Blockchain Trial Takes on Child Labor in Cobalt Supply

American carmaker Ford (NYSE:F) has been revealed to be part of a partnership geared at combating the use of child labor in mining through the use of blockchain technology. In a Wednesday release from IBM (NYSE:IBM), the band of companies, which includes cobalt producers, processors and end users, said it will be working with IBM’s blockchain platform […]

Liquidity, Money Supply, and Insolvency

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Phosphate Outlook 2019: Supply Constraints to Bolster Prices

Although analysts expected a price decrease in the phosphate sector over 2018 the opposite actually occurred, and prices trended higher throughout the year. In fact, 2018 ended up being an eventful year for the phosphate market — most notable was the implementation of strict regulations around the raw materials used to make phosphate in China. […]

Graphite Outlook 2019: Will Supply Increase?

Graphite is an essential metal used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and as sales of EVs grow, market watchers believe demand for the metal will surge.  Despite discussions surrounding changes in battery chemistry, many experts think graphite will remain a key element in EV batteries for at least the next decade. Both synthetic graphite and […]

JinkoSolar to Supply 60MW of Solar Modules to SchneiTec Group

JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) announced that the company will be working with SchneiTec Group in Cambodia to build 60 MW solar farm which would be made up of 200,000 solar modules from JinkoSolar. As quoted in the press release: The solar farm will use more than 200,000 solar modules from JinkoSolar, and will add significantly to Cambodia’s […]

Silver Outlook 2019: Prices to Rise on Tighter Supply

The price of silver has plunged almost 14 percent in 2018 and became one of the biggest upsets in the precious metals sector. In Q3, the white metal dropped below the US$ 16-per-ounce mark and even crashed to lows not seen in two two-and-a-half years when it fell under US$ 14 per ounce on September […]

Uranium Outlook 2019: Supply to Fall, Demand to Rise — Prices to Jump?

Uranium fared much better in 2018 than it did in 2017. Although prices started the year slowly, even experiencing a slight fall in January, they have grown steadily since March. The U3O8 spot price was at US$ 29.10 per pound as of November 26, up US$ 1.55 from October’s price of US$ 27.55, and up […]

Will the US Air Force Soon Be Using Blockchain for Supply Chain?

The grad school for the United States Air Force just developed a tool to help supply chain professionals learn about blockchain. The US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) released its free tool in hopes of advancing the current infrastructure built around supply chain management. This news was released by the US business journal Modern […]

Uranium Trends 2018: Supply Dwindles as Demand Surges

After starting 2018 on a low note, the U3O8 spot price has grown around 40 percent to reach US$ 28.95 per pound, where it sits today. As the year ends, the Investing News Network is looking back at the main uranium trends of 2018, including long-lasting production cuts from two of the largest uranium suppliers, government […]

Cannabis Big News Roundup: Harvest One Signs Extraction Agreement with Valens; Canopy Signs Extract Supply Agreement With MediPharm Labs; CROP Signs California Processing and Retail Distribution Deals

In case you missed it, here is this week’s big news roundup for cannabis: Lineage Announces Termination of Agreements With Mt. Baker and Quinsam Canopy Growth Completes Strategic Extract Supply Agreement With MediPharm Labs CROP Farm Signs California Processing and Retail Distribution Deals James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation Licenses its Proprietary GrowthSTORM System to Affiliate […]

The Fed’s Misleading Money Supply Measures

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Ken Brinsden: There’s Still an Incredible Dynamic of Growth in the Lithium-ion Supply Chain

At this year’s Cathodes event in Newport Beach, the Investing News Network caught up with Ken Brinsden, managing director and CEO of Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS), and Dale Henderson, Pilbara’s COO. Brinsden talked about the main trends he has seen in the lithium sector this year and how they have impacted the space. “[This year] everyone […]

Altura Locks in Offtakes for 100 Percent of Pilgangoora Supply

Via a new binding offtake agreement with Ganfeng Lithium (SZSE:002460) subsidiary GFL International, Altura Mining (ASX:AJM) has accounted for 100 percent of planned production from its Altura lithium project. Through the agreement, supply to GFL is set to begin in 2018 with a minimum commitment of 8,000 dry metric tonnes (dmt). Going forward, the three-year contract will see Altura […]

Venzee CEO Addresses Role in Retail Digital Supply Chain

Venzee Technologies Inc (TSXV:VENZ) President and CEO Peter Mackay was featured in an interview with Kin Communications after the company announced the signing of their second channel agreement with a European-based product information management (PIM) and content management solutions (CMS) company. PIMs and CMSs are technology companies that brands, manufacturers and distributors use to centralize their product […]

