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.

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

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.

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.

Europe’s Green Deal requires massive amounts of battery metals

Mining News Pro - A recent study by KU Leuven University shows that meeting the European Union’s Green Deal goal of climate neutrality by 2050 will require 35 times more lithium and 7 to 26 times the amount of rare earth metals compared to Europe’s current use.

Automakers go back to the future to secure battery metals

Mining News Pro - Henry Ford was right all along, it turns out.

Battery Metals Royalties to acquire 45% interest in Mongolian coal assets from Silver Elephant Mining

Mining News Pro - Silver Elephant Mining and Battery Metals Royalties have announced that they have entered into a binding letter of intent pursuant to which Battery proposes to acquire a 45% equity interest of Silver Elephant’s wholly owned Mega Thermal Coal Corp. (formerly Asia Mining Inc.), which owns and operates the Ulaan Ovoo and Chandgana thermal coal mines in Mongolia through Mega Coal’s wholly-owned Mongolian subsidiaries for $6.3 million.

Biden poised to use Cold War powers to boost battery metals

Mining News Pro - President Joe Biden plans Thursday to invoke Cold War powers to encourage domestic production of critical minerals for electric-vehicle and other types of batteries, according to people familiar with the matter.

Millioners backed firm gets cash injection to find battery metals

Mining News Pro - KoBold Metals, a start-up backed by a coalition of billionaires including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, has raised $192.5 million in its latest financing round, which will allow it to speed up efforts to find new deposits of critical metals needed for batteries and clean energy.

BHP sees need for battery metals more than doubling in 30 years

Mining News Pro - As the pace and shape of the global transition to a greener economy has become a key issue globally, the need for battery metals will grow up to four times in the next 30 years, Vandita Pant, BHP’s chief commercial officer, said on Wednesday at the FT Commodities Asia Summit.

BHP sees need for battery metals more than doubling in 30 years

Mining News Pro - As the pace and shape of the global transition to a greener economy has become a key issue globally, the need for battery metals will grow up to four times in the next 30 years, Vandita Pant, BHP’s chief commercial officer, said on Wednesday at the FT Commodities Asia Summit.

Researchers push for more accurate battery metals demand forecasts

Mining News Pro - Common assumptions that state that demand for battery metals will continue to increase for the foreseeable future, as they are essential for high-performance lithium-ion batteries, may be misleading, a new report by CSIRO states.

What the energy transition may bring for five battery metals

Mining News Pro - ING Economics published a new report in which its experts predict what the ongoing energy transition might bring for five key metals – copper, aluminum, nickel, cobalt, and lithium.

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.

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