As the world creates modern renewable energy storage solutions, adopts more portable electronics and continues the conversion of fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium-ion batteries will continue to surge.
Syrah Resources plans to take “immediate action” in response to the sudden decrease in graphite prices, which may plummet further later this year.
Pilbara Minerals plans to sell an 8.5 per cent stake in the company to China’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer despite a slowdown in lithium’s largest market.
Galaxy Resources has reported a shipment delay at its Mt Cattlin spodumene-tantalum operations in Western Australia, which was intended for departure during the second quarter of this year.
Pilbara Minerals has achieved record production at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia during May with its stage one plant capacity reaching 85 per cent.
The rise of Australia’s battery metals sector over the last few years — particularly in Western Australia — is proving indicative of a wealth of potential that is yet to be fully tapped.
Rio Tinto has released details of encouraging intercepts at the Winu copper-gold project in the Paterson province, Western Australia.
Clean TeQ Holdings is appointing Macquarie Capital to search for a partner to work on the company’s Sunrise battery materials complex in New South Wales.
Nearly a third of participants involved in the current round of an ongoing state-backed commodity exploration scheme in Western Australia are focusing on battery metal discoveries.
BHP has released statistics suggesting that the global uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) could be larger than the company initially anticipated.
Independence Group (IGO) has advanced its pre-feasibility study on its downstream nickel-cobalt extraction process, which involves hydrometallurgy of nickel sulphide concentrate in lieu of conventional smelting and refining methods.
Pilbara Minerals has exercised an option to enter into a joint venture (JV) with POSCO for the development of a lithium processing plant in South Korea.
Altura Mining has increased a proposed share purchase plan (SPP) from $5 million to $10 million on the back of strong investor demand.
Australians are urged to cut down their ownership of fossil fuel-based cars as an electric vehicle (EV) presence will arrive “much sooner than later”.
MMG has posted a 61 per cent drop in profits in 2018, citing the impact of ongoing “trade friction” between the United States and China.
Western Areas has shown strong progress at the Odysseus project at the Cosmos nickel operations in Western Australia, with its stage two early works program kicking off with contractor Barminco on schedule.
Alliance has revised its lithium offtake agreement following the transfer of offtake rights to Chinese joint venture Jiangxi Bao Jiang Lithium Industrial (JBJLIL).
Western Areas’ recently approved Odysseus underground nickel project in Western Australia is on track after hitting several early-stage milestones.
Battery Minerals’ second major graphite operation Balama Central in Mozambique boasts a mine life of 27 years and will cost just $US69.4 million to develop, its feasibility study has shown.
The nickel industry should be prepared for nickel shortages of 150,000–300,000t/y by the early 2020s due to increasing market demand, according to a Poseidon Nickel chief.