Lithium

Britishvolt collapse shows structural weakness of UK automotive industry

In July 2022, then UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the planned gigafactory at Blyth in Northumberland would be “transformational”…

European mining eyes uncertain future

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has provided Europe with the opportunity to conduct a much needed reappraisal of its raw materials…

Zimbabwe joins the wave of resource nationalism

In December 2022, Zimbabwe banned raw lithium ore exports to minimise the economic potential of artisanal mining and encourage investments…

Lithium-ion battery pack prices rise for first time since 2010

The price of lithium-ion battery packs – including those used in electric vehicles, buses and energy storage projects – has…

Can flow batteries supercharge the energy transition?

As a stifling heatwave spreads across Europe, solar panels all over the continent are busily transforming the scorching sunshine into…

Inflation bites at the battery storage bonanza

Billions of dollars are flowing into battery storage, a technology critical to the clean energy transition. Whether to help balance…

Will government investments and lithium reserves make Canada a global electric vehicle leader?

When global electric vehicle (EV) sales rose by 43% in 2020, Canada spotted an opportunity to leverage its lithium reserves…

As EV sales are rising, recyclers are getting ready for spent batteries

The US government announced in early May that it will provide more than $3bn to boost domestic production of electric…

EU’s energy transition faces critical minerals shortfall

For the EU to achieve its Green Deal pledge of reaching climate neutrality by 2050, the bloc will need 35…

Surging commodity prices could impact the growth of EVs

The price of cobalt stood at $79,295 per tonne on 7 March, its highest point since June 2018. On 8…