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.

If you would like any further information about our events please contact sales(at) You will find a link to our forthcoming Battery Materials Conference here and our 3rd International Battery Materials Conference: 2018 Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt  will be held in Hong Kong, 5-6 November 2018. Join our mailing list here for up-to-date information

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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 […]

China National Passenger Cars Association: 73,145 New energy passenger vehicles sold in April in China

10 May 2018 According to the China National Passenger Cars Association, sales of new energy passenger vehicles reached 73,145 units in April, an increase of 150% year-on-year, and an increase of 31.3% from the previous month. In 2018, the sales of new energy passenger vehicles showed a strong growth momentum. Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of CPCA, […]

Investing News: Kidman and SQM Choose Site for New Lithium Plant in Australia

7 May 2018: Australian lithium miner Kidman Resources and its joint venture partner Chile’s SQM are set to open a new lithium processing plant in Western Australia. Kidman has selected a site in the Kwinana Strategic Industrial area, south of Perth, the company said in a press release on Friday (May 4). “Putting our foot on the Kwinana site […]

The Washington Post: China to allow full foreign ownership in auto industry

BEIJING —  April 17- China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump as it promotes electric car development. The change would scrap rules that require global automakers to work through state-owned partners, an arrangement that forces […]

Reuters: BHP Billiton to produce nickel sulphate next year, eying cobalt on battery boom

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -APRIL 18, 2018- BHP Billiton (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) is expanding its business as a supplier of battery minerals at its nickel refinery in Western Australia, planning to start producing nickel sulphate next year and looking at cobalt output as well, a company executive said. Cobalt and nickel are both critical ingredients for lithium ion batteries, […]