The EV race is turning a gold rush haven into a battery hub

Mining News Pro - Gold has long dominated the Western Australian city of Kalgoorlie, born in a late 19th Century prospecting rush and home to one of the world’s largest open pit mines, nestled right next to residential streets. Blasts to dislodge precious-metal laced rock from the more than two-mile-long Super Pit still frequently rattle the main street.

Hundreds of new mines required to meet 2030 battery metals demand

Mining News Pro - Global battery and minerals supply chains need to expand ten-fold to meet projected critical minerals needs by 2030, a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found.

Pelosi’s Taiwan trip spurs Chinese battery giant to pause plant debut

Mining News Pro - A giant Chinese supplier of electric-vehicle batteries decided to push back announcing a multibillion-dollar North American plant to supply Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co. due to tensions raised by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tesla inks battery materials deals with two China suppliers

Mining News Pro - Tesla Inc. has signed new long-term deals with two of its existing Chinese battery-materials suppliers, the latest move by automakers to secure supplies amid intensifying competition.

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.

Rio Tinto, Ford to develop battery, low-carbon materials supply chain

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto and Ford Motor Company have signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles.

Tesla’s Denholm says Australia is key to avoid EV battery crunch

Mining News Pro - Lithium powerhouse Australia, which produces about half of all unprocessed supplies of the raw material, needs to add capacity in refining and manufacturing to help the world meet surging demand for batteries, according to Tesla Inc. Chair Robyn Denholm.

Umicore plans $1.2 billion battery materials plant in Ontario

Mining News Pro - Belgium’s Umicore plans to invest C$1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) to build a battery materials manufacturing plant in Canada’s Ontario province that would supply parts to one million electric vehicles by 2030, Ottawa said on Wednesday.

Volkswagen breaks ground on $20 billion battery unit’s first cell plant

Mining News Pro - Volkswagen AG broke ground on a new battery plant in Germany on Thursday, saying the factory marks the first step in an effort that will generate more than 20 billion euros ($20.4 billion) in annual revenue by the end of the decade.

Top 10 trends impacting battery metals

Mining News Pro - Goldman Sachs paper warns it is 'the end of the beginning' for the battery metals bull market

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.

BMW-backed Northvolt advances on $12 billion battery IPO plan

Mining News Pro - Sweden’s Northvolt AB, whose customers include BMW AG and Volkswagen AG, is planning to go public within the next two years as battery demand for electric vehicles booms.

Cobalt gets cheaper as China’s buyers suffer from battery slump

Mining News Pro - Cobalt prices are crashing back to earth as sellers offer increasingly steep concessions to Chinese buyers who have turned cold on the battery metal as demand slumps in electric vehicles and smartphones.

Battery metal buzz counters financial market angst at mining’s big show

Mining News Pro - The turmoil that rocked financial markets this week has done little to shake the optimism around global mining, if the signs of exuberance on display at one of the industry’s biggest gatherings in years are to be believed.

New Li-ion battery can operate below zero and above 50 degrees Celsius

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have come up with a solution to the safety issues that lithium-ion batteries experience below 0℃ or above 50℃.

Toronto Exchange to launch battery metals index

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange will launch on Tuesday a battery metals index to support the critical minerals sector and offer insights into the energy transition.

Tianqi produces Australia’s first battery grade lithium hydroxide

Mining News Pro - Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia (TLEA) announced Wednesday the first production of battery-grade lithium from its plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, marking the first-time battery-grade lithium, or lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM), has been produced in Australia in commercial quantities.

Europe’s first homegrown battery plant begins shipments

Mining News Pro - Swedish battery-maker Northvolt AB became the first European firm to start commercial shipments to a carmaker last week, giving shape to the continent’s five-year push to counter Asian dominance in supplying energy cells for electric vehicles.

Battery boom pulls trading giant Trafigura into lithium business

Mining News Pro - Trafigura Group said its plan to invest in a new UK lithium refinery will mark the start of the trading giant’s foray into buying and selling the crucial battery metal.

Electric cars to account for over 80% of battery demand in next 20 years despite current challenges

Mining News Pro - Electric cars are expected to account for 79% of the EV market revenues and 83% of battery demand in the next two decades despite some current challenges, a new report by IDTechEx shows.

Chinese miners and battery makers team up in rush for lithium

Mining News Pro - Chinese miners and battery makers are forging closer ties as the accelerating shift to electric vehicles highlights the shortage of a metal that’s key to the clean-energy revolution.

Sibanye bides time on battery metals push as asset prices soar

Mining News Pro - Sibanye Stillwater Ltd. chief executive officer Neal Froneman plans to resume battery-metals acquisitions within two to three years, once inflated asset valuations come down.

Nickel, graphite make up half Tesla’s battery emissions

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk has on more than one occasion expressed concern about nickel availability, but Tesla’s headaches when it comes to nickel don’t end there.

Glencore to invest $200m in battery recycling firm Li-Cycle

Mining News Pro - Glencore has inked a deal with Toronto-based Li-Cycle Holdings to supply the company with all types of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life lithium-ion batteries.

Huge investments on battery recycling

Mining News Pro - Glencore (LSE: GLEN) has inked a deal with Toronto-based Li-Cycle Holdings (NYSE: LICY) to supply the company with all types of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life lithium-ion batteries.

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