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LITHIUM: Livent's lithium woes in China cloud industry outlook

  • Date: 13-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Livent on Tuesday forecast a drop in Chinese lithium sales for the year because of uncertainty about the country's electric vehicle subsidies, a worrisome sign for other producers of the key battery component.

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LITHIUM: Neometals recycling pilot gets under way

  • Date: 12-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Neometals has commissioned Stage 1 of its lithium-ion battery recycling pilot plant in Canada. The pilot project is intended to demonstrate Neometals’ mixed feed flowsheet, which will accommodate a variety of lithium-ion battery types from multiple sources. The plant is expected to verify assumptions made at bench-scale, and to generate marketing samples of products, while providing essential data required for a front-end engineering design study.

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LITHIUM: Lithium price: Spodumene is getting crushed

  • Date: 04-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining.com

As expansion programs at South American brine operations slow down, the bulk of new lithium capacity is coming from hard rock mines.

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LITHIUM: Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

  • Date: 30-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Green Car Congress

It’s been a decade of lows for commodities after posting 7 declines in 11 years, but we’ve seriously underestimated lithium. It’s back with a vengeance in 2019.

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LITHIUM: China lithium product prices halved last year, may return to highs by 2025

  • Date: 21-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: CBEA

Domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell all the way in 2018, a drop of 53.3%. The price of lithium hydroxide fell less, but the December offer also fell 23.19% from the beginning of the year.

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LITHIUM: 2018 China lithium industry major enterprises expansion and expansion events

  • Date: 17-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Weixin

In 2018, domestic lithium industry investment and new capacity were hot, and production capacity was also released. According to the preliminary statistics of the Lithium Branch, the total domestic lithium salt production capacity has reached 492,000 tons in 2018, and the total output of lithium salt is about 162,000 tons.

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LITHIUM: Chile nuclear watchdog weighs probe into fraud over lithium exports

  • Date: 15-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

Chile’s nuclear watchdog CCHEN is considering an investigation into potential fraud after an audit found that the agency for decades failed to properly record exports of ultralight battery metal lithium, documents obtained by Reuters show.

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LITHIUM: Albemarle starts earthworks at WA lithium plant

  • Date: 08-01-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Albemarle has started earthworks at the Kemerton strategic industrial area, in Western Australia, after receiving all the required federal and state government environmental approvals for the planned Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant.

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