Apr 18, 2023 - 02:31 pm
EU project searches for local battery raw material sources
A new EU project called METALLICO is looking into how battery metals such as lithium, cobalt, copper, manganese, and nickel can be extracted in a sustainable way from primary and secondary raw material sources. The project includes 23 partners from nine countries.
Mar 29, 2023 - 12:11 pm
International cooperation to push sustainable battery technology
The Norwegian battery company Freyr wants to join forces with Glencore, Caterpillar, Siemens and Nidec to advance the use of sustainable battery solutions in Europe and North America. For example, by looking at areas of common interest along the battery value chain.
May 9, 2022 - 02:19 pm
Glencore and Li-Cycle join forces on battery recycling
Glencore has entered into a strategic partnership with Li-Cycle. The mining group is investing $200 million in the Canadian battery recycling company, which will also become a preferred partner of Glencore in the lithium-ion battery recycling sector.
Apr 13, 2022 - 03:31 pm
GM to source cobalt from Glencore
General Motors has signed a multi-year supply contract for cobalt with the raw materials company Glencore. Glencore will supply GM with the battery material from a mine in Australia.
Feb 3, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Glencore & Britishvolt form recycling joint venture
Mining group Glencore has formed a joint venture with British battery cell start-up Britishvolt to recycle batteries. The partners plan a recycling plant at Britannia Refined Metals operation, a Glencore company located in Northfleet, England.
Nov 16, 2021 - 01:55 pm
Freyr signs with Glencore for 1,500 tonnes of cathode material
After an agreement in principle between Freyr and the raw materials trader Glencore at the beginning of the year, a first concrete contract now follows: It fixes the delivery of up to 1,500 tonnes of cathode material with partially recycled cobalt from Glencore’s Nikkelverk plant in Norway.
May 20, 2021 - 02:28 pm
Blockchain solution to tracking ethically sourced cobalt
The metals and mining companies CMOC, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Glencore as well as the battery material supplier Umicore are testing the blockchain solution “Re|Source” as part of a pilot project to “track responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car”.
Feb 1, 2021 - 01:30 pm
Norway’s Freyr merges to list on NYSE
Norway’s battery cell start-up Freyr is about to go public on the US stock exchange, again through merging with an already listed investment firm, Alussa Energy Acquisition Corporation (think SPAC).
Jun 16, 2020 - 04:34 pm
Glencore to supply Tesla with Cobalt
Glencore is apparently going to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai and the planned plant in Brandenburg with cobalt from the Congo. A recent article in the Financial Times already mentions concrete quantities to be delivered to Tesla.
Oct 21, 2019 - 01:06 pm
BMW is changing their resource strategy
The BMW Group is changing its strategy for purchasing raw materials for electric cars. In the case of important materials such as lithium and cobalt, intermediaries are to disappear from the supply chain.
Apr 24, 2019 - 03:20 pm
BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco
After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric vehicles from 2020/21, it is now clear that the raw material will instead come from Australia and Morocco.
Mar 15, 2018 - 05:45 pm
China’s GEM signs huge cobalt deal with Glencore
Glencore has agreed to sell approximately one third of their global cobalt production to Chinese battery recycling company GEM for the next three years. This corresponds to about 52,800 tonnes of the sought after rare earth.