Lofty lithium bid suggests scorching rally may not be over

Mining News Pro - The highest bid for lithium at an auction run by an Australian miner suggests a blistering rally in the battery metal may not be over.

Lithium stocks rout continues despite fresh hard rock price record

Mining News Pro - At the end of May, Goldman Sachs rattled lithium stocks after the investment bank declared the battery metals bull market “over for now”. Goldman called today’s lithium levels a “fundamental mispricing [that] has in turn generated an outsized supply response well ahead of the demand trend.”

Tesla lithium supplier targets first shipment by year-end

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Core Lithium, which counts electric vehicles giant Tesla among its future costumers, is planning to send its first shipment of the key battery material by the end of the year.

Bolivia again delays announcement on lithium mining tie-ups

Mining News Pro - Bolivia’s government on Wednesday declined to name which of six short-listed companies it would select to help mine its untapped lithium riches, with the chief of the country’s state-run lithium company saying more than one could be eventually selected.

Goldman sparks bear-bull battle in the lithium market

Mining News Pro - Is the white-hot lithium market about to be dowsed in a cold cyclical shower of oversupply?

EnergyX disqualified from Bolivian lithium race on technicality

Mining News Pro - Last week, Austin, Texas-based EnergyX and Argentine energy firm Tecpetrol were disqualified from a race to mine Bolivian lithium, the government said, as the country aims to tap its vast resources in partnership with one or more foreign companies.

Red-hot lithium boom pits Wall Street against the wonks

Mining News Pro - There’s a fight brewing in the lithium market, after a controversial forecast from Goldman Sachs Group analysts set off a backlash among some of the industry’s most prominent experts.

EnergyX out of Bolivian lithium race

Mining News Pro - EnergyX and Argentine energy firm Tecpetrol have been disqualified from a race to mine Bolivian lithium, the government said, as the country aims to tap its vast resources in partnership with one or more foreign companies.

Here’s what Goldman got wrong about lithium prices

Mining News Pro - At the end of May, Goldman Sachs rattled lithium stocks after the investment bank declared the battery metals bull market “over for now”.

Savannah Resources lithium project caught in Portugal’s red tape

Mining News Pro - Savannah Resources, the company building western Europe’s largest lithium mine, said on Wednesday it shared its shareholders’ frustration regarding the time it has taken Portugal to review its application, but noted it was a political process over which the company had little control.

Ford-backed startup targets EV alternatives to lithium-ion batteries

Mining News Pro - Solid Power Inc., the battery startup that went public in a reverse merger last year, has begun operating a new pilot line, putting it on pace to deliver sample cells to automotive partners by year-end.

Ganfeng kicks off construction of Mariana lithium project in Argentina

Mining News Pro - Ganfeng Lithium, China’s no.1 producer of the battery metal, and its subsidiary Litio Minera Argentina kicked off this week the construction phase of their Mariana lithium project, located in Argentina’s northwestern Salta province.

Chile aims to outline state lithium firm model this year, minister says

Mining News Pro - Chile’s government, which has pledged to establish a state lithium firm to develop the ultralight battery metal, hopes to establish a model for the company by the end of the year, mining minister Marcela Hernando told local paper La Tercera on Sunday.

Legendary lithium riches from Bolivia’s salt flats may still just be a mirage

Mining News Pro - On Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, a vast white salt flat that feels almost otherworldly, Karina Quispe is watching from the sidelines a global resource race for the world’s largest – and almost untapped – trove of battery metal lithium.

Mine auction draws 3,448 bids amid scramble for lithium

Mining News Pro - An auction for a controlling stake in a Chinese lithium mine has garnered 3,448 bids, underscoring the scramble to secure the battery metal that’s key to the clean-energy transition.

Chinese, Australian investors battle for largest lithium deposit

Mining News Pro - Australia’s AVZ Minerals Ltd. is battling to retain control of what is potentially the world’s largest untapped lithium deposit amid ownership claims from Chinese investors, according to Boatman Capital.

In Chile’s Atacama, lithium mining stirs fight over flamingos

Mining News Pro - On the white plains of Chile’s lithium-rich Atacama desert, bright pink flamingos enliven the sprawling salt flats where sporadic blue pools provide much needed hydration.

SQM profit soars on high lithium prices

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner SQM, a major producer of lithium, on Wednesday reported a near twelve-fold rise in quarterly profit as it benefited from higher prices of the metal used in electric-vehicle batteries.

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.

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.

Lithium sector needs $42 billion as pivot from China adds costs

Mining News Pro - The global lithium industry needs as much as $42 billion of investment by the end of the decade in order to meet demand for the crucial battery-making material, with attempts to build supply chains outside of China subject to much higher costs, according to a data and market-intelligence provider.

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.

Argentina expects $4.2bn investment in its lithium sector

Mining News Pro - Argentina expects to receive a $4.2 billion combined investment in its growing lithium market over the next five years, which would help the country double production in 2023 to reach 175,000 tonnes of the battery metal in 2025.

BHP vows to stay out of lithium rush with shortages set to fade

Mining News Pro - Among elevated metal prices, lithium stands out, as booming electric-vehicle sales send the battery component skyrocketing. Conspicuously, the world’s biggest mining company has no plans to join the rush.

Organic lithium-ion batteries one step closer to becoming reality

Mining News Pro - A recent discovery by researchers at Japan’s Tohoku University and the University of California, Los Angeles has moved the needle one step closer to realizing metal-free, high-energy, and inexpensive batteries by using a small organic molecule, croconic acid.

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