Mining News Pro - Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says that in February 2019, 76% more lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) was deployed worldwide in batteries of new electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid electric passenger vehicles compared to the same month last year.

Mining News Pro - The boards of Orocobre and Toyota Tsusho Corp. have given the green light to building the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant, which will be the first of its kind in Japan.

Mining News Pro - Metso has won a contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment to Albemarle Corp’s Kemerton lithium plant near Bunbury, Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Recent drilling by Frontier Lithium (TSXV: FL) at its Spark pegmatite lithium zone, part of its 69 sq. km PAK lithium project in northwestern Ontario, has confirmed the zone continues at depth.

Mining News Pro - Lithium Australia has acquired a significant interest in battery recycling company Envirostream that augments the Australian Government’s critical minerals strategy in 2019.

Mining News Pro - Based in Sudbury, Ont., Frontier Lithium has announced plans to build a demonstration processing plant at its PAK lithium project 175 km north of Red Lake. The plant will have the capacity to produce up to 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate (spodumene) per year from surface samples. Construction will begin in the next 12 to 20 months, depending on the receipt of relevant permits.

Mining News Pro - American Manganese announced this week that it will participate in a U.S. Department of Energy project to advance the economic recovery of lithium-ion battery materials from electric vehicles and other consumer goods.

Mining News Pro - Exploration and development company Bacanora Lithium (LON:BCN) is expanding its footprint in Germany after securing another five-year exploration licence this week in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, Germany.

Mining News Pro - Southern Copper Corp, one of the world`s biggest copper producers, is considering an investment in a lithium project in Mexico that has also attracted interest from a Chinese firm, the company`s chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

Mining News Pro - Chilean lithium miner SQM on Thursday received environmental approval to expand its lithium carbonate production plant, the local environmental regulator told Reuters, marking a milestone as the company seeks to boost output of the coveted ultralight battery metal.

Mining News Pro - After completing its phase two and three drill programs at its flagship Cauchari lithium project in Jujuy, Argentina, Advantage Lithium has more than doubled the project’s resource. Based on its new measured and indicated resources, the company says Cauchari is now Argentina’s second largest development project.

Mining News Pro - With the global race to secure lithium heating up in 2016, Chile`s president Michelle Bachelet wanted to be sure her country seized the moment. Home to half the world`s lithium reserves, Chile tapping its state-run miner Codelco to ramp up production seemed a sure bet.

Mining News Pro - Lithium miners have set their eyes on Portugal, a country that doesn’t scream “mining” like other jurisdictions, but which already is Europe`s biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs).

Mining News Pro - Engineering services company Civmec has been chosen by Albemarle to construct a lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Lepidico has switched its attention from producing lithium carbonate to high purity lithium hydroxide due to customer preferences for the battery compound.

Mining News Pro - Lithium Australia has identified a metallurgical process route which may provide security for the European renewable energy industry.

Mining News Pro - Nemaska Lithium`s stock plummeted Wednesday after disclosing it has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by C$375 million

Mining News Pro - Altura Mining is closing in on its capacity target of 220,000 tonnes per year at its flagship lithium project at Pilgangoora, Western Australia.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based Lithium Energy Products announced that it entered into a binding letter of intention with American Strategic Minerals to acquire 100% of its assets, including the Lost Sheep fluorite mine in Juab County, Utah.

Mining News Pro - Finland’s Keliber has appointed Carnegie Investment Bank and Nordea Bank as advisers for the equity financing for the company’s mining and lithium chemical production project.

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