Volkswagen Plans to Develop EV Battery Recycling Plant

As part of a widespread reimagining of what it means to manufacture automobiles, German carmaker Volkswagen (FWB:VOW) plans to “assume overall responsibility” of its vehicles from inception to demolition. A key element of this new corporate strategy is the development of an electric vehicle battery recycling plant, which is currently in the earliest stages at […]

Neometals Cuts Ribbon on Lithium Battery Recycling Plant

Neometals (ASX:NMT) has successfully commissioned stage 1 of its lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling pilot plant in Canada. Stage 1 of the pilot is set to consist of front-end feed preparation, which entails the shredding and removal of metal battery casings and plastics to produce a concentrate called black powder. Meanwhile, stage 2 will see hydrometallurgical […]

US Senate Hears Battery Materials Analyst Discuss Supply And Demand Concerns For Electric Vehicle Market Which Spawns 70 New Battery Mega Factories

Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV:LMR, LMRMF, FSE: DH8C, (ISIN: CA54163Q1028) (WKN: A0Q9W7) (LEI: 529900GJP51V4HR9MN94) (“Lomiko”)  is tracking supply and demand news regarding the Lithium-ion Battery Industry (video interview).  Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence raised supply and demand concerns in a submission to the US Senate February 4, 2019, which echoes the concerns of Energy and Natural Resource […]

Nickel Tipped to be Fastest-growing Battery Metal in EV Boom

Speaking before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday (February 5), Managing Director at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Simon Moores delivered a sobering view of where the US ranks in the battery metals space. In his testimony on outlook for energy and minerals, Moores said that as of 2019, “we are in the […]

Cobalt Demand to Rise 4 Times Despite Potential EV Battery Changes

As the energy storage revolution continues to pick up pace, cobalt demand is set to rise four times by 2028, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director Simon Moores told the US Senate on Tuesday (February 5). “We are in the midst of a global battery arms race in which the US is presently a bystander,” Moores […]

Western Australia Launches Strategy Focused on Battery Sector

The Western Australian government has launched a new initiative to turn the Australian state into a “world-leading” exporter of future battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. Dubbed the Western Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy, the government’s newest game plan was created to capitalize on increasing demand for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The intention […]

Eight Capital’s 4 Battery Metals Stocks to Watch

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution continues to unfold at an unstoppable speed, with sales projections getting higher by the minute. Automakers’ commitments total an unprecedented US$ 300 billion to develop EVs and procure or manufacture batteries over the next 5-10 years. As a result, demand for raw materials essential to lithium-ion batteries used to power […]

Toyota and Panasonic Considering EV Battery JV

International automobile manufacturer Toyota Motor (TSE:7203,NYSE:TM) and global tech company Panasonic (TSE:6752) may launch a joint venture (JV) next year to produce in-demand batteries for electric vehicles (EV). The partnership will compete directly with rival Chinese producers, bringing more variety to the market, according to reports. Toyota will take a 51-percent majority stake in the […]

Blackwater Founder Wades into Battery Metals Space

The founder of American private military contractor Blackwater, Erik Prince has revealed he’s starting a fund to invest in securing battery metals for electric vehicles. In an interview with the Financial Times, Prince said that the US$ 500-million fund would develop unexplored deposits to a stage where they could be sold to larger mining companies […]

Nickel Trends 2018: Becoming a Battery Metal

In 2018, the nickel story was one of increased interest in its use as a battery component, along with anxiety over supply mixed with trade war jitters. From the start of 2018 through to now, nickel has had as bumpy a ride as other base metals, but with a peak well above its starting value in the […]

Resource Big News Roundup: Maxtech Initiates 2019 Vanadium Exploration Program in Quebec; Manganese X Earns 100 percent Interest in the Battery Hill Houlton; Montan Mining Agrees to Acquire the Greater Las Huaquillas Project in Northern Peru

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) saw significant volatility alongside the rest of the global markets. Following a sharp dip on Thursday, the index opened stronger on Friday with a four percent increase in oil prices. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, saw parallel activity to the TSX, with a better recovery on […]

BASF to Change EV Battery Formula, Upping Manganese Levels

German chemistry company BASF (ETR:BAS) is planning on jolting the electric vehicle industry with a brand new battery formula, which relies less on pricey nickel. Tweaking the current formula will also improve performance time by expanding the duration between charges, allowing customers to drive further off of each charge. Currently BASF and other leaders in […]

