Mining News Scientists’ insight to move the hydrogen mobility needle a notch’-insight-to-move-the-hydrogen-mobility-needle-a-notch Mining News Pro - New research by scientists with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory lends insight that could be used to design new materials for making renewable fuels and storing energy. Orocobre shares up on higher lithium prices Mining News Pro - Lithium miner Orocobre said on Tuesday that sales during the March quarter had reached 3,032 tonnes at a price of $5,853 per tonne free-on-board (FOB), with pricing up more than 50% compared with the December 2020 quarter. PFS into cathode powder proves positive for Lithium Australia Mining News Pro - A prefeasibility study (PFS) by the subsidiary of ASX-listed Lithium Australia, VSPC, into a lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) cathode powder has confirmed the project’s robust economics. Billionaire miner sees copper as a national security issue Mining News Pro - Copper is so crucial in electrifying the global economy that finding enough of it has become a national security issue, according to mining magnate Robert Friedland. Skyrocketing metal prices threaten to hinder EV affordability Mining News Pro - A surge in demand for electric vehicles is sending the price of raw materials soaring, threatening to slow the push toward making cheaper batteries that are key to more widespread adoption. St George unearths rare, high-grade nickel discovery,-high-grade-nickel-discovery Mining News Pro - St George Mining has discovered new high-grade nickel-copper sulphides at the Mt Alexander project in Western Australia. CIMIC confident in commodity strengths Mining News Pro - CIMIC Group chairman and chief executive officer Juan Santamaria expects the company’s position will strengthen due to growth in Australia’s major commodity exports over the next two years. Copper demand to double with decarbonisation Mining News Pro - BHP president of minerals for the Americas Ragnar Udd has expressed his optimism for growing copper demand in the future at the CRU World Copper Conference in Chile. Galaxy puts Mt Cattlin production back on track Mining News Pro - Galaxy Resources has returned the Mt Cattlin spodumene-tantalite mine in Western Australia to its nameplate capacity, continuing a streak of lithium rebounds since last year. Nornickel to boost output of nickel products in Finland for EV battery market Mining News Pro - Russian metals producer Nornickel said on Tuesday it will boost output of nickel products at its Harjavalta plant in Finland as it bets on the expanding market for battery materials needed for electric vehicles (EV). `Unconstitutional`: Chile govt opposes mine royalty bill`Unconstitutional`--Chile-govt-opposes-mine-royalty-bill Mining News Pro - Chile Mining Minister Juan Carlos Jobet said on Monday the country`s center-right government would oppose a bill to hike royalties on copper and lithium miners currently under consideration by lawmakers, blasting it as "unconstitutional". Giant copper mines start to get serious about green hydrogen Mining News Pro - All the talk about how green hydrogen will help heavy industries kick their fossil fuel habit is starting to turn into action in the biggest copper-producing nation. Anglo American says output on track at Chilean mines despite virus surge Mining News Pro - A resurgence of Covid-19 in Chile should not dampen output at Anglo American`s sprawling copper mines in the Andean nation this year, nor is it likely to pose near-term supply chain problems, the company`s top executive in Chile told Reuters. IGO sells Tropicana for A$903m$903m Mining News Pro - Gold miner Regis Resources on Tuesday announced plans to raise A$650-million capital to partly fund the A$903-million buy of ASX-listed Independence Group’s (IGO’s) 30% interest in the Tropicana gold project, in Western Australia. Environmental efforts offering resource opportunities Mining News Pro - Diversified major BHP believed that global de-carbonisation efforts would hold significant opportunity for the resources sector. IGO sells Tropicana stake to Regis for $903m$903m Mining News Pro - Regis Resources has inked an agreement to purchase IGO’s 30 per cent interest in the Tropicana gold mine joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti in Western Australia. Giant copper mines start to get serious about green hydrogen Mining News Pro - All the talk about how green hydrogen will help heavy industries kick their fossil fuel habit is starting to turn into action in the biggest copper-producing nation. Pro-foreign investment Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election Mining News Pro - Guillermo Lasso, a 66-year-old conservative former banker, has won Ecuador’s presidential election with 52.5% of the votes, beating out Andrés Arauz, a 36-year-old leftist handpicked by former President Rafael Correa. Antofagasta says surging copper price not enough to entice big investments Mining News Pro - Miners will think twice before splashing out on major new projects even as copper prices have soared to decade-long highs this year, the CEO of Chile`s Antofagasta told Reuters. AfriTin progressing by-product test work programme at Uis Mining News Pro - AfriTin Mining is proceeding with a metallurgical test work programme to investigate the by-product potential of ancillary metals at its Uis tin mine, in Namibia. Rio Tinto increases Paterson Province investment Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has increased its stake in the Citadel joint venture (JV) with Antipa Minerals in Western Australia, after solely funding more than $25 million in the gold-copper project. Codelco takes Ecuador to arbitration over stalled joint project Mining News Pro - Chile’s Codelco, the world’s No. 1 copper producer, is taking Ecuador to international arbitration over the Llurimagua exploration project, which is being jointly advanced by the two nations. Rio Tinto, Turquoise Hill strike funding deal for Oyu Tolgoi,-Turquoise-Hill-strike-funding-deal-for-Oyu-Tolgoi Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto and its majority-owned Turquoise Hill Resources have reached a deal that ends a standoff between the companies over funding for an expansion of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia. Ivanhoe appoints energy veteran as chair of Kamoa Copper Mining News Pro - Ivanhoe Mines has appointed Ben Munanga to succeed Louis Watum as chairperson. Liontown builds throughput momentum Mining News Pro - Liontown Resources has flagged the potential for throughput improvements at the Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. New Century set for significant cost reduction Mining News Pro - New Century Resources is expecting to cut down production costs at the Century zinc operation in Queensland while bolstering its planned production expansion. Western Areas capitalises on high-grade Forrestania Mining News Pro - Western Areas has reported improvements in mined and milled tonnage at the Forrestania nickel operations in Western Australia. Image snaps up mineral sands mining lease Mining News Pro - Image Resources has snagged a mining lease for its Atlas mineral sands project in Western Australia as the life of its Boonanarring project edges closer to ending. GFG Alliance defends Tahmoor Coal, OneSteel future,-OneSteel-future Mining News Pro - The collapse of German financier Greensill Capital has thrown the future of the GFG Alliance into jeopardy, with Australia’s Whyalla steel mill and Tahmoor Coal caught in the crossfire. BHP extends WAIO air charter contract Mining News Pro - BHP has added two years to its Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) air charter services contract with Alliance Aviation Services.