Lithium Mining News

Lithium producers can’t expand fast enough to meet demand: An interview with Orocobre CEO Richard Seville

Orocobre is the only junior lithium producer in the world.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Vanadium redox flow batteries: the next big wave after lithium batteries

One of the largest issues with wind and solar energy sources is the need to store and release the electrical energy produced. A promising storage technology is vanadium redox flow batteries that will increase the demand for vanadium.

Capital allocation: Canadian miners' top priority for 2017

With fluctuating commodity prices, the top priorities for Canadian miners next year will be capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations, a report shows.

Chinese-Korean group to build $2 billion lithium batteries plant in Chile

Based on the conglomerate's estimates, opening such plant would increase value of the product 35 times, comparing to what it could be obtained by just selling it as lithium carbonate.

Mining accidents in China to spike as country digs more coal

In the last week alone, seven miners have been killed and 22 others remain trapped, following two accidents in local coal operations.

China the centre of lithium universe

Beijing is pushing for zev mandate: 8% of new cars to be electric by 2018, 12% by 2020.

Australian rare earths company picks construction contractor

Potentially the first rare earths mine outside China to recover heavy rare earth elements passed another milestone this week.

Brazil: Overhaul of mining sector likely to face significant political resistance

The government has also said it supports introducing a new mining code, but previous attempts to introduce new legislation have been stalled for several years due to political and industry resistance.

Canadian rare earths mine to transport ore using airships 

The unique hybrid airships will shuttle between Quest’s Strange Lake open pit mine in Northern Québec and Schefferville.

China relaxes coal mining restrictions as supply tightens

Fresh rules aim to counter surging prices for the nation’s top energy source.

Chilean mining costs highest in the world, despite saving measures

Production costs in Chile, the world’s No. 1 copper producer, were 5.4% higher last year when compared to its global peers’ average.

FLSmidth to supply key pyroprocessing equipment to Chinese lithium plant in Australia

FLSmidth has signed a contract for the supply of pyroprocessing and comminution equipment for Tianqi Lithium Australia's lithium hydroxide processing plant, which will be located in Kwinana, Western Australia.

CAT and Trimble to strengthen mining technology collaboration

As part of the deal, CAT is expected to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform.

The lithium boom has a new player in Argentina

Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold discusses a company that has hit the ground running in Argentina's lithium triangle.

Lithium and the new energy revolution

Lithium is enjoying a growth story unlike any other commodity these days, driven by the global emergence of the electric vehicle market, expanding demand for high‑capacity energy storage and the ubiquitous presence of ever‑lighter, more powerful, consumer handheld devices.

BHP Billiton jumps on the electric car bandwagon

The world’s largest miner sees electric vehicles boosting copper demand.

Exploration firms the biggest winners of renewables use in mining — study

Power generation costs could be dramatically reduced by the adoption of semi-portable, flexible solar and wind energy solution, say experts.

China’s lithium-ion battery market: drivers behind it and its sustainability

The China Lithium-Ion Battery market has seen a massive surge in growth over the last years, with a CAGR in excess of 50% since GCiS’ previous research conducted in 2011.

The critical ingredients needed to fuel the battery boom

The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.

Mick Davies' X2 Resources fails to deliver, frees investors from commitments

Launched three years ago with a $5.6bn war chest, the fund once hailed as leader of a new wave of mining investment changes course.

Veolia’s HPD crystallization technology chosen for new lithium processing plant in China

Veolia Water Technologies is providing HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization equipment vital to the operations of General Lithium Ltd’s new lithium hydroxide monohydrate and lithium carbonate plant in Jiangxi Province, China.

Caterpillar axes sales forecast, warns factors depressing orders could linger

While quarterly earnings beat analysts expectations, revenue fell short of estimates and CAT also lowered its full-year guidance.

Caterpillar rally hindered by fresh drop in sales

The world’s largest heavy machinery maker has logged a 18% drop in global sales of machinery for the three-month period ended in September.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.