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LME stocks shock sends zinc price reeling

29 January 2021 - 14:20
Zinc bulls have just received a reality check.

Scientists develop anode-free zinc battery for storing renewable energy

29 January 2021 - 14:15
Researchers at Stanford University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials.

Zinc exports rise 34% in 7 months year on year

6 December 2020 - 14:20
The volume of zinc exports from Iran reached 110,932 tons in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21), registering a 34-percent rise compared to the figure for the last year’s same period.

Carmakers urged to invest in mines to avoid battery metal pinch

12 May 2020 - 09:03
Mine developers scrambling to fund projects to meet forecast demand for battery metals see the threat of looming supply crunches as a trigger for electric-vehicle makers to step in with investments.

Demand for battery metals to jump 500% by 2050

12 May 2020 - 01:04
Production of battery metals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt will have to increase by nearly 500% by 2050 to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies, the World Bank reported Monday.

CHART: China’s grip on battery metals supply chain

9 May 2020 - 22:31
The back story on how China came to dominate the lithium-ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain by building capacity in metal refining, battery-grade chemicals production and cathode and anode making is being told via new data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

Miners resume operations in Peru, Bolivia

5 May 2020 - 13:10
Through supreme decree N° 080-2020-PCM, the Peruvian government authorized mining operators to resume activities as of May 2, 2020.

China's Yunnan launches stimulus for metals producers

27 April 2020 - 19:01
China's Yunnan provincial government has launched stimulus plans to help germanium, indium and other metals producers in the southwest province, shoring up confidence in the spot market.

Bolivia’s largest mine suspends operations as virus controls tighten

29 March 2020 - 14:19
Bolivia’s San Cristóbal mine, a huge deposit of zinc, lead and silver, has suspended operations after the country imposed tough rules to halt the spread of coronavirus, its operator Minera San Cristóbal said in a statement on Friday.

Glencore closes operations in four countries over coronavirus curbs

26 March 2020 - 15:00
Glencore PLC on Thursday halted a number of smaller mines due to government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus but added its larger operations were not materially impacted.
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