Arnoud Balhuizen, head of marketing at BHP, said the impact of the looming electric vehicle boom for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.
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Rumours point at US chemical company Albenarle Corporation as the first potential buyer for PotashCorp interest in SQM, worth about $4.5 billion.
The specialty chemicals company said the overall market "could be (worth) more than $30 billion (in) sales when battery electric vehicle penetration increases to around 10 percent.
Environmental protection campaigns in China are tightening the country's supplies of both graphite and needle coke.
Overall, as much as $750 million out of a total of $1 billion in capital expenditures is expected to be spent in Nebraska to establish the facility.
North Korea may not have proved petroleum reserves, but it's estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals—including rare earth minerals—worth an estimated up to US$10 trillion.
Move would seek to secure approval for its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium, creating the world’s largest potash miner worth about $36 billion.
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South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Thursday it has started commercial production of lithium-ion batteries with an increased portion of nickel, while reducing the usage of expensive components such as cobalt to extend battery life and cut costs.
As ever with rare earths, this is all about what is happening in China, the world's dominant producer of these critical materials.
Federal judge Rolando Spanholo said opening the area known as Renca to mining can only be done by an act of Congress under the constitution.
Brazil's government will revise a decree that opened up a vast mineral reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining responding to overwhelming criticism.
The price of one of the most common lithium ion battery precursor materials, cobalt sulphate, has continued to surge in August by over 14%.
Final study focuses on a two-phase open pit mine and lithium carbonate processing facility with a life of over 20 years.
Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.
In an exclusive Critical Resource Q&A, leading mining entrepreneur Ross Beaty gives his investment tips, puts the boot in on the Trump agenda, and calls for more renewables and less consumption to avoid ecological collapse.
The rise of electric vehicles and the quest to find solutions to energy storage for the renewables industry have created a breeding ground for tech experts to develop battery technologies.
Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.
The rise of electric vehicles is driving the world's biggest mining house, BHP , to switch gears and invest heavily in its long-suffering nickel business.
Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.
Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy.
Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.
Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric Vehicles (EV).
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It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.