Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies


LITHIUM: World-class High-Grade Lithium Intersection of 107m @ 1.70% Li2O at Finniss - Core Lithium

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: LITHIUM
  • Source: Core Lithium

World-class lithium intersection of 107m @ 1.70%Li2O at Finniss Lithium Project near Darwin in the NT; Two other recent RC drill holes at BP33 Prospect have also intersected spodumene pegmatite;

View full story

PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye CEO on Marikana restructuring, PGM outlook & self-generation of power

Sibanye-Stillwater says it managed to save about 500 jobs from the projected 5,270 it initially planned. The CEO Neal Froneman joins CNBC Africa for more.

View full story

PGM PRODUCERS: Sibanye cuts fewer jobs than planned in Marikana restructuring

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African miner Sibanye-Stillwater (SGLJ.J) said on Thursday it has concluded a consultation process that reduced the number of proposed job cuts as it restructures the loss-making Marikana operations it acquired last year.

View full story

AUTO PRODUCTION: GM appoints first chief sustainability officer

DETROIT — General Motors has appointed its first chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker, to chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future.

View full story

FUEL CELLS: Manufacture of 2nd-gen Toyota Mirai in autumn

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Electrive

Toyota has just named some new key points for the market launch of the second generation of its Mirai fuel cell model. The production of the second model generation will start in Japan this autumn.

View full story

COBALT: Tesla in talks to buy cobalt from Glencore

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Financial Times

Tesla is in talks to buy supplies of the battery metal cobalt from Glencore for its new factory in Shanghai, according to people familiar with the matter. The electric carmaker has held recent discussions with the Switzerland-based miner over a long-term supply deal though no final agreement has been signed, they said.

View full story

AUTO SALES: Tough conditions ahead for Europe's car market

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Just Auto

A weak December 2018 explains part of the strong December gain, but a relatively strong selling rate - close to 15.3m units - suggests some pull-forward in sales prior to the 2020 CO2 targets that will apply in the EU.

View full story

PGM PROJECTS: Surging palladium and rhodium prices good news for Ivanplats

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Mining Review

Ivanhoe Mines’ South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, is fast-tracking a feasibility study on a smaller-scale, early-stage development plan using Shaft 1 as a production shaft at its Platreef palladium, platinum, nickel, copper, gold and rhodium mining licence in South Africa.

View full story