The company will be growing its battery-grade lithium carbonate or hydroxide production from its new direct-lithium extraction (DLE) project

Swiss trader Glencore’s profits halved in 2023 due to weaker energy and metals prices and production, according to the company’s full-year results released on Wednesday February 21

Volatile BRM prices can generate uneven profits and highlight the need for risk management

Manganese, chrome, tungsten and vanadium will be key topics of discussion at Fastmarkets’ upcoming Asia Ferroalloys Conference 2024 in Hong Kong on February 26-28, after appearing on China’s latest list of critical minerals

Lepidolite producers in China have been a major wildcard in the lithium industry of late, with production surging despite its higher cost, energy-intensive nature.

Financial incentives for companies developing silicon-based anodes in Europe are helping to support the sector, but the focus on innovation, not scale, risks them falling behind North America, experts told Fastmarkets.

Graphite companies Nouveau Monde Graphite, Novonix and Westwater have all announced offtake agreements in a developing US anode supply chain to comply with that country’s generous subsidy scheme under the Inflation Reduction Act and to ease the current dependence on China for material, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday February 15

Traders have built up their presence in the lithium market in recent years; they see an opportunity in lower prices – after record highs set in 2022 – while the lithium industry aims to take advantage of an expected growth in demand spurred by the global energy transition

A group of major automotive manufacturers including Tesla and General Motors sent a joint letter with mining companies and electric vehicle (EV) battery companies on Monday February 5 urging the Biden administration to allow a 10% tax credit to apply to both mineral extraction and mineral processing in the US

India’s burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) battery-making industry could mean the country becomes a significant importer and a reduced exporter of black mass in the coming years, Rajat Verma, founder and chief executive officer of Indian battery recycler Lohum, told Fastmarkets in an interview