Battery Materials Community

Welcome to Metal Events Ltd’s Battery Materials Community — Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt and other metals used in batteries. Here you will find news and information about these markets, including data from China, company information and analysis of this important industrial sector.

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28/08/2018 Galaxy Resources Limited (“Galaxy” or the “Company“) (ASX: GXY) is pleased to announce that it has executed binding definitive documentation with POSCO for the sale of a package of tenements located on the northern portion of the Salar del Hombre Muerto in the northwest region of Argentina, for a cash consideration of US$280 million. […]

US Tariffs On Chinese Graphite Will Be The First Domino

15/08/2018 Eagle Graphite Tariffs will only accelerate the inevitable scramble for supply Graphite is indispensible for the manufacture of all sorts of things that are important to daily life. It finds use in literally hundreds of applications including steelmaking, electronics, gaskets, lubricants, and, yes, pencils. A shortage in graphite would have severe negative consequences both […]

Financial Times: China’s Ganfeng Lithium buys stake in Argentina lithium project

14/08/2018 Financial Times China’s Ganfeng Lithium, one of the country’s top producers of the battery metal, has bought Chilean producer SQM’s stake in the Cauchari-Olaroz project in Argentina for $87.5m. Ganfeng will own 37.5 per cent of the brine project, which is expected to start production in 2020, with the rest held by Canada’s Lithium […]


August 6 2018 Galaxy Resources Limited (“Galaxy” or the “Company”) (ASX: GXY) refers to the announcement dated 28 May 2018, where it advised that it had entered into a non-binding agreement with POSCO to sell a package of tenements located on the northern area of the Salar del Hombre Muerto in Argentina, for a cash […]

South China Morning post: China’s firms are scouring the world for mineral ores in pursuit of nation’s electric dream

Saturday, 30 June, 2018, 8:01am Chinese companies are scouring the world’s mines for lithium, cobalt and other minerals that go into battery packs used in electric vehicles, resuming the kind of voracious hunt for resources that added to economic booms in exporting countries a decade earlier. They were the first to get off the starting […]

S&P Global Platts hosts its first ever conference on battery metals, this October in NYC

On the heels of launching their lithium carbonate CIF North Asia price assessment, S&P Global Platts introduces their first ever battery metals conference. Supported by Metal Events Limited, The S&P Global Platts Inaugural Battery Metals Conference will be held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, October 16-17, 2018. The big discussion will […]

QMC Signs NDA for Lithium Mineralization Testing

Vancouver, British Columbia, June 13, 2018 – QMC Quantum Minerals Corp., (TSX.V: QMC) (FSE: 3LQ) (OTC: QMCQF) (“QMC” or “the Company”) announces it has signed a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) with an Asian-based manufacturing company which will allow them to test the Company’s lithium mineralization identified by recent channel sampling of the Irgon Pegmatite Dike to […]

Reuters: Australia’s Kidman Resources to supply lithium for Tesla cars

17 May 2018 The deal comes less than a fortnight after Kidman chose a site to develop a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with its joint venture partner Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM). Lithium is a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries that power electric cars. Forecasts of soaring demand for vehicles […]

NRG Adds Second Drill at the Hombre Muerto North Lithium Project

14 May 2018 HIGHLIGHTS • Core hole now at 222.5 meters in clastic sediments • 10 brine samples to ALS Laboratories from first hole • Second rotary drill rig added and at 153 meters • Second hole to serve for pump testing May 14, 2018 / Vancouver, BC / NRG Metals Inc. (“NRG” or the […]

Eagle Graphite Announces Substantial Increase in Graphite Resource

10 May 2018 Eagle Graphite Incorporated (TSX VENTURE:EGA)(FRANKFURT:NJGP)(OTC:APMFF) (“Eagle Graphite”, “Eagle”, “We”, or the “Company”) is pleased to announce an updated resource estimate for its 100%-owned Black Crystal graphite quarry in southeastern British Columbia. Highlights • Total Measured and Indicated (“M&I”) resource of 19.23 Million tonnes (“Mt”) averaging 1.35% crystalline flake graphite (“Cg”) is more […]