Lithium: Bacanora releases PFS for its Zinnwald operation and aims to capitalise on expected EV manufacturing growth in Europe

Bacanora has released a pre-feasibility study for its Zinnwald Operation in southern Germany. Located on the German-Czech border, the operation aims to exploit its proximity to present and future European EV manufacturing facilities. The PFS states a resource of 35.5Mt, with Bacanora aiming to produce 5,112tpa of lithium fluoride (both… Read more

Bauxite and alumina: Almatis sells shares in US Burnside subsidiary

On 27 June, Almatis reported the sale of 100% of its shares in Almatis Burnside to Arthur Metals. Almatis Burnside is an alumina manufacturer based in Louisiana, USA and will continue to supply Almatis, along with other customers, with premium-grade alumina. Almatis expects little change over the coming months in… Read more

Tungsten: Project development continues apace, despite price slowdown

The start of July saw several announcements from tungsten developers across the globe, pointing to the strong fundamentals for tungsten supply and demand, in spite of the slowdown and drift in prices since the start of the year. In Australia, Speciality Metals International (SMI) completed the acquisition of Mt Carbine… Read more

Environmental policy to have fundamental impact on graphite industry

Our analyst Sue Shaw met with Andrew Scott to discuss the 10-year outlook for the graphite industry. “Environmental impacts will be significant and they’ve already caused shortages in both natural and synthetic #graphite over the last decade. Lithium-ion batteries will drive significant consumption growth in both the natural and synthetic… Watch now

Lithium: Chinese refinery delays weigh on Australian concentrate shipments

Australian upstream lithium players have pulled back on chemical-grade concentrate shipments and/or production schedules in a response to Chinese customer circumstances. Two announcements in as many weeks have seen established pillars Pilbara Minerals and Galaxy Resources curb shipments into future quarters, with the former to moderate production quantities through July… Read more

Tungsten: China looks to cement to solve APT waste issues

Ammonium paratungstate (APT) producers in China are looking to cement markets to address the short-term challenges of APT slag disposal, Roskill learned at the Antaike Tungsten & Molybdenum Industry Forum, held in Xi’an in late June. Tungsten ores frequently occur in association with arsenides and their processing into APT generates… Read more