Lithium Mining News

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.

Chilean regulators reject Albemarle's plans to boost lithium output

The applicant does not present the details necessary to rule out significant adverse impacts on the soil, water and air.

Azincourt, New Age sample high grade Li2O at Lithium One

The results follow a comprehensive ground mapping and sampling field program this summer.

Waymo said to launch first driverless car service in December

Pricing may become more nuanced as Waymo collects more data from the commercial program, once it figures out how to charge for in-ride entertainment and advertising, analysts expect base fares to drop.

BC miner expands Nevada lithium project

AJN Resources says Salt Wells presents all the characteristics of the best lithium brines in the world.

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes.

RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration partners with Terra Modelling

The agreement provides a considerable combined offering to the mineral exploration and mining market.

Standard Lithium, Lanxess mull Arkansas lithium joint venture

The pair aim to eventually produce lithium on a mass scale from brine that is a byproduct of bromine production

Australia lithium miner Altura says it has signed offtake deal with China's Ganfeng

The deal will see Altura supply Ganfeng with 8,000 tonnes of 6-percent spodumene concentrate this year and a minimum of 70,000 tonnes per year from 2019 to 2021.

Stung by Asian dominance, Germany pours cash into EV battery ventures

Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries.

Albemarle profit rise beats forecasts on lithium price hikes

Lithium sales rose less than 1% as production slipped due to unexpected shut downs at three of our lithium manufacturing sites - Albemarle

A beautiful mine

While lithium giants like SQM and Albemarle tangle with one another over scarce lithium brines and water, a beautiful lithium mine in Nevada’s Clayton Valley is taking shape.

Glencore's radioactive news may help give cobalt its buzz back

Glencore Plc’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t have come at a better time.

Albemarle's claim to unique lithium technology draws scrutiny

Albemarle says it expects to ultimately receive approval to produce more lithium from Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN).

MGX Minerals advances rapid lithium extraction technology

The company says its technology is capable of extracting lithium and other elements very quickly from petrolithium and other brine sources, reducing the physical footprint of large, multi-phase, lake-sized, lined evaporation ponds.

3D visualization to ramp up speed, accuracy on drilling projects

Seequent and IMDEX are collaborating to integrate IMDEX HUB-IQ, which provides access to sub-surface data.

Canadian miners’ performance in Q3 hit by lower metal prices

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 12 percent in the third quarter of the year when compared to the previous three-month period.

You'll need 286 pounds of coal to fuel that electric road trip

As electric vehicles slowly become a bigger part of the global fleet, questions about mileage and fuel efficiency are going to become more apposite.

Panasonic Says Gigafactory Profit in Sight as Tesla Ramps Output

Panasonic already makes money on batteries for the Model S and Model X, which it produces domestically.

Mining veteran wants to build a $1B battery metals giant

TechMet Ltd., which controls just a handful of assets from Canada to Rwanda wants to help challenge China’s domination of the nascent industry.

Surge enters MoU to acquire Incahuasi lithium project in Chile

The project sits atop the Incahuasi Salar and it is located on the Chile/Argentina national border some 75 kilometres southeast from the Atacama Salar.

ICMM introduces innovation roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles

Following two innovation summits between ICMM members and suppliers, a governance model for collaboration has been designed.

Critical Elements one step closer to becoming battery grade lithium supplier

Critical Elements can now deliver a battery grade lithium hydroxide to the electric vehicle market.