Phones overtaken by EVs as top cobalt demand

By 2026, the automotive industry could account for half of global cobalt demand

EVs to make up 83% of battery demand in 20 years

This is due to growing demand and industry priorities, a new report claims

Tesla strikes deal for low carbon nickel

Vale will transport the nickel from Canada to Tesla in the US

Mining for electric cars is harming flamingos!

Lithium is a key element to get EVs on the move – but it’s leading to certain flamingo species becoming endangered

Wheaton Precious Metals commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

It is establishing a fund, with an initial $4m commitment, to support its mining partners’ efforts to move to renewable energy sources and reduce emissions at the mines

Rio Tinto to power Madagascan mine with renewable energy

It has signed a 20-year PPA with CBE to build the facility, which will be operational from 2023

Could bacteria mean sustainable mining?

Researchers are investigating whether bacteria could extract the elements needed for computers, EVs and mobile phones – all powered by sugar…

Rio Tinto to invest $87m in low carbon aluminium

The aluminium is made using renewable hydropower

Vattenfall ‘unfreezes’ EV charge for polar temperatures!

The company has trialled the use of an electric truck within the arctic circle

Volvo unveils ‘world’s first’ fossil-free steel vehicle

The concept machine is a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying and is the first of smaller-scale series production planned by 2022