IM Lithium News in Brief 17 – 23 February

By Myles McCormick
Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

ICAO bans Li-on cargos on passenger planes; Lithium Australia unveils new process for extracting lithium from spodumene; Panasonic forms Chinese JV for EV manufacture.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has banned the transport of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery shipments in the cargo holds of passenger aircraft, following months of speculation and concerns expressed by both pilots and plane manufacturers.

The ban by the UN’s aviation body will be effective from 1 April until the development...

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