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Ernest Scheyder

European lithium projects gain attention amid push toward electric vehicles

Jun 13 2019

SANTIAGO European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network of battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers across the continent, the world's second-largest EV market after China.

Albemarle details efforts to boost its Chilean lithium output by 30 percent

Jun 11 2019

SANTIAGO Albemarle Corp on Tuesday detailed a process it believes will increase its Chilean lithium output by nearly a third and said it is working to reduce the affect of precipitation on its evaporation ponds.

Albemarle declines to participate in LME lithium contract

Jun 11 2019

SANTIAGO Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, said on Tuesday it will not participate in the London Metal Exchange's plan to launch a new contract for the white metal, depriving it of a key source of pricing data.

Tianqi says happy 'for now' with stake in SQM: president

Jun 10 2019

SANTIAGO Tianqi Lithium Corp is happy for now with its stake in rival SQM and is working to deepen business ties with the Chilean lithium producer, the Chinese company's president said on Monday.

How much does lithium cost? The industry can't seem to agree

Jun 09 2019

SANTIAGO Opaque pricing for lithium, the powerhouse metal fueling the electric vehicle revolution, is expected to be top of mind this week as the industry's leaders gather in Santiago, with calls rising for more transparency to attract much-needed expansion funding.

Lynas touts its independence from China in push for rare earths growth

Jun 06 2019

CHICAGO With China threatening to curb exports of rare earth minerals, Lynas Corp is making an aggressive push for fresh business across the globe and billing itself as the best option for its customers to tap diversified supplies of the specialized materials.

Exclusive: Pentagon eyes rare earth supplies in Africa in push away from China

Jun 06 2019

CHICAGO/LONDON The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi's Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies of strategic minerals, part of a plan to find diversified reserves outside of China, a department official said on Wednesday. | Video

RPT-China set to control rare earth supply for years due to processing dominance

May 30 2019

May 29 U.S. companies are years away from challenging Chinese dominance of rare earth minerals due to a lack of domestic processing facilities, ensuring the Asian nation will maintain its near-monopoly on refining and powerful leverage in trade talks.

China set to control rare earth supply for years due to processing dominance

May 29 2019

U.S. companies are years away from challenging Chinese dominance of rare earth minerals due to a lack of domestic processing facilities, ensuring the Asian nation will maintain its near-monopoly on refining and powerful leverage in trade talks.

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