Cobalt Companies Spurred by Battery Demand Revitalizing Ontario Silver Mines

The electric vehicle (EV) battery market is spurring growing demand in battery metals such as lithium, copper, graphite and cobalt. As cobalt is often found as a byproduct of silver production, cobalt companies in Ontario are turning to old, past-producing silver mines in the province. In a recent article on the town of Cobalt, Ontario […]

Resource Big News Roundup: Foran Intersects 8.3 Metres of 12.5% Zinc Equivalent at McIlvenna Bay; Critical Elements Successfully Produces Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide in Pilot Plant Testing; Ely Gold Royalties Sells Gold Rock Claims to Fiore Gold, Retains Royalty

This week, the S&P/TSX Composite index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) steadily rose. On Friday, the index rose as the US and China take steps to resolve their trade dispute. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX), meanwhile, continued its trend from last week and dropped, but rose slightly at the end of the week. In case you missed it, […]

New York Battery Plant Strategic Advancements

Imperium3 (iM3) New York Gigafactory work has commenced with design, process engineering and site preparations Ex-Tesla Senior Manager and Gigafactory expert joins Advisory Board to accelerate the project execution Majority of production already committed to strategic customers from the automotive and renewable industries Magnis continues to make significant progress, rapidly advancing development of the project […]

Does Trump Trade War with China Concern Chinese Flake Graphite Suppliers & Lithium-Ion Battery Makers?

Lomiko Metals Inc. (“Lomiko”) (TSXV:LMR, OTC:LMRMF, FSE:DH8C) CEO A. Paul Gill has raised questions on whether recent activity by graphite suppliers and lithium-ion battery makers indicate concerns regarding increasing trade tensions between the United States and China. Lomiko will begin it’s Fall campaign meet with investors, fund managers and investment advisors at the Raise Conference […]

Best Car Jump Starter 2018 Review – Oittm 1500A Peak Current Battery Booster

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Solid-state Battery Producer Raises US$20 Million to Scale Up Production

Colorado-based startup Solid Power has secured US$ 20 million in financing to complete a solid-state battery cells manufacturing facility, the company announced on Monday (September 10). Investors in the Series A funding include the venture capital units of Hyundai Motor (KRX:005380) and Solvay (EPA:SOLB) as well as A123 Systems, Sanoh Industrial (TSE:6584) and Samsung Venture […]

Queensland Government Approves $3.1M Grant For Townsville Battery Plant Study

Magnis Resources (ASX:MNS) (“Magnis” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that iM Townsville (“iM3 Townsville”), the recently established subsidiary of Imperium3 Pty Ltd, has formally received government approvals for the $ 3.1 million grant supporting the feasibility study into the establishment of a 15 GWh Lithium-ion Battery (LIB) manufacturing plant in Townsville, Queensland. The […]

C4V Delivers Lithium-Ion Battery For Smart Grid Project

Magnis Resources (ASX:MNS) (“Magnis” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that exclusive battery manufacturing partner and investee company, Charge CCCV (C4V), has achieved a major milestone in delivering its first battery towards a demonstration project that was approved under a New York State Government entity. As detailed in the C4V press release overleaf, the […]

New Mines to Charge up BHP’s Battery Ambitions

Global diversified miner BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) has revealed plans to become a “globally significant” player in the battery metals segment, announcing in Kalgoorlie this week that it is planning on building three new mines in Western Australia. The Mount Keith satellite project (Yakabindie), Betheno and Leinster operations in the Northern Goldfields region of the Australian state […]

Is Cobalt Still Essential to Battery Technology?

Cobalt’s role as a critical material in the booming electric vehicle (EV) batteries market has been the key driver of the cobalt story—pushing prices up four-fold from 2016 to a peak of US$ 93,250 per tonne in April 2018, compared to US$ 13,300 per tonne for lithium. On the supply side, more than half of […]

Jon Hykawy: What’s Next for Battery Technology and Metals Demand?

At this year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas, the Investing News Network had the chance to catch up with Jon Hykawy of Stormcrow Capital, who shared his insight on the battery metals market. Hykawy said he is optimistic about future demand for electric cars, which will see the need for batteries increase […]

Kibaran Resources: EcoGraf Battery Graphite Update

Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) provides an update on the application of its proprietary eco-friendly purification process to existing global graphite feedstocks, as part of the pilot plant testwork program currently underway in Germany. As quoted in the press release: Highlights: Technical review completed of established graphite producers to prioritise the procurement ofproduct samples. Samples sourced […]