Lithium Mining News

Lithium ion battery exports reach new peak in H1

Japan and South Korea have both recorded record high levels of lithium-ion battery exports in H1 2016, as auto companies ramp up battery consumption to power new all-electric offerings.

Striking Bolivian miners lift roadblock after killing country’s deputy minister

Rodolfo Illanes (56) was kidnapped Thursday, tortured and beaten to death according to officials.

Could a lithium shortage de-rail the electric car boom?

Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping into are finite—and that's what investors can take to the bank.

Investing in the new resource bull market

After four grinding years of falling metal prices and vanishing market capitalizations, we have seen a stunning shift in market sentiment since mid-January, says Matt Geiger of MJG Capital. Multiple physical commodities are now in technical bull markets.

Bolivia sets high hopes on its lithium industry

The country began shipping lithium to China this week, in what is considered the first step towards fulfilling its ambitions to becoming the world’s No. 1 exporter of the commodity.

Eguana skunks Tesla

Bob Moriarty discusses a tiny Canadian technology company based in Calgary with an award winning battery/power converter that is more powerful, more portable and easier to install than the Tesla equivalent.

Lithium-ion battery stock picking challenge launched

The challenge runs from September 5th to December 2nd.

Lithium market small but complex

Every junior commodity market has its share of pretenders to go along with the contenders as prices and demand move up.

INFOGRAPHIC: All US energy consumption in one giant diagram

This particular one shows the total estimated energy consumption in the United States in 2015, and how energy flowed from source to the final destination.

Wealth Minerals signs option agreement for copper deposits in Western Canada

The deal covers the Jesse Creek porphyry copper property, located north of Merritt, BC and is subject to a 2% net smelter return royalty reserved by the property owners.

China’s war on coal keeps fuelling prices recovery — up 30% since April

Beijing’s decision to ease production has sent coal prices soaring this summer.

Lithium could be the new gasoline as Tesla stokes demand

It's being called 'Silver Petroleum' and car manufacturers are scrambling to get hold of it.

Infographic: Tesla's gigafactory opens this week: What we know in 9 epic slides

The massive new structure will be the world's biggest building by footprint, and it could possibly be a game-changer for the auto, energy, and battery industries.

Tesla to open its Gigafactory years ahead of schedule

The company now has 1,000 construction workers on two shifts, seven days a week to ready for the launch of its Model 3 early next year.

Synergy Resource Capital identifies lithium project in Argentina for Millennial Lithium

Synergy Resource Capital is pleased to announce that it has successfully identified a lithium project in Argentina for Millennial Lithium, a publicly listed company trading in the TSX Venture Exchange.

INFOGRAPHIC: Our energy problem – the battery in context

We examine what batteries can and cannot do, and the energy problem that humans hope that batteries can help solve.

Why lithium will see another price spike this fall

Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth.

Samsung rumoured to invest half-a-billion in Chinese electric car company

Samsung Electronics (KRX:005930) is looking to take the plunge into electric vehicle (EV) technology with a sizable investment into BYD Co., (HKG:1211) the world's largest electric car manufacturer.

Chinese eye Atlantic Canada’s lithium project

Lithium prices have soared in the past year, and demand is set to outstrip supply by 2023.

Nemaska Lithium completes $69 million financing and commences trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange

The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for engineering fees in relation to the Whabouchi Mine and concentrator and the Shawinigan hydromet plant, down-payments for long lead items, drilling and for general working capital purposes.

Move over oil – lithium is the future of transportation

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden.

INFOGRAPHIC: The evolution of battery technology

Battery technology already makes electric cars possible, as well as helping us to store emergency power, fly satellites, and use portable electronic devices.

Electric vehicles have the potential to be a significant disruptive force for commodities markets

Tesla Model 3 promises to move electric cars from niche to mainstream, spurring larger electric car adoption in transport, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest research.

These are the world's 40 biggest mining companies

A lithium miner joins top ranks of listed mining firms for the first time as the price of the battery ingredient skyrockets.

An evaluation of the lithium mining environment in South America

The extent to which the lithium market will grow is contested, but market trends indicate that lithium will be an increasingly profitable sector within mining in the next five years.