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Power Metal expedites Canada lithium earn-in
12th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed exploration and development company Power Metal Resources has negotiated early completion of the Authier North lithium project earn-in to a 100% interest. The earn-in, initially... 

China’s Zijin is in talks with Argentina to turn lithium into battery cathode
12th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s Zijin Mining Group is in advanced talks to build a plant in Argentina that will turn some of the nation’s huge lithium reserves into cathodes used to make electric-vehicle batteries. Zijin... 

Firering begins Phase 2 auger drilling campaign at Atex
11th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Critical minerals exploration company Firering Strategic Minerals has announced the successful start of a Phase 2 auger drilling campaign at its flagship Atex lithium/tantalum project, in Côte... 

Avalon president Zeeshan Syed and Metso head of hydrometallurgy Mikko Rantaharju.
Avalon signs MoU with Metso to advance Ontario's first lithium processing facility
11th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Consistent with its strategy to become a North American vertically integrated lithium producer, Avalon Advanced Materials has  signed a memorandum of understanding to create a strategic partnership... 

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Biden's electric car sales plan to strain critical mineral supplies - automakers
11th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Stellantis and Toyota Motor blasted a Biden administration plan to squelch auto pollution, saying it would compel aggressive and unrealistic sales of electric vehicles that strain critical mineral... 

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Lithium miner Patriot Battery Metals refutes claims in short-seller report
10th July 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium miner Patriot Battery Metals on Monday refuted the claims made in a short-seller report by Night Market Research, stating that the report's assertions were "factually inaccurate and... 

Argentina’s Pan American energy joins oil industry’s push into lithium
Argentina’s Pan American energy joins oil industry’s push into lithium
10th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A top Argentine crude exporter plans to start exploring for lithium in the latest case of oil and gas producers joining the rush for the battery metal in a pivot away from fossil fuels. Pan... 

Eramet in talks with European carmakers over Argentina lithium plan - CEO
10th July 2023 By: Reuters

French mining group Eramet in talks with several European carmakers over commercial agreements that would help the company finance its lithium production project in Argentina, CEO Christel Bories... 

Qld undertakes critical minerals trade mission to Asia
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government will head a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Singapore to shore up investment in Queensland’s critical minerals, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel industries.... 

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Andrada pleased with Spodumene Hill drilling results
6th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

London- and Namibia-listed technology metals mining company Andrada Mining has found consistent lithium oxide (Li2O), tantalum and tin mineralisation in the assay results for its inaugural drill... 

Report highlights the relative materials intensity of technologies required for the net-zero transition, such as offshore wind turbines
Mining, refining, smelting investment of up to $4tr by 2030 needed to support net-zero shift – report
6th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As the world accelerates the deployment of climate technologies in support of the net-zero transition, there is a risk that materials supply might not scale at the required speed, a new McKinsey &... 

China's Huayou commissions $300m Zimbabwe lithium plant
6th July 2023 By: Reuters

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt on Wednesday commissioned a lithium concentrator in Zimbabwe as it seeks to consolidate its position as one of the world's top battery materials producers. Huayou acquired... 

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Critical Metals Corp secures $125m funding
6th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Triple listed European Lithium on Thursday announced that lithium developer Critical Metals Corp had entered into a share subscription agreement of up to $125-million with private alternative... 

Sayona hunting for independent directors
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Sayona Mining is hunting for new non-executive directors and an independent chairperson as part of its governance revamp. The company on Wednesday said that the board has appointed... 

China’s BYD joins Latin America lithium rush to feed electric-car switch
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese electric-vehicle juggernaut BYD is joining a Latin American lithium rush in a bid to lock in more supplies of the metal that’s a key component in EV batteries. In Chile, the nation with... 

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Develop completes first part of raising
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Develop has raised some A$40.9-milion of it’s A$50-million target announced earlier this week, having completed its share placement and the institutional component of its entitlement... 

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WA strengthens critical minerals ties with Indonesia
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has signed a Plan of Action with Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) powering critical minerals investment and opportunities between the two... 

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Sayona marks production milestone
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Sayona Mining has marked another milestone at the North American Lithium (NAL) operation, in Québec, with some 30 000 t of lithium concentrate now produced. “Since restarting... 

China jumps ahead in rush to secure lithium from Africa
3rd July 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s early move to tap new centers of lithium supply across Africa is reaping rewards, helping the top electric-vehicle battery producer navigate a tight market for the key metal. Spurred by a... 

Argentina to buy lithium from Livent for battery production
3rd July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Argentina will buy locally-produced lithium from US company Livent to produce cells and batteries in a new plant set to start operating in September, the country’s mining ministry said. The... 

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Develop strikes a deal with Essential, announces major capital raise
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Develop Global has launched a takeover of junior lithium and gold explorer Essential Metals, and has announced a A$50-million capital raise to a number of initiatives including the... 

Galan completes DFS for Argentina lithium project
Galan completes DFS for Argentina lithium project
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into Phase 1 of the Hombre Muerto West (HMW) lithium project, in Argentina, has estimated a capital cost of $104-million and an operating cost of $3 963/t.... 

Pilbara and Calix aiming for FID by July
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals on Monday said that a final investment decision (FID) on its mid-stream demonstration plant in joint venture (JV) with fellow listed Calix is due by the end of... 

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Australia's resource exports forecast to drop
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s export earnings are expected to fall over the next two years to 2025 as energy prices return to levels seen before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the latest Resources and Energy... 

Firering to start major drill programme at Côte d'Ivoire lithium project
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Firering Strategic Minerals (FSM) has announced it will soon start with an 11 000 m Auger drilling programme, which will be followed by reverse circulation drilling, at the Atex lithium... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

Bolivia taps China, Russia's Rosatom in bid to unlock huge lithium riches
Bolivia taps China, Russia's Rosatom in bid to unlock huge lithium riches
30th June 2023 By: Reuters

Bolivia has signed lithium agreements with Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom and China's Citic Guoan Group, the South American country's government said on Thursday, as it looks to develop its... 

Vulcan announces leadership changes
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Vulcan Energy Resources has announced a spate of changes to its leadership as it works towards delivering its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany. The company on Friday... 

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Leo starts DSO production at Goulamina
30th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Leo Lithium has produced its first direct shipping ore (DSO) material at its Goulamina lithium project, in Mali. First revenue from DSO is on track to be received during the fourth... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 

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