Shifting battery chemistries sees lithium deployment outpace global electric car sales volume growth – report.
Rare Earth Mining News
There are now 486 EV manufacturers registered in China.
Mina do Barroso mine could become the first European supplier of spodumene, a lithium-bearing mineral.
Chile's SQM, the world’s second-largest lithium miner, said expansion plans had gone better than expected and that sales would likely beat its forecasts for this year.
The centre will investigate opportunities for greater efficiencies in the extraction and refinement of battery minerals.
The rare earths miner said its board had concluded it would not engage with retail and industrial conglomerate Wesfarmers, stating its unsolicited takeover offer undervalues Lynas' intellectual property.
The company, which in March more than doubled the size of the vanadium property, believes that Carlin’s maiden resource will provide a base for an economic study.
Lynas, one of the world’s main suppliers of rare earths outside China, said it was open to processing materials closer to its Australian mine if that meant it can renew its licence in the Southeast Asian country.
Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resource reached a record $93 billion last year.
The Japanese trading house is backing Sigma's Grota do Cirilo hard rock lithium project, in the south-eastern province of Minas Gerais.
The plant is expected to produce up to 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate (spodumene) per year from samples taken at the PAK deposit, located in Canada's northwestern Ontario.
There is enough evidence to conclude that risk capital has found a new home, a BDO report shows. The question now is, how and where will junior miners find the capital needed to sustain their businesses?
Borophene is the atom-flat form of boron. The findings constitute a step toward practical applications like wearable or transparent electronics.
Comments foreshadow an intense takeover battle for the only proven producer of rare earth elements outside China.
The offer represents a premium of nearly 45% on Lynas' closing price on Monday, but comes come with some significant conditions, including the rare dearth miner securing all necessary licences in Malaysia.
The company has secured a second five-year exploration licence in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, which completely encloses its Zinnwald project.
New report shows in January 2019, the Chinese market saw 253% more nickel deployed in passenger EV batteries compared to a year ago.
The problem, says Amnesty, is that no country legally requires companies to publicly report on their cobalt supply chains.
Aussie miners paid A$30.6 billion in company tax and royalties in 2017-18.
For least seven key rare earths - including praseodymium, used in magnets, and yttrium, used in ceramics - China was a net importer in 2018 for the first time in more than 30 years.
The Manchester-based company had agreed to acquire Neo for $612 million in cash and stock.
The world’s No.3 producer of the metal used in electric vehicle batteries said the candidates will be “fair” and “responsible toward shareholders”.
Ernst & Young report raises concerns about the company’s future due to Malaysia’s order to remove its radioactive waste by September.
U.N. talks are working out regulations on mining in international waters, which may appeal to companies struggling to find new reserves on land.
The global palladium market deficit is forecast at 800,000 ounces compared with 600,000 ounces in 2018.