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Britishvolt’s founder says UK battery sector is ‘doomed’ unless government steps up
27th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The UK’s battery manufacturing industry is doomed unless the government ramps up support for the sector, according to the founder of failed battery startup Britshvolt Ltd. Formerly the UK’s main... 

WA resource sales hits record
27th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government this week revealed that the resources sector reached record sales of A$231-billion in 2021-22, with employment reaching an all-time high of more than 157 700... 

Pilbara Minerals appoints chief development officer
27th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has appointed John Stanning to the newly created position of chief development officer to oversee all of the company’s corporate development, growth and exploration... 

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Miner approves project implementation, begins refinery construction
27th January 2023

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced in November last year that, subsequent to securing an effective controlling interest of about 85% in Keliber Oy, the Sibanye-Stillwater board had... 

Eramet targets 10 000 t/y of lithium in French project
26th January 2023 By: Reuters

Mining group Eramet said on Thursday it could produce 10 000 t/y of lithium carbonate in France in a geothermal project with power company Electricite de Strasbourg (ES). Eramet and ES in a... 

Europe wind and steel industries urge EU to diversify critical minerals list
26th January 2023 By: Reuters

The European steel and wind industries on Thursday urged the European Union to use upcoming legislation to ensure there is enough access to critical materials for green energy, including those that... 

American Lithium buys back royalty at its TLC
25th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed American Lithium will buy back the royalty on its TLC lithium project, in Nevada. The company entered into an agreement with Nevada Alaska Mining, an arms-length party, to buy back... 

Mexico seeking accord with lithium firm in Sonora state
25th January 2023 By: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday his government wanted to reach agreement with a company over lithium mining in a northern state that will underline Mexico's right to... 

Albemarle calls for high lithium prices to fuel EV industry growth
Albemarle calls for high lithium prices to fuel EV industry growth
25th January 2023 By: Reuters

Albemarle on Tuesday called for lithium prices to remain high indefinitely in order to help the mining industry develop new sources of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal and fuel the green... 

Metals, mining industry execs pessimistic about global growth, CRU study finds
24th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

More than half (52%) of global commodities business intelligence company CRU’s clients in the metals and mining industries expect global gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by no more than 1% this... 

Marula set to begin deliveries from Blesberg shortly
24th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining continued on an upward trajectory towards its near-term project development and production milestones across its projects, CEO Jason Brewer says in an update on the... 

Albemarle sees quarterly earnings above estimates on tight lithium supply
24th January 2023 By: Reuters

Albemarle, one of the world's largest lithium producers, on Monday posted preliminary fourth-quarter earnings above market expectations. The company said it expected fourth-quarter adjusted... 

Andrada announces additional inferred MRE for tin in Namibia
23rd January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Andrada Mining – previously AfriTin Mining – has announced an inferred, Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) for tin over 11 historically mined... 

Bolivia taps Chinese battery giant CATL to help develop lithium riches
Bolivia taps Chinese battery giant CATL to help develop lithium riches
20th January 2023 By: Reuters

Bolivia has chosen a consortium including Chinese battery giant CATL 300750.SZ to help develop the South American country's huge, but largely untapped, reserves of lithium after a lengthy bidding... 

Kathleen Valley costs shoot up to A$895m
Kathleen Valley costs shoot up to A$895m
20th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Kathleen Valley lithium project, in Western Australia, has suffered a big cost blowout, with ASX-listed Liontown Resources on Friday reporting a new capital cost estimate of A$895-million. The... 

OTCQX reveals its 2023 top 50 performing companies list
20th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

Financial services business OTC Markets Group has released the 2023 OTCQX Best 50, which ranks the top-performing OTCQX companies in the prior calendar year. The yearly ranking is based on an equal... 

BLM slaps ioneer with Rhyolite Ridge trespass notice
20th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a trespass notice to Australia-based ioneer for the unauthorised use of certain Tiehm’s buckwheat habitat at the Rhyolite Ridge lithium project, in... 

Lithium futures gather momentum amid EV battery metals boom
20th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

E Group’s lithium contract is showing the first signs of life since its 2021 inception as demand soars for battery metals key to the transition away from fossil fuels. Open interest in the lithium... 

American Lithium’s 51% stock bounce has CEO upbeat on year
20th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

American Lithium’s stock is experiencing a dramatic revival following its new US listing and a promise to update investors on its much anticipated Nevada project. Shares have surged 51% since the... 

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Green hydrogen mine mobility on way in India to platinum applause
19th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

India has opted for hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty mine truck mobility in a green initiative that will have platinum group metals (PGMs) miners applauding. This is because the clean emission-free... 

Chinese investor to fully fund Kodal’s Bougouni build
19th January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold and lithium miner Kodal Minerals has agreed a conditional funding package of just under $118-million with UK-based Xinmao Investment, which will fully fund the development and start of... 

Pilbara Minerals sports higher output and lower costs
19th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has reported a 10% quarter-on-quarter production in the three months to December, with sales prices rising 33%. Some 162 151 t of spodumene concentrate was produced... 

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US, DRC and Zambia sign MoU to strengthen EV battery value chain
19th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The US has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) battery value chains. Under the terms of the MoU,... 

Transparency-boosting Battery Passport proof-of-concept launched at Davos
18th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Multistakeholder organisation the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) launched a proof-of-concept for its Battery Passport at the World Economic Forum’s yearly meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January... 

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Allkem posts solid December quarter
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed lithium miner Allkem posted record production from its Olaroz lithium facility, in Argentina, during the three months to December. The ASX- and TSX-listed company on Wednesday reported... 

Mega miners are hunting for deals after decade on the sidelines
Mega miners are hunting for deals after decade on the sidelines
18th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

In the rush of the 2000s commodities boom, the world’s biggest miners earned a reputation as swashbuckling dealmakers, taking on rivals in an onslaught of hostile offers, massive mergers and... 

New gov grants for critical mineral developments
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government this week released guidelines for new grants to help develop Australia’s critical minerals sector, support downstream processing, create jobs across regional Australia and... 

Canada green lights James Bay lithium mine
Canada green lights James Bay lithium mine
17th January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada has approved the James Bay lithium mining project, in Quebec, as the government steps up its commitment to making the country a global supplier for critical minerals. The James Bay project,... 

Leo adds to Goulamina resource
17th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Leo Lithium has reported a 33.8-million tonne increase to the resource estimate at its Goulamina lithium project, in Mali. Following a resource definition drilling campaign in... 

Lithium's next big risk is grand supply plans falling short
Lithium's next big risk is grand supply plans falling short
16th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Electric-vehicle (EV) producers are hoping that an imminent wave of lithium supply will bring relief for their expansion plans after a two-year squeeze, but the battery metal’s die-hard bulls warn... 

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