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Metals / Commodities

Researchers Are Harvesting Precious Metals From Industrial Waste

Dec 24, 2020 at 10:30 | MINING.com

Researchers from Kanazawa University in Japan have developed a mechanism to improve the recovery of silver and palladium ions from aqueous acidic waste.

The Countries Set To Win Big On The Lithium Boom

Dec 23, 2020 at 11:52 | Robert Rapier

Last week I read a press release that piqued my interest. Vancouver-based Lithium Americas Corp. announced that they had received an environmental impact…

Prices Of Chinese Rare Earths Are Soaring

Dec 04, 2020 at 16:18 | MINING.com

BMO Capital Markets says that a surge in the price of Chinese rare earth metals in November is a reflection of the geopolitical tensions between that country and…

Can EV Batteries Get Any Cheaper?

Dec 03, 2020 at 11:05 | MINING.com

A new research note from battery supply chain specialist and price reporting agency, Benchmark…

Goldman Expects A Structural Bull Market For Commodities In 2021

Oct 22, 2020 at 12:41 | ZeroHedge

A weaker U.S. dollar, rising inflation risks and demand driven by additional fiscal and monetary stimulus from major central banks will spur a bull market for commodities in 2021, Goldman's…

Is This The World’s First ‘’Intelligent’’ Car Battery?

Oct 09, 2020 at 16:08 | MINING.com

Slovakia’s InoBat Auto has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first “intelligent” electric vehicle battery, said to beat competitors’ with a higher energy density and an increase…

The World Is In Desperate Need Of More Lithium

Sep 11, 2020 at 17:27 | MINING.com

Nearly 800 kt LCE of additional lithium would need to come online in the next five years to meet the needs of the battery sector, a new

U.S. Looks For Ways To Boost Rare Earths Mining

Jul 24, 2020 at 17:39 | MINING.com

The US House of Representatives launched a bipartisan caucus on Friday to focus on ways to increase domestic production of specialised minerals used to make missiles, cell phones…

Going Green Could Be A $10 Trillion Opportunity For The Mining Industry

Jul 17, 2020 at 17:25 | MINING.com

Putting nature above business considerations has the potential to generate 395 million jobs and $10.1 trillion in business opportunities by 2030, the latest report

Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025

Jul 03, 2020 at 16:33 | MINING.com

Plans to start mining the Moon as early as 2025 became more attractive this week after a US National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

Imploding Car Sales Weigh On Battery Metals Market

Jun 26, 2020 at 17:31 | MINING.com

Car sales are tanking the world over: Europe is likely to experience a 20–25% drop in overall sales, the US is running at an annualized rate of little over 12m…

Battery Metal Demand Set To Soar By 500%

May 12, 2020 at 11:30 | MINING.com

Production of battery metals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt will have to increase by nearly 500% by 2050 to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies, the World…

The Tide Is Turning For Canada’s Mining Industry

Feb 07, 2020 at 17:33 | MINING.com

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released its annual Facts & Figures report on Tuesday, saying it is time is for the industry to fulfill its potential as a dominant mining nation. The…

The End Of A Dark Decade For Energy Commodities

Jan 23, 2020 at 17:25 | Alex Kimani

Beaten-down commodity markets may be tempting investors to start adding the asset class to their portfolios as they seek to diversify even as the epic stock market bull run…

World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

Nov 21, 2019 at 12:57 | MINING.com

Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), the world’s second-largest lithium producer, continues to suffer from sustained weak prices and demand for the metal used in batteries that power electric vehicles…

A Mining Explosion: The Dirty Little Secret Of The Green Revolution

Oct 31, 2019 at 12:22 | MINING.com

Leftwing darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal, despite its flimsy 14 pages total, is nothing if not all-encompassing and vaulting in its ambition. The bill was also crucial to…

This Key Battery Metal Is Set To Soar By 250%

Oct 24, 2019 at 11:42 | Richard Mills

Copper prices surged to a one-month high on Monday, on potential supply disruptions owing to violent protests in Chile over a proposed law, now suspended, that would…

Scientists Want To Turn Asteroids Into Gas Stations

Oct 04, 2019 at 16:30 | MINING.com

Scientists planning to start mining the moon as early as 2025 may soon shift their attention to other celestial bodies as a new study suggests that there are about 1,000 asteroids closer to…

Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

Jun 10, 2019 at 11:48 | ZeroHedge

China, the world’s largest producer and exporter of rare earths elements, sharply reduced its overseas shipments of the critical product in the first five months of 2019, amid growing populist…

U.S. Scrambles To Find Alternatives For Chinese Rare Earth Metals

Jun 05, 2019 at 13:33 | ZeroHedge

With Beijing making louder noise by the day about using rare earth metals as a "nuclear" retaliation option in trade war with the US, Washington is not sitting on its…

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