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COBALT: R&B star Akon enters Congo mining sector in JV with state company

  • Date: 06-01-21
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Mining.com

A company led by American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has signed a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint venture with a state miner, according to a contract published by the mines ministry.

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AUTO SALES: UK new car registrations in 2020 sink to 30-year low

It was also the biggest one-year fall since World War Two, when factories were being turned over to military production, the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.

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BATTERIES: Brexit Exposes U.K. Auto Sector’s Lack of Electric-Car Batteries

  • Date: 06-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Britain must build up its electric-vehicle battery industry in the coming years or it will lose out to the European Union in the intensifying race to build plug-in cars, the country’s automotive trade group warned.

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GRAPHITE: Talga Group completes scoping study to expand Vittangi anode project

  • Date: 06-01-21
  • Category: GRAPHITE
  • Source: Roskill

Talga Group has released the results of a positive scoping study for its Niska South, Niska North and Nunasvaara North graphite resources in Sweden, which it plans to integrate into its existing Vittangi project. This was a preliminary technical and economic scoping study to determine the viability of further development. A project has been proposed for 400kty with a 14-year mine life. The company notes that “early results support a stand-alone mine and anode refinery to process an estimated 5.1

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PGM PROJECTS: Generation Mining Announces Additional High-Grade Results From Marathon Drilling

  • Date: 05-01-21
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Globe News Wire

Generation Mining Limited (TSX:GENM) (OTCQB: GENMF) (“Gen Mining” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce final results from its 12-hole, 5,068-metre exploration drill program focused on the down-dip western extension of the W Horizon portion of the Marathon Palladium Deposit which is currently the subject of a Feasibility Study. The 2020 exploration drilling results will not be incorporated in the Feasibility Study, which is ongoing and should be released during the first quarter of 2021.

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BATTERIES: China's Yahua agrees five-year deal to supply lithium to Tesla

  • Date: 04-01-21
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) -China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a deal to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to U.S. electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Inc for the next five years.

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DIESEL: Diesels here to stay, but EVs ready to jump ahead

  • Date: 04-01-21
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Auto News

After decades of slowly building up market share, diesel vehicles are expected to be leapfrogged by electric vehicles within the next two years.

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BREXIT: Brexit Deal Is Too Little, Too Late for U.K.’s Car Industry

  • Date: 29-12-20
  • Category: BREXIT
  • Source: Bloomberg

The auto industry dodged disaster when the U.K. and European Union sealed a post-Brexit trade accord, but not before carmakers announced factory closures and called off plans to make several new vehicles in the country.

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