Global Lithium Supply: Future Demand for Lithium-ion Batteries Bodes Well for Chile

As the world continues a gradual transition towards electrification and mass application of battery storage in transportation, and even utility and manufacturing sectors, a slate of key metal markets have been impacted, including the global lithium supply. Lithium, along with copper, cobalt, graphite, vanadium, nickel, in various combinations, enables this transition to take place. Although […]

Siyata Mobile Signs Master Supply Agreement with Canadian Tier 1 Cellular Operator

Siyata Mobile (TSXV:SIM) announced the completion of Master Supply Agreement (MSA) with a Tier 1 cellular operator in Canada. The company said that the agreement is a prerequisite for launching the Uniden UV350 with this operator in Canada. As quoted in the press release: “We have been working closely with this leading Tier 1 operator […]

Zinc Supply Crunch Hides in Shadow of Trade War

Zinc has so far been the hardest hit of all the base metals in 2018, with its value down over 32 percent year-to-date, even as global stockpiles in London fall towards the 200,000-tonne mark. As of Monday (September 17), zinc was trading at US$ 2,285 a tonne — well down from its starting point in […]

Santos Signs New Long Term Domestic Gas Supply Deal with Brickworks

Santos (ASX:STO) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new long term natural gas supply agreement with Brickworks Limited for its east coast operations through to the end of 2024. As quoted in the press release: Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said this natural gas supply agreement is another demonstration of […]

Agrima Botanicals Corp. Signs Supply Agreements With Ontario and British Columbia

Ascent Industries (CSE:ASNT) (“Ascent” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Agrima Botanicals, the Company has entered into a supply agreement with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, operating as the Ontario Cannabis Store (“OCS”), to supply branded cannabis products to the adult-use market in the Province of Ontario. Under the terms […]

OCS Announces New Supply Agreements with Additional Licensed Producers and Accessory Suppliers

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is dedicated to providing safe and responsible access to recreational cannabis through its online store once it’s legal on October 17.  In preparation for October, the OCS has been establishing its wholesale distribution network so they can provide a broad selection of cannabis products in their legal and privately run […]

Ontario Locks Down Cannabis Supply Deals

Following its decision to privatize the network of retail cannabis shops in the province, Ontario awarded supply agreements for adult-use cannabis with 26 licensed producers on Monday (August 20). “These agreements will allow us to safely and securely provide a broad variety of cannabis products to adult customers when online sales begin,” Patrick Ford, president […]

Lithium Supply and Markets Conference 2018 Round-Up

This year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas had plenty of presentations, panel discussions and experts willing to share their knowledge with an eager audience. The Investing News Network (INN) kept busy at the event, which ran from June 26 to 28, engaging with companies, attending panel discussions and of course interviewing industry […]

Cronos Signs Supply Agreement with Cura

Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON; TSX:CRON) announced a supply agreement with Cura Select Canada, a provider of cannabis oil and hemp oil to the legal US and international markets. As quoted in the press release: The Company has signed a five-year take-or-pay supply agreement to purchase a minimum of 20,000 kilograms of cannabis per annum from Cronos Growing […]

VIDEO — Jeff Swinoga: Gold Supply Deficit on the Horizon

In an interview with the Investing News Network (INN), CEO of First Mining Gold (TSX:FF) Jeff Swinoga cast doubt on any fears of “peak gold,” saying that a lack of major gold discoveries in the past few years was mainly because of majors divesting assets to lower debt. “[There’s] been a lot of talk about peak […]

Big News Roundup: Cannvas MedTech Begins Trading on the CSE; Khiron Life Sciences Expands CBD-Based Wellness Product Portfolio; Supreme Cannabis Signs Supply Agreement With Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission

In case you missed it, here is this week’s big news roundup in Cannabis: Crop Acquires 49% Interest in Nevada Farm and Begins Land Prep for CBD Based Industrial Hemp on 120 Acres Khiron Life Sciences Expands CBD-Based Wellness Product Portfolio With Additional Authorizations from Colombian National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA) Maricann Provides Details […]

Lithium Supply and Markets Conference: Notes From the Floor

This year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas just wrapped up, and by all accounts it was full to the brim. The Investing News Network (INN) editorial team kept busy at the event, which run from June 26th until June 28th, engaging with companies, attending panel discussions and of course interviewing industry experts. […]