Published: 21 Oct 2016
Some recent legal and political decisions in Australia threaten to undermine the country’s reputation as a mining Mecca.
Published: 14 Oct 2016
In the wake of the publication of an exposé piece in the US media last week, IM canvassed members of the graphite industry for reactions. Feelings were mixed.
Published: 05 Oct 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Finance has punished five companies this month after wrongfully receiving a collective 1.01 billion yuan ($151.25 million) in subsidies in 2015.
Published: 30 Sep 2016
As the anniversary of the election of Mauricio Macri in Argentina approaches, IM takes a look at how the country’s new outlook has served its lithium industry and what the influx of new junior projects means for the country.
Published: 22 Sep 2016
Poly-fluorinated chemicals are widely used to make products waterproof and enhance their durability, but increasing awareness about the damage these compounds cause to the environment is adding to pressure on manufacturers to drop them.
Published: 16 Sep 2016
The importance of cobalt to many lithium battery chemistries is sometimes forgotten, with industry news tending to focus solely on lithium itself. Delegates at the Battery Metals Conference in Beijing last week took a closer look at the battery supply chain.