Battery metals

Common battery metals include copper, cobalt, vanadium, lithium, nickel, lead, and graphite. Battery metals are used in the manufacture of batteries for energy storage and to manufacture batteries used to power electric vehicles (EVs) and electric cars. Battery metals also incorporates energy storage technology, battery storage, renewable energy storage, electricity smoothing, vanadium redox flow batteries, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, arbitrage and hybrid vehicles.

MRA Elites 2021

Mining Elites in Africa 2021: Nominations now open

Nominations for the Mining Elites in Africa 2021 publication, produced by Mining Review Africa are now open. Submit your nominations for the leaders and projects truly making a difference in the African mining sector.
responsible sourcing battery metals Lion Battery Technologies

New responsible supply chains partnership launched

Lithium-ion battery developer and manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, or CATL, and RCS Global Group have launched a landmark responsible sourcing partnership.
DRC webinar

Webinar 30 November: A-Z guide to doing business in the DRC

In this webinar, there will be discussions around how mining companies, project developers and international suppliers can penetrate the DRC mining market.
artisanal and small scale mining cobalt DRC

The changing attitude towards artisanal cobalt miners

The attitude towards cobalt mined by artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) has come a long way in just a few short years. Once under the spotlight by end users as a questionable, high-risk source of cobalt, but more recently under the spotlight as an increasingly safe, stable and traceable source of cobalt.
cobalt ASM DRC

Vehicle manufacturer looks to assist artisanal cobalt miners

Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.

Curbing illegal mining in the Great Lakes Region amid COVID-19

An all-inclusive approach is what is needed to curb illegal sourcing and trafficking of mineral resources in Africa’s Great Lakes region.
cobalt ASM DRC

EGC, Trafigura partner to formalise ASM mining in the DRC

Congolese mining company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt, or EGC, signed an offtake agreement with commodity trading group Trafigura in a bid to fomalise artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Investment

Investment considerations in the green economy

The green economy has an important role to play in post-COVID-19 recovery and is opening up new investment opportunities and attracting new investors to the mining industry.
Rwanda

Minespider partners with LuNa Smelter to pilot blockchain tool in Rwanda

Minespider and LuNa Smelter, a responsible tin producer in Rwanda, have partnered to implement Minespider’s OreSource blockchain tool.
#AMF update

#AMF update: “We can work from home but we can’t mine...

"There is a lot of Investment money floating around looking for a home, and looking for risk on which it can be rewarded."
#AMF Made in Africa session

#AMF Made in Africa: Rwanda can become “go to” for mining...

"We recognised Rwanda’s strategy and efforts to become a hub in the region, especially for the 3Ts."

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