Roskill view: Pure Energy Minerals has executed a non-binding MOU with Tenova Advanced Technologies (TAT), TAKRAF (a Tenova company) and other technology partners to design, build and operate a pilot plant at its Clayton Valley lithium brine project in Nevada. The technology partners are SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, NORAM… Read more
The Malaysian government has imposed anti-dumping duties on cold-rolled stainless steel imports from China, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The decision follows the receipt of a complaint from domestic cold-rolling mill Bahru Stainless—which is 67% owned by Spain’s Acerinox—which resulted in the launch of an investigation in May. The Malaysian authorities… Read more
Canadian-based graphite company NextSource is pressing ahead with its 17ktpy Molo project in Madagascar, based on a much lower cost modular approach for Phase 1. The feasibility study puts the capital cost of the mine and plant at US$18.4M and the operation is expected to be in commercial production by… Read more
Lithium supply is ramping up to meet the explosive growth forecast by Roskill for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. In 2016, the market for Li-ion batteries was 87GWh, a ten-fold increase on a decade earlier, based on considerable growth in portable consumer electronics.
12 month subscription includes: Analysis report with forecast to 2026 Hard copy and electronic PDF of the report Access to the analysts for discussion around report content Quarterly updates of report that include production, prices, trade and company news “The Chinese chemical sector will continue to drive demand for high… Read more
Fluorine is the most chemically reactive element and world fluorspar demand is dominated by the chemical industry. This dominance is expected to continue throughout the outlook period to 2021. All fluorochemicals are derived initially from the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid (HF), itself produced from acid-grade fluorspar (acidspar). The largest chemical… Read more
Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel with the copper-cobalt sulphide deposits of the Central African Copper belt being the principal source. The DRC dominates global mine production and accounted for roughly 60% of global supply in 2015.
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