Pilbara Minerals has continued to battle against weak customer demand for lithium raw materials, moderating its mining and processing operations while Chinese market conditions remain soft.
Galaxy Resources is anticipating that its Sal de Vida lithium mine in Argentina will enter production in time for a surge in lithium demand.
Boasting Europe’s largest lithium resource, Vulcan Energy Resources has a central position close to the growing lithium-ion battery (LIB) and electric vehicle (EV) markets in Germany, plus the lowest carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity and water usage of all lithium projects globally.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is pushing miners to produce more nickel as an ingredient of lithium-ion batteries used in its electronic vehicles (EVs) with the incentive of a “giant” contract.
Western Australia could soon become a lithium-ion battery cathode manufacturer, according to a Department of Industry, Innovation and Science report.
AVZ Minerals is set to award $US300 million ($432 million) worth of tenders to develop its Manono lithium-tin project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Altura Mining has secured a supplier contract and multi-year offtake agreement with global lithium leader, China’s Hunan Yongshan Lithium.
Albemarle has chosen ARMS Reliability’s asset strategy management software to enhance maintenance for its lithium hydroxide plant in Kemerton, Western Australia.
Australia has inked an agreement with India to supply critical minerals needed for the new energy economy.
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Core Lithium is set to sign an agreement with Geneva-based Transamine for product from the Finniss project in the Northern Territory.
Tianqi Lithium has suffered another blow from the softening lithium market after its parent company, Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group, put part of the the company on sale.
Pilbara Minerals believes it is in good stead for a market recovery after the Pilgangoora lithium project in Western Australia faced no material operational impact from coronavirus in the March quarter.
PepinNini Lithium has changed direction to prioritise its Australian-based assets after suspending the company’s flagship Salta lithium project in Argentina.
Pilbara Minerals has locked in a five-year offtake agreement with Yibin Tianyi to supply spodumene concentrate from the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
Galaxy Resources has put its ore sorters into operation at the Mt Cattlin spodumene project in Western Australia.
An international research team has pioneered a filtration technique that could substantially change the way lithium-from-brine is extracted.
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The BMW Group has signed a contract with Ganfeng Lithium to receive its supply for the battery-making ingredient from Australian mines.
Demand for lithium and cobalt is set to improve next year following a disappointing 2019, according to Fitch Solutions.