Don't look now, but vanadium demand is ramping up, according to Jon Hykawy, head of global research with Toronto-based Byron Capital Markets. Vanadium is mostly used to strengthen steel, but the metal could see its demand dramatically increase if battery manufacturers start using it to boost power output in lithium-vanadium cells. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Jon talks about some potential demand drivers for vanadium and some companies looking to capitalize on the impending boost in vanadium use.
Rare Earth and Lithium Mining News
The burgeoning global markets and growing high-tech applications for rare earth elements provides Ontario with an opportunity to expand its mining - and manufacturing — sectors, according to the Ontario Mining Association (OMA).
Rare earth and lithium boosters beware. Ken Fisher, chairman and chief executive officer of Fisher Investments Inc., recommends Fiat since the company's management is not pursuing its own electric car. "They understand the trend that […]
The surge in the super-sexy Rare Earth stocks has made Strategic Metals a craved space in which to be invested This renewed interest has enable companies in the subspace to crawl out of the bunkers and start to raise money and dust off projects
China's rare earths policies were a topic of discussion during the Chinese Vice Premier's trip to Germany, the German minister's spokesperson said. German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle has asked Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang to reconsider planned
China Yunnan Copper reports a significant drill intercept of heavy rare earths at its Mt. Dorothy prospect in north-west Queensland SYDNEY - With a significant heavy rare earth element intercept at the China Yunnan Copper Australia (ASX: CYU) Mount
The Japanese government has set aside $650m in its budget for the financial year starting in April to secure supplies of the metals both from abroad and at home. (Reuters) - Japan's government has set aside 53.3 billion yen ($650 million) in its budget
Akihiro Ohata, the country's minister for trade said Wednesday he would like to visit China as soon as possible to discuss the secure supply of rare earths into Japan Japan's trade minister, Akihiro Ohata, said on Wednesday he would like to visit China
The Philippine government does not offer any subsidies for renewables but Northwind earned carbon credits for the project under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. As such, any future wind energy projects could also qualify for […]
Michael Montgomery—Exclusive to Rare Earth Investing News The world is trying to diversify supplies of rare earth elements away from the monopolistic power that China currently holds. After the reduction of quotas, and a non-official embargo […]
A tidal wave of money has swept across the mining sector with companies which do not need money frenziedly raising extra cash M&A activity has heated up with several transaction every week amongst juniors and […]
With China suddenly cutting back on exports while controlling 95 percent of the world’s production of rare earth elements, the United States and other countries suddenly finds themselves vulnerable. This vulnerability has to do with the stability […]
Japan is looking to trade pacts to pull its economy out of nearly two decades of stagnation, and recently announced plans to start consultations on joining negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That multilateral free-trade pact […]
There’s about 10 million contained tonnes of rare earths lying in just one mine in Australia – but whether they will ever extracted is in doubt. Welcome to Australia’s forgotten rare earth deposits.
The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The heavy rare earth elements, HREE. Light REE's are made up of the first seven elements of the lanthanide series […]
The Gold Report: Jon Hykawy, technology analyst at Byron Capital Markets, recently told us that short supplies of heavy rare earths (HREEs) will be driving up their price and shifting the economies of mining projects in favour of companies that […]
Normally, a report put out by the USGS would go under RMBMedia, but this one will undoubtedly stir debate.
The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The Lanthanides are a group of 15 (Cerium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Holmium, Lanthanum, Lutetium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Thorium, […]
The world of rare earth element mining is heating up as a result of China cutting exports of the minerals. Prices of rare earth concentrate, according to China’s Ministry of Land and Resource, have increased […]
Artha Resources Corporation announce that the company continues to make significant progress on its Argentinean exploration projects. Mining Top News reports
Avalon Rare Metals is making good progress on metallurgical process development for the Nechalacho rare earth element (REE) deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, Canada. Following the successful development of a flotation process for producing an REE mineral concentrate in 2009 (company news release of July 20), recent work has focused on a hydrometallurgical process to further upgrade the REE [...]
If the U.S. fails to re-establish domestic rare earth mineral supplies and fund REE R&D, meeting domestic energy, healthcare and transportation needs may be difficult, a top GE scientist says.
Avalon Rare Metals received the 2010 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto last week for its community engagement efforts during the exploration of its Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit in Thor Lake, Northwest Territories. This included encouraging skills training and employment opportunities for aboriginal [...]
Source: The Gold Report; interviewed by Karen Roche, Publisher 12/11/2009 http://www.theaureport.com/pub/na/3394 "Price may not be as important as security of supply," says Jack Lifton, an independent consultant with more than 45 years of experience in sourcing […]