Lithium producers are hustling to establish production in North America, and that’s a positive thing. However, it’s not going to happen at Silicon Valley speed. The mining industry has its own complex product cycles, and its own terminology, complete with plenty of acronyms. Piedmont Lithium’s joint venture partner, Sayona Mining, has released a definitive feasibility… Read more »
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Australia-based lithium producers Sayona Mining and Piedmont Lithium say they have successfully restarted production of commercial spodumene concentrate at their jointly owned NAL project in Quebec, Canada, at a cost of $80 million. The companies expect the project to be the only major source of new spodumene production in North America in the next two… Read more »
Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company, has begun producing spodumene concentrate, a mineral used in the production of lithium for batteries, at a demonstration plant in Canada. The plant, part of the Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium Quebec Operations in Sorel-Tracy, was commissioned in June of 2022, and produced its first ton of spodumene… Read more »
Nissan has begun production of its new Townstar EV delivery van, to be sold in select European markets. Built on a shared CMF-C platform, the new vehicle will be manufactured at the Renault plant in Maubeuge, France. The Townstar will replace the NV200 and NV200e in Nissan’s light commercial vehicle lineup. The Townstar EV’s powertrain… Read more »
As EV adoption grows, it’s plain that more EV raw materials will need to be mined and processed in North America (and Europe). But bringing a new mine into production is a lengthy process with many potential pitfalls along the way. A lithium mine in the pine forests northwest of Montreal provides an example of… Read more »