Precious metals no longer needed in reactions to produce hydrogen fuel

Mining News Pro - In a paper published in the journal Science, the scientists explain that using only inexpensive raw materials they were able to create a scalable catalyst that needs only the power of light to convert ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

New environmentally friendly method to extract metals from Li-ion batteries launched in Canada

Mining News Pro - Engineers at the University of Toronto are proposing a new, more sustainable method to mine lithium, cobalt, nickel and manganese from lithium-ion batteries that have reached the end of their lives.

Vital Metals ditches Quebec rare earths projects

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Vital Metals (ASX: VML), the first rare earths producer in Canada, has walked away from a deal Quebec Precious Metals Corp. to buy the junior’s Zeus project and a 68% stake the Kipawa heavy rare earths, inked last year.

EV makers must partner with miners to secure key metals

Mining News Pro - A key lithium producer in Australia, the world’s top supplier, is urging electric car manufacturers and battery makers to become its partners in new refinery projects, arguing their direct financial backing is vital to avoid shortfalls of the material that’s crucial to the clean energy transition.

Rare-earth metals get the sparkler party started

Mining News Pro - A recent paper published in the journal ACS Omega proposes the idea of using rare-earth metals in alloy powders to produce flashes that shift from golden to green and continuously branch.

Sierra Metals halts 2022 production and finance guidance on Peru mine blockade

Mining News Pro - Sierra Metals Inc. said a group of residents from the Peruvian town of Alis are blocking the access to its flagship Yauricocha copper mine, where production has been suspended for over a week.

Metals rout deepens as China lockdowns add to growth fears

Mining News Pro - Base metals slumped, with copper falling further after capping its fifth consecutive monthly loss — the longest downward streak since the 2008 financial crisis — after China’s lockdown of megacity Chengdu added to demand woes.

Moody’s cuts metals price calls amid slowing global growth

Mining News Pro - Credit rating firm Moody’s Investors Service has pared down its 12-month price outlook for a basket of metals and mining commodities, citing a global economic slowdown and softening demand.

Barrick Gold to sell royalty portfolio to Maverix Metals for $60 million

Mining News Pro - Barrick Gold announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to sell a portfolio of royalties to Maverix Metals (TSX: MMX) for total consideration of up to $60 million.

Tesla’s battery metals bill balloons to $100 billion

Mining News Pro - Elon Musk had plenty of advice for the mining and metals industry at the company’s Battery Day event in September 2020, where the road map to a $25,000 Tesla was laid out.

‘Winter’ approaches for base metals equities

Mining News Pro - A metaphorical winter approaches for base metals equities, says Haywood Capital Markets in a new report published on Sunday.

Antofagasta’s Twin Metals sues US government over Minnesota copper project

Mining News Pro - Antofagasta Plc’s Twin Metals subsidiary sued the US government on Monday in a bid to revive its proposed Minnesota copper and nickel mine, which Biden administration officials had blocked this year over concerns it could pollute a major recreational waterway.

Hundreds of new mines required to meet 2030 battery metals demand

Mining News Pro - Global battery and minerals supply chains need to expand ten-fold to meet projected critical minerals needs by 2030, a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found.

Nornickel boosts output of all key metals

Mining News Pro - Russian metals producer Nornickel’s first-half nickel and palladium output rose year on year thanks to returning production two mines hit by flooding in 2021, the company said on Thursday.

Osisko Metals updates Pine Point PEA

Mining News Pro - Osisko Metals has released an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its wholly owned Pine Point base metals project located near the town of Hay River, Northwest Territories. The study was prepared in collaboration with independent engineering firms BBA, WSP Canada and Hydro-Resources.

China stimulus unlikely to reverse global metals meltdown

Mining News Pro - Commodity investors looking to China to reverse the rout in global metals markets may be disappointed, with Beijing unable to deliver the kind of investment splurge that powered past bull markets.

Cornish Metals kicks off new drill campaign at South Crofty

Mining News Pro - Cornish Metals has started a fresh drilling program at its South Crofty tin-copper project in Cornwall, southwest England, as it moves closer to reopening the past producing mine.

Top 10 trends impacting battery metals

Mining News Pro - Goldman Sachs paper warns it is 'the end of the beginning' for the battery metals bull market

Russia’s Potanin weighs big metals merger as defence against sanctions

Mining News Pro - Russian businessman Vladimir Potanin has said he is ready to discuss a possible merger between his mining group Nornickel and aluminium producer Rusal, a move that could strengthen their defences against any possible Western sanctions against them.

Metals melt down as recession fears overwhelm supply woes

Mining News Pro - Industrial metals have gone from boom to bust in the space of only three months.

Metals set for worst quarter since 2008 on global downturn angst

Mining News Pro - Base metals headed for the worst quarterly slump since the 2008 global financial crisis as China’s economy recovered only gradually and fears of a world recession intensified.

Metals haven’t crashed this hard since the Great Recession

Mining News Pro - Industrial metals are on track for the worst quarter since the 2008 financial crisis as prices are pummeled by recession worries. Copper, the great economic bellwether, has ricocheted into a bear market from a record four months ago, while tin just tumbled 21% in its worst week since a 1980s crisis froze London trading for four years.

Copper price at 16-month low as slowdown fears hit industrial metals market

Mining News Pro - Copper prices fell to a 16-month low on Thursday as fast-rising interest rates and weak economic data fanned fears of a global slowdown that would reduce demand for metals.

Deal-hungry miners return to Toronto with EV metals in focus

Mining News Pro - As the mining industry gathers in Toronto this week for one of its biggest annual events, the focus will be on two groups of metals: one that’s seeing soaring demand across the world, and another with almost no industrial utility.

Toronto Exchange to launch battery metals index

Mining News Pro - Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange will launch on Tuesday a battery metals index to support the critical minerals sector and offer insights into the energy transition.

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