Galaxy Resources has locked in a spodumene concentrate three-year offtake agreement with Sichuan Chengtun Lithium for the Mt Cattlin project in Western Australia.
Albemarle is expecting to commission the expansion of the Kemerton lithium plant in Western Australia next year, with sales production starting in 2022.
Caterpillar is set to become the heavy equipment partner for ASX-listed lithium producer Ioneer at the Rhyolite Ridge lithium-boron project in Nevada, the United States.
Altura Mining has folded under the pressure of the struggling lithium market, with the company set to start a sale process as its Pilgangoora operation in Western Australia is placed on care and maintenance.
Pilbara Minerals, AVZ Minerals and Core Lithium have all adjusted their plans due to COVID-19 and the challenging market for lithium. Vanessa Zhou looks at what’s in store for the trio.
Pilbara Minerals has recorded improvements to production, sales, and plant run-time and utilisation at the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
EcoGraf and the Western Australian Government have signed an agreement to deliver a $98 million graphite processing facility in the Rockingham industrial area of Western Australia.
Altura Mining has ramped up operations at the Altura lithium project in Western Australia as workers returned to pre-COVID-19 rosters.
Australian Vanadium has been awarded two exploration licenses at the Coates project near Wundowie in Western Australia.
AVZ Minerals is set to acquire an additional stake in the Manono lithium-tin project in the Democratic Republic of Congo for $US15.5 million ($21.3 million).
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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