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LG Chem powers battery supply with Nemaska Lithium deal

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:20 -- Xuan Zhong
LG Chem powers battery supply with Nemaska Lithium deal

South Korean battery firm LG Chem has signed an initial five-year deal for the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from Canada’s Nemaska Lithium.

LG Chem will receive 7,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide annually from October 2020, on a take-or-pay basis, to help fuel battery production.

 

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Study backs Finnish lithium bid to mine batteries market

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:02 -- Xuan Zhong
Study backs Finnish lithium bid to mine batteries market

There is a “profitable business case” for developing a lithium project in Finland to supply high-quality battery materials for Europe’s “fast-developing lithium markets”, according to the firm behind the project.

Finnish mining company Keliber Oy said a definitive feasibility study indicates the project could make the firm Europe’s “first vertically integrated battery grade lithium carbonate producer”.

 

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Chinese team develops 'green lithium extraction process’

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:39 -- Xuan Zhong
Chinese team develops 'green lithium extraction process’

A new “green” method developed in China for extracting battery-grade lithium from minerals has reportedly won the backing of authorities— paving the way for potential commercialisation.

The process developed jointly by Jiangxi Haohai Lithium Energy, Nanchang University and other institutions, can be used to separate all the elements in lithium-rich Lepidolite, according to the research team.

 

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Lithium boss airs concern on future of battery industry

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:16 -- Paul Crompton
Lithium boss airs concern on future of battery industry

The boss of China’s second biggest lithium carbonate supplier has questioned if growth in lithium-ion battery production can be sustained by electric vehicles.

For the first time Wang Xiaoshen, executive vice president Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium (JGL), has expressed concern the growing electric vehicle market, which drives lithium-ion battery demand, is unable to continue sustainable growth, particularly in China.

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Chinese battery maker calls for government enquiry into lithium price spikes

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:26 -- Paul Crompton
Chinese battery maker calls for government enquiry into lithium price spikes

Price hikes of lithium carbonate have prompted a Chinese battery maker to demand a government investigation into an alleged supply monopoly.

Fang Jianhua, CEO of lithium-ion battery maker Hefei Guoxuan Hi-Tech Power Company, says all companies should be asking why recent spikes had brought the price of lithium carbonate to such ‘unreasonable’ levels.

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