Lithium latest news

  • November 2016

    Automakers team up on highway charging stations

    30 November 2016

    BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche will come together to roll out a network of charging stations over major European travel routes by 2020, in a further indication of carmakers pivot towards the vehicle electrification which is fuelling lithium demand.

  • Orocobre pairs up with Advantage Lithium

    28 November 2016

    Advantage Lithium will advance Orocobre's exploration projects in the northern provinces of Argentina in a deal that will see Orocobre take over 30% stake in the company.

  • Commercial Li-ion energy storage lands in UK

    25 November 2016

    Tesla’s Powerpack’s, which Camborne Capital Energy is bringing to the UK, could offer a solution to the problem of storing energy from renewable sources, but costs still need to come down.

  • Lithium prices fuel SQM Q3 revenue jump

    24 November 2016

    A 28% jump in lithium prices drove an increase in revenue for the Chilean producer, while it continued to increase iodine sales volumes as prices dropped further.

  • Galaxy begins Mt Cattlin lithium concentrate production

    16 November 2016

    With supply remaining tight, the Australian lithium producer’s entry onto the market has been much anticipated by the industry. Initial shipments from the site are expected in December.

  • Price Briefing 4-9 November

    11 November 2016

    The TiO2 industry sees improving demand, chromite prices continue their weekly increases amid firm demand and lithium buyers expressed frustration as producers hike annual contract rates.

  • Lithium buyers express frustration as suppliers call shots

    11 November 2016

    High prices, long terms commitments and contract peculiarities are among the features being flagged by buyers during ongoing lithium contract negotiations.

  • Pilbara signs lithium ore offtake deal with Shandong Ruifu

    10 November 2016

    The agreement is for delivery of almost 2m tonnes unprocessed ore over two years, with proceeds be used to finance construction of Pilbara’s processing plant.

  • Low mining capex hit FLSmith's mineral turnover

    09 November 2016

    The company reported an increase in revenue and profit in the third quarter of 2016 owing to strong activity in its service segment, while low investment in greenfield projects and pressure in minerals mean the mining technology provider has had to announce further lay-offs.

  • Rio suspends minerals chief

    09 November 2016

    Authorities have been notified after an investigation revealed $10.5m in payments had been made to a contractor at the Simandou iron ore project

  • Albemarle's lithium revenue up 30% in Q3

    08 November 2016

    The chemicals producer saw its lithium sales and earnings pick up, but not to the dramatic extent of some of its rivals.

  • BYD commences lithium projects in Qinghai

    08 November 2016

    The carmaker is targeting large-scale battery production in the Qinghai lithium district, where authorities have set ambitious targets to develop local capacity for production of carbonate and anode materials for electric vehicles.

  • Battery-grade lithium pricing methodology webinar 11 Nov

    08 November 2016

    Lithium carbonate and hydroxide spot prices have sky-rocketed during the course of 2016. Industrial Minerals has been tracking that movement every step of the way via its independent assessments. To find out more about IM’s pricing methodology tune in to our webinar on 11 November.

  • Lithium boom continues to fuel Chinese majors

    07 November 2016

    Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium both saw turnovers more than double in the first nine months of 2016.

  • Price Briefing 28 October – 03 November

    04 November 2016

    Titanium dioxide producers continue to look for price increases while graphite, bauxite and fused alumina prices held unchanged and lithium carbonate and hydroxide 2017 contract offers show a wide range.

  • FMC lithium segment continues to outperform

    04 November 2016

    The company reported a huge increase in net income for the third quarter as its lithium segment remains strong. Disappointing results from other segments however pulled revenue down on a year-on-year basis.

  • Producer offers on lithium contracts span wide range

    03 November 2016

    The range of offers for 2017 lithium carbonate and hydroxide contracts is particularly wide this year, according to market participants who added that terms being offered also vary greatly.