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Northvolt secures €350M loan for gigafactory

Northvolt secures €350M loan for gigafactory

Loan is the largest ever direct financing of battery technology

Project finance

28 MAY 2019
Historic tailings show precious metal concentrate potential

Historic tailings show precious metal concentrate potential

Cobalt junior reports concentrate grading 18,486g/t silver

Umicore acquires Freeport's Kokkola refinery

Umicore acquires Freeport's Kokkola refinery

US$150M deal also includes cathode precursor production operations

M&A

24 MAY 2019
First Cobalt gains on Glencore support

First Cobalt gains on Glencore support

Major to support FCC in refinery restart

HPX-backed junior optimistic of discovery

HPX-backed junior optimistic of discovery

Exploration continues at South Voisey's Bay JV

Discovery

20 MAY 2019
Twin Metals Minnesota leases renewed as US seeks battery materals

Twin Metals Minnesota leases renewed as US seeks battery materals

American Mineral Security Act gets bipartisan support

Copper News

16 MAY 2019
Vale production falls across the board

Vale production falls across the board

Lower iron ore compounded by other falls in difficult March quarter

Bulks

08 MAY 2019
Knife Lake results carve positive outlook for Rockridge

Knife Lake results carve positive outlook for Rockridge

Reports "one of the best holes ever" at recently-optioned Saskatchewan project

Battery metals mid-tier emerging

Battery metals mid-tier emerging

Wesfarmers shrugs off British retail disaster to show mining and chemical-processing prowess

Miner's right

07 MAY 2019
Schlumberger signs lithium deal as US accepts battery 'arms race'

Schlumberger signs lithium deal as US accepts battery 'arms race'

Oil services giant to build Clayton Valley pilot plant.

Automakers go upstream to secure metal supplies: Benchmark

Automakers go upstream to secure metal supplies: Benchmark

Aggressive near-term EV line-ups require OEM action to get more metal production going