European consortium gets €12.3m to develop mine management system

Mining News Pro - The ultimate goal behind the new system is to reduce Europe’s dependence on imported minerals and metals used to produce everything from mobile phones, to renewable energy, and modern defence equipment.

Russian aluminum dilemma for Europe’s buyers

Mining News Pro - Europe’s power crisis, production cuts, and shortages of aluminum have left consumers in a quandary about Russian supplies of the metal vital for the region’s transport, construction and packaging industries.

Metal plants feeding Europe’s factories face an existential crisis

Mining News Pro - In the aluminum industry, closing a smelter is an agonizing decision. Once power is cut and the production “pots” settle back to room temperature, it can take many months and tens of millions of dollars to bring them back online.

Europe crisis shows coal’s value, South Africa minister says

Mining News Pro - South Africa’s energy minister dismissed the notion that renewable electricity can bring an end to years of rolling blackouts, pointing to Europe’s pivot back to the use of fossil fuels as evidence of the constraints of using green energy.

Tiny pure-gold pin is ‘pulsing heart’ of European space mission

Mining News Pro - A pure-gold pin not much bigger than the tip of a pencil is the ‘pulsing heart’ of the European Space Agency’s Low Earth Orbit Facility, LEOX.

Gold price recovers as European Central Bank raises rates higher than expected

Mining News Pro - Gold prices regained ground after falling to the lowest level in 15 months as the European Central Bank took some investors by surprise and raised rates by 50 basis points on Thursday.

Europe’s power crunch cuts zinc and aluminum capacity in half

Mining News Pro - Europe has lost about half of its zinc and aluminum smelting capacity within the past year, and a further surge in power prices could knock more plants offline over winter, the region’s biggest metal producers warned.

Europe snaps up coal from abroad to fill gap left by Russia

Mining News Pro - A hunt by Europe’s coal consumers to replace Russian cargoes with shipments from across the globe has boosted imports to a key hub by more than a third, helping to fill severely depleted stockpiles.

American graphite producer wants to supply 30% of US, UK, European EVs by 2030

Mining News Pro - US-based Urbix, a company that has developed a type of natural anode-grade graphite known as coated spherical purified graphite, announced the opening of an entity in the United Kingdom whose goal will be to supply UK and European-based automakers and battery industries with its products.

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.

Europe’s aluminium deficit triggers further large LME stock draw

Mining News Pro - Aluminium inventories in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses, already at their lowest in nearly 17 years, are likely to fall further over coming days and weeks as more metal leaves the LME system and heads for Europe, where supplies are scarce.

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.

EV parts maker Schaeffler signs first-of-a-kind European rare earth deal

Mining News Pro - German auto parts supplier Schaeffler has signed a raw materials deal to ensure the supply of rare earth magnets from Europe for its burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) motor business, an executive said.

Don’t expect US miners to replace Russian coal in Europe

Mining News Pro - U.S. coal miners including Peabody Energy Corp. are surging as the European Union proposes banning imports of the fuel from Russia. But it will be difficult, if not impossible, for them to fill the potential supply gap.

Europe’s aluminium deficit triggers further large LME stock draw

Mining News Pro - Aluminium inventories in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses, already at their lowest in nearly 17 years, are likely to fall further over coming days and weeks as more metal leaves the LME system and heads for Europe, where supplies are scarce.

The price for Europe to wean off Russian gas keeps going up

Mining News Pro - Europe’s ambitious timetable for building its way out of a dependence on Russian energy faces potential delays and billions of dollars in extra costs as the war in Ukraine makes steel, copper and aluminum scarce and more expensive.

European Steel Industry After Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Mining News Pro - Russia is the world's fifth biggest steel producer, while Ukraine comes in at 14th. The two combined account for a fifth of imports to the European Union.

Copper, nickel prices spike as Europe scrambles for metal

Mining News Pro - On Wednesday, copper prices continued to rise with May futures jumping to a high of $4.7050 a pound ($10,373 a tonne) in New York, levels last seen during the bellwether metal’s October spike – in sight of record territory.

Gold price blasts to 15-month peak as war returns to Europe

Mining News Pro - Gold blasted to its highest since 2020 after Russian forces attacked targets across Ukraine, triggering the worst security crisis in Europe since World War II and further crushing risk sentiment across the global markets.

Rock Tech, Bilfinger to build Europe’s first lithium refinery

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Rock Tech Lithium and Germany’s Bilfinger SE will work together on building Europe’s first lithium converter and refinery in a push to meet the region’s increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs).

Europe forced to rely on expensive, dirty coal to keep lights on

Mining News Pro - Coal will play a vital role in helping to keep the lights on in Europe this winter even as prices are jumping and lawmakers are doing their best to kill off one of the dirtiest power-plant fuels.

Aluminum price climbs with output facing pressure in Europe

Mining News Pro - Aluminum rose as investors weighed fresh signs of pressure on output, with Alcoa Corp. planning to shut a European plant and Beijing vowing to cut carbon emissions from China’s huge army of smelters.

Europe’s top zinc mine halted due to water flows

Mining News Pro - Swedish miner Boliden (STO: BOL) said on Wednesday it had halted production at its Tara mine in Ireland, Europe’s largest zinc mine, due to increased water flows into the operation.

Rio Tinto invests in European EV battery producer InoBat Auto

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto announced Tuesday it is investing in European battery technology and manufacturing company InoBat Auto.

While China will continue to use rare earths in EVs, Europe may be trying different options

Mining News Pro - A new report by IDTechEx anticipates China continuing to use permanent magnet motors in its EVs but Europe making efforts to decrease the utilization of magnetic materials and especially heavy rare-earths.

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