Pilbara Minerals has delivered a record 95,972 tonnes of spodumene concentrate in the June quarter from its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
IGO has exceeded its production target at the Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in Western Australia off the back of stronger metals prices.
Rio Tinto has pledged $US2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) to develop the Jadar lithium-borates operation in Serbia, a project that it says will transform the company into the largest supplier of lithium in Europe.
IGO has completed its $1.9 billion Lithium HoldCo joint venture (JV) with Tianqi Lithium as the commissioning of the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery nears completion.
Pilbara Minerals is set to increase production over the next 12 months after approving the restart of the Ngungaju plant at its Pilgangoora lithium operation in Western Australia. Read more
As the world’s leading developed nations set up their critical minerals supply chains, the Australia Government has established a strategy to fortify the country’s place as a key supplier. Read more
Battery metal prices have powered ahead in 2021, energised by the Biden Administration’s electric vehicle (EV) spending plans and global drive towards ‘net zero’ emissions. Read more
By Adrian Griffin, managing director of Lithium Australia
The ground-breaking work of the 2019 joint Nobel Prize winners – Goodenough, Whittingham and Yoshino – paved the way for the first commercial lithium-ion battery (LIB). Read more
Altech Chemicals is to embed itself in Europe’s booming lithium-ion battery (LIB) industry through a high-tech nano application of its high purity alumina (HPA) technology. Read more
By Roskill Principal Lithium Analyst Allan Pedersen
Australia has benefited from production and exports of key commodities, such as coal and iron ore, in recent decades. This is a success story which continues and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future, but there is a new “mineral dawn” on the horizon for Australia.