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DERA-Industrieworkshop: Weiterhin hohe Marktrisiken bei der Versorgung mit Kobalt – einem Schlüsselrohstoff für die Elektromobilität

Als wichtiger Bestandteil leistungsfähiger und sicherer Energiespeicher stehen die Batterierohstoffe Kobalt, Lithium, Nickel und Graphit derzeit besonders im Fokus. Insbesondere aufgrund der wachsenden Bedeutung der Elektromobilität wird die Nachfrage nach diesen Batterierohstoffen in den kommenden Jahren stark zunehmen. Um zukünftige Preis- und Lieferrisiken bei der Versorgung mit dem Metall Kobalt besser zu identifizieren, führte die Deutsche Rohstoffagentur (DERA) in der Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) zu diesem Thema gemeinsam mit mehr als 100 Vertretern aus Industrie, Politik, Gesellschaft und Wissenschaft einen Industrieworkshop durch.

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Boliden to acquire Kevitsa Mine in Finland

Boliden today announces that it has entered into an agreement with First Quantum to acquire the Kevitsa nickel-copper-gold-PGM mine in Northern Finland. The total consideration on a debt free basis is USD 712 million in cash. The agreement is subject to approval by competition authorities.

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Glencore Production Report for the 12 months ended 31 December 2015

Production highlights

  • Own sourced copper production was down 3% to 1,502,200 tonnes in 2015, reflecting the suspension of processing operations at Katanga and a significant curtailment at Mopani. These volume reductions were partly offset by increases at Antapaccay (restart of the Tintaya mill in May 2015) and Antamina (strong milling performance).
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PolyMet completed Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS

PolyMet Mining Corp. TSX: POM; NYSE MKT: PLM reported that the NorthMet Final Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and will be posted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Final EIS demonstrates that PolyMet can mine and process copper, nickel and platinum group metals in a manner that complies with the law, protects the environment and creates hundreds of high-paying jobs in northern Minnesota while creating value for shareholders.

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Thiess awarded Rocky's Reward Contract

Thiess has been awarded a $160 million contract with BHP Billiton Nickel West to undertake operations at the Rocky’s Reward nickel mine at Leinster, approximately 400 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

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