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Europe’s EV battery plans fade on China price war, US subsidies
Europe’s EV battery plans fade on China price war, US subsidies
20th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

In 2019, France and Germany agreed to pump billions of euros into a plan to boost Europe’s battery industry and catch up with China and the US. Five years later, that effort is running out of... 


Chile's ENAMI aims to break ground on first lithium project by 2028
31st May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State mining firm ENAMI aims to start construction on its first lithium project in the country as soon as 2027 or 2028, company chief Ivan Mlynarz told Reuters, part of the government's... 


Atlantic Lithium is now trading on the GSE.
Lithium miner debuts as Ghana’s first listing in two years
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian-based Atlantic Lithium, which is developing Ghana’s first lithium mine, has taken a step toward raising capital from equity investors in the country. The company has listed all its... 


Rio Tinto, Eramet and LG Energy seek to develop lithium extraction tech for Chile
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto, Eramet and LG Energy are among 30 companies that have submitted proposals to develop lithium extraction technology for a Chilean salt flat in the early stages of exploration, state-run... 


Sigma Lithium CEO won't sell the company at current lithium prices
Sigma Lithium CEO won't sell the company at current lithium prices
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium's chief executive won't sell the miner at current lithium price levels and is concentrating on its near-term expansion plans, she told Reuters in an interview. The Vancouver-based... 


Sigma Lithium receives letter of arbitration from LG Energy Solution
Sigma Lithium receives letter of arbitration from LG Energy Solution
20th March 2024 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium said on Tuesday its unit received an initiation letter of arbitration from South Korean company LG Energy Solution. In its request for arbitration, LG Energy alleges that Sigma... 


Economy chief says Chile’s lithium products likely to get US subsidies
18th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chile is betting that components made with its lithium will qualify for subsidies under the US Inflation Reduction Act, potentially attracting a wave of fresh investment from companies seeking to... 


Posco to import African battery graphite to cut China reliance
22nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Posco Future M Co, which produces battery materials for companies including General Motors Co, is preparing to import graphite from Africa to reduce its dependence on supplies from China. “Graphite... 


Electra CEO Trent Mell
Electra receives govt grant for Ontario cobalt sulphate refinery
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government made a $5-million investment to support the construction of North America’s first cobalt sulphate refinery, dual-listed Electra Battery Materials reported on Friday. The... 


Pilbara extends Chengxin offtake agreement
Pilbara extends Chengxin offtake agreement
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has extended its offtake agreement with integrated lithium chemicals producer Chengxin Group. Under the existing short-term agreement, signed in 2023,... 


First product from Syrah’s US anode plant imminent
First product from Syrah’s US anode plant imminent
31st January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The 11 250 t/y active anode material (AAM) facility that graphite miner Syrah Resources is building in the US is about to produce its first finished product. The company, which owns the Balama... 


Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
Tianqi, LG, Eramet explore lithium options in Chile meetings
8th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the biggest players in the global battery supply chain held meetings with Chilean authorities late last year as the country with the biggest reserves of lithium gets ready to open up new... 


Tug boats at the Port of Geraldton
Liontown locks in port services deal for Kathleen Valley exports
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium company Liontown Resources has put in place the final link in securing its supply chain for the export of lithium ore from its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, with... 


Canada's support for EV battery plants to cost C$5.8bn more than announced - watchdog
20th November 2023 By: Reuters

Canada's support for the construction of three of the country's largest electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing factories is estimated to cost C$5.8-billion more than initially announced, the... 


Electra accelerating efforts to secure $60m for Ontario refinery project
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq- and TSX-V-listed Electra Battery Materials will accelerate efforts to secure $60-million in funding required to complete its refinery project, north of Toronto, Ontario, CEO Trent Mell said... 


Lithium producers stay bullish on EVs despite growing headwinds
Lithium producers stay bullish on EVs despite growing headwinds
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

The world's largest lithium producers say they remain bullish on long-term demand for the battery material in the midst of recent price drops fueled by growing worries that the global pace of... 


Ghana’s Ewoyaa lithium project boosts US drive to close EV gap on China
31st October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s first major lithium project without Chinese funding is set to bolster US ambitions of developing its own battery-making industry. Half of the output from Ghana’s Ewoyaa mine, being built... 


Sigma Lithium signs supply deal with Glencore
Sigma Lithium signs supply deal with Glencore
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Sigma Lithium said on Thursday it would supply more than 20 000 t of the mineral to commodity trader Glencore amid rising demand for the key element used in electric vehicle batteries. The... 


Sigma Lithium to explore alternatives after proposals for miner, Brazil unit
Sigma Lithium to explore alternatives after proposals for miner, Brazil unit
14th September 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Sigma Lithium said on Wednesday it is evaluating strategic alternatives for the whole company, including its Brazilian unit, sending the company's US-listed shares up 14.8% in premarket... 


It’s carmakers against miners in battle over China-funded metals
19th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

US policymakers, eager to foster the country’s own electric-car supply chain, mostly agree Chinese raw materials shouldn’t play a prominent role in tomorrow’s American-made EVs. But what about... 


