Most mornings in New Delhi, a haze gathers across the cityscape, as pollution from the city’s endless vehicles and factories. This pollution is something that the government is now calling an ‘economic’ threat to India as much as an environmental health one. Benchmark Minerals can vouch for this; on a … Read more
At a time when major cobalt projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being put on hold, commercial production commenced this month at the Deziwa operation.
The project, which is a joint venture between DRC-state owned Gécamines and China Nonferrous Metal Mining Company (CNMC), is targeting production … Read more
Galaxy Resources have announced plans to scale back operations by approximately 60% at its Western Australian Mt Cattlin mine in 2020, as market conditions continue to take their toll on Australia’s spodumene producers.
Further illustrating the problems facing Australian spodumene production, SQM and its investment partner Wesfarmers Limited have said … Read more
It has been reported by both Reuters and the Financial Times that Volkswagen Group (VW) is considering taking a 20% stake in Chinese lithium ion battery cell producer Guoxuan Hi-Tech Company as part of its growing electric vehicle (EV) plans.
With its wholesale shift towards EVs, VW, 2019’s second-largest auto … Read more
Korean battery producers LG Chem and SK Innovation are locked in an ongoing legal dispute in the USA, but away from the courtroom drama both company’s battery expansion plans continue.
Kim Jun, SK Innovation’s CEO, has announced that the company is looking to build a second battery production facility in … Read more
Having slashed subsidies in July 2019, this week Miao Wei from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) indicated that the ministry would not make a significant reduction in NEV subsidies during 2020. However, it is important to note that this does not represent official policy, which has yet … Read more
Europe’s megafactory momentum continued in Q4 as Tesla announced the Gigafactory 4 and combined European political efforts saw more consensus on building out battery production on the continent.
Tesla announced plans to expand battery production into Europe in Q4 2019 as Elon Musk made the surprise announcement that the company … Read more
Livent announced that it was reviewing its plans for capacity expansions with slower than anticipated lithium hydroxide demand growth which has left the company with inventories moving into the new year.
The company announced it would be carrying 4,000 tonnes of inventory into 2020, the equivalent of just over 10% … Read more
China has dominated the electric vehicle market for the majority of the period that there has been a market to speak of, the rate of market development there outstrips any other region both in terms of penetration and volumes, and this trend has not abated in 2019. The first chart … Read more
Dyson announced that it would be exiting the electric vehicle race. But with this news there are signs it is pivoting to focus on solid state batteries.
Dyson’s high profile exit from its electric vehicle (EV) development in early-October was met with a good amount of press coverage as a … Read more