India cuts royalties for mining 12 critical minerals, including Vanadium

India's Cabinet has approved new royalty rates for mining of 12 critical and strategic minerals -- Beryllium, Cadmium, Cobalt, Gallium, Indium, Rhenium, Selenium, Tantalum, Telluri...

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India to launch second tranche of auction of critical and strategic mineral blocks

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India will launch the second tranche of auction of critical and strategic mineral blocks on February 29, the government informed in a press release. Union Minister of Coal, Mines &...

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Albemarle strikes deal with BMW for battery-grade lithium

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World's leading lithium producer Albemarle announced a definitive agreement last week with the BMW Group to supply battery-grade lithium to help the German automaker...

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JSW to set up EV and battery operations in Odisha

JSW Chairman Sajjan Jindal shows Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik the planned complex. Image: Press Release

India's steel and energy focused conglomerate JSW Group has selected Odisha for its integrated electric vehicles (EV) and battery manufacturing project that will mark the comp...

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Hyundai Motor signs four-year battery material supply deal with Ganfeng Lithium

Korean auto giant, Hyundai Motor Group has signed a four-year supply agreement with China-based, Ganfeng Lithium, to acquire battery-grade lithium hydroxide -- a key electric vehic...

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New lithium extraction technology set for commerialization: Canada's IBAT leases portable DLE plant to client in US

Lithium mining company International Battery Metals (IBAT) announced that it had leased its portable direct lithium extraction plant to a customer in the Western United States. "Th...

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KABIL to invest ₹211 crore for exploration of lithium blocks in Argentina

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India's KABIL (Khanij Bidesh India Ltd) has announced an investment of ₹211 crore ($25.712 million) over a period of five years for exploration stage activities...

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An overview of India's lithium deposits and their geological survey status report

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India has identified a game-changer for its clean energy transition with the discovery of lithium deposits in Jammu & Kashmir as well as in Chhattisgarh. This not onl...

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Does the world have sufficient lithium? A review of scientific and industry discourse

Greenbushes in Western Australia, the world's largest lithium mine. Image courtesy: IGO

In the dynamic landscape of lithium, commonly known as "White Gold," the soaring demand (driven majorly by lithium battery electric vehicles and battery storage infrastructure) pre...

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Altmin, YLB ink strategic partnership on lithium, C-LFP technology

Indian battery materials firm Altmin and YLB, Bolivia's public company for lithium deposits, have officially signed a strategic agreement to advance their partnershi...

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Exxon launches lithium business, targets supply to 1 million EVs by 2030

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ExxonMobil has announced plans to produce lithium from land in southern Arkansas, USA, that it acquired earlier this year, marking one of the first direct forays by legacy oil and ...

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Lithium demand slows as EV momentum falls, but miners stay bullish

Greenbushes in Western Australia, the world's largest lithium mine. Image courtesy: IGO

Albemarle, the world's largest lithium miner and among the largest suppliers of the mineral to EV battery makers, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its annual f...

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Daily Shorts: Albemarle scraps Liontown purchase, E.ON risks falling behind RE transition, and more

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US lithium miner Albemarle withdrew its proposal to acquire Australia's Liontown Resources for A$6.6 billion, citing "growing complexities" over the deal. Following the announcemen...

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Daily Shorts: US okays 704 MW offshore wind farm, APA buys $1.1 bn Australian assets

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The US has greenlighted a 704 MW wind farm consisting of 65 wind turbines and two offshore sub-stations off the coast of Rhode Island, as part of plans to install 30 GW of offshore...

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India will allow private sector to mine lithium, five other critical minerals

India has amended laws to allow private companies to prospect for six rare and critical minerals, including lithium, which were off limits until now, multiple news outlets reported...

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Daily Shorts: China’s Li Auto to launch battery EV, Rivian declares it is financially fit

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Rivian Automotive raised full-year production estimates to 52,000 vehicles and proclaimed it was financially stable, bringing some cheer to the troubled US EV sector. Rivian, backe...

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Weekend Roundup: World Bank to fund 1,000 mini grids in Nigeria, Alberta pauses green approvals

The World Bank will help fund 1,000 solar-based mini grids in Nigeria along with the country's government and private sector, President Ajay Banga said. The bank has funded 150 suc...

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Daily Shorts: Mexican governor eyes EV investment from Tatas, lithium miner tests new extraction process

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Samuel Garcia, governor of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, is meeting executives in India as part of his plans to attract EV investments in the state, Reuters reports. Te...

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Is Exxon eyeing lithium? Reports of oil company in talks with Tesla, VW and Ford to supply the metal

Is ExxonMobil getting into lithium? Bloomberg reports that the oil major is in talks with electric-vehicle maker Tesla and conventional carmakers such as Volkswagen, Ford and other...

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Weekend Roundup: Capital Energy puts 4.3 GW RE assets on the block, Sigma Lithium scouts for buyers, and more

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Spanish renewable energy investor Capital Energy has put 4.3 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power plants for sale. The assets, all based in Spain, are estimated to fetch up to $1...

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Completion of critical mineral projects will ensure enough supply to meet global climate pledges: IEA

The global market for critical minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel and copper has doubled in the last five years, but the world will have enough supply to meet national climat...

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IBAT's modular direct lithium extraction technology claims 95 pc recovery rate

International Battery Metals Ltd. has claimed that its modular direct lithium extraction (MDLE) technology delivers a 97 percent extraction rate of lithium from feed brin...

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BYD to spend $620 mn for three-plant complex in Brazil

BYD says one of the three plants will be dedicated to electric trucks. Image: BYD

China's BYD will spend $620 million to set up a new, three-complex in the Camacari industrial park in northeastern Brazil, the company announced. BYD's announcement comes on the ba...

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Rechargeable li-ion battery inventor John Goodenough passes away

John Bannister Goodenough, co-inventor of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, has passed away one month before he would turn 101 years old, the Hindu BusinessLine reports, citing...

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Chile, EU to co-operate on lithium projects

Chile and the European Union have agreed to develop value-added lithium projects in the South American nation, and the parties will sign a memorandum of understanding soon, Europea...

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Allkem, Livent merge to create world's third largest lithium miner

US-based Livent and Australia-based Allkem are combining in a $10.6 billion all-stock deal that will create the world's third-largest producer of lithium, a metal pivotal to making...

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Chile releases National Strategy For Lithium; plans to nationalize the industry

Chile's President, Gabriel Boric recently announced the government's National Lithium Strategy asserting that the State will be present throughout the lithium produc...

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GM leads $50 Mn funding round in EnergyX to unlock Lithium supply in US

Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. (EnergyX) and General Motors (GM) have announced that GM Ventures has led a $50 million Series B financing round in EnergyX, along with&nb...

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Mercedes-Benz to source Battery-grade Lithium Hydroxide from Rock Tech Lithium in Germany

German-Canadian startup Rock Tech Lithium Inc. has commenced the ground works for its lithium plant in Guben, Brandenburg in Germany to supply Mercedes-Benz with battery-grade lith...

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Electra recovers Lithium from Battery Recycling trial, claims improved economics

Canadian firm Electra Battery Materials Corporation had recently announced the successful recovery of lithium, a critical mineral needed for the electric v...

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