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SMM Forecast: Battery-grade & Electroplate-grade NickelSulfate Output in 2018

SHANGHAI, Dec.5 (SMM)-As per SMM independent research, in 2017 battery-grade nickel sulfate output reaches 209,800 tons and electroplate-grade output reaches 86,800 tons. In 2018 battery-grade nickel sulfate output is estimated to rise 35% on yearly basis and 5% for electroplate-grade. Ref: http://nanthavictor.com Read more from original source: https://news.metal.com/newscontent/100769364/smm-forecast%3A-battery-grade-electroplate-grade-nickel-sulfate-output-in-2018

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Rainbow ships first Rare Earths from Burundi mine

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – LSE-listed exploration and development company Rainbow Rare Earths has exported its first shipment of rare earth concentrate from its Gakara project, in Burundi, making it Africa’s only rare earths producer. Gakara is one of the highest-grade rare earth element mining projects globally, with an estimated in situ grade of 67% total rare earth oxide. Rainbow on Tuesday said that 25 t of high-grade rare earths from Burundi have been shipped to … Continue reading

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‘Miner’s Revenge’ Is Coming With Electric Cars, Friedland Says

Surging demand for metals like copper, nickel and cobalt for use in electric vehicles promises to overturn the balance of power between mining companies and their customers, according to billionaire investor Robert Friedland. Automakers will have to change the way they approach procurement if they want to power their vehicles, said Friedland, who as a student befriended Steve Jobs before a career backing major discoveries from Canada to Mongolia. “Coming soon to a theater … Continue reading

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Reuters: German car makers warned of possible battery materials shortage

FRANKFURT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The German car industry risks running short of key raw materials for automotive batteries, hampering a planned boost in the production of electric vehicles (EVs), Germany’s largest industry association BDI warned. “The risk of running into bottlenecks in raw material supply is increasing because demand is growing faster than production capacity,” Matthias Wachter, head of security and raw materials at the BDI was quoted as saying by Sunday paper … Continue reading

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BMW Joins Race to Secure Cobalt for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Carmaker says it’s talking to all suppliers of the chemical Cobalt is critical for production of electric car batteries With one eye on accelerating demand for electric vehicles, BMW AG said it’s talking to suppliers of cobalt and other battery materials amid fears that stocks will run short and push already inflated prices higher. Sourcing of cobalt and other materials is “the most important” question BMW has to address before it decides whether to … Continue reading

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Australia is the new frontier for battery minerals

FORGET the “resource curse”. Australia is blessed with the stuff. For more than a quarter of a century it has not had a recession, thanks largely to Chinese demand for its raw materials. It is only a few years since the end of one such China-led boom, in base metals such as iron ore. A new speculative flurry has started in minerals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel to feed another China-related craze—making batteries … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Eskom to test Vanadium redox flow battery solution

South African power utility Eskom is set to test a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) solution developed by Bushveld Energy at its research, testing, and development (RT&D) centre in Rosherville. Eskom will test the VRFB’s performance and applications under various simulations including minimum load shifting, wind and solar generation smoothing, power quality improvement, and self-black start capabilities. Commissioning of the VRFB is expected to take place by the first half of next year. The … Continue reading

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Signature de deux conventions de recherche du nickel et du vanadium entre le Burundi et la société CVMR

BUJUMBURA, 20 nov (ABP) – Le ministre de l’Energie et des Mines, M. Côme Manirakiza (photo : à droite), a procédé ce lundi à la signature de deux conventions de recherche du nickel et du vanadium entre le gouvernement du Burundi et la société Chemical vapor metal refining corporation (CVMR) basée à Toronto au Canada, représentée par son Gestionnaire, M. Kamran Khozan (photo : à gauche). La première concerne le Nickel à Waga-Nyabikere en … Continue reading

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Bientôt l’extraction du nickel, vanadium et autres minerais à Gitega valant plus de 30 milliards $

Le ministre de l’Énergie et des Mines, Côme Manirakiza (droite) signant les conventions de recherche du nickel et du vanadium entre le gouvernement du Burundi et la CVMR représentée par son gestionnaire, Kamran Khozan Le Gouvernement du Burundi a signé ce lundi deux conventions de recherche du nickel et du vanadium avec la société Chemical Vapor Metal Refining Corporation (CVMR) basée à Toronto au Canada. La première concerne le Nickel à Waga-Nyabikere en province … Continue reading

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Ishirahamwe CVMR ryo muri CANADA rigiye gutangura ivyigwa ku butare bw’Uburundi

Kamran Kausan arongoye ishirahamwe CVMR (i bubamfu), ari kumwe na Come MANIRAKIZA, umushikiranganji w’Uburundi ajejwe ubutare n’agataka Ubushikiranganji bw’ubutare, agataka n’amasoko ntanganguvu, bwasinyiraniye kuri uwu wa mbere amasezerano n’ishirahamwe CVMR ricukura ubutare, ryamuka mu karere ka Toronto mu gihugu ca Canada. Ayo masezerano akaba ari ayo gukora ivyirwa vyo gucukura ubutare bwa Nickel mu bice vya Waga na Nyabikere hamwe n’ubutare bwa Vanadium i Mukanda. Umushikiranganji Côme Manirakiza w’ubutare, agataka n’amasoko ntanganguvu amenyesha ko … Continue reading

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