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Pilbara eyeing downstream processing

ESMARIEN SWANEPOEl on MINING WEEKLY | 10 November 2017 “PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to potentially develop a downstream lithium chemical conversion facility in South Korea. The ASX-listed company on Friday noted that the MoU with Polaris Shipping and LG Chem would see Pilbara supply […]

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EV batteries

Australia’s Got a Lock on Supply of the Metal Used for EV Batteries

DAVID STRINGER on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 25 October 2017 “Ground zero in the global scramble for lithium is a small patch of northern Australia’s iron-ore rich outback, where work is accelerating to deliver the world’s next major mines to feed soaring demand from electric vehicle battery makers. Almost 60 percent of supply from planned large projects […]

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low-carbon future

World Bank: Minerals to Play Significant Role in Low-Carbon Future

A June 2017 report from the World Bank highlights the role that minerals and metals will play in a low-carbon future.  The report “The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low-Carbon Future”  asserts that the rise of green energy technologies is expected to lead to growth in demand for minerals and metals such […]

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metals markets

Electric-Car Revolution Shakes Up the Biggest Metals Markets

MARK BURTON and EDDIE VAN DER WALT on BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY | 2 August 2017 “The revolution in electric vehicles set to upturn industries from energy to infrastructure is also creating winners and losers within the world’s biggest metals markets. While some of the largest diversified miners like Glencore Plc argue fossil fuels such as coal […]

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World Bank

Clean Energy Transition Will Increase Demand for Minerals, says new World Bank report

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 – A new report released today by the World Bank highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals. Using wind, solar, and energy storage batteries as key examples of low-carbon or “green” energy technologies, the report, “The […]

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