Researchers have developed an effective method to cost-effectively extract lithium from seawater at a purity of 99.94 per cent while also creating freshwater.
Australia has well positioned to benefit from the rise of critical minerals, according to the federal government’s Outlook for Selected Critical Minerals Australia 2021 report.
Galaxy Resources has continued its return to its full rate production rate at the Mt Cattlin spodumene operation in Western Australia, which has led to a production guidance boost.
Fitch Solutions expects lithium companies will accelerate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the coming years to diversify future supply.
Global Lithium Resources has commissioned a drilling program at the Marble Bar lithium project in Western Australia on the same day the company started trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
A report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found global needs for critical minerals could increase by up to six times by 2040.
The Australian Government has announced a $190 million investment plan for northern Australia to grow business opportunities in the region, including critical minerals development.
IGO has improved its 2021 cost guidance for the Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in Western Australia despite recording slightly lower production.
Pilbara Minerals has set a quarterly production record for spodumene concentrate at the Pilgangoora lithium operation in Western Australia while commencing improvement projects at the site.
Pilbara Minerals has taken over Altura Mining with the prospect of improving market conditions for lithium and encouraging production at the acquired company’s operations.
Galaxy Resources and Orocobre are planning to merge, creating the fifth largest global lithium chemicals company with a $4 billion proposal.
Galaxy Resources has returned the Mt Cattlin spodumene-tantalite mine in Western Australia to its nameplate capacity, continuing a strong streak of lithium rebound since last year.
Liontown Resources has flagged the potential for throughput improvements at the Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
Rio Tinto has started recovering battery-grade lithium from 90-year-old waste piles at the Boron borate operation in California, the United States.
Pilbara Minerals is trialling a sales and trading software platform for battery materials from the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
Galaxy Resources is ramping up operations at a new pit at the Mt Cattlin lithium project in Western Australia without deploying additional equipment.
Core Lithium has received major project status (MPS) from the federal government for the Finniss lithium project in the Northern Territory.
European Metals Holdings (EMH) is developing the fully integrated Cinovec lithium, tin, tungsten deposit in the northern Czech Republic.
AVZ Minerals is on track to commence construction of the Manono lithium project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the September quarter.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has declared nickel supply as a major concern for the company’s battery production, which could spark future deals with Australian nickel miners.