Lithium Mining News

Finnish nickel producer, Trafigura tap electric vehicle boom

Trafigura Group provides $200m in funding to Finland's Terrafame nickel mine, which plans to start producing material for electric vehicle batteries by 2020.

This Aussie miner is about to break into South Korea lithium sector

Pilbara Minerals has announced a potential joint venture with two South Korean companies to develop a lithium processing facility in the Asian country.

Rio Tinto joins race for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.

Canadian junior miners worth jumps for second year in a row

Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.

BHP aims for more copper, oil; steers away from EV minerals

BHP CCO Balhuizen says while 2017 marks "tipping point" for EVs entering mainstream of metals demand forecasting, in terms of sales mass move is further off.

Uranium superstar goes all-in on impending nickel crunch

Mike Beck gives a provides a detailed analysis on lithium, uranium, and nickel.

Bacanora Minerals secures land access to flagship lithium project in Mexico

The de-risking milestone is for the company's Sonora project in Mexico, expected to produce 35,000 tonnes a year of lithium carbonate.

Chile sees Codelco's first lithium output in 6 to 7 years

Most of Chile's 7.5 million tonnes in reserves of lithium are found in brine deposits,and take at least seven years to develop.

BHP to step up copper exploration, expansions to meet electric vehicles sector’s rising demand

World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.

More than 10 firms in the running for Codelco's lithium assets — chairman

The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.

China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.

Electric cars yet to turn cobalt market into gold mine – Nornickel

Prices for cobalt metal, used in production of electric vehicle batteries, have tripled to nine-year peaks above $30 a pound from below $10 a pound in late 2015.

Savannah Resources enters the lithium race in Europe

The miner wants to address the needs of European automakers.

The massive impact of EVs on commodities in one chart

What would happen if you flipped a switch, and suddenly every new car that came off assembly lines was electric?

Bacanora secures environmental permit for Sonora project in Mexico

Permit lets Bacanora go-ahead with its 35,000tpa (tons per annum) lithium carbonate operation in Mexico.

E3 Metals assay results confirm Leduc reef trend enriched in lithium across a broader area than originally tested

A total of 43 samples were collected during the Company’s initial sampling program.

MGX Minerals nears completion of first commercial rapid lithium extraction system

MGX and its technology partner, PurLucid, made ground-breaking progress in treating complex brines with high magnesium content.

The electric car blindsides the automakers

An examination of the lithium market and the one company that Ron Struthers (of Struther's Resource Stock Report) believes is in the right place.

Mitsui to build desalination plant for BHP’s Spence copper mine in Chile

The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).

Mexico's mining sector to reach $17.8bn by 2020 on zinc prices, strong pipeline

Competitive operating costs and supportive government policies are also expected to play a key role in Mexico's mining industry strong recovery.

Rainbow Rare Earths closer than ever to kick off production in Burundi

The Gakara mine holds some high-grade rare earth elements, some of which are expected to become essential for the manufacturing of batteries, magnets and electric vehicles.

Why lithium, why now?

A global energy transition is underway, with lithium-ion as one of the leading energy storage technologies for both handheld technology and electric cars.

Chinese EV market nearing 2% penetration

Plug-in-vehicle market in China surges to a record 1.8% of total passenger vehicle sales.

Clean-tech firm wins million-dollar contract with Northern Quebec mine

BluMetric Environmental will provide its services to an unnamed major global company

Chinese carmaker to take $28m stake in Australian lithium company

Great Wall will be involved in what seems to be the first direct investment in a lithium supplier by an automaker.