June 2021

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Strong demand for hydroxide supports Asia price gains

Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices in Asia moved up over the week ended Thursday June 3 against the backdrop of continued tight supply and firm buying appetite.

Galaxy Resources raises 2021 spodumene production guidance on robust demand outlook

Australian spodumene producer Galaxy Resources has increased its full year production guidance for 2021 to 195,000-210,000 dry metric tonnes (dmt) of spodumene concentrate in response to strong demand, it said on Wednesday June 2.

Umicore unveils plans for carbon-neutral production

Belgian metals and battery materials company Umicore plans to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, it said in a webinar on Wednesday June 2.

ENERGY TRANSITION: The complex path to net zero

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk once described the ongoing use of fossil fuels and their generation of a vast carbon footprint as “the dumbest experiment in human history.”

Turnagain nickel project in Canada has potential to be world's first carbon-neutral mine, exec says

Mineral sequestration could be used to develop the world’s first-ever carbon-neutral nickel mine, according to the president of Giga Metals Corp, which is developing the Turnagain project in British Columbia, Canada.