Category: Nickel

Deep-sea mining: scientists say collaboration is key

Researchers from the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are advocating for collaborations between academia and industry when it comes to finding a balance between exploiting mineral resources from the seabed and protecting vulnerable marine...

/ April 23, 2018

Sanctions fever grips nickel as market rethinks Russia risk — Andy Home

By Andy Home, columnist for Reuters Sanctions fever has spread to nickel. With Russian aluminium producer Rusal imploding in the wake of U.S. sanctions against its oligarch owner Oleg Deripaska, attention is now turning to the status of another Russian industrial...

/ April 21, 2018

Sanctions fallout upends metals as aluminum, nickel burst higher

(Bloomberg) — The turmoil unleashed by U.S. sanctions against United Co. Rusal kept reverberating through metals markets, sending aluminum and nickel to multi-year highs. Commodities markets have been rocked for the past two weeks by the clampdown on Russia’s Rusal, the...

/ April 20, 2018

Russia fears light fire under nickel price

Nickel surged to a more than three-year high amid growing fears that Russia’s Norilsk Nickel, top producer of the metal, could be the next victim of US sanctions against Russia that has already caused chaos on aluminum markets. Nickel, used primarily...

/ April 19, 2018

Here are the firms feeding China's battery revolution

First published Mar 18, 2018 China is spearheading the auto world’s push toward electrification, a shift that is transforming once-niche materials like cobalt and lithium into hot commodities. And it’s Chinese companies leading the way in securing the raw materials...

/ April 17, 2018

World nickel reserves ranked

Story developed using data from Mining Intelligence. Learn more and schedule a demo. Russia is a nickel giant with with almost a third of total world’s supply based on proven and probable reserves. Data was compiled on April 2018 from Mining...

/ April 16, 2018

'Urban mining' in S.Korea pulls rare battery materials from recycled tech

GUNSAN, South Korea, April 12 (Reuters) – Workers at a rural South Korean factory are busy extracting some of the world’s most coveted metals, used in the batteries that power electric cars. But they’re not digging in the ground or...

/ April 13, 2018

Electric vehicles do not need to be poisonous

By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Diesel vehicles land, water and air, are on the way out because they emit poisons – antimony, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, cyanide, dioxin, lead, nickel, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and sulfur compounds and carcinogenic submicron particulates, organics and more. The brew has a lot in...

/ April 7, 2018

Sanctions on Russian tycoon Deripaska will create global ripples

MOSCOW, April 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s decision to include Russian magnate Oleg Deripaska on its sanctions blacklist on Friday will reverberate around the world because his business empire has a global footprint and counts major multinationals as partners....

/ April 7, 2018

Nickel market eyes Philippines as mine review delayed yet again

(Bloomberg) — The global nickel market will be kept in suspense even longer over the outlook for ore supplies from the Philippines after the country’s mining council again pushed back the deadline for completion of a review of 26 mines ordered...

/ March 28, 2018

Cobalt drilling quadruples in Q4

Story developed using data from Mining Intelligence. Learn more and schedule a demo. Cobalt drilling activity worldwide quadrupled in Q4 and accounted for 50% of total activity of battery materials worldwide, according to data from Mining Intelligence. Fifty cobalt projects reported drill results...

/ March 18, 2018

Russian billionaire Potanin buys 2% of Nornickel from Abramovich

MOSCOW, March 15 (Reuters) – Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin’s Interros Holding said it had completed the purchase from businessman Roman Abramovich of a 2 percent stake in Norilsk Nickel, which has been the subject of a legal battle. Abramovich struck...

/ March 16, 2018