New investors are being pulled into the mining industry as demand and prices for battery materials like lithium and cobalt spike.
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The Sí a la Tierra Viva platform rejects the miner's proposal.
Researchers at West Virginia University expect to start extracting, refining and taking to market rare earth elements in a couple of years.
Nemaska Lithium agreement with private equity giant Orion Mine Finance comes a week after $100B Japanese technology fund bought a stake in Quebec-based firm.
Increasing disposable income in emerging economies and the adoption of greener technologies, are the two factors to drive most of the expected increased demand in copper during the next five years.
Copper production will peak in the second half of 2019, making a growing supply deficit much more real.
Authorities may consider potential revisions to the mining laws in order to make companies that already own concessions to work on them or else give them up.
The second largest ever private equity fund focused on mining closed in the first quarter – 13 funds aim to raise a further $4.9 billion in 2018.
One of the main problems, says the head of Chile’s Mining Society, Diego Hernández, is miners have no incentives to do anything with the assets they already own and is very cheap to keep them.
Softbank $100 billion fund buys into Canadian lithium miner in first deal of its kind as race to secure electric vehicle battery raw materials heats up.
Michigan Potash Co. is closer than ever to start building a potash mine in the state.
Nelson Pizarro, who took the post in 2014, has played a critical role in the drive to reduce spending and force a reduction in costs, while kicking off a major overhaul of Codelco’s aging mines to deal with dwindling ore grades.
Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world's largest solar project.
The are two main factors that appear to be emerging that may threaten an end to the current quite rosy picture surrounding demand for commodities such as iron ore, steel and the metals most exposed to the battery boom, cobalt, lithium and nickel.
Soaring cobalt and lithium prices are pushing some companies to dig for them in the recycle bin, which some believe could be even more profitable than mining them.
Nervous Asian battery makers are turning to early-stage cobalt projects in Australia and Canada to lock in supplies of the critical battery ingredient ahead of expected shortages as demand for electric vehicles revs up.
German researchers say cobalt-free battery technologies — including post-lithium technologies based on non-critical elements — are the best way to avoid supply issues in the long term.
The blended company will have projects in Ontario and Idaho which, once in operations, could be major cobalt suppliers for EVs makers and high tech firms.
Chile development agency Corfo has asked antitrust regulators to block the sale of a 32 percent stake in Chilean lithium company SQM to a Chinese firm on the grounds it would give it an unfair advantage in the global race to secure resources to develop electric vehicles.
Ross Beaty, Chairman of Pan American Silver and Pablo Guzman, Bolivian Ambassador in Canada, provided opening remarks highlighting the importance of silver mining in Bolivia and positive relations between Canada and Bolivia over the last 12 years.
Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.
Electric vehicle boom sees number of companies exploring for lithium and cobalt tripling to 188 as budgets balloon according to new report.
According to minister Aurora Williams, miners with operations in the country currently spend $20 billion on support services a year and figure is set to increase.
According to chief executive officer Patricio de Solminihac, the world will need at least 50,000 tonnes of lithium a year until 2023.
Zimbabwe is keen to attract investment after Mugabe era and is already Africa's top lithium producer.