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DRC's Manono lithium potential confirmed

9 October 2018 - 13:55
The world's largest undeveloped hard rock lithium project is aiming to produce a minimum of 440,000 t/yr of lithium concentrate over a period of 20 years, but is also undertaking studies that may sharply increase annual output.

PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue Chinese molybdenum concentrate, 45% Mo, price

5 October 2018 - 15:25
Fastmarkets is proposing to discontinue its weekly price assessment for molybdenum concentrate, 45% Mo, on an in-warehouse China basis.

Bald Hill partners in new lithium offtake talks

16 November 2018 - 15:18
Joint-venture partners Tawana Resources and Alliance Minerals Assets have started offtake discussions for the increased lithium concentrate that they expect to come from their Bald Hill mine in Western Australia.

Pilbara clears Pilgangoora lithium project expansion

16 November 2018 - 14:00
The board of directors of Australian lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has approved the stage two expansion of its Pilgangoora project in Western Australia (WA), paving the way for its lithium concentrate output of over 800,000 t/yr.

EV growth to boost nickel consumption: Norlisk

9 November 2018 - 12:20
Rapid growth in electric vehicle (EV) production and an increasing market share of high-nickel-content battery cathode materials will boost nickel demand in the long term, according to Russian producer Norilsk Nickel's regional analyst Dmitry Zamula.

Albermarle gets environmental nod for lithium plant

9 November 2018 - 12:09
US-based lithium and speciality chemicals producer Albermarle has received environmental approval for the development of a lithium hydroxide plant near Bunbury in the southwest of Western Australia (WA).

Cobalt prices could rally 30% by mid-2019

9 November 2018 - 11:19
Since hitting near decade highs in March, cobalt prices are down by more than a third, languishing in the low $50,000s.Now a new report sees the battery raw material recovering some 30% in price. And quickly.

Toshiba aims to expand EV battery business

8 November 2018 - 20:38
Japanese electronics firm Toshiba is planning to expand its share of the global battery market, tapping the growing shift to electronic vehicles (EVs) from vehicles running on fossil fuels.

Australia's Core increases Finniss lithium resource

6 November 2018 - 11:35
Australia-based metals developer Core Exploration has increased the size of its Finniss lithium project in the Northern Territory (NT) to 5mn t grading 1.5pc lithium oxide, confirming its status as one of Australia's highest grade undeveloped lithium projects.

China’s Fengyuan builds Li-ion cathode plants

26 October 2018 - 15:49
Chinese chemicals producer Shandong Fengyuan Chemical is making progress in building production plants for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material and nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery cathode material.
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