Nickel Mining News

Vale Canada and Terrapure recognized for reclamation efforts

Terrapure Environmental and Vale Canada's sustainable method for managing biosolids during winter months was recognized by the Environmental Leader, a Colorado-based publication.

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.

BHP to keep Nickel West, Rio looks to Jadar lithium for battery boom

The biggest mining companies say they are well positioned to provide the metals needed for the shift to EV technology.

FEATURE: Mining for Millennials

The mining industry is undergoing a huge technology shift, so it is inevitable that its workforce needs to change.

Volkswagen to make batteries in Germany, slim down

Volkswagen will invest almost 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in battery cell production at a facility in western Germany.

First Quantum signals potential restart of Ravensthorpe mine

According to the company, initial planning for the resumption of operations at Ravensthorpe has begun.

US-China trade war isn’t buckling copper price – yet

But tin, nickel miners and aluminum manufacturers should worry more.

Noront chooses Sault Ste. Marie for site of production facility

Noront owns or has interests in several projects in Ontario’s Ring of Fire.

Indonesia chases manufacturing hub dream as commodities wither

Indonesia plans to open up more sectors to foreign investors and reboot its stringent labor laws to become a regional manufacturing powerhouse rivaling Germany and South Korea.

US senate introduces new bill to boost domestic battery minerals supply

The new legislation goes further than ever before, looking at not only the domestic mineral resources but the supply chains that refine the raw materials for electric vehicles.

Faltering metals get check-up as industry gathers in Hong Kong

Base metals have had a shaky start to 2019, with a cautious Q1 advance giving way to an April drop on uncertainty about the global economy.

Hong Kong exchange to launch dollar-denominated mini contracts for base metals

The new offering comes five years after a similar product fizzled on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

Minnesota environmentalists step up fight against Twin Metals’ copper project

Coalition has gone to court challenging a Trump administration’s decision that opened the door to Twin Metals’ copper, nickel and platinum project in a wilderness area of Minnesota.

Australian battery materials plant eyes financing deal by end-June

Australian Mines aims to produce 53,300 tonnes of nickel sulphate and 8,500 of cobalt sulphate a year, making it a sizeable producer of the materials used in lithium batteries for electric vehicles.

World Bank, Germany, Rio and Anglo set up "climate smart" mining fund

The World Bank is targeting a total investment of $50 million, to be deployed over a 5-year timeframe.

Australia's St George Mining in talks with Chinese battery maker

The interest from the Chinese company underscores the massive appetite for minerals used to make electric vehicle batteries.

INFOGRAPHIC: Metals and minerals used in renewable power generation

Global demand for strategic minerals like lithium, graphite and nickel will skyrocket by 965%, 383% and 108% respectively by 2050, according to the World Bank’s updated 2018 projections.

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.

China's metals imports robust despite macro doubts

Industrial metal markets are taking a breather as they await tangible evidence that China's latest stimulus package is feeding through to a flagging manufacturing sector.

Sherritt CEO undaunted by Trump’s tightening of embargo on Cuba

Canada’s biggest investor on the island -- now a penny stock, with its shares down more than 50% so far this year -- is feeling the pinch of Cuba’s dire economic straits.

Glencore lowers 2019 production forecasts for copper to oil

Glencore cut its full-year copper-output goal by about 3% and lowered production targets for other commodities from nickel to oil.

North American Palladium expands Sunday Lake with best drill results

Recent drill results include 3.22 g/t platinum, 2.08 g/t palladium, 0.23 g/t gold, 0.57% copper and 0.19% nickel over 41.2 m.

Expect cascade of mining M&A — PwC's Braunsteiner

Recent mergers and acquisitions have brought the industry back into the spotlight, after years of speculation around how the sector could regain power, PwC's Canadian Mine report notes.

Canadian miners start 2019 off on the right foot amid mega-deals

Ernst & Young’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — rose 5% fin the January-March period.

JPMorgan ends a three-year bullish call on Anglo American shares

After almost three years of rating the mining giant’s stock as overweight, JPMorgan downgraded it to neutral on Wednesday.