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LITHIUM: BMW buys 540 million euros worth of lithium in Australia

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Electrive

The BMW Group has just concluded a supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium based in Jiangxi, China, with a forecast volume of €540M for the supply of lithium hydroxide for battery cells. The lithium will be extracted in Australia with deliveries to start next year.

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LITHIUM: AMG plans German Li hydroxide refining plant

  • Date: 18-11-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: AMM

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG) subsidiary AMG Lithium GmbH has started basic engineering to establish a battery-grade lithium hydroxide refining plant in the municipality of Elsteraue or Zeitz, the parent company said on Thursday November 14.

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LITHIUM: Livent CEO sees 'difficult environment' for lithium producers

  • Date: 06-11-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - The lithium industry is working through “difficult” times due to low prices for the battery metal and global oversupply concerns, though an upswing in demand should help beginning next year, Livent Corp (LTHM.N) Chief Executive Paul Graves said on Wednesday.

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LITHIUM: Bolivia scraps joint lithium project with German company

  • Date: 04-11-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: DW

The Bolivian government has issued a decree overturning a massive joint lithium project with southern German firm ACISA. The project is considered vital for the German auto industry's plans to develop electric batteries.

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LITHIUM: Revised definitive feasibility study for Authier Lithium Project nears completion

  • Date: 31-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Sayona Mining

Sayona assembles world‐class team to support bid for North American Lithium (NAL) mine in Québec, Canada.

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LITHIUM: Albemarle Announces Completion of Lithium Joint Venture with Mineral Resources Limited

  • Date: 31-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Albemarle

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it has closed its transaction with Mineral Resources Limited ("MRL") (ASX: MIN) under the Asset Sale and Share Subscription Agreement that was entered into on December 14, 2018, and subsequently amended on August 1, 2019, and the MRL Kemerton Sale and Purchase Agreement that was entered into on August 1, 2019 ("Agreement"). The 60/40 joint venture.

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LITHIUM: New lithium extraction process could revolutionise energy storage

  • Date: 28-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: The Chemical Engineer

ENERGY Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) has developed a scalable lithium extraction process using metal organic framework (MOF) membranes to extract lithium from brines, which is a faster, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly method than conventional processes.

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LITHIUM: Rio Tinto studying ways to produce lithium from waste rock at California mine

  • Date: 22-10-19
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Rio Tinto Plc (RIO.L) is studying ways to extract lithium from waste rock at a mine it controls in California, making it the latest company trying to produce the battery metal in the United States for the fast-growing electric vehicle market.

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