Elkem Invests in Quebec Biocarbon Pilot Plant

Elkem ASA of Norway has announced plans to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Chicoutimi, QC. The total investment will amount to NOK180 million (US$19.9 million) of which NOK60 million (US$6.7 million) will be paid by Elkem with the balance coming from the federal and provincial governments and the city of Saguenay. The...

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Frontier Starts PEA for PAK Lithium Project

Frontier Lithium Inc of Sudbury, ON has commenced a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) study of vertically integrated operations to produce lithium hydroxide chemicals from its PAK lithium project in northwestern Ontario. The study, says the company, will demonstrate the project’s full potential by leveraging its high quality, low impurity resources to produce premium spodumene concentrates....

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PPG Gets DOE Funding for Lithium-ion Electrodes

PPG Industries Inc of Pittsburg, PA has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for research into the use of two versatile, high-output processes in the production of lithium-ion battery electrodes. The three-year, US$2.2 million project will be conducted in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory of Oak Ridge, TN. The goal of...

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Power Metals and Sinomine Ink Partnership Agreement

Power Metals Corp of Vancouver, BC has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with Sinomine Resource Group Co Ltd of China whereby Sinomine will partner with Power Metals to further the exploration and development of the company’s mineral property interests in Canada. Sinomine is principally interested in Power Metals’ Case Lake, Paterson Lake, and...

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Latrobe Magnesium Project Approved by EPA

Latrobe Magnesium Ltd (LMG) of Australia reports that its application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for its demonstration 3,000 tonnes/year magnesium plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has been approved and a certificate issued. The approval allows LMG to operate the plant for a period of 18 months post the commissioning stage. LMG remains committed...

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