Mexico to start producing lithium batteries in late 2023

Mining News Pro - President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced last month a $2.5 billion plan to turn parts of the border region with the US into a clean energy hub, home to solar and wind plants as well as electric vehicle factories.

Sigma Lithium to wrap up first phase of $5.1bn Brazil project next month

Mining News Pro - Sigman Lithium, which values the project at $5.1 billion, expects to generate significant free cash flows in the second quarter of 2023, thanks to strong metal prices.

Sayona Mining and Piedmont scoop up neighbouring lithium ground in Quebec

Mining News Pro - Under a strategic agreement announced this morning, NAL can earn-in to the Jourdan Resources’ (TSXV: JOR) Vallee lithium project, which neighbours the joint venture’s mine tenure.

Canadian lithium juniors assess legal options after Chinese investors ordered to divest

Mining News Pro - The third Chinese company ordered to divest its equity stakes in Canadian companies is Chengze Lithium International Ltd., which has investments in Lithium Chile Inc.(TSX-V: LITH), headquartered in Calgary.

Next-gen electrolytes may give lithium metal batteries a boost

Mining News Pro - The Coulombic efficiency, also called the current efficiency, describes the efficiency by which electrons are transferred within the battery. This means that a battery with high Coulombic efficiency has a longer battery cycle life.

China opposes Canada’s order on lithium mining investments

Mining News Pro - In a statement, China’s commerce ministry said it urged Canada to stop politicising economic and trade issues.

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit lithium mining

China in response accused Ottawa of using national security as a pretext and said the divestment order broke international commerce and market rules.

Australia could grab 20% of the world’s lithium refining by 2027

Mining News Pro - Australia is poised to grab a fifth of the world’s lithium hydroxide refining capacity within five years as demand grows for battery metals that bypass China, Canberra said in a report.

US steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire

Mining News Pro - In a February meeting with mining executives, President Joe Biden laid out an aggressive goal for the United States to produce more of its own minerals for the electric vehicle revolution in ways that respected the environment.

Peru targets local lithium battery production

Mining News Pro - Peru wants to produce lithium batteries domestically, a government official said on Wednesday, joining other Latin American nations with lofty ambitions to industrialize their resources of the ultralight metal needed to power electric vehicles.

South Korea’s SK On inks deal with Global Lithium Resources for lithium supply

Mining News Pro - South Korean battery maker SK On said on Thursday it signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia’s Global Lithium Resources Ltd for stable supply of lithium.

The race for US lithium hinges on a fight over a Nevada mine

Mining News Pro - The high-desert mountain pass overlooking alfalfa fields and RV parks doesn’t look like a battleground that will shape the country’s clean energy future.

Where Does Tesla Get its Lithium?

Mining News Pro - US carmaker Tesla needs lithium to power its electric vehicles, but where does it get it from? Find out more here.

Mexico creates state-run lithium company

Mining News Pro - Mexico, which nationalized lithium resources in April, has created a state-run company to mine the metal, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a decree issued in the national gazette Tuesday afternoon.

Mexico creates state-run lithium company, to go live within 6 months

Mining News Pro - Mexico, which nationalized lithium resources in April, has created a state-run company to mine the metal, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a decree issued in the national gazette Tuesday afternoon.

China lithium prices near record as power cuts squeeze market

Mining News Pro - Prices of lithium in China are close to a record high as a power crisis in the nation’s major hub for the vital electric-vehicle battery ingredient threatens an already-tight market.

Lithium on the rise after US EV law passes

Mining News Pro - Australia’s critical minerals will drive the United States’ electric vehicle battery program following its move to grant preferred status to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners.

SQM expects strong lithium demand despite price pressures

Mining News Pro - Chilean miner SQM saw demand for lithium soar in the last quarter and expects the trend to continue despite price pressures, its executives said during an earnings call on Thursday.

Researchers solve issues hindering silicon use in lithium-ion batteries

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) are proposing a solution to some of the issues plaguing silicon micron-particles (SiMP), which hinder their use in lithium-ion batteries.

Albemarle windfall shows lithium’s resilience to recession fears

Mining News Pro - The lithium boom is proving so resilient amid recession fears that the world’s biggest producer now expects its operating cash flow to outweigh total expenditures for the first time in six years.

Albemarle studying ways to recycle lithium in North America

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp on Thursday said it is studying ways to develop a battery recycling business in North America and believes there would be many similarities with its current lithium operations.

Albemarle’s lithium sales surge after supply contracts renegotiated

Mining News Pro - Albemarle Corp, the world’s largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, raised its annual forecast on Wednesday and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit after it renegotiated supply contracts for the metal at higher prices.

GM prepaying Livent $198 million for guaranteed lithium supply

Mining News Pro - General Motors Co is prepaying Livent Corp $198 million for a guaranteed six-year supply of lithium, a deal that reflects the auto industry’s rising worry about a tightening market for the electric vehicle battery metal.

Toyota-Panasonic battery JV to buy lithium from ioneer’s Nevada mine

Mining News Pro - A joint battery venture of Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp will buy lithium from ioneer Ltd’s Rhyolite Ridge mining project and use the metal to build electric vehicle batteries in the United States.

Canada races ahead of US on current lithium project pipeline

Mining News Pro - Canada’s lithium supply response is expected to post strong growth through 2031 and outperform the US, a new analysis by Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research suggests.

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