This Morning in Metals: Merchants Fleet expands BrightDrop EV order to 18,000

This morning in metals news: Merchants Fleet will expand its purchases BrightDrop electric vehicles to 18,000; meanwhile, the Producer Price Index for metals and metal products increased in October; and, finally, the United States International Trade C…

This morning in metals news: Merchants Fleet will expand its purchases BrightDrop electric vehicles to 18,000; meanwhile, the Producer Price Index for metals and metal products increased in October; and, finally, the United States International Trade Commission issued a vote on freight rail coupler systems from China. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign...

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This Morning in Metals: Sibanye-Stillwater to acquire Brazil copper, nickel mines

This morning in metals news: Sibanye-Stillwater will acquire copper and nickel mines in Brazil for $1 billion; meanwhile, General Motors announced plans to expand access to electric vehicle charging stations; and, lastly, sales of single-family homes increased in September. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here….

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This morning in metals news: Sibanye-Stillwater will acquire copper and nickel mines in Brazil for $1 billion; meanwhile, General Motors announced plans to expand access to electric vehicle charging stations; and, lastly, sales of single-family homes increased in September. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here....

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Rare Earths MMI: GM, GE Renewable Energy sign MoU to develop rare earth supply chain

The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) bounced back, rising by 11.6% this month. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch. Sign up now. GM, GE Renewable Energy aim to develop rare earths supply chain Automaker General Motors and GE Renewable Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding through…

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The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) bounced back, rising by 11.6% this month. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch. Sign up now. GM, GE Renewable Energy aim to develop rare earths supply chain Automaker General Motors and GE Renewable Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding through...

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Report: Southeast Asia needs $2T in sustainable infrastructure investments

Investing $2 trillion over the next decade in sustainable infrastructure can greatly reduce Southeast Asia’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from Bain & Company, Microsoft and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Southeast Asia infrastructure needs The report, titled…

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Investing $2 trillion over the next decade in sustainable infrastructure can greatly reduce Southeast Asia’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from Bain & Company, Microsoft and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Southeast Asia infrastructure needs The report, titled...

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The dark side of lithium-ion batteries

So far, it has been largely Samsung cell phones or laptops batteries that have caught the media’s attention when devices have caught fire, particularly in contained locations like aircraft or offices. But a spate of reports suggest the problem could also extend to cars, where the potential for serious consequences could be even greater —…

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So far, it has been largely Samsung cell phones or laptops batteries that have caught the media’s attention when devices have caught fire, particularly in contained locations like aircraft or offices. But a spate of reports suggest the problem could also extend to cars, where the potential for serious consequences could be even greater —...

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China Molybdenum to invest $2.5B at Tenke Fungurume mine in DRC

Demand for cobalt is rising globally because of its use in electric vehicle batteries. As such, China Molybdenum (CMOC) is planning to invest as U.S. $2.51 billion to further augment output from its Tenke Fungurume mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Reuters reported, citing the company’s announcement. More MetalMiner is available on…

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Demand for cobalt is rising globally because of its use in electric vehicle batteries. As such, China Molybdenum (CMOC) is planning to invest as U.S. $2.51 billion to further augment output from its Tenke Fungurume mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Reuters reported, citing the company’s announcement. More MetalMiner is available on...

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Companies team up to search the deep seas for coveted battery materials

Clean energy vehicles, such as electric vehicles (EV), are not really 100% “clean.” That is mostly because of the environmental toll of mining. Such mining generates incredible amounts of waste. Furthermore, it leads to damage of nearby flora and fauna. By 2040, mineral demand for clean energy technologies will likely quadruple. That’s a cause for…

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Clean energy vehicles, such as electric vehicles (EV), are not really 100% “clean.” That is mostly because of the environmental toll of mining. Such mining generates incredible amounts of waste. Furthermore, it leads to damage of nearby flora and fauna. By 2040, mineral demand for clean energy technologies will likely quadruple. That’s a cause for...

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As electric vehicles continue to surge, cobalt prices also rise

The prospect of buying an electric vehicle (EV) may fill you with anxiety. That is, range anxiety, charging point anxiety,  reliability anxiety and resale anxiety. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets and buying strategies. Sales rise despite electric vehicle anxieties…

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The prospect of buying an electric vehicle (EV) may fill you with anxiety. That is, range anxiety, charging point anxiety,  reliability anxiety and resale anxiety. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets and buying strategies. Sales rise despite electric vehicle anxieties...

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Europe’s automakers rush to go electric

Most carmakers had a pretty torrid first half of 2020, with factories disrupted, show rooms closed and consumers bunkered down in their homes. Sales plummeted across Europe and North America. However, the second half of last year and, particularly, the first quarter of this year have seen carmakers’ prospects come roaring back. The MetalMiner team…

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Most carmakers had a pretty torrid first half of 2020, with factories disrupted, show rooms closed and consumers bunkered down in their homes. Sales plummeted across Europe and North America. However, the second half of last year and, particularly, the first quarter of this year have seen carmakers’ prospects come roaring back. The MetalMiner team...

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Ford goes ‘all-in’ on electric in Europe

After General Motors announced a series of electric vehicle and emissions targets last month, it is unsurprising that similar announcement from competitors have followed. Today, Ford Motor Co. announced plans to charge ahead with its electrification plans in Europe. Earlier this month, Ford announced it would invest an additional $29 billion in electric and autonomous…

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After General Motors announced a series of electric vehicle and emissions targets last month, it is unsurprising that similar announcement from competitors have followed. Today, Ford Motor Co. announced plans to charge ahead with its electrification plans in Europe. Earlier this month, Ford announced it would invest an additional $29 billion in electric and autonomous...

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