October 2021

ENERGY TRANSITION: BHP to supply nickel sulfate to Toyota-Panasonic battery JV

BHP will supply nickel sulfate to a battery making joint venture between Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp in a move designed to lower carbon emissions in the Japanese battery supply chain.

KSP invests $100mln in Canada’s Li-Cycle

Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings will receive $100 million from Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, to support its growth opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia, the lithium-ion battery recycler announced on Wednesday September 29.

LITHIUM 2021: Key takeaways on chemistries, the role of governments, sustainability

Fastmarkets rounds up the key discussion points on lithium battery chemistries, sustainability and ESG from its Lithium 2021 conference that took place over September 20-22.

Major lithium producers set up trade lithium association ILiA

Five key global lithium producers SQM, Ganfeng Lithium, AMG Brazil, Orocobre and Pilbara Minerals have announced the setup of the International Lithium Association (ILiA), which aims to provide a central voice for lithium producers and to promote the sustainable development of a global battery value chain.

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China rally stalls amid widespread power cuts

The rally in Chinese lithium prices paused in the week to Thursday September 30, with sentiment turning slightly more cautious owing to power restrictions being implemented in some battery materials production hubs.