Wärtsilä & Schneider Electric develop power system reference design for lithium mines lacking grid access
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Wärtsilä & Schneider Electric develop power system reference design for lithium mines lacking grid access
June 21, 2021

Technology group Wärtsilä and Schneider Electric say they have together developed a “unique, end-to-end power system reference design.” It is aimed specifically at lithium mine operations where there is no access to a grid supply of electricity. The design provides for an economically viable total expenditure that covers the complete process, including consulting, project design,[…]

Rio Tinto partners with InoBat to explore cradle to cradle lithium battery initiative in Serbia starting with Jadar mine
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Rio Tinto partners with InoBat to explore cradle to cradle lithium battery initiative in Serbia starting with Jadar mine
May 25, 2021

Rio Tinto and InoBat, a European battery technology and manufacturing company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to accelerate the establishment of a ‘cradle to cradle’ battery manufacturing and recycling value chain in Serbia. The partnership will cover the full commodity life-cycle from mining through to recycling of lithium. Rio Tinto’s Jadar[…]

Bunting gets Nigerian order for two Magnetic Disc Separators to be used in coltan processing
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Bunting gets Nigerian order for two Magnetic Disc Separators to be used in coltan processing
April 20, 2021

A Nigerian mineral processor is installing two Bunting Magnetic Disc Separators (MDS) to separate individual minerals in a coltan plant. Coltan or columbite-tantalite is a black metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted. Tantalum is extracted from tantalite for capacitors used in mobile phones, personal computers, and electronics. Columbite is a[…]

China’s Beixin Minerals aims at becoming both a primary & secondary REE supplier though Qixia mine and rare earth magnet recycling
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China’s Beixin Minerals aims at becoming both a primary & secondary REE supplier though Qixia mine and rare earth magnet recycling
March 29, 2021

Chinese rare earths mining company Beixin Minerals, focused on the operation and development of its 100% owned Qixia rare earths mining project in Yantai, Shandong has announced that it has completed the acquisition of an initial 51% interest in a mining research company focused on rare earth magnet recycling, and has an option to invest[…]

Rare earths miner Vital Metals start operations at Nechalacho project in Canada’s Northwest Territories
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Rare earths miner Vital Metals start operations at Nechalacho project in Canada’s Northwest Territories
March 26, 2021

Vital Metals Ltd has announced the commencement of mining operations at its Nechalacho rare earths project in Northwest Territories, Canada with the mining fleet mobilising this week. Mining contractor Det’on Cho Nahanni Construction will commence operations at Nechalacho’s North T Zone within days following its mobilisation via the private Nechalacho ice road which is a[…]