Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.
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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.
South Korea's largest steel producer has acquired 4.8% stake in Pilbara Minerals, from which it will buy up to 240,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate per year.
“Look at what’s required over the next 50 years, 60 years, and known lithium on the planet, I don’t think it’s as much as everyone understands it to be.”
That's considering the combined rankings of all its provinces and territories, but Finland is the most attractive jurisdiction this year.
Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.
The mining industry is awash with cash, and so far it’s got two main uses — pay down debt and reward investors.
Asia’s No.1 carmaker has developed a magnet that reduces dependence on neodymium, a key rare earth metal used in the world’s most powerful batteries for electric vehicles.
A whopping two-thirds of MINING.com readers say battery-technology metals will perform better than precious or base metals this year.
The firm is also trying to halve use of cobalt in batteries from around 20% by raising the proportion of nickel, and it will start researching on development of nearly cobalt-free batteries.
Mining giant posts 90% increase in profit amid what CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques calls “resilient” commodity prices.
Chile is an obvious place for Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, to look for secure supply, as the global lithium mother-lode is in the brine lakes of the country's Atacama desert.
Country is backing Prospect Resources’ (ASX:PSC) Arcadia lithium project, expected to generate that much revenue over eight years.
With metals from zinc to palladium trading at multi-year highs, four of the world’s top producers generated combined free cash flow last year of about $87 million a day.
Rio’s renewed interest in SQM is welcome by the Chilean government, which had expressed concerns about a potential and dangerous concentration in the market should major lithium producers, such as China’s Tianqi, acquire the 32% interest in SQM.
Mining and metal companies are rediscovering the downside of rallying prices: higher costs.
Here are five metals grabbing attention across the continent.
Consulting firm Deloitte has published what it says will be the top-10 global trends in the mining industry this year.
At least seven holes totalling 1500 metres are planned at the Ontario-based project.
The world's largest mining and construction equipment maker beat market expectations for fourth quarter earnings and said its sales growth momentum is expected to continue in 2018.
Big mining companies, restored to health following the 2015-16 price crash, are seeking to rationalize their portfolios and acquire assets in line with heightened focus on the best quality minerals and anticipated demand for battery materials.
The deal frees the miner to apply for increase in production quota amid demand boom and surging prices for lithium, which is used in EV batteries.