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Nickel price catches battery, export ban fever. Again

19 July 2019 - 16:06
Nickel is adding shine to the otherwise lacklustre 2019 industrial metals complex, as expectations of booming demand from electric vehicles and renewed supply worries rev prices to a one-year high.

India: OMC Chrome Ore July Auction Receives Weak Response

19 July 2019 - 01:19
State Owned, Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) conducted the e-auction on 15 Jul’19. Amid low demand in the market, and falling Ferro Chrome prices, OMC received a meagre response, as the entire quantity was not booked.

India: Ferro Chrome Industry under Constant Stress; Production Levels Reduced

19 July 2019 - 01:13
Ferro Chrome producers remain pessimistic as the prices fall to a new low each week. Demand for Ferro Chrome is dull in the domestic as well as global market due to bearish Stainless Steel demand.

Lithium price: Tesla now sells 22% of world’s battery power

18 July 2019 - 14:14
Adamas Intelligence tracks the battery capacity (and the metals used in them) of electric vehicles sold in more than 80 countries around the world, representing more than 90% of the global EV market.

India: Imported Manganese Ore Prices Rises on Shortage at Chinese Ports

17 July 2019 - 17:24
Seaborne Manganese Ore prices raised amid shortage of material at Chinese Ports. South African Carbonate Ores price was raised last week and this week Australian and Gabonese Ores followed the suit. However, the sudden increase in the global freight rates have decreased margins on Manganese Ore Shipments.

Iranian Knowledge-Based Company Produces Calcium-Based Alloys Used in Car Industry

15 July 2019 - 00:34
Iranian experts working for a knowledge-based company managed to produce calcium-based alloys with applications in auto industry.

Development snapshot: Eight juniors looking to supply the electric vehicle revolution

14 July 2019 - 17:31
While the prices for key battery minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, rare earth elements, graphite and copper have so far been subdued in 2019, the general excitement about the future wide adoption of electric vehicles continues to fuel activity amongst Canada’s battery mineral juniors. Here is a look at eight such companies:

Surge in battery nickel use is more bad news for cobalt price

13 July 2019 - 16:38
Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 57% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in May this year, compared to 2018.

Cornish Lithium turns to crowfunding to finance UK project

13 July 2019 - 16:23
Cornish Lithium, a start-up hoping to lead the development of an industry for the battery metal in the UK, became on Friday the first British miner to launch a crowdfunding campaign to finance its hunt for the commodity in the ancient mining region of Cornwall, in south-west England.

Why the cobalt market needs Congo’s “illegal” miners

13 July 2019 - 16:15
The death last month of 43 artisan miners at the Kamoto Copper Company KOV concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo has refocused attention on the human cost of producing what is a key input into electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
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