The race for US lithium hinges on a fight over a Nevada mine

Mining News Pro - The high-desert mountain pass overlooking alfalfa fields and RV parks doesn’t look like a battleground that will shape the country’s clean energy future.

Where Does Tesla Get its Lithium?

Mining News Pro - US carmaker Tesla needs lithium to power its electric vehicles, but where does it get it from? Find out more here.

Mexico creates state-run lithium company

Mining News Pro - Mexico, which nationalized lithium resources in April, has created a state-run company to mine the metal, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a decree issued in the national gazette Tuesday afternoon.

Mexico creates state-run lithium company, to go live within 6 months

Mining News Pro - Mexico, which nationalized lithium resources in April, has created a state-run company to mine the metal, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a decree issued in the national gazette Tuesday afternoon.

China lithium prices near record as power cuts squeeze market

Mining News Pro - Prices of lithium in China are close to a record high as a power crisis in the nation’s major hub for the vital electric-vehicle battery ingredient threatens an already-tight market.

Lithium on the rise after US EV law passes

Mining News Pro - Australia’s critical minerals will drive the United States’ electric vehicle battery program following its move to grant preferred status to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners.

SQM expects strong lithium demand despite price pressures

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner SQM saw demand for lithium soar in the last quarter and expects the trend to continue despite price pressures, its executives said during an earnings call on Thursday.

Researchers solve issues hindering silicon use in lithium-ion batteries

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) are proposing a solution to some of the issues plaguing silicon micron-particles (SiMP), which hinder their use in lithium-ion batteries.

Albemarle windfall shows lithium’s resilience to recession fears

Mining News Pro - The lithium boom is proving so resilient amid recession fears that the world’s biggest producer now expects its operating cash flow to outweigh total expenditures for the first time in six years.

Albemarle studying ways to recycle lithium in North America

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp on Thursday said it is studying ways to develop a battery recycling business in North America and believes there would be many similarities with its current lithium operations.

Albemarle’s lithium sales surge after supply contracts renegotiated

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp, the world’s largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, raised its annual forecast on Wednesday and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit after it renegotiated supply contracts for the metal at higher prices.

GM prepaying Livent $198 million for guaranteed lithium supply

Mining News Pro - General Motors Co is prepaying Livent Corp $198 million for a guaranteed six-year supply of lithium, a deal that reflects the auto industry’s rising worry about a tightening market for the electric vehicle battery metal.

Toyota-Panasonic battery JV to buy lithium from ioneer’s Nevada mine

Mining News Pro - A joint battery venture of Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp will buy lithium from ioneer Ltd’s Rhyolite Ridge mining project and use the metal to build electric vehicle batteries in the United States.

Canada races ahead of US on current lithium project pipeline

Mining News Pro - Canada’s lithium supply response is expected to post strong growth through 2031 and outperform the US, a new analysis by Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research suggests.

Refining Lithium from Batteries are Hard but Makes you Richer

Mining News Pro - The lithium-ion batteries in today’s electric vehicles outperform older lead-acid batteries by almost every measure, except one. Lead-acid batteries are still the single-most recycled product in the world.

Lithium Americas breaks ground on lithium test facility in Nevada

Mining News Pro - Lithium Americas has marked the official opening of its lithium process testing facility located in Reno, Nevada, with a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday. The company was joined by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and University of Nevada, Reno president Brian Sandoval.

Lithium refining is a ‘license to print money,’ Musk says

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk has called for more investment in global lithium refining to ease shortages in battery materials — and promised those who seize the opportunity it’s as lucrative as “basically minting money.”

Tianqi Lithium ends flat in biggest Hong Kong debut of 2022

Mining News Pro - Tianqi Lithium Corp. ended flat in its debut in Hong Kong, following the largest share sale in the Asian financial hub this year.

Sigma Lithium’s project in Brazil to benefit from new rules

Mining News Pro - Canadian minerals explorer Sigma Lithium said on Tuesday its 25%-ready Grota do Cirilo lithium project in Brazil will benefit from a presidential decree issued last week allowing unrestricted trade of any products containing the battery metal.

Ganfeng Lithium to buy Argentina-focused Lithea for $962 million

Mining News Pro - China’s biggest lithium compounds producer Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd said on Monday it will buy Argentina-focused Lithea Inc for up to $962 million as it seeks to secure access to more resources for production of key battery metals.

Lake Resources shares hit by short seller’s lithium tech allegations

Mining News Pro - Short seller J Capital Research on Monday alleged that Lake Resources NL’s plan to produce lithium in Argentina is based on a process from Lilac Solutions Inc that likely does not work, the latest attack against a wave of new technologies aiming to produce the electric vehicle battery metal.

Battery makers warn EU that lithium proposal may hurt EV sector

Mining News Pro - Lithium and battery producers warned the European Union that a proposal to classify the metal as a reproductive toxin could severely hurt Europe’s burgeoning electric-vehicle industry.

California lithium tax would delay shipments to automakers

Mining News Pro - A proposed flat-rate tax on lithium produced in California’s Salton Sea region will delay deliveries of the electric vehicle battery metal to General Motors Co and Stellantis NV and may push some mining companies to exit the state entirely, industry executives told Reuters.

California approves lithium tax despite industry’s warnings

Mining News Pro - Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, approved the tax as part of a must-pass state budget on Thursday. The state legislature had signed off on the levy during deliberations on Wednesday night.

Sibanye-Stillwater seeks control of Finnish lithium miner

Mining News Pro - Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SSW) (NYSE: SBSW) revealed on Thursday it is in talks to take a controlling stake in Finnish lithium firm Keliber, adding that the plan is to have an 80% in the company, which aims to be Europe’s first fully integrated lithium producer.

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