Lithium Mining News

This is how much copper, nickel, cobalt an electric vehicle world needs

Glencore's all in to supply surging demand for copper, nickel and cobalt from electric vehicle boom but CEO Ivan Glasenberg has "zero interest" in lithium.

Vale's reality check for nickel's electric vehicle dreams: Andy Home

While "everyone knows there are great opportunities" for nickel in the EV sector, "prices are not there", according to Vale Chief Exec Fabio Schvartsman,

Canadian junior to acquire five lithium projects

Azincourt says the 6,000-hectare land package included in its agreement with New Age Metals represents the largest mineral claim holdings of projects for the lithium group or type of minerals in the Bird River Greenstone Belt.

Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery boon

Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of EVs and the batteries powering them.

Potash CEO meets with Chilean government amid stake sale

On Thursday, Potash Corp CEO Jochen Tilk met with authorities in Chile as the company tries to divest its minority stake in lithium miner SQM.

Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals

Glencore has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards.

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth

For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason.

Bacanora tanks as president resigns

President and director Martin Vidal has left the post effective November 30.

Rio Tinto appoints one of its own as the company’s new chairman

After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.

Battery production more than a Tesla nightmare

Ron Struthers of Struthers Resource Stock Report surveys the battery metals field and profiles one company he believes could be a new LIB anode supplier.

Wind power inches up on hydropower in US

Wind turbines in the United States have grown in both average height and capacity over the past decade, according to data on utility-scale electricity generators collected by EIA

South Africa's Tharisa sets out 2020 growth vision

Miner announced record output of chrome and platinum group metals, also said it was seeking to diversify into EV materials.

Lockheed partners with graphite miner

Elcora Advanced Materials is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Lockheed Martin Canada.

Why the United States needs a good vanadium deposit

The vanadium flow battery is essential for our future energy consumption requirements.

PotashCorp CEO confirms Chinese interested in lithium producer SQM

Chinese firms have shown “broad interest” in buying PotashCorp’s stake in the Chilean lithium producer SQM, according to chief executive Jochen Tilk, who declined to name interested parties or the number of bids the company has received.

Legacy sites rise again with renewable energy

Three reasons why every mining firm with legacy sites should take a look at the renewable energy opportunity.

Investors force Rio Tinto to ditch plans to have Mick Davis as chairman

Decision comes in the wake of a full-scale investor revolt led by the Investor Forum, a London-based body representing some of the world’s biggest money managers.

Tesla completes world's largest lithium-ion battery in less than 100 days

The battery is expected to help power some 30,000 homes in South Australia.

Chile lithium miner SQM says legal dispute could linger through 2018

Sociedad Quimica Y Minera said on Thursday its ongoing legal dispute with Chilean authorities over royalty payments may not be resolved until end of 2018.

Mike Beck: nickel, cobalt, and lithium to benefit from generational demand shift in commodities

Mike Beck discusses the electric vehicle market, battery metal company investments, and battery metal supplies in interview with Palisade Radio.

Canada's Wealth Minerals, Chinese firm to bid for world’s largest lithium miner

The two firms are just the latest names in a long list of companies that includes major players such as Rio Tinto, interested in grabbing a stake in Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM).

Rio Tinto's M&A madness

Some companies are good at takeovers. Rio Tinto Group isn't one of them.

Move over Chile, Macri's Argentina wants the mining limelight

Changing glacier law intensifies Argentina’s pro-mining agenda; pipeline of $20 billion beckons as nation bets on extraction.

E3 Metals completes first petro-lithium inferred mineral resource of 1.9 Mt LCE on the Clearwater Property

“This inferred mineral resource is the largest petro-lithium resource in the world announced to date,” says E3 Metals’ CEO Chris Doornbos.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.