Rare Earths: Audi opting for induction motor technology in its e-tron EV

Audi has opted to incorporate an induction (asynchronous) motor in its Audi e-tron drivetrain, choosing to reduce exposure to rare earth permanent magnets. The Audi e-tron is expected to boast a 400km driving range and joins the performance/luxury SUV EV range at a retail price of over £70k (US$90k). Roskill… Read more

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Lithium: Nemaska Lithium seeks further financing to complete funding of Whabouchi and Shawinigan

Nemaska Lithium has announced an update on the Whabouchi lithium mine and the Shawinigan lithium processing facility, stating that a further C$375M (US$283.4M) would be required to fully-fund construction, commissioning, working capital and reserve funds. The additional funds would be needed on-top of an existing C$1.1Bn (US$831.4M) finance package announced… Read more

Roskill talks vanadium price spikes

Jack Bedder, Roskill Director, discusses the recent vanadium price increases with Proactive Investors and factors behind them. Higher demand for steel, changing rebar regulations in China, and prior shutdowns on the supply side, have all contributed to huge price increases in the last 18 months. Bedder gives his take on… Watch now

Updates from Roskill’s inaugural Lithium Mine to Market conference in Perth, Australia

Roskill’s inaugural Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019 conference opened this morning in Perth and will continue tomorrow. Oliver Heathman, manager of mining research and cost modelling at Roskill, catches up with Proactive’s Danielle Doporto from the Perth studio to discuss all of the hot topics and emerging trends relating… Watch now

Roskill discusses rare earths supply & demand trends

Why are rare earths increasingly important both to China and the rest of the world? How is supply and demand met and where are the bottlenecks? What about the importance of secondary supply and recycling? All these questions and more are put to Roskill’s David Merriman, who brings Proactive Investors… Watch now

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