Chile indigenous communities suspend dialogue with SQM, Codelco over lithium

The four largest indigenous communities in Chile’s Atacama salt flat suspended dialogue with state-run copper giant Codelco and lithium miner SQM over expanding lithium mining in the flat, the groups said in a statement on Monday.

Codelco aims to land partner for Maricunga lithium by next year

Chile’s state-run miner Codelco plans to select a partner for a future lithium project in one of the country’s top salt flats, Maricunga, in the first quarter next year, chairman Maximo Pacheco said on Monday.

Tianqi takes another shot at probing SQM-Codelco lithium deal

Chile’s SQM called another investors meeting at the request of its second-largest shareholder, Tianqi Lithium Corp., which seeks greater clarity over a proposed deal with copper giant Codelco.

Vulcan Energy starts its first lithium chloride production in Germany

Lithium supplier Vulcan Energy on Wednesday announced the start of production of the first lithium chloride at its extraction plant in Germany using geothermal energy, an essential step toward producing battery-grade lithium hydroxide.

Lithium market struggles to recover after epic boom and bust

A stuttering recovery in lithium prices is providing a fresh reminder of why the dramatic rally of recent years was followed by an even more breathtaking collapse: a fast-expanding industry that is more prepared than ever to keep pumping out supplies.

Lithium trading hits record on CME as funds seize budding market

Trading of CME Group Inc.’s nearly three-year-old lithium hydroxide futures contract is soaring, with more funds crowding into the budding market as prices of the battery metal falter.

Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion

Undeterred by slumping profits, China’s lithium giants are planning to grab a bigger slice of the market.

Mitsui invests in Atlas Lithium with offtake deal from Brazil mine

Mitsui & Co said on Thursday it will spend $30 million to take a 12% stake in US-based Atlas Lithium to venture into Brazil’s lithium mines to tap demand for the battery mineral.

Australian lithium producer to sell online in transparency push

Australian miner Mineral Resources Ltd. will use a digital trading platform to sell parcels of spodumene concentrate, a lithium-bearing mineral, in an effort to bring transparency to the market.

Chile needs to finalize more lithium plan details to spur investment

The Chilean government’s new plan to usher in private investment at a number of the country’s lithium salt flats may stumble over unresolved details that will raise concerns for investors, mining executives and analysts said on Wednesday.

Albemarle to auction lithium as part of push for price transparency

Albemarle, the world’s largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle batteries, said on Wednesday that it will hold several auctions to sell supplies of the metal as part of a push to boost market transparency.

Core Lithium CEO steps down following strategic review

Core Lithium produced 49,529 tonnes (t) of spodumene concentrate during the first half of the 2023–24 financial year (H1 FY24), amid the global lithium downturn and the resignation of its chief executive officer (CEO).

Liontown Resources enters $363m debt facility for lithium project ramp-up

Australia’s Liontown Resources said on Wednesday it has entered a A$550 million ($363.2 million) debt facility for the planned ramp-up and expansion of its flagship Kathleen Valley lithium project in Western Australia.

Ganfeng Lithium plans to buy 15% stake in Pastos Grandes project

Ganfeng Lithium said on Tuesday it plans to buy a stake of at least 14.8% in a subsidiary of Lithium Americas Argentina Corp, as China’s leading lithium producer ramps up its efforts to secure resources.

Frontier Lithium, Mitsubishi form JV for Canadian lithium operations

Canadian miner Frontier Lithium said on Monday it is forming a joint venture with Japanese trading house Mitsubishi to help advance lithium mining and processing in Ontario.

Yellen praises Chile’s policies in visit to lithium-rich ally

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday lavished praise on Chile during a visit aimed at strengthening ties with an ally whose critical minerals are key to weaning dependence off China.

SQM profit down 82% as lithium prices slide

Chile’s SQM, the world’s second-largest lithium producer, on Wednesday posted an 82% fall in its fourth-quarter net profit from a year earlier, below forecasts as prices for the key battery metal continued to slide from earlier peaks.

SQM expands into lithium glut in bet that buyers will return

SQM, the world’s No. 2 lithium producer, is plowing ahead with expansions in an oversupplied market, building stockpiles of the battery metal to be ready when purchasing rebounds.

SQM profit down 82% as lithium prices slide

Chile’s SQM, the world’s second-largest lithium producer, on Wednesday posted an 82% fall in its fourth-quarter net profit from a year earlier, below forecasts as prices for the key battery metal continued to slide from earlier peaks.

Scientists develop non-flammable electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries

Using computational science, researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a fluorine-substituted high-voltage stable chloride-based solid-state electrolyte.

Australia’s lithium producers see signs market is stabilizing

Pilbara Minerals said on Thursday it saw signs the lithium market was stabilizing as Australia’s top producers reported a slump in earnings and took steps to ride out slowing demand for the raw material of electric vehicle batteries.

Piedmont Lithium to sell remaining stake in Sayona Mining for $39 million

US miner Piedmont Lithium said on Wednesday it would sell its remaining shares in Australian miner Sayona Mining for about A$59.9 million ($39.28 million).

Australian lithium stocks rally on speculation of China mine closure

Australian lithium stocks rallied on Monday on speculation that Chinese battery maker CATL had closed its Jianxiawo mine in China that produces the material used in electric vehicle batteries.

Exxon aims to make key lithium technology decision by year

Exxon Mobil plans to decide by the end of the year which lithium filtration technology it will use in Arkansas as part of its push to become one of the world’s top producers of the battery metal, an executive said on Thursday.

Lithium players to gather in Arkansas as low prices pressure industry

Exxon Mobil, Albemarle and others eyeing ways to tap Arkansas’s vast lithium reserves will gather in Little Rock this week as the industry grapples with sagging prices for the battery metal that have spooked investors and fueled layoffs.

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