GM secures financial support for an EV battery plant in Quebec
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

General Motors and Posco Future M have secured half of the financing for a C$600-million ($442-million) electric-vehicle battery component plant in Quebec from the provincial and federal... 


Cohiba to acquire Canadian lithium tenements
25th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Cohiba Minerals has announced the acquisition of unlisted Maple Minerals, which holds the rights to acquire four lithium and rare earth element properties in Ontario. Under the acquisition,... 


The Whabouchi mine site in Quebec.
Battery boom sparks revival for Quebec’s formerly failed lithium miners
25th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Nemaska Lithium  was once a cautionary tale for commodities investors betting on North America’s battery metals supply chain. Shareholders lost money when the Canadian mining firm went broke in... 


LG Energy strikes lithium deal in Canada
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Canada-focused lithium developer Green Technology Metals has secured a A$20-million investment and offtake deal with global battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES). Under a subscription... 


Quebec energy shortfall hurts EV supply chain, says lithium CEO
Quebec energy shortfall hurts EV supply chain, says lithium CEO
12th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The top executive of Sayona Mining., which just restarted a lithium mine in Quebec, says there isn’t enough electricity in the Canadian province to power the region’s mining projects. The province... 


Piedmont puts $809m pricetag on Tennessee
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into dual-listed Piedmont Lithium’s proposed Tennessee lithium project, in the US, has estimated that the project would require a capital investment of... 


Sayona updates NAL DFS, adds to Moblan resource
Sayona updates NAL DFS, adds to Moblan resource
19th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Piedmont Lithium has welcomed the positive definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the North American Lithium (NAL) project and the increased resource at the Moblan lithium... 


Sigma Lithium to start production 'within days' after Brazilian approval
11th April 2023 By: Reuters

 Sigma Lithium said on Monday it has received an operating license from Brazilian regulators to sell and export lithium and that its production of the electric vehicle battery metal should begin... 


Tesla is considering a bid for battery metals miner
20th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tesla has been weighing a takeover of battery-metals miner Sigma Lithium, people with knowledge of the matter said, amid rampant demand for the metal used in electric vehicle batteries. The EV... 


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Piedmont strikes share and offtake deal as NAL progresses
17th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Piedmont Lithium has inked a $75-million investment and offtake agreement with global chemicals company LG Chem. Under the agreement announced on Friday, LG Chem would subscribe... 


World’s biggest zinc smelter sees opportunity in US Energy Bill
10th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is betting on electric car batteries and clean energy to help decarbonize its fossil fuel-driven metals refining business and hopes US President Joe Biden’s... 


Like Musk, nickel-rich Indonesia has high electric vehicle ambitions
6th February 2023 By: Reuters

Armed with the world's largest reserves of nickel and a ban on the export of nickel ore, Indonesia is making itself indispensable for the electric vehicle industry, which uses the metal... 


President Jokowi 'confident' Tesla will invest in Indonesia
1st February 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is confident Tesla will finalise a deal to invest in a production facility in his country, having offered the US car maker incentives ranging from tax breaks to a... 


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... 


Vulcan Energy delays lithium output target by a year
14th December 2022 By: Reuters

 Lithium supplier Vulcan Energy is around a year behind schedule to reach an annual capacity of 40 000 t because of supply chain delays, the company's chief executive told Reuters on Monday. Plans... 


EV sector needs more clarity on Biden’s energy law, LG Chem CEO says
13th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

A key supplier to the electric vehicle sector is urging the Biden administration to clarify details of a law aimed at drawing more battery manufacturing investment to the US. It’s still not clear... 


Korea Zinc and Trafigura in talks over smelter venture
24th November 2022 By: Reuters

Korean Zinc and commodities trader Trafigura are in advanced talks to form a joint venture to build a nickel smelter as part of the Korean company's expansion in renewable energy, batteries and... 


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Vidalia active anode material project, US – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has been considered for a grant by the US Department of Energy to support the potential expansion of its Vidalia facility. 


Syrah secures more US funding, flags ongoing issues in Moz
20th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed graphite miner Syrah Resources has been tapped for a grant of up to $220-million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support the potential expansion of its Vidalia active anode... 


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QPM strikes $69m deal with GM
12th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) climbed more than 18% on Wednesday on news of a long-term strategic collaboration agreement with General Motors (GM). QPM has entered... 


Canada, South Korea seek deeper cooperation on critical minerals
26th September 2022 By: Reuters

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday agreed to deepen cooperation on critical minerals used in electric vehicles (EVs) batteries as both... 


LG Energy inks cobalt, lithium supply deals with three Canadian miners
23rd September 2022 By: Reuters

South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution said on Friday it has signed agreements on lithium and cobalt sourcing with three Canadian mining firms in a bid to expand its footprint in North... 


Compass Minerals picks lithium extraction technology to supply Ford, others
15th September 2022 By: Reuters

Compass Minerals International said on Wednesday it will use a lithium extraction technology developed by EnergySource Minerals to produce the electric vehicle battery metal for Ford Motor and... 


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