Lithium Mining News

Technology to redesign 77% of Australian mining jobs over next five years — report

An injection of A$5 billion to A$13 billion in workforce capability will be needed over the next decade.

Tin use in batteries may rise to 60,000 tonnes by 2030-industry group

The global tin market is expected to move into a surplus of 500 tonnes this year from a 7,500-tonne deficit in 2018.

Petro-Canada to build first coast-to-coast network of fast EV chargers

More than 50 EV stations will be located along the Trans-Canada highway from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

Quebec lithium developer's stock craters after cost blowout

The company has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by C$375 million.

Cost parity by 'early 2020s' will be electric vehicle tipping point

Improving battery technologies will mean that even long-haul trucks could be economically electrified during the second half of the next decade.

Livent to export Chinese lithium in 2019 due to subsidy uncertainty

The action will increase Livent's sale taxes in China but give it greater access to growing markets for lithium in Japan, South Korea and elsewhere.

Nickel rally fades, electric vehicle buzz doesn't

Was it another false dawn for the nickel market?

Livent swings to quarterly profit on rising lithium demand

The company, which produces lithium in Argentina, posted net income of $25.9 million, or 18 cents per share.

American Manganese moves forward with plans to recycle lithium-ion battery materials

Together with an industry partner, the company built a pilot plant to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum.

Where is lithium coming from?

Market for lithium-ion batteries, utilized for example in electric cars and other electric equipment, is growing at an impressive annual rate of 20 percent. Due to increasing demand, a vital raw material for these batteries, lithium, is possibly one of the most valuable minerals in the foreseeable future. But what is the best place to look for the “white petroleum”?

Bank Of America: Oil demand growth to hit zero within a decade

By 2030, oil demand could hit a peak and then enter decline.

Bolivia picks Chinese partner for $2.3B lithium project

This deal gives Beijing a second chance in Bolivia after Xinjiang TBEA beat six rivals to partner with Bolivia on Coipasa and Pastos Grandes.

Aussie mining exports broke records in 2018

Coal became the number one export earner in 2018.

Megafactories buildout could up nickel demand in batteries 19 fold—Benchmark

Benchmark's MD Simon Moore told the Senate Committee on energy that 70 battery megafactories are in global production – up from 17 .

Ford says carmakers may need to invest in cobalt mines soon

Carmakers may have to consider investing directly in cobalt mines in order to secure supply over the next three to five years, according to ord Motor Co. senior manager for energy storage strategy and research Ted Miller.

Lithium price: Spodumene is getting crushed

Hard rock lithium concentrate swamping China drops spodumene prices 17% in January with more pain likely.

Zimbabwe looks to alleviate foreign currency shortages -mines minister

"At the end of the day it is an issue of balancing the needs of investors with the needs of the country"

Lithium Energy Products wants to buy fluorite operation in Utah

The mine is part of the assets the Vancouver-based miner is getting as part of its acquisition of all of American Strategic Minerals' assets.

Lithium giant's landmark deal is big step to battery 'dream'

"We don’t know if we’ll ever make vehicles, but we would like to at least see battery parts produced in Chile"

Lithium and cobalt – what to look for in 2019

While lithium spot prices moved only one way in 2018, cobalt experienced more of a rollercoaster ride.

Global energy transition powers surge in demand for metals

The number of electric vehicles will increase 1,389% – to 125 million from three million – by 2030.

Oversold lithium could be about to rally

“sleepwalking into a tsunami of oversupply”

Indonesia plans electric vehicle incentives for foreign car makers

Indonesian officials targeting 20% EV production by 2025.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

In the new lithium 'Great Game,' Germany edges out China in Bolivia

"This partnership secures lithium supplies for us and breaks the Chinese monopoly" - Wolfgang Tiefensee economy minister of the German state of Thuringia, an automotive manufacturing hub.