Mercedes-Benz is retooling its production setup for electric drive systems from 2024, including batteries, electric drive units and axles, as the luxury car brand prepares to go fully electric by 2030.
The Canadian Government has released an updated Critical Mineral Strategy, heavily promoting the development of its domestic critical materials industries and aiming to reduce its reliance on foreign supply chains.
The USA and EU are contemplating a policy combining trade and emissions reduction measures - using tariffs to penalise metals, primarily steel and aluminium, produced in countries with higher carbon intensity.
Vale confirms that it will separate its base metals operations into a distinct entity from its main iron ore business by the end of H1 2023.
The European Council and Parliament signed a provision agreement introducing more stringent targets for battery recycling, product design and supply chain monitoring.
The strategy will outline priorities for how Australia can create economic opportunities across the nation and seize the opportunities of the net zero transformation.
Winsome Resources has announced a binding agreement to purchase 7.5M shares in Power Metals Corp (PWM) from Sinomine Rare Metals Resources.
Hitachi Metals has simulated the use of ferrite magnets in optimised motor designs, suggesting an output level similar to that of motors using rare earth magnets.
OM Holdings continues to move ahead with furnace expansion to increase manganese alloy output and diversify production into silicon metal at its ferroalloy smelter in Samalaju, Malaysia.
Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and DRC state-owned-enterprise Gécamines announce the restart of mining operations at the DRC operation.
Sigma Lithium and Lithium Chile have updated reserve and resource estimates in Brazil and Chile respectively.
Finnish multi-metal producer, Terrafame, and French automotive company, Renault, have signed a multi-year agreement for the supply of nickel sulphate for use in EV batteries.
Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, revealed his country would appeal a trade dispute ruling brought forward by the European Union (EU) relating to Indonesia’s 2020 nickel ore export ban.
China’s securities regulator has approved trading of industrial silicon futures and options on the Guangzhou Futures Exchange.
RareX announced simplifications to its scoping study together with its latest drilling results from its 100%-owned Cummins Range project, indicating plans to release an updated resource estimate in Q1 2023.
POSCO Chemical completed construction at the expanded Gwangyang cathode production facility in November, which will ramp-up production of high-nickel cathode active materials for EVs and ESS applications.
The Critical Minerals Association & Geological Society Business Forum hosted a conference on delivering the UK's critical minerals ambitions.