US adds nickel, zinc to critical minerals list

Mining News Pro - Nickel and zinc are now deemed critical minerals by the United States.

USGS seeking public comment on revised critical minerals list

Mining News Pro - The US Geological Survey announced on Monday it is seeking public comment by December 9 on a draft revised list of critical minerals. There are currently 50 minerals listed in this revised draft.

South Africa needs to ramp up critical minerals exploration as world decarbonises

Mining News Pro - The South African mining sector can remain internationally competitive and support socioeconomic development only if it drives decarbonisation and adapts to the global shift in commodity demand towards minerals used in green sectors such as renewable electricity and electric vehicles (EVs), a new study shows.

Govt establishes A$2bn critical minerals loan facility

Mining News Pro - The federal government will establish a A$2-billion loan facility for Australian critical minerals projects.

Risk and reward for Australian critical minerals

Mining News Pro - KPMG has outlined a rising lack of trust and increased competition as risk factors for the Australian minerals industry, with plenty of opportunity arising as a result, according to its latest report.

Australian critical minerals sector to explore blockchain tech

Mining News Pro - The federal government has funded a blockchain pilot project to increase competition in Australia’s critical minerals sector.

Critical minerals blockchain given a funding boost

Mining News Pro - The federal government has announced a more than A$5.6-million investment through the Blockchain Pilot Grants programme to investigate the capability of blockchain to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s critical minerals and food and beverage sectors.

Critical minerals portal opens path to global investment

Mining News Pro - Australia, the United States and Canada have collaborated to deliver the Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative online portal, which contains the world’s largest dataset of critical minerals deposits.

What Canada should do to secure its own supply of critical minerals

Mining News Pro - A report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources presented before the House of Commons rang the alarm bell on how important it is for Canada to secure a supply of critical minerals, particularly in the face of China’s dominance.

NSW eyes critical minerals investment in 2021-22 budget

Mining News Pro - The New South Wales Government has pledged almost $200 million for mining industries and communities as part of the state’s 2021-22 budget, including a focus on critical minerals exploration.

Tesla eyes over $1 billion worth of Australian critical minerals a year

Mining News Pro - Electric cars giant Tesla said it expects to soon begin buying more than $1 billion a year of Australian lithium, nickel and other critical minerals for its batteries and engines.

Australia backs Iluka rare earths plant in critical minerals drive

Mining News Pro - Australia has backed a new rare earths processing plant planned by mineral sands producer Iluka Resources, saying it is in line with a government effort to build supply of critical minerals, the company said on Tuesday.

Critical minerals producers needed to meet future demand

Mining News Pro - Global demand for critical minerals could increase by up to six times by 2040, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

Focus on critical minerals in northern Australia to increase

Mining News Pro - The Australian Government has unveiled a $190 million investment plan that includes critical minerals development to grow business opportunities in northern Australia.

IEA report outlines urgent need to accelerate investment in critical minerals needed to drive energy transitions

Mining News Pro - A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report is warning of a potential supply deficit for some of the ‘critical minerals’ needed to support a global shift in the energy system that is aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the growing number of country commitments to cutting carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.

Canada tightens takeover rules for critical minerals

Mining News Pro - Canada has tightened foreign investment rules to protect the security of critical mineral supply chains, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, ahead of an expected surge in demand for metals used to make electric vehicles.

Interest in critical minerals supply ‘never been this strong’, says Quebec graphite developer

Mining News Pro - There is a "renewed sense of enthusiasm" and a "new commitment" to move the Lac Knife graphite project, in Quebec, forward on a path to commercial production, says developer Focus Graphite.

Canada positioning for post-Covid-19 recovery with critical minerals push

Mining News Pro - Canada is using its measures to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic to position itself as a haven for new technology and battery minerals, boasting a wealth of such minerals found in few other places around the globe, said Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan.

Critical minerals hit the road map in Australia’s future

Mining News Pro - The Australian Government has reinforced the role it expects the critical minerals sector to play in the country’s future in its third road map for the national manufacturing priority list.

Demand for Australia’s critical minerals to jump

Mining News Pro - The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has flagged strong demand for critical minerals following indications that the United States plans to develop renewable energy facilities and extensive electric vehicle (EV) supply.

NRW to strengthen presence in critical minerals

Mining News Pro - NRW chief executive and managing director Jules Pemberton is anticipating further growth to its minerals, energy and technologies (MET) capabilities following the takeover of Primero Group.

Trudeau eyes ‘leaps forward’ in integration with US on EVs, critical minerals

Mining News Pro - Canada and the United States can collaborate more closely on manufacturing electric vehicles and on supplying critical minerals needed to make batteries for cars and other clean technologies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

Search and USA Rare Earth join to advance critical minerals development

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Search Minerals and USA Rare Earth announced Tuesday that they have entered into a technical collaboration framework agreement to govern initial cooperation to advance the development of the mineral resources held by each company.

Australia tells the world it is open for business when it comes to critical minerals

Mining News Pro - The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources recently published the second edition of the Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus, a document aimed at highlighting the country’s position on critical materials supply.

Australia to pursue critical minerals investments

Mining News Pro - The federal government has released an updated edition of the Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus 2020 for investors to identify the commercial opportunities within the country’s mineral projects

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