MANGANESE Mining News

Tesla is turning rivals into roadkill – even in China

Based on March electric car registrations in over 80 countries Tesla deployed more battery power than its four largest rivals combined.

US has battery problem in race for electric car supremacy

But with demand for lithium set to boom from above 300,000 tons a year to a million tons by 2025, mining companies need to grow fast and they prefer to do so in jurisdictions they know well.

American Manganese’s lithium-ion battery recycling technology achieves high recovery rates

An independent lab ran a series of tests and average recovery rates ranged from 91.4% to 94%.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel is on track to start operations by 2020, though the project still needs an environmental permit that could take up to eight months.

American Manganese to help US government recover lithium-ion battery materials

The miner is the only private sector company taking part in the project to recover critical materials.

Australia launches Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 focused on innovation and tech

The plan puts emphasis on emphasis on agritech, aerospace, defense, renewable energy and telecommunications.

Pan African Minerals’ $2.2B claim over giant manganese deposit contract dismissed by court

Tambao, one of the world’s largest manganese mines, has been halted since 2015 after Burkina Faso's new government ordered the company to stop production.

Silver One starts drilling at Peñasco Quemado in Mexico

Historical measured and indicated resource at the property are of 2.57 million tonnes at a grade of 117 g/t Ag for a silver resource of 9.63 million ounces.

Australia's South32 posts 18% jump in half-year profit

A surge in metallurgical coal output and stronger commodity prices helped boost its bottom-line.

BME’s Africa offerings and focus on show at Indaba

The investing in African Mining Indaba show runs from February 4th to 7th in Cape Town.

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

Brazilian pension fund Previ won't sell Vale shares before year end- CEO

Previ intends to reduce its stake in the miner over the medium-term.

NMC batteries dominating EV – sales to reach 63% of global market

NMC cathodes currently account for nearly 28% of global EV sales, forecast to grow to 63% by 2027.

Brazil's Vale shareholders near deal to pay Eletron $692m

Two major shareholders of Brazilian mining company Vale SA are likely to reach an agreement on Wednesday to pay 2.82 billion reais ($692 million) to Eletron to settle a dispute over Vale shares.

Canada’s Maxtech Ventures to expand footprint in Brazil with manganese JV

The Vancouver-based miner said it has signed a non-exclusive letter of interest to form a JV with an undisclosed local company on claims where manganese mineralization has been proven.

India's Anil Agarwal succeeds with Vedanta Resources buyout

Some in the industry see this move as a prelude to a potentially broader deal with bigger miner Anglo American.

'I was cheated' – Tales from the collapse of a commodity giant

A former Singapore civil servant recounts how he’s lost almost $36,600 in the implosion of Noble Group Ltd.

Reduced cobalt electric car batteries delayed amid price fall

"Poorer life cycle, reduced safety and misrepresented relative cost savings are all major concerns for electric vehicle producers."

Australia's South32 annual profit jumps on robust manganese, alumina demand

Australia's South32 Ltd posted a 16 percent rise in its annual underlying earnings, as healthy demand for manganese and alumina helped offset tepid output at its Illawarra coal project.

Australian junior expands manganese property

Bryah Resources has one-year exploration option on Horseshoe South Manganese Mine, a large mine that produces about 1 million tonnes of manganese ore.

South Africa mines minister delays finalisation of draft mining charter

Uncertainty around the charter has deterred investment into a sector that accounts for 8 percent of gross domestic product in the world's top platinum producer.

South Africa's new mining charter to credit past black deals

The charter produced in 2017, drafted by previous Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, threatened as many as 100,000 jobs.

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.

Cobalt thrifting in EV batteries won’t dent price any time soon

Even best-case, mass early roll-out of new cobalt-light batteries won’t solve cobalt supply issues says new report.

Tesla delivers bad news for cobalt price, boost for rare earths

Electric vehicle manufacturer has reduced cobalt usage in its batteries by 59%.