Wesfarmers’ hunt for access to metals needed for electric vehicles (EVs) has accelerated with a $776 million takeover offer for Australian lithium company, Kidman Resources.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has pledged to invest $75 million in the discovery of mining resources should he win the upcoming federal election.
Altura Mining has steadily increased production at its Pilgangoora lithium mine in Western Australia following commissioning of the site during the March quarter.
Alliance Mineral Assets has formed a joint venture (JV) with China-based Jiangxi Special Electric Motor that will enable it to sell and produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide.
Pilbara Minerals is on the hunt for offtake partners for stage three of the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia following the completion of a scoping study.
Metso has won a contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment to Albemarle’s Kemerton lithium plant near Bunbury, Western Australia.
The Australian Government is providing a $25 million grant to an industry-led battery research centre in Perth, Western Australia, which recognises the state as a global leader in the production and export of future battery materials, technologies and expertise.
Lithium Australia has acquired a significant interest in battery recycling company Envirostream in line with the Australian Government’s critical minerals ambition in 2019.
Australia has mapped out its 2019 critical minerals strategy which envisions the country as a world leader in exploration, extraction, production and the processing of critical minerals.
Pilbara Minerals has declared commercial production at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia and is looking for partners to support its stage three offtake.
Pilbara Minerals has reinforced the potential to increase the processing capacity at the Pilgangoora lithium operation in Western Australia by 50 per cent in a stage three expansion.
Rio Tinto has reopened all of the operations in Western Australia and Queensland that were temporarily closed in anticipation of the cyclones on both sides of the country.
Robust coal exports in both New South Wales and Queensland prove market demand remains strong amid carbon emission concerns and decisions to abandon coal.
Neometals has finalised a deal with Mineral Resources and Ganfeng Lithium to sell its 13.8 per cent stake in the Mt Marion lithium project in Western Australia for $103.8 million.
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.
AVZ Minerals has raised $9.8 million which will fast-track its Manono lithium and tin project in the Congo toward production.
Recent improvements to Altura Mining’s processing plant at Pilgangoora has seen the company edge ever closer to its lithium nameplate capacity.
BGC Contracting has diversified into Western Australia’s ‘Lithium Valley’ for the first time with an earthworks construction contract at Albemarle’s Kemerton lithium project.
Mineral Resources’ continued growth through acquisitions and project development has hit the company’s earnings in its latest financial report.
Lepidico will concentrate its production of high purity lithium hydroxide rather than lithium carbonate, due to customer preferences for the battery compound.