Nickel Mining News

China's Tsingshan expands plans for Zimbabwe steel plant

Tsingshan signed a $1 billion outline agreement to build a 2 million tonne-per-annum steel plant in Zimbabwe in June last year.

Automakers invest heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand

Officials said their companies are charging ahead with a flurry of new electric vehicle models, citing rising regulatory requirements globally.

The $18 billion electric car bubble at risk of bursting in China

There are now 486 EV manufacturers registered in China.

Sherritt sees no impact as Trump lifts ban on lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

The complete lifting of the ban could allow billions of dollars in legal claims to move forward in U.S. courts and likely antagonize Canada and Europe.

Operations resumed at Zambia's Munali nickel mine

The restart of operations follows a refurbishing process designed by new operator CNM back in 2014.

China's Fujian launches plant for high nickel battery materials

The first phase of a 40,000-tonne per year battery cathode material project in China's Fujian province has been put into production.

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%.

Nickel shortage in view unless China-led projects in Indonesia succeed — analysts

The outlook comes after China's Tsingshan Group surprised the market last year with a low-cost estimate and short time frame to launch a $700 million plant on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Worried about nickel supply, China battery maker BYD welcomes JV discussions

Electric car and battery maker BYD counts Warren Buffet among its investors and is also German automaker Daimler AG's partner in China.

Australia to host battery research centre

The centre will investigate opportunities for greater efficiencies in the extraction and refinement of battery minerals.

China's Greatpower to start producing nickel sulphate by end-2019 – chairman

The Chinese supplier of chemicals for lithium-ion batteries is also on the lookout for mine investment opportunities to guarantee supply.

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.

$6 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resource reached a record $93 billion last year.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod-developer

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals is on track to start operations by 2020.

Vale Indonesia targets 74,000 T nickel in matte output in 2019

Lower production this year is due to a 10-week shutdown started in mid-February to the third week of April.

UEX shares latest West Bear results

The company said that 14 of the 20 assays exceeded the cobalt equivalent grade of 0.023% or more.

Told-you-so rout hammers palladium in worst week since 2016

The metal hit an all-time high on March 21 after a massive rally that spurred predictions a reversal was inevitable.

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.

Europe aims to take its place on the global EV battery production stage

Europe has a dedicated €600 million stream of projects on raw materials. A lot of it is about innovation in the technologies used in mines.

Russia's Nornickel to spend $1.4B on two expansion projects

Nornickel aims to ramp up nickel output and tap an expected boom in demand from electric vehicle makers.

Struggling small miners may lead to bigger industry woes

Small miners are finding it increasingly difficult to raise capital to fund new ventures despite the positive demand outlook for several commodities.

RNC enters A$50m purchase option for Westgold’s Higginsville

RNHigginsville contains 5.9 million proven and probable tonnes grading 1.92 grams gold per tonne for 367,000 oz. gold.

Pancontinental acquires battery and energy metals project in Ontario

The company says the acquisition of the St. Laurent project supports its strategy of exploring for battery and energy metals.

CanAlaska Uranium to buy past-producing nickel mine in Manitoba

The Manibridge nickel deposit was first discovered in 1963 and it sits on the Thompson Nickel Belt, the fifth largest and third highest grade sulphide nickel belt in the world.

Philippine nickel producer DMCI sees tough year with mine shut, inventory declining

DMCI's mines were among those ordered shut in 2016 when the government launched an industry-wide crackdown on miners.