Wilkinson Minerals to triple its investment in Bay City salt brine mining operation

BAY CITY, MI - A mineral extraction company announced that it is planning to substantially increase its investment in Bay City. Wilkinson Minerals and representatives from the City of Bay City and Bay Future announced during Bay Future’s annual meeting on Wednesday, April 21 that the mining would be tripling its investment in Bay City while bringing more jobs to the area to operate a salt brine mining operation along the Saginaw River. Wilkinson Minerals was originally planning on investing $50 million into Bay City to start up it operations there. However, that...
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Rio Tinto achieves battery grade lithium production at Boron plant

BORON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California, United States. The demonstration plant is the next step in scaling up a breakthrough lithium production process developed at Boron, to recover the critical mineral and extract additional value out of waste piles from over 90 years of mining at the operation. An initial small-scale trial in 2019 successfully proved the process of roasting and leaching waste rock to recover high grades of lithium....
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Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide produced from Finniss Project Concentrate

Advanced Australian lithium developer Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO) (Core or Company) is pleased to announce the production of battery grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LH) from spodumene mineral concentrate from the Finniss Lithium Project.The scoping level test work program has demonstrated that the conventional ‘direct’ flowsheet can be applied to the processing of the mineral concentrate sample to produce battery grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate. In light of the success of this program and the recently granted Federal Government Major Projects status, Core is now considering the obvious down-stream value potential...

Lithium iron phosphate batteries: The future of EV technology?

Forget lithium-ion. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for Electric Vehicles are rapidly speeding into our lives. Leading this charge appears to be Tesla, with Elon Musk indicating a shift of more of his EVs to LFP battery cells. He’s increasingly betting on rechargeable battery technology that doesn’t use cobalt or nickel. Phosphorus – already an EU Critical Raw Material – it seems, is going to be more in demand than ever. Here we look at why there’s so much hype currently about LFP batteries. Controversial cobalt Cobalt enables the energy...
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