows oil consumption growing in coming decades, due to rising petrochemicals, trucking and aviation demand but meeting this growth in the near term means that approvals of conventional oil projects need to double.

The battery boom to attract $620 billion in investment by 2040

The global energy-storage market will surge to a cumulative 942 gigawatts by 2040.

Mali to produce lithium by 2020 with 694,000 tonnes discovered

Mali joins lithium fray

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

German automaker is also considering involvement in battery production.

Miners' spending on hunt for copper, EV metals hits $10 billion

Budgets jumped about 19%, outpacing last year’s gain.

Epiroc launches new generation of battery-powered machines

The battery-driven underground loaders create improved safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower operating costs.