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LITHIUM: Orocobre and Toyota Tsusho approve Japan plant

  • Date: 12-04-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Lithium miner Orocobre and its joint venture (JV) partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation have approved the development of the $77.6-million Naraha lithium hydroxide plant, in Japan.

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LITHIUM: Johnson Matthey achieves two major milestones in journey to commercialise eLNO

  • Date: 28-03-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey (JM), the global leader in science that makes the world cleaner and healthier, announces two major strategic developments in the commercialisation of eLNO®, its portfolio of market-leading ultra-high energy battery cathode materials:

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LITHIUM: SQM receives environmental approval for Chile lithium plant expansion

  • Date: 15-03-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Mining.com

Chilean lithium miner SQM on Thursday received environmental approval to expand its lithium carbonate production plant, the local environmental regulator told Reuters, marking a milestone as the company seeks to boost output of the coveted ultralight battery metal.

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LITHIUM: New electrochemical cell for efficient, pollution-free extraction of lithium from salt lake brines

  • Date: 08-03-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Green Car Congress

The global demand for lithium has dramatically increased during the past decade, mostly due to the rapid growth of lithium-ion battery markets from portable electronics to large scale electric vehicles and electric energy storage applications. As predicted, average annual growth of global lithium consumption would still be ~10 % in near future. Consequently, the stable supply of lithium resources has become an issue of increasing concern.

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LITHIUM: Europe's first lithium mine looks to automakers for investment

  • Date: 21-02-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Europe Auto News

Europe’s first lithium mine is looking for auto industry investors who want to secure an environmentally-friendly supply of the key battery material for their electric vehicles.

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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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