Mining News Pro - Neometals on Friday announced that its joint venture (JV) with SMS group GMbH, Primobius GmbH, had inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Itochu Corporation to investigate establishing a corporation for battery recycling.

Mining News Pro - Albemarle, the world’s top lithium producer, has accused a Chilean regulator of “unjust” discrimination for refusing to make public a key report on the impact of mining on the Atacama salt flat, according to court filings.

Mining News Pro - Lithium Australia is set to pilot test a spodumene conversion process that is capable of recovering lithium from fine and contaminated spodumene that fails to meet the feed specifications of today’s converters.

Mining News Pro - Domestic Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices assessed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence are on a tear in 2021 after bottoming out in the second half of last year, following a lengthy slump.

Mining News Pro - ioneer on Thursday announced plans for a A$60-million capital raise to accelerate construction of its Rhyolite Ridge lithium/boron project, in Nevada.

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals has granted a works contract to SIMPEC for stage one improvements at the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Spending on exploration in global minerals powerhouse Australia rose in the December quarter to its highest in over seven years as prospectors stepped up their activity to meet strengthening global demand.

Mining News Pro - US-based engineers have joined forces to develop high-voltage reference batteries for behind-the-meter energy storage applications, based on a bipolar technology that uses silicon wafers in traditional lead batteries.

Mining News Pro - Latin Resources has announced it will start exploration work on its lithium projects, held by its wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary Mineracao Ferro Nordeste, in the Jequitinhonha valley region of Minas Gerai

Mining News Pro - The US Department of Energy’s Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize granted Everledger, HP, Call2Recycle and Fairphone a $357,000 cash award so that the group can continue working on a project called “Closing the loop on portable lithium-ion batteries.”

Mining News Pro - Lithium developer Prospect Resources is looking at the staged development of its Arcadia project, in Zimbabwe, following a strategic review.

Mining News Pro - Pilbara Minerals managing director and chief executive Ken Brinsden has noted a quick recovery in the lithium raw material supply chain, underpinning the company’s production increase.

Mining News Pro - Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has seen a 56.5% increase in revenue for the half-year ended December, and a 66.7% increase in profits.

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarter on Wednesday after taking steps to cut costs to battle lower demand and said it sees higher volumes in the current year.

Mining News Pro - Wesfarmers and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) have pulled the trigger on the $US1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) Mt Holland lithium project in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have created a plan using liquid lithium to control the extreme heat that could strike the exhaust system inside tokamak fusion reactors.

Mining News Pro - Joint venture partners Albemarle and Mineral Resources (MinRes) will keep the Wodgina lithium project in Western Australia on care and maintenance despite improving market conditions for the commodity.

Mining News Pro - Exploration and development company Bacanora Lithium (LON:BCN) said on Wednesday it had begun initial site activities at flagship Sonora lithium project in Mexico.

Mining News Pro - Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is planning to increase its investment in Neo Lithium and maintain an 8% equity interest in the lithium miner following Neo’s recently announced C$30.19 million financing.

Mining News Pro - In this opinion piece, SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl reflects on some of the most prominent topics discussed at this year`s Investing in African Mining Indaba.

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