Lithium Mining News

BHP adds electric vehicles to its light truck fleet

BHP Billiton will add two electric vehicles to its 240 fleet of trucks at its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The vehicles are being tested looking at various performance measures, such as the vehicles’ […]

BP buys Britain’s largest electric vehicle charging company

BP Plc plans to acquire the U.K.’s largest electric vehicle charging company, the latest in a string of acquisitions by major oil companies in the growing market for greener transport.

Hawkstone Mining's lithium buy back on

Company decided to revise the terms of its planned 100% takeover of USA Lithium, which owns two projects in the US.

Tantalum miner threatens expansion at Australia's biggest lithium mine

Talison aims to double production at Greenbushes by mid-2019, racing to secure more lithium to feed an expected boom in demand for EV batteries.

Why the lithium and cobalt story is the same yet different

Managing the cobalt market could get interesting.

Lithium demand from battery makers to almost double by 2027

Strong demand growth will be largely focused on high-grade lithium, according to research firm Roskill.

Chile's SQM decides not to hire ex-Chairman Ponce as adviser

Ponce has held power at SQM since it was privatized under Pinochet in the 1980s and is still the largest shareholder.

Automakers spending $255B on EVs a 'pile-up of epic proportions'

Battery materials can charge mining's next supercycle but new study says automakers will "throw away tens of billions" making electric vehicles no-one wants.

Volkswagen invests USD$100m in solid-state battery research firm

Sold-state batteries have been made with ceramics and glass.

Azincourt Energy has the biggest stake in a promising lithium district

Azincourt Energy Corp and New Age Metals, have recently become the largest claim holder for lithium projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field.

BHP steps up efforts to sell Nickel West business in Australia — report

The world's top miner is said to have hired Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of the Western Australia-based nickel operation.

US-China trade spat wipes $57B from top mining stocks in fortnight

Copper, iron ore prices drop, mining majors punished as US threatens more tariffs on "predatory" Chinese imports and Beijing calls it "blackmail".

Indian regulator approves Nutrien’s sale of stake in SQM to Tianqi

The Competition Commission of India green-lighted the $4.1 billion deal reached in May between the Canadian potash giant and China’s Tianqi Lithium.

Chile antitrust watchdog probing Tianqi buy of lithium miner stake

The country's antitrust regulator is investigating the effects on the market of Chinese miner Tianqi Lithium acquisition of a 24% stake in SQM, the world's second largest lithium producer,

After cobalt-free pledge, Panasonic to triple consumption for auto batteries – sources

Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time.

Trump trade war blows up big week for mining majors

A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.

Hawkstone Mining walks away from US lithium deal

Deal would have added two lithium projects – the Big Sandy lithium clay project in Arizona and the Lordsburg lithium brine project in New Mexico – to Hawkstone’s portfolio.

RANKED: Commodities that are added to mining company names

No surprise who the winner is.

US electric car sector, wary of China, seeks more domestic lithium

China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.

Australia takes over Chile as world’s No.1 lithium producer

It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.

China's CITIC grabs stake in Ivanhoe Mine for $560 million

CITIC Metal will own 20% of the Canadian miner, which makes its biggest shareholder.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

LME says plans to launch about 15 contracts from January 2019

The exchange said in March that any launch of a new cobalt contract would not be until the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Rio Tinto signs JV exploration deal with China’s Minmetals

The companies are committed to explore for mineral deposits first in the Asian country and then the rest of the world .

It was a great first quarter for battery material financings

Lithium, copper and nickel.