Lithium Mining News

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.

Novo Lítio to start drilling at Sweden's Spodumenberget site

Mapping of the area has shown presence of pegmatite outcrops over a strike length of 340m, up to 100m wide, with surrounding areas masked by glacial cover.

Chile sees no obstacle to Albemarle request to hike lithium output cap

Albemarle said it could invest $1-billion in Chile over the next 5 years if request to the government to let it extract 125,000 tonnes per year is approved.

UK inventor James Dyson to launch electric car by 2020

The billionaire inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner said his company was building an electric car which will launch by 2020, the latest firm to challenge traditional carmakers in a burgeoning market.

BHP says 2017 a ‘tipping point’ for electric cars

Arnoud Balhuizen, head of marketing at BHP, said the impact of the looming electric vehicle boom for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.

PotashCorp hires banks to lead sale of stake in Chilean lithium producer

Rumours point at US chemical company Albenarle Corporation as the first potential buyer for PotashCorp interest in SQM, worth about $4.5 billion.

Johnson Matthey to invest 200m pounds in battery material technology

The specialty chemicals company said the overall market "could be (worth) more than $30 billion (in) sales when battery electric vehicle penetration increases to around 10 percent.

PotashCorp mulls selling stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM — report

Move would seek to secure approval for its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium, creating the world’s largest potash miner worth about $36 billion.

Vancouver company finds faster way to extract lithium from oil

MGX Minerals says it is possible to get lithium from oil-extraction wastewater in just a few days

Argentina to ramp up exploration

Mining Development sub-secretary expects exploration activities to rise by 2 per cent in 2017

10% of Mexico’s territory available for mining

Active mining concessions add up to 25,716

S. Korea's SK Innovation starts production of batteries with more nickel

South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.

Bacanora to complete Sonora lithium project feasibility study this year

Final study focuses on a two-phase open pit mine and lithium carbonate processing facility with a life of over 20 years.

A critical Q&A with Nemaska Lithium CEO Guy Bourassa

The Critical Investor sits down with Nemaska Lithium CEO Guy Bourassa to discuss the company's latest financing, plant construction and mine development.

US researchers find unexpected new source of much-needed lithium

Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.

Ross Beaty: “Trump will be forgotten”

In an exclusive Critical Resource Q&A, leading mining entrepreneur Ross Beaty gives his investment tips, puts the boot in on the Trump agenda, and calls for more renewables and less consumption to avoid ecological collapse.

Tech guru unveils new battery to challenge lithium-ion

The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Did Google just tackle the biggest problem in energy?

Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy.

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.

Electric vehicles no threat to oil prices anytime soon

Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric Vehicles (EV).

American Manganese completes recycling of 100% of cathode materials

The company plans to build and begin operating a hydrometallurgical plant to prove continuous recovery of cathode material

Electric car industry faces a looming supply storage

“Lithium is the new oil,” goes the saying in electric vehicle (EV) circles.

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Junior miners talk new opportunities, and challenges

While the mood at the recent Junior Indaba mining event was sombre when it came to South Africa’s policy environment, there were some interesting opportunities being mooted for minerals like lithium.