About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022 - U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Analysis shows oil consumption growing in coming decades, due to rising petrochemicals, trucking and aviation demand but meeting this growth in the near term means that approvals of conventional oil projects need to double.
Mali joins lithium fray
German automaker is also considering involvement in battery production.
China, the leading holder of international deep sea exploration licences, increases its lead in the race for alternative sources of battery minerals by taking samples from cobalt-bearing mountains deep in the Pacific.
Emden, Hanover and Zwickau will form the largest network for the production of electric vehicles in Europe.
Disruptions to cobalt supplies in the DRC are not expected to eradicate a glut of the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles, thwarting hopes that prices can be boosted from their lowest since March last year.
The applicant does not present the details necessary to rule out significant adverse impacts on the soil, water and air.
Kabila’s anointed successor in power would raise the risk of instability in a key supplier of the metals used in electric vehicles and mobile phones.
Pricing may become more nuanced as Waymo collects more data from the commercial program, once it figures out how to charge for in-ride entertainment and advertising, analysts expect base fares to drop.
In the past two years, Cat has been working on growing its offering, particularly in the underground segment, as well as filling up some gaps in terms of trucks sizes.
In the last year, vanadium has out-performed all other metals, it’s just kind of the right time and right place for the right project.
The deal will see Altura supply Ganfeng with 8,000 tonnes of 6-percent spodumene concentrate this year and a minimum of 70,000 tonnes per year from 2019 to 2021.
Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries.
The world's largest producer of rare earth minerals shipped 3,100 tonnes last month, versus 4,950 tonnes in September.
Lithium sales rose less than 1% as production slipped due to unexpected shut downs at three of our lithium manufacturing sites - Albemarle
While lithium giants like SQM and Albemarle tangle with one another over scarce lithium brines and water, a beautiful lithium mine in Nevada’s Clayton Valley is taking shape.
Glencore Plc’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t have come at a better time.
Albemarle says it expects to ultimately receive approval to produce more lithium from Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN).
The technique could lower cobalt content to as little as 4 percent of battery cathodes, from about 20 percent needed in some now.
EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 12 percent in the third quarter of the year when compared to the previous three-month period.
Michael Rowley, president and CEO of Group Ten Metals Inc. interview with Maurice Jackson.
"There is absolutely no way any company in the world could assure its consumers that the cobalt in its products is not tainted by child labour."
Second major R&D collaboration this year to examine the use of scandium in next-generation battery storage technology.
TechMet Ltd., which controls just a handful of assets from Canada to Rwanda wants to help challenge China’s domination of the nascent industry.