Price and supply were the major topics of conversation for market participants across the value chain attending Fastmarkets’ flagship Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials conference in Las Vegas on June 24-27

US-headquartered Atlas Lithium decided to expand its investment into Brazilian hard-rock lithium feedstock resources with the acquisition of new exploration permits ahead of scheduled first production from its Neves project in the fourth quarter, the company announced on Monday June 17

Toronto, Canada-headquartered Lithium Ionic is on track to start operations at its hard-rock spodumene Bandeira project in Brazil in roughly two years, after it recently published its feasibility study and secured fresh funds to go ahead with the next phase

Fastmarkets invited feedback from the industry on the methodology for its audited lithium and spodumene price assessments, via an open consultation process between April 18 and May 17, 2024. This consultation was done as part of our published annual methodology review process.

Spodumene has come increasingly into focus in recent months following increases in auction activity and broader supply chain interest, as well as volatility in the underlying prices

After an extended consultation period, Fastmarkets has amended the frequency and publishing time of its MB-LI-0012 Spodumene min 6% Li2O, spot price, cif China price assessment.

Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the methodology for its audited non-ferrous price assessments, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

The key discussion topics across the battery raw materials sector ahead of Fastmarkets’ Asian Battery Raw Materials conference taking place in Seoul on April 22-23

Spot lithium carbonate and hydroxide battery grade prices in the seaborne Asia market were stable in the week to Thursday April 4, with conditions quiet due to a public holiday in China, sources told Fastmarkets

Fastmarkets proposes to amend the frequency and publication time of MB-LI-0012 Spodumene min 6% Li2O, spot price, cif China, $/tonne.