Tesla inks multi-year nickel supply deal with Prony Resources

Mining News Pro - Electric vehicle giant Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has inked a multi-year nickel supply deal with New Caledonia’s Prony Resources, which guarantees the US carmaker about 42,000 tonnes of the metal needed to produce the batteries that power its EVs.

New Caledonia's Prony to supply nickel to Tesla in multi-year deal

Mining News Pro - Prony Resources said on Wednesday Tesla had agreed to purchase around 42 000 t of nickel in a multi-year deal - a pact that is set to make the New Caledonian miner a key supplier of the metal to the US electric car maker.

Saudi mining plan gets $3 billion EV boost from Australian firm

Mining News Pro - An Australian company plans to invest $3 billion in Saudi Arabia in a bet on the metals used in batteries for electric vehicles.

Nickel: the mined commodity most exposed to biodiversity risks

Mining News Pro - Nickel is the mined commodity most exposed to biodiversity risks, a recent report by Verisk Maplecroft shows.

Judge restores operating license at Vale’s Onça Puma mine

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Thursday that a judge had restored the operating license at its Onça Puma nickel mine in the state of Para and that mining activity had resumed.

Nickel consumption to double by 2040

Mining News Pro - Nickel consumption is expected to more than double from the 2.4-million tonnes used in 2020 to 4.9-million tonnes by 2040, analyst Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) said.

BHP inks nickel supply deal with Toyota-Panasonic battery venture

Mining News Pro - BHP has inked a deal to supply nickel sulphate from Western Australia to a battery-making joint venture between Toyota Motors and Panasonic, expanding its footprint in the rising electric vehicle (EV) sector.

Vale halts Onça Puma mine as operating license suspended

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Monday it is halting operations at its Onca Puma nickel mine after a state agency suspended its operating license due to alleged non-compliance with local regulations.

BHP opens Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant

Mining News Pro - BHP said on Friday it had produced the first nickel sulphate crystals from its plant in Kwinana, outside Perth, a part of the miner’s strategy to grow its battery metals footprint to meet expected soaring demand.

Mixed hydroxide precipitate, the new class one nickel

Mining News Pro - We’ve all read about the push for de-carbonization, which is the primary driver for the battery mega-factory boom. All of these factories need nickel and cobalt for their products, but mostly they need nickel.

Kwinana produces first nickel sulphate

Mining News Pro - The Kwinana plant, south of Perth, has produced its first nickel sulphate crystals, mining major BHP announced on Friday, stating that it was an “Australian first”.

Botswana sells troubled state-owned mine to Canada’s Premium Nickel Resources

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) will buy Botswana’s defunct, state-owned BCL copper mine with a view to restarting operations within three years, Minister of Minerals, Green Technology and Energy Resources Lefoko Moagi said late on Tuesday.

Jakarta to jolt sliding nickel price

Mining News Pro - Nickel is having a bad week as China’s power crisis spreads from factories to households and its clamp down on steelmakers crimps the stainless steel market, still responsible for the bulk of demand.

Appian Capital in talks to sell Atlantic Nickel for $1bn

Mining News Pro - London-based private equity fund Appian Capital is said to be in advanced negotiations to sell its Atlantic Nickel unit in Brazil for around $1 billion, with Canada’s Teck Resourcescited as one of the likely buyers.

Vale says 35 trapped workers returned to surface from Totten mine in Canada

Mining News Pro - Vale SA said on Tuesday that 35 of its employees who were trapped in a Canadian mine had returned to the surface and four more were on their way out.

Nickel price tumbles on China’s power crunch

Mining News Pro - The nickel price declined — along with most metals — as China’s power crisis spread from factories to residents, adding risks to supply chains, demand, and economic recovery.

Mining magnate parrying BHP bid expands stake in nickel miner

Mining News Pro - A bidding war for a small Canadian nickel miner is showing no signs of cooling as its largest shareholder, Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest, took a formal step to increase ownership.

Cradle to grave assessment to improve mining impacts

Mining News Pro - Researchers have found a holistic approach to mining lifecycle assessments (LCA) could substantially improve an operation’s environment impacts and feasibility.

Global nickel production to recover in 2021

Mining News Pro - Global nickel mine production is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach 2.42 million t in 2021, after registering an estimated 4.2% decline to 2.27 million t in 2020, owing to COVID-19-related lockdowns and restrictions, says GlobalData.

Panoramic announces three-year haulage deal at Savannah

Mining News Pro - Panoramic Resources has awarded Cambridge Gulf (CGL) a three-year concentrate haulage contract at its Savannah Nickel project in Western Australia.

Vale Indonesia eyes 2026 completion for nickel HPAL plant

Mining News Pro - Indonesian nickel miner PT Vale Indonesia said it aims to start construction at its Pomalaa project next year to produce material used in batteries for electric vehicles, executives said on Wednesday.

Shut Nkomati Nickel has good-grade

Mining News Pro - The large underground resource that remains at the shut Nkomati Nickel mine in Mpumalanga provides optionality depending on market conditions, says African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt.

New MPS technology to further unlock precious metals

Mining News Pro - Western Australian company Mining and Process Solutions (MPS) is developing new glycine heap leaching technology with the aim to unlock significant value from copper oxides, gold and nickel ores.

Nickel price soars to record in Shanghai on strong demand

Mining News Pro - Nickel prices in Shanghai soared to their highest on record Tuesday, supported by solid demand from industrial sectors and low inventories across the world.

Nickel’s becoming a battleground for bets on battery future

Mining News Pro - The race to supply automakers with nickel to power their batteries is pitting two of the biggest names in mining against each other.

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