Gates-backed firm joins Bluejay on battery metals quest

KoBold Metals, a start-up backed by a coalition of billionaires including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, has partnered with Britain’s Bluejay Mining (LON: JAY) to explore for critical materials used in electric vehicles (EVs) in Greenland.

NT charges up battery metals development

Mining News Pro - The Northern Territory Government has partnered with the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) to advance its foothold on the battery supply chain, including the establishment of new mining projects.

Sibanye advances battery metals strategy with acquisition of French nickel refinery

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has taken the next step in expanding its footprint in the battery metals sector by entering into an exclusive put option agreement with French mining group Eramet to acquire the Sandouville nickel hydrometallurgical processing facility, in France, for €65-million.

Wood Mackenzie boosts battery metals expertise with Roskill buy

Mining News Pro - Wood Mackenzie announced on Friday it had acquired Roskill, a privately-owned company and leader in metals and materials supply chain intelligence, boosting the consultancy’s expertise in energy transition.

Volkswagen seeks partners for battery metals race

Mining News Pro - Volkswagen is in talks with suppliers to secure direct access to raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries via partnerships, one of its board members told Reuters on Tuesday.

A nickel refinery tops US battery metals wish list

Mining News Pro - The United States government should invest in nickel refining capacity in coordination with its allies, according to the Biden Administration’s 100-day review of critical supply chains.

Canadian Manganese aims to tap into growing battery metals market

Mining News Pro - Mineral developer Canadian Manganese Company (CMC) on Friday announced an agreement with Maximos Metals as part of its vision to create a new technology metals company

Mick Davis launches $300 million battery metals SPAC

Mining News Pro - Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis’ newly founded battery metals investment firm Vision Blue Resources (VBR) is stepping up efforts to reach the goal of becoming a battery metals giant by launching a $300 million special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Battery metals buzz is back as Europe reboots EV sector

Mining News Pro - The battery metals are back.

Mick Davis’ battery metals firm Vison Blue raises $60m

Mining News Pro - Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis’ newly founded battery metals investment firm Vision Blue Resources (VBR) has raised $60 million and invested almost half of it in Canada’s NextSource Materials (TSX:NEXT), which is building a graphite mine in Madagascar.

African battery metals are central to global ESG agenda

Mining News Pro - The world is increasingly electrifying, while also focusing on environmental protection using green technology to do so, and Africa needs to capture as much of the investment value that goes along with those trends, Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo has said.

Africa has opportunity in battery metals space

Mining News Pro - Despite analyst fears at the start of this year that countries could shift their focus away from reducing carbon emissions, business intelligence firm CRU senior analyst George Heppel says much of the year has been focused on green recovery concepts.

Battery metals to boom despite widespread Covid-19 disruption

Mining News Pro - Battery metals, which are used in modern energy efficient electrical products, are playing an increasingly important role in climate change mitigation and the shift towards a lower carbon-intensive future.

Sibanye-Stillwater eyes battery metals

Mining News Pro - Having started its diversification strategy by venturing into platinum-group metals (PGMs) in 2016, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman says the company is now considering diversifying into battery metals.

SA Inc must act now to take ownership of battery metals value chain

Mining News Pro - Bold steps need to be taken by South Africa Inc now to take ownership of a significant share of the global battery metals market, says Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo.

Battery metals traceability project launched to enhance sustainability of industry

Mining News Pro - Finland-based research, development and innovation organisation VTT says the success of electric vehicles (EVs) may be determined by production methods and information on the origins of battery materials in the future.

Demand for battery metals to jump 500% by 2050

Mining News Pro - Production of battery metals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt will have to increase by nearly 500% by 2050 to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies, the World Bank reported Monday.

China’s grip on battery metals supply chain

Mining News Pro - The back story on how China came to dominate the lithium-ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain by building capacity in metal refining, battery-grade chemicals production and cathode and anode making is being told via new data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

Extracting battery metals from seafloor may beat traditional mining

Mining News Pro - Mining battery metals from the ocean floor could potentially eliminate or dramatically reduce most of the environmental and social impacts associated with the extraction of riches from the Earth’s surface, a new study claims.

DeepGreen to make run for battery metals from seafloor

Mining News Pro - DeepGreen Metals, a Canadian start-up planning to extract cobalt and other battery metals from the seafloor, has added a new area to its seabed portfolio, which it believes could potentially help it solve the bottleneck supply of critical battery metals needed for the world’s green energy transition.

China EV slowdown to hit battery metals sector

Mining News Pro - The slowdown in China’s electric vehicle sector could have knock-on effects on the battery metals market in both the short and long run.

American Battery Metals signs LOI for Elk gold project, stock up 16%

Mining News Pro - American Battery Metals Corp. has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Bayshore Minerals Inc., a private exploration and development company that owns the Elk gold project located in south-central British Columbia.

American Battery Metals lobbies in Washington for domestic supply of critical minerals

Mining News Pro - American Battery Metals reported that company executives spent a week in Washington, D.C. discussing with key stakeholders its strategy to help the United States lessen its reliance on foreign sources of critical minerals.

Precious metals, battery metals and uranium activity

Mining News Pro - Goldsource Mines announced the expansion of drill results for the Salbora deposit, located northwest of the main Eagle Mountain gold project in Guyana.

Sienna Resources kicks off drilling at battery metals project in Sweden

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based Sienna Resources (TSXV: SIE) has begun drilling at its flagship Slättberg nickel-copper-cobalt project in Sweden. The company announced Friday that Arctic Drilling AS of Norway has been selected as the contracted driller to lead this multi-hole drill program.

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