Teck teams up with DLT Labs on blockchain initiative to trace germanium

Mining News Pro - Teck Resources is the latest company to explore the use of blockchain technology to track material through the supply chain, from production to final product. The diversified miner is teaming up with Toronto-based DLT Labs to trace germanium, a critical mineral that is found at Teck’s Red Dog zinc-lead mine in Alaska.

Vulcan gets five more exploration licences in Germany

Mining News Pro - Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources, which has supply deals with carmakers Volkswagen, Stellantis and Renault, has received five new exploration licences for geothermal energy and lithium in Germany.

Rock Tech Lithium to raise $40 million for German, Ontario projects

Mining News Pro - Rock Tech Lithium is raising C$59.1 million ($45.6m) to build a high-grade lithium hydroxide converter and refinery in Guben, Germany, and to advance its Georgia Lake lithium project in Ontario,145 km northeast of Thunder Bay.

Vulcan Energy buys German geothermal plant to power lithium extraction

Mining News Pro - Vulcan Energy said on Friday it had agreed to buy a geothermal power plant in Germany’s Upper Rhine Valley for about 31.5 million euros ($35.6 million), as it works to supply lithium to Volkswagen and other European carmakers.

Volkswagen CEO says Tesla factory will threaten German jobs

Mining News Pro - Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess told workers on Thursday to brace for a deeper company overhaul when US electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla starts ramping up production at its first European factory outside Berlin next year.

German researchers develop record-breaking lithium metal cell

Mining News Pro - A new study published in the journal Joule makes the case for a record-breaking lithium metal battery that offers extremely high energy density of 560 watt-hours per kilogram — based on the total weight of the active materials — with remarkably good stability.

Altech launches German R&D facility

Mining News Pro - High purity alumina (HPA) producer Altech Chemicals has officially opened its research and development (R&D) workshop at the DOCK3 industrial development center, in Saxony, Germany.

Stellantis in lithium supply deals with California, German firms

Mining News Pro - Stellantis, the world's fourth-largest automaker with brands that include Jeep and Peugeot, has signed memorandums of understanding for lithium supply with geothermal brine projects in California and Germany, according to two sources.

Germany to shut 1.5 GW of coal generation by December

Mining News Pro - Germany is shutting down more than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired generation by Dec. 8 this year, the country’s energy regulator said on Thursday, announcing the results of a second round of auctions meant to mitigate the cost of closing polluting plants.

Lithium miner’s German smelter plan draws billionaires

Mining News Pro - Rock Tech Lithium Inc. plans to raise $400 million to build a lithium refinery in Germany and has attracted support from billionaires including Peter Thiel investing in Europe’s push to create a local electric-vehicle battery industry.

Germany working towards extracting lithium from thermal water reservoirs

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed an environmentally friendly process to extract lithium from the salty thermal water reservoirs that are located in the Upper Rhine Trench.

Mine expansion threatens German villages despite coal exit

Mining News Pro - Germany is officially on course to abandon coal-fired power generation by 2038, with the government finalising its fiercely disputed "coal exit law" earlier this month.

Germany to become major source of platinum demand for fuel cell EVs

Mining News Pro - As much of Europe prepares for a rapid green energy transition as part of the region`s Covid-19 recovery strategy, Germany, in particular, could be the gamechanger that makes widespread adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Europe a reality, says the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC).

Germany’s plan to exit coal by 2038 becomes law

Mining News Pro - Germany’s lower house of the parliament passed on Friday a bill to phase out coal-fired power stations in the country by 2038.

Germany wants to mass produce large-format lithium-ion cells

Mining News Pro - Researchers from Germany’s Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, known by its initials ZSW, just launched the ZellkoBatt, a project aimed at optimizing large-format lithium-ion cells for automotive applications, while cutting the costs of components as well as manufacturing processes.

Activists occupy German coal plant in protest

Mining News Pro - A large group of protesters broke through a gate at the Datteln-4 power station and gained access to the site, local police said Sunday in a tweet.

Germany to urge next Bolivian leaders to revive lithium deal

Mining News Pro - Germany will seek talks with Bolivia`s next government to revive a deal to exploit jointly huge lithium reserves in the Andean country, as it works to secure supplies for production of electric cars in Europe`s largest economy, officials said.

Germany wants Bolivia’s new government to revise scrapped lithium deal

Mining News Pro - Germany is hoping to engage Bolivia’s next government in talks over a scrapped joint venture deal to develop the South American country’s massive lithium reserves, as members of its car sector struggle to meet electric vehicles production targets due to a supply shortage of battery cells.

Germany`s 2019 hard coal imports fell 14.7%

Mining News Pro - Germany imported 40.2 million tonnes of hard coal last year, 14.7% less than in 2018 due to competition from renewables and gas, and as the steel industry curbed usage, importers said on Friday.

Bolivia walks away from lithium project with German company

Mining News Pro - Bolivia’s government has cancelled a joint venture project with Germany’s privately owned ACI Systems Alemania (ACISA), which was seeking to develop a massive lithium project in the country’s southern highlands.

Germany’s coal consumption continues to go down

Mining News Pro - Lignite and bituminous coal produced 50% less energy than renewables in Germany during the first three quarters of 2019, a new report by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) reveals.

Germany’s K+S cuts potash output for the year on weak demand

Mining News Pro - German potash producer K+S AG is cutting down production of the fertilizer ingredient by up to 300,000 tonnes before the end of the year as China’s ban on the commodity imports has worsened global market conditions.

Bacanora Lithium extends footprint in Germany with new licence

Mining News Pro - Exploration and development company Bacanora Lithium (LON:BCN) is expanding its footprint in Germany after securing another five-year exploration licence this week in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, Germany.

In the new lithium `great game`, Germany edges out China in Bolivia

Mining News Pro - When Germany signed a deal last month to help Bolivia exploit its huge lithium reserves, it hailed the venture as a deepening of economic ties with the South American country.

India Initiates Anti-dumping Duty Investigation on Certain Type of Steel Imports from China, Brazil & Germany

Mining News Pro - According to the latest reports, India has initiated an anti-dumping probe on a certain type of steel imports coming from Brazil, China and Germany following a complaint from a domestic player.

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