Carbo Ceramics Triples Proppants Volume Sales

Carbo Ceramics Inc of Houston, TX has reported a fourth quarter net loss of US$17.4 million on revenues of US$60.3 million versus a net loss of US$15.2 million on revenues of US$29.1 million in the same period of 2016. The company says the increase in revenues was primarily attributable to increases in oilfield ceramic technology...

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Orocobre Increases Size of Olaroz Lithium Expansion

Orocobre Ltd of Australia has reported record lithium production of 3,937 tonnes of lithium carbonate in the fourth quarter of 2017 up 84% from the third quarter of 2017. The company’s sales revenue rose 72% from US$23.2 million in the third quarter to US$40 million. The average fob price for the fourth quarter was US$11,550/tonne,...

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Hudson Completes Initial Research for Cement Product Minus CO2

Hudson Resources Inc of Vancouver, BC has announced that it has completed initial research and development activities and confirmed that the White Mountain anorthosite can be used to make a CO2-free, heat-resistant, acid-resistant cement. The company believes that this cement has numerous potential applications including white or coloured architectural concrete, fibre-reinforced cement, refractory castable pieces,...

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Rio Tinto Increases Titanium Feedstock Production by 25%

Rio Tinto of London, England has reported 2017 borates production of 517,000 tonnes, a 3% increase from 2016, the result of higher market demand. The company’s fourth quarter 2017 production of 120,000 tonnes was 1% lower than in the same period of 2016. Rio Tinto’s fourth quarter of 2017 titanium dioxide feedstock production, at 341,000...

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IMC Successfully Separates Lithium from Lithium Brines

Innovation Metals Corp (IMC) of Toronto, ON has announced the successful separation of lithium from lithium brines, and the potential production of battery-grade lithium carbonate powders, using its proprietary RapidSX process for the low-cost separation of technology metals. The patent pending RapidSX has previously been used to successfully separate rare earth elements. Patrick Wong, IMC’s